Waiting for 1L grades...so much worse than waiting for LSATs

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Re: Waiting for 1L grades...so much worse than waiting for LSATs

Postby mallard » Fri Jun 04, 2010 8:34 pm

solidsnake wrote:Class ranks came out yesterday, I made top 1%. A note to any 0Ls who may be reading: xeoh's method works if you work it. But you will sacrifice a lot in the process. The decision is yours.


Congrats. But this is probably the least likely place for a 0L to be. I used xeoh's method to a certain extent first semester, and it was very successful, although I felt like I wasted a ton of time learning things in unnecessary detail or too far in advance for me to remember them.

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Re: Waiting for 1L grades...so much worse than waiting for LSATs

Postby solidsnake » Fri Jun 04, 2010 8:46 pm

mallard wrote:
solidsnake wrote:Class ranks came out yesterday, I made top 1%. A note to any 0Ls who may be reading: xeoh's method works if you work it. But you will sacrifice a lot in the process. The decision is yours.


Congrats. But this is probably the least likely place for a 0L to be. I used xeoh's method to a certain extent first semester, and it was very successful, although I felt like I wasted a ton of time learning things in unnecessary detail or too far in advance for me to remember them.


I spent a lot of extra time on what was sort of like a deferred investment in legal analysis and argumentation. It might have been overkill for the purposes of 1L exams, but I'd like to think that it set a solid foundation for a lifetime of meaningful legal practice. The tradeoffs were steep, unfortunately.
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Re: Waiting for 1L grades...so much worse than waiting for LSATs

Postby mallard » Fri Jun 04, 2010 8:47 pm

Yeah, I do think in a way spending that extra time first semester helped me know what to focus on in the crunch second semester (when I did next to nothing).

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Re: Waiting for 1L grades...so much worse than waiting for LSATs

Postby solidsnake » Fri Jun 04, 2010 8:53 pm

Exactly. You unfortunately have to study dumb (inefficiently) to know what it means to study smart. What is challenging is that there aren't many second chances in 1L, and striving to minimize error doesn't really jive with the 'studying dumb to know what it means to study smart' premise.

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Re: Waiting for 1L grades...so much worse than waiting for LSATs

Postby mbw » Fri Jun 04, 2010 11:58 pm

Other25BeforeYou wrote:
mbw wrote:
Other25BeforeYou wrote:Oh jesus. Last semester we got all our grades at the same time, and this semester they have released some now and promise they will all be up at 4:00 PM Monday. I sorta wish they'd just held them all til then.


Seriously, WTF? Do I really want to spend my weekend hitting "refresh"?

I know logically everyone at the registrar's office is probably at home and won't be back in til Monday, but I won't be able to help but check at least a couple times tomorrow and Sunday. Monday my head will probably explode when the rest finally post, regardless of what they are.


One of our friends has all his grades but Contracts.... What? I have lawyering. That's it. Grumble.

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Re: Waiting for 1L grades...so much worse than waiting for LSATs

Postby Other25BeforeYou » Sat Jun 05, 2010 12:54 am

mbw wrote:
Other25BeforeYou wrote:
mbw wrote:
Other25BeforeYou wrote:Oh jesus. Last semester we got all our grades at the same time, and this semester they have released some now and promise they will all be up at 4:00 PM Monday. I sorta wish they'd just held them all til then.


Seriously, WTF? Do I really want to spend my weekend hitting "refresh"?

I know logically everyone at the registrar's office is probably at home and won't be back in til Monday, but I won't be able to help but check at least a couple times tomorrow and Sunday. Monday my head will probably explode when the rest finally post, regardless of what they are.


One of our friends has all his grades but Contracts.... What? I have lawyering. That's it. Grumble.

I know! But another of our friends who has crim with that person doesn't have his crim grade. It's kinda bizarre. I have Lawyering and Contracts.

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Re: Waiting for 1L grades...so much worse than waiting for LSATs

Postby 06132010 » Sat Jun 05, 2010 9:06 am

grade dream last night. I hope it's an accurate premonition.

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Re: Waiting for 1L grades...so much worse than waiting for LSATs

Postby mallard » Sat Jun 05, 2010 12:56 pm

booyakasha45 wrote:grade dream last night. I hope it's an accurate premonition.


Gunner.

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Postby 06132010 » Sat Jun 05, 2010 1:15 pm

mallard wrote:
booyakasha45 wrote:grade dream last night. I hope it's an accurate premonition.


Gunner.


it was whiskey induced. better... or worse?

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Re: Waiting for 1L grades...so much worse than waiting for LSATs

Postby mallard » Sat Jun 05, 2010 1:34 pm

booyakasha45 wrote:
mallard wrote:
booyakasha45 wrote:grade dream last night. I hope it's an accurate premonition.


Gunner.


it was whiskey induced. better... or worse?


Better because it's outside your control, but worse because it's a waste of whiskey.

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Re: Waiting for 1L grades...so much worse than waiting for LSATs

Postby mbw » Sun Jun 06, 2010 10:54 am

Now our grades website has completely crashed (or at least my access to it has...)

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Re: Waiting for 1L grades...so much worse than waiting for LSATs

Postby steve_nash » Sun Jun 06, 2010 9:39 pm

solidsnake wrote:Exactly. You unfortunately have to study dumb (inefficiently) to know what it means to study smart. What is challenging is that there aren't many second chances in 1L, and striving to minimize error doesn't really jive with the 'studying dumb to know what it means to study smart' premise.


congrats on the grades, dude. when i was a 1L, i definitely over-studied first semester -- "studied dumb" -- but i'd sure rather have done that than risk lower grades.

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Re: Waiting for 1L grades...so much worse than waiting for LSATs

Postby solidsnake » Sun Jun 06, 2010 10:20 pm

steve_nash wrote:
solidsnake wrote:Exactly. You unfortunately have to study dumb (inefficiently) to know what it means to study smart. What is challenging is that there aren't many second chances in 1L, and striving to minimize error doesn't really jive with the 'studying dumb to know what it means to study smart' premise.


congrats on the grades, dude. when i was a 1L, i definitely over-studied first semester -- "studied dumb" -- but i'd sure rather have done that than risk lower grades.


Thanks. You were one of the high-scoring then-2Ls that I obsessively PM'd back when I was an 0L striver facing the risk and uncertainty of 1L looming ahead. Now, I'm open to PMs from 0Ls to pay it forward.

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Re: Waiting for 1L grades...so much worse than waiting for LSATs

Postby 06132010 » Wed Jun 09, 2010 4:05 pm

did well in a class I hadn't attended since spring break. now I will never go to class again.

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Re: Waiting for 1L grades...so much worse than waiting for LSATs

Postby OperaSoprano » Wed Jun 09, 2010 6:10 pm

booyakasha45 wrote:did well in a class I hadn't attended since spring break. now I will never go to class again.


'Grats, Booya!

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Re: Waiting for 1L grades...so much worse than waiting for LSATs

Postby 06132010 » Wed Jun 09, 2010 6:13 pm

OperaSoprano wrote:
booyakasha45 wrote:did well in a class I hadn't attended since spring break. now I will never go to class again.


'Grats, Booya!


thanks :D

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Re: Waiting for 1L grades...so much worse than waiting for LSATs

Postby underachiever » Wed Jun 09, 2010 6:25 pm

Ha, same grades again.....got love law school

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Re: Waiting for 1L grades...so much worse than waiting for LSATs

Postby caoyun » Wed Jun 09, 2010 11:01 pm

underachiever wrote:Ha, same grades again.....got love law school


I'm still missing half my grades. You'd think a month would be long enough to grade a few tests.

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Re: Waiting for 1L grades...so much worse than waiting for LSATs

Postby underachiever » Thu Jun 10, 2010 7:34 am

caoyun wrote:
underachiever wrote:Ha, same grades again.....got love law school


I'm still missing half my grades. You'd think a month would be long enough to grade a few tests.


Thats just awful...I mean it happens at every school, but its bulls*ht 50 year olds with Yale/Harvard JDs cant have a little respect for the people who pay their overly inflated salaries....and we are not so much paying for teaching but so they can write bullshit academic articles 99.9% will have no effect on the world. (As you can tell I have no strong feelings about academia)

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Re: Waiting for 1L grades...so much worse than waiting for LSATs

Postby jchoggan » Fri Jun 11, 2010 10:03 pm

Still haven't gotten a single grade at GULC... ridiculous.

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Re: Waiting for 1L grades...so much worse than waiting for LSATs

Postby enygma » Sat Jun 12, 2010 1:59 pm

caoyun wrote:
underachiever wrote:Ha, same grades again.....got love law school


I'm still missing half my grades. You'd think a month would be long enough to grade a few tests.


i mean, they've gotta grade 60+ 20+ page finals. if you want them to do a decent job, that'll take a lot of time.

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Postby 06132010 » Sat Jun 12, 2010 2:01 pm

need con law.

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Re: Waiting for 1L grades...so much worse than waiting for LSATs

Postby imchuckbass58 » Sat Jun 12, 2010 2:20 pm

enygma wrote:i mean, they've gotta grade 60+ 20+ page finals. if you want them to do a decent job, that'll take a lot of time.


It's a relative thing too, though.

My crim professor is a federal judge. That is, he has a full-time day job. Yet he still managed not only to grade 108 3.5 hour in-class exams in 4 weeks, but also write comments on all of them and produce a 30 page written commentary showing what he gave points for and how he would have analyzed the questions.

My property and elective professors didn't write commentaries, but managed to grade their exams within 3 weeks.

My conlaw professor, on the other hand, has had six weeks in which she has had presumably nothing to do but grade 108 4 hour in-class exams. Still nothing.

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Re: Waiting for 1L grades...so much worse than waiting for LSATs

Postby frost » Sat Jun 12, 2010 2:38 pm

Also waiting for one last grade from an exam that I took over a month ago. I'm really borderline right now so this one grade will place me either in the top quarter, top third, or only top half of my class. Sigh.

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Re: Waiting for 1L grades...so much worse than waiting for LSATs

Postby caoyun » Sun Jun 13, 2010 9:06 am

enygma wrote:
caoyun wrote:
underachiever wrote:Ha, same grades again.....got love law school


I'm still missing half my grades. You'd think a month would be long enough to grade a few tests.


i mean, they've gotta grade 60+ 20+ page finals. if you want them to do a decent job, that'll take a lot of time.


The one grade I'm waiting on at this point was a class with only 15 students. It really shouldn't take more than a month to grade 15 or so 20 page exams.




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