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 superserial » Wed Jan 13, 2010 11:27 pm

some more grade bans are in order.

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

Postby thesealocust » Wed Jan 13, 2010 11:28 pm

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

Postby Renzo » Wed Jan 13, 2010 11:31 pm

thesealocust wrote:
Renzo wrote: Many (most?) law schools do not use a normal distribution. My school puts 46% of students in the "B" category, with only 5% below that. It's a crazy two-humped curve, not a normal distribution.


regression to the mean bandito. Each grade doesn't have to be normal, the resulting distribution does (and likely will). Your mileage may vary. Using one number and getting SD = .4 and the other SD = .37 is strong evidence of normality. For UVA both gave SDs of 2.7X, so UVA is all but certainly normal.

Which is to say: Absent more precise information, my method is better than guessing by a large amount.

The problem with statistics is that this is correct. But, absent your method, reading tea leaves might be the next-best predictor. That doesn't make your terribly wrong method any good, just better than tea-leaves.

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

Postby atlantalaw » Wed Jan 13, 2010 11:44 pm

supposed to get lrw grade tomorrow *hides sharp objects in proximity*

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

Postby omg » Wed Jan 13, 2010 11:47 pm

Hello TLS. It's been a while. I WANT THE REST OF MY GRADES.

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

Postby CCA » Wed Jan 13, 2010 11:54 pm

At least some of you are getting some grades. At my school, we have no prospects of getting them anytime soon. One of my summer applications wants grades this month, and I might not even have anything for them in time.

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

Postby postitnotes » Wed Jan 13, 2010 11:59 pm

Still need two more grades...

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

Postby samiseaborn » Thu Jan 14, 2010 12:03 am

thesealocust wrote:
Congrats OP, you got the right answer without looking like a nerd XD


Thank you! I managed to be one of the few science majors who made it through without every taking a stats class, and as such can't do any math that isn't programed into excel. We should also sticky you explanation there in the 0L/1L thread. I promise I'll stay out of this thread now and let you wait for your last grades in peace. Good luck to you all!

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

Postby thesealocust » Thu Jan 14, 2010 12:35 am

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

Postby superserial » Thu Jan 14, 2010 1:28 am

as the grade wait continues I'm developing "shit did I write a bunch of conclusory statements?" paranoia.

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

Postby kimber1028 » Thu Jan 14, 2010 1:37 am

superserial wrote:as the grade wait continues I'm developing "shit did I write a bunch of conclusory statements?" paranoia.


I did that last week before grades came in. I went back and read all of my exams to check. :oops:

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

Postby thesealocust » Thu Jan 14, 2010 1:38 am

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

Postby mallard » Thu Jan 14, 2010 1:40 am

I reread an exam. It wasn't so bad. Definitely wasn't a bunch of conclusory statements.

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

Postby JPeavy44 » Thu Jan 14, 2010 1:40 am

Well I thought my last one would be out on Friday but I was wrong and it's tomorrow... i'm scared considering it's torts but excited the wait will finally be over

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

Postby JazzOne » Thu Jan 14, 2010 1:41 am

LRLW is the bane of my existence. Graded writing courses FTL.

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

Postby thesealocust » Thu Jan 14, 2010 1:42 am

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

Postby mallard » Thu Jan 14, 2010 1:43 am

thesealocust wrote:
mallard wrote:I reread an exam. It wasn't so bad. Definitely wasn't a bunch of conclusory statements.


Well excuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuse me, princess ;)


I'm just saying it made me feel better!

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

Postby legends159 » Thu Jan 14, 2010 1:44 am

Has Harvard not released any grades yet?

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

Postby superserial » Thu Jan 14, 2010 1:45 am

where do people who used examsoft find their exams? (I'm on a mac, so don't judge if the answer is really obvious.)

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

Postby mallard » Thu Jan 14, 2010 1:54 am

legends159 wrote:Has Harvard not released any grades yet?


They'll be available in about ten days.

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

Postby JPeavy44 » Thu Jan 14, 2010 1:56 am

JazzOne wrote:LRLW is the bane of my existence. Graded writing courses FTL.


Amen.

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

Postby OperaSoprano » Thu Jan 14, 2010 1:56 am

mallard wrote:
thesealocust wrote:
mallard wrote:I reread an exam. It wasn't so bad. Definitely wasn't a bunch of conclusory statements.


Well excuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuse me, princess ;)


I'm just saying it made me feel better!


I never want to see mine again. Which is good, I guess, because exam4 eats them.

May some Hs be yours post haste.

Wish me luck in living long enough to see my Contracts grade. I fear I am handling this with very bad grace. My classmates wanted to rehash today, and I just couldn't.

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

Postby mallard » Thu Jan 14, 2010 1:58 am

You can see them with exam4, can't you? That's what I used.

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

Postby OperaSoprano » Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:03 am

mallard wrote:You can see them with exam4, can't you? That's what I used.


Did you have to specify closed exam? I tried opening mine (I like to torture myself) to no avail. Either I am incompetent, my mac is incompetent, or this mode precludes rereading exams.

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

Postby mallard » Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:05 am

The one I read had been an open exam. Regardless, my license or whatever has run out. I could probably download it again, but I don't think it's worth the effort at this point; I hardly remember the hypos or the class material.




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