typical exam curves

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typical exam curves

Postby charlesjd » Wed Dec 08, 2010 4:01 pm

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Re: typical exam curves

Postby Aqualibrium » Wed Dec 08, 2010 4:05 pm

This is stupid. For all you know, the highest grade might be 45/75 points. There is no reason to worry yourself trying to speculate this nonsense.

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Re: typical exam curves

Postby charlesjd » Wed Dec 08, 2010 4:07 pm

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Re: typical exam curves

Postby patrickd139 » Wed Dec 08, 2010 4:07 pm

Aqualibrium wrote:This is stupid. For all you know, the highest grade might be 45/75 points. There is no reason to worry yourself trying to speculate this nonsense.

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Re: typical exam curves

Postby Aqualibrium » Wed Dec 08, 2010 4:09 pm

charlesjd wrote:
Aqualibrium wrote:This is stupid. For all you know, the highest grade might be 45/75 points. There is no reason to worry yourself trying to speculate this nonsense.


agreed. i am losing my mind



If that was your last exam, go to a bar, line up a tequila shot for each exam, and then down em (no chaser). If it's not your last exam, rest and get ready for the next one.

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Re: typical exam curves

Postby patrickd139 » Wed Dec 08, 2010 4:10 pm

Aqualibrium wrote:If that was your last exam, go to a bar, line up a tequila shot for each exam, and then down em (no chaser). If it's not your last exam, rest and get ready for the next one.

Sage wisdom, this is.

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Re: typical exam curves

Postby OperaSoprano » Wed Dec 08, 2010 4:14 pm

Aqualibrium wrote:This is stupid. For all you know, the highest grade might be 45/75 points. There is no reason to worry yourself trying to speculate this nonsense.


This. Often the A+ goes to a person who would barely get a passing grade if this were an undergrad exam. Relax, rest up, and make good things happen.

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Re: typical exam curves

Postby beach_terror » Wed Dec 08, 2010 5:27 pm

OperaSoprano wrote:
Aqualibrium wrote:This is stupid. For all you know, the highest grade might be 45/75 points. There is no reason to worry yourself trying to speculate this nonsense.


This. Often the A+ goes to a person who would barely get a passing grade if this were an undergrad exam. Relax, rest up, and make good things happen.

Opera, you are the sole beacon of optimism and hope on these boards right now.

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Re: typical exam curves

Postby OperaSoprano » Wed Dec 08, 2010 5:48 pm

beach_terror wrote:
OperaSoprano wrote:
Aqualibrium wrote:This is stupid. For all you know, the highest grade might be 45/75 points. There is no reason to worry yourself trying to speculate this nonsense.


This. Often the A+ goes to a person who would barely get a passing grade if this were an undergrad exam. Relax, rest up, and make good things happen.

Opera, you are the sole beacon of optimism and hope on these boards right now.


That's because I came to law school knowing my own father expected me to fail. Instead, I met amazing people who taught me how to handle exams, stress, and my life in general (read the first stickied post in this sub-forum, if you haven't yet). Many of these people were on TLS, and they just assumed I was competent, despite my own feelings to the contrary. Because of their help, I did what I needed to do, and any wisdom I gained from them I wanted to pass on. I made it through the darkest, shittiest parts of 1L, and so will everyone reading this! The people who helped even in small part (there were too many to name!) know who they are, and the lessons are never forgotten.

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Re: typical exam curves

Postby Baylan » Wed Dec 08, 2010 6:06 pm

My law schools 1L curve:
3% max A+
20% max A/A-
65% max A+ all the way down to B-
the rest are Cs, Ds, and Fs.

This is a pretty typical law school curve. Median ends up ~2.85.

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Re: typical exam curves

Postby prezidentv8 » Wed Dec 08, 2010 6:07 pm

Baylan wrote:My law schools 1L curve:
3% max A+
20% max A/A-
65% max A+ all the way down to B-
the rest are Cs, Ds, and Fs.

This is a pretty typical law school curve. Median ends up ~2.85.


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Re: typical exam curves

Postby prezidentv8 » Wed Dec 08, 2010 6:09 pm

OperaSoprano wrote:
Aqualibrium wrote:This is stupid. For all you know, the highest grade might be 45/75 points. There is no reason to worry yourself trying to speculate this nonsense.


This. Often the A+ goes to a person who would barely get a passing grade if this were an undergrad exam. Relax, rest up, and make good things happen.


Me, right now:

Reading over outline, realizing I still don't know how to study this stuff, feeling like my grade could end up anywhere.

Let that be a message of fatalism to you, young 1L test takers!

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Re: typical exam curves

Postby OGR3 » Wed Dec 08, 2010 6:12 pm

For 1L at Pitt:

20% A+, A, A-
60% B+, B, B-
20% C+ and below

The faculty are "encouraged" to set a median grade of B.

This creeps up to a B+ after 1L.

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