1L grade waiting thread

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby ogurty » Sun Jan 16, 2011 3:40 pm

I think the whole grades are inverse of how you think you did is directly tied to how hard the exam was. If the exam was doable, and a strong testtaker would get 90%+ of the issues/points if s/he managed time well and really knew the material cold, then predicting your grade will be easier. But on a really difficult, racehorse style exam that implicates way too many issues than can be satisfactorily discussed in 3 hours, EVERYONE will feel like they missed things. And the people who did best will often be the ones who think of the most things that they missed. The people who feel good about the exam (ie feel like they wrote almost everything they knew about the topics on the exam) probably didn't ever have the necessary understanding of the subject to do well.

Anyway, I know that won't hold true for everyone, but I think it gives a little credence to the inverse relationship mess. For my little anecdote, one of my exams was super difficult, the prof probably gave too little time, and half the test was on a topic we spent only a couple class periods on. I left feeling okay, but I kept thinking about the exam, talking with a few friends, and I started feeling worse and worse about it, and after a couple weeks I was praying for median. I KNEW of at least 2 BIG issues I missed, and lots of little ones. Wound up with the top grade.

There's a few other factors in prediction too, obviously, like relatively honest self-appraisal like the poster above said, which I've never been any good at. And the enormous luck factor.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby Grizz » Sun Jan 16, 2011 3:41 pm

keg411 wrote:
rad law wrote:
RVP11 wrote:You guys just suck at predicting your grades.

I predicted almost all of my 1L grades exactly right. I never experienced the phenomenon of thinking I did horribly and getting a good grade, or thinking I killed it and getting a poor grade.


I feel like a soulless husk of a human about all my exams. Predictions?


Top 5%.


On the one hand, in terms of lol school, soulless husk = doingitrite

But my first 2 grades, while "good," make top 5% pretty unreachable.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby foxtrottortxof » Sun Jan 16, 2011 4:13 pm

I was just glancing through my exam answers...I'm guessing I'll be about bottom 25th percentile. P/P/P/P/LP.


ugh.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby JusticeHarlan » Sun Jan 16, 2011 4:17 pm

RVP11 wrote:
California Babe wrote:
RVP11 wrote:I predicted almost all of my 1L grades exactly right. I never experienced the phenomenon of thinking I did horribly and getting a good grade, or thinking I killed it and getting a poor grade.


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You're not using that right - it can't be a COOL STORY when it's only two sentences and directly on topic to razzing 1Ls for their poor grade-prediction skills.

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Sorry, couldn't resist :P

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby BarbellDreams » Sun Jan 16, 2011 4:34 pm

rad law wrote:
keg411 wrote:
rad law wrote:
RVP11 wrote:You guys just suck at predicting your grades.

I predicted almost all of my 1L grades exactly right. I never experienced the phenomenon of thinking I did horribly and getting a good grade, or thinking I killed it and getting a poor grade.


I feel like a soulless husk of a human about all my exams. Predictions?


Top 5%.


On the one hand, in terms of lol school, soulless husk = doingitrite

But my first 2 grades, while "good," make top 5% pretty unreachable.


This got me thinking: What do people consider a "good" grade?

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby beach_terror » Sun Jan 16, 2011 4:50 pm

BarbellDreams wrote:
This got me thinking: What do people consider a "good" grade?

Completely dependent on the person and their expectations.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby BarbellDreams » Sun Jan 16, 2011 4:55 pm

beach_terror wrote:
BarbellDreams wrote:
This got me thinking: What do people consider a "good" grade?

Completely dependent on the person and their expectations.


I guess in most cases thats true. I think there is point where everyone considers a grade good or not but when I see people complaining about A-'s on here in kinda shocks me.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby Dr. Review » Sun Jan 16, 2011 5:04 pm

BarbellDreams wrote:
beach_terror wrote:
BarbellDreams wrote:
This got me thinking: What do people consider a "good" grade?

Completely dependent on the person and their expectations.


I guess in most cases thats true. I think there is point where everyone considers a grade good or not but when I see people complaining about A-'s on here in kinda shocks me.


You won't catch me on here complaining about A-'s

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby quakeroats » Sun Jan 16, 2011 5:05 pm

BarbellDreams wrote:
rad law wrote:
keg411 wrote:
RVP11 wrote:You guys just suck at predicting your grades.

I predicted almost all of my 1L grades exactly right. I never experienced the phenomenon of thinking I did horribly and getting a good grade, or thinking I killed it and getting a poor grade.


I feel like a soulless husk of a human about all my exams. Predictions?

Top 5%.


On the one hand, in terms of lol school, soulless husk = doingitrite

But my first 2 grades, while "good," make top 5% pretty unreachable.


This got me thinking: What do people consider a "good" grade?


One that comes with a prize

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby lawloser22 » Sun Jan 16, 2011 5:11 pm

BarbellDreams wrote:
rad law wrote:
keg411 wrote:
RVP11 wrote:You guys just suck at predicting your grades.

I predicted almost all of my 1L grades exactly right. I never experienced the phenomenon of thinking I did horribly and getting a good grade, or thinking I killed it and getting a poor grade.


I feel like a soulless husk of a human about all my exams. Predictions?

Top 5%.


On the one hand, in terms of lol school, soulless husk = doingitrite

But my first 2 grades, while "good," make top 5% pretty unreachable.


This got me thinking: What do people consider a "good" grade?




To me a good grade is anything above median. A B+ is a good grade, but obviously i'd be much happier with an A or A-.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby burtonrideclub » Sun Jan 16, 2011 5:21 pm

Well, after two good grades I got a B in LRW. Balls.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby Mickey Quicknumbers » Sun Jan 16, 2011 5:30 pm

want grades

wad tangers

gears wantd

traw sand eg

lskjfdlksfmlskddjngjkd v v

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby romothesavior » Sun Jan 16, 2011 5:34 pm

delBarco wrote:want grades

wad tangers

gears wantd

traw sand eg

lskjfdlksfmlskddjngjkd v v

:lol:

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby bass08 » Sun Jan 16, 2011 5:39 pm

Still no grades for us and we've been back in classes for 10 days. Last day of finals was Dec. 16th. Thankfully grades are due this week. The more time has gone by, the more I feel like I have no idea how I did. My gut feeling is that I did the best in K, followed by torts, LRW, and civ pro, in that order. Blerg

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby Holly Golightly » Sun Jan 16, 2011 6:44 pm

beach_terror wrote:
BarbellDreams wrote:
This got me thinking: What do people consider a "good" grade?

Completely dependent on the person and their expectations.

If you're like me and convinced that you're going to get lots of discretionary C's, almost anything is a win. :mrgreen:

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby Kobe_Teeth » Sun Jan 16, 2011 7:38 pm

Got a 3.4 on a 3.0 curve. Any idea where that might leave me?

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby traehekat » Sun Jan 16, 2011 7:42 pm

Kobe_Teeth wrote:Got a 3.4 on a 3.0 curve. Any idea where that might leave me?


congrats man, that sound like you are at least top third, prolly top 25-20%.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby Jas » Sun Jan 16, 2011 7:43 pm

Haiku seems to be a good way to express one's feelings.

Oh, my professors
Clearly you do not hurry
I wait for the axe

Median, the bridge
Will I walk on the wet wood
Or tumble below

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby Kobe_Teeth » Sun Jan 16, 2011 7:45 pm

traehekat wrote:
Kobe_Teeth wrote:Got a 3.4 on a 3.0 curve. Any idea where that might leave me?


congrats man, that sound like you are at least top third, prolly top 25-20%.


Thanks!

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby beach_terror » Sun Jan 16, 2011 7:47 pm

Haiku is stupid
So we should probably stop
I hope for the top

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby Borhas » Sun Jan 16, 2011 7:55 pm

Kobe_Teeth wrote:Got a 3.4 on a 3.0 curve. Any idea where that might leave me?


wild guess: top 15-25%

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby existenz » Sun Jan 16, 2011 8:11 pm

RVP11 wrote:
California Babe wrote:
RVP11 wrote:I predicted almost all of my 1L grades exactly right. I never experienced the phenomenon of thinking I did horribly and getting a good grade, or thinking I killed it and getting a poor grade.

Image

You're not using that right - it can't be a COOL STORY when it's only two sentences and directly on topic to razzing 1Ls for their poor grade-prediction skills.

RVP11, you're wrong. California Babe used that meme just fine. How many sentences your story contained, and whether it was on topic or not has nothing to do with it.

You walk into the thread, tell everyone else they suck, and then discuss how you pulled a Nostradamus on your 1L grades. If you weren't coming across as a douche then maybe you could slide.

But douche + anecdote = COOL STORY BRAH.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby RVP11 » Sun Jan 16, 2011 8:26 pm

existenz wrote:
RVP11 wrote:
California Babe wrote:
RVP11 wrote:I predicted almost all of my 1L grades exactly right. I never experienced the phenomenon of thinking I did horribly and getting a good grade, or thinking I killed it and getting a poor grade.

Image

You're not using that right - it can't be a COOL STORY when it's only two sentences and directly on topic to razzing 1Ls for their poor grade-prediction skills.

RVP11, you're wrong. California Babe used that meme just fine. How many sentences your story contained, and whether it was on topic or not has nothing to do with it.

You walk into the thread, tell everyone else they suck, and then discuss how you pulled a Nostradamus on your 1L grades. If you weren't coming across as a douche then maybe you could slide.

But douche + anecdote = COOL STORY BRAH.


*walks in*

You all suck.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby existenz » Sun Jan 16, 2011 11:26 pm

RVP11 wrote:*walks in*

You all suck.

Then go be a douche somewhere else, Miss Cleo.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby nygrrrl » Sun Jan 16, 2011 11:29 pm

love using haiku
it's the perfect expression
of my frustration




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