1L grade waiting thread

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby anteater85 » Sat May 28, 2011 4:12 pm

We get all our grades at once, but nothing until at least June 17, and that's IF all the profs turn in their grades on time. If someone doesn't turn it in on time, they should at least let us know which professor so we can flood his/her mailbox :)

So I'm somewhat jealous I have to wait so long, but somewhat relieved that I don't have to guard my computer for few more weeks.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby liLtuneChi » Sat May 28, 2011 4:51 pm

Geist13 wrote:Book Award. I already knew the grade, so it's not that big of a deal. Still pleased though. Another line on the resume to distract from my below median first semester performance.


what school are you at?

and how do book awards get decided?

I know you got an A+ but do profs then compare the A+ papers then select the best one?

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby Geist13 » Sat May 28, 2011 5:04 pm

liLtuneChi wrote:
Geist13 wrote:Book Award. I already knew the grade, so it's not that big of a deal. Still pleased though. Another line on the resume to distract from my below median first semester performance.


what school are you at?

and how do book awards get decided?

I know you got an A+ but do profs then compare the A+ papers then select the best one?


I'm not sure exactly how it's decided. I didn't even know we had them before the dean emailed me. The email says the award is required for every class above a certain size; so I assume the professor for each class of that size or larger has to pick "the best" and tell the registrar which exam number it is.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby traehekat » Sat May 28, 2011 7:05 pm

The personal statement is such a stupid part of the write-on application. I have no idea what they are looking for and I feel like my personal statement I used in my law school applications doesn't exactly answer the write-on application's prompt, so I can't really just cut and paste here. It doesn't help that I'm terribly uninteresting.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby goodolgil » Sat May 28, 2011 7:20 pm

blowhard wrote:Still don't have a single grade back yet. Other sections have nearly all. WTF!


I'm MNOP and don't have any.

EDIT: Seen this has been addressed. Really was hoping to get my grades back before I start my job (Tuesday).

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby danquayle » Sat May 28, 2011 7:29 pm

Borhas wrote:"since my school only gives whole letter grades. "


this is awfully bad policy


The ABA really ought to standardize grading policies, at least in terms of median grades. My law school had a 2.9 to 3.1 intended curve when I started, but realized it made our median students look terrible compared to the median students at schools with more of a 3.3-3.4 median curve. To address that, the admin adjusted the median upward to a 3.4 my 1L year, which made my class look like slobs compared to the class immediately subsequent. That was nice.

While most employers have percentile requirements, many have GPA requirements. Even if there isn't, employers compare GPAs across schools all the time without any real adjustment for GPA median policies. Honors and listing percentile ranks helps, but it's always going to be human nature to look at GPA without context... I know I do.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby Geist13 » Sat May 28, 2011 7:45 pm

traehekat wrote:The personal statement is such a stupid part of the write-on application. I have no idea what they are looking for and I feel like my personal statement I used in my law school applications doesn't exactly answer the write-on application's prompt, so I can't really just cut and paste here. It doesn't help that I'm terribly uninteresting.


I wholeheartedly agree. However, my personal statement for law school was primarily about working with others and diversity of opinion. So, I just cut out my school's name and inserted the name of each journal.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby traehekat » Sat May 28, 2011 7:54 pm

Geist13 wrote:
traehekat wrote:The personal statement is such a stupid part of the write-on application. I have no idea what they are looking for and I feel like my personal statement I used in my law school applications doesn't exactly answer the write-on application's prompt, so I can't really just cut and paste here. It doesn't help that I'm terribly uninteresting.


I wholeheartedly agree. However, my personal statement for law school was primarily about working with others and diversity of opinion. So, I just cut out my school's name and inserted the name of each journal.


Also, "posting in the correct thread" fail on my part. Whatever, you will all hear my write-on gripes and LIKE it.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby keg411 » Sat May 28, 2011 8:34 pm

Lawquacious, your school's grading policy sounds really rough. Sorry about this semester so far :(.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby beach_terror » Sat May 28, 2011 8:37 pm

Holy shit, only A B C? What the fuck man, that makes the curve even more arbitrary and ridiculous.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby danquayle » Sat May 28, 2011 9:54 pm

beach_terror wrote:Holy shit, only A B C? What the fuck man, that makes the curve even more arbitrary and ridiculous.


I'd like to understand their logic.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby traehekat » Sat May 28, 2011 10:02 pm

danquayle wrote:
beach_terror wrote:Holy shit, only A B C? What the fuck man, that makes the curve even more arbitrary and ridiculous.


I'd like to understand their logic.


certainly easier for the professors to grade

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby Chupavida » Sat May 28, 2011 11:00 pm

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby 03121202698008 » Sat May 28, 2011 11:37 pm

Joan Hollaway wrote:
tamlyric wrote:
blowhard wrote:Still don't have a single grade back yet. Other sections have nearly all. WTF!


Wut!?! :x


I still have none, IJKL has 2. MNOP will prob get all of theirs last again which is fine by me.


The summer starters have almost all of theirs, including their upper level courses.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby 03121202698008 » Sat May 28, 2011 11:40 pm

thalassocrat wrote:
Joan Hollaway wrote:
tamlyric wrote:
blowhard wrote:Still don't have a single grade back yet. Other sections have nearly all. WTF!


Wut!?! :x


I still have none, IJKL has 2. MNOP will prob get all of theirs last again which is fine by me.


Are we counting legal practice as a grade then? I was going to say we only have one real grade so far (IJKL). And I know some of EFGH have their LP back too. I was honestly surprised that one wasn't in right after exams, since we had all our assignments back.


I have legal practice but I don't really count that as a grade...

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby non sequitur » Sun May 29, 2011 12:22 am

Median PWNED in LRWAP. GPA drop commences; job potential ceases.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby thalassocrat » Sun May 29, 2011 12:33 am

blowhard wrote:
Joan Hollaway wrote:
tamlyric wrote:
blowhard wrote:Still don't have a single grade back yet. Other sections have nearly all. WTF!


Wut!?! :x


I still have none, IJKL has 2. MNOP will prob get all of theirs last again which is fine by me.


The summer starters have almost all of theirs, including their upper level courses.


Well, they only had Crim for 1L classes this semester though. Doesn't really work to compare the schedule any more than it would with 2Ls & 3Ls, at least imo.

And man do I feel sorry for you folks at schools with graded Legal Practice, especially if it's curved. Assuming it's a small section, that's just harsh.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby BeenDidThat » Sun May 29, 2011 12:36 pm

This blows.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby swc65 » Mon May 30, 2011 11:05 am

OMG no grades back yet. This really worries me. I think my professors must actually be reading the exams. If so, I have no chance of getting good grades. My strategy of using heavy paper and multiple staples for take homes will have been useless if the stair test is not used. if they are really reading the papers they will find out I had no idea what the frack I was talking about!!!!

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby downstream » Tue May 31, 2011 12:29 pm

The class I studied the most for: Median
The class I studied the least for: A
The class I liked the most: A

There is no rhyme or reason to this game.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby SmittenMitten » Tue May 31, 2011 12:45 pm

downstream wrote:The class I studied the most for: Median
The class I studied the least for: A
The class I liked the most: A

There is no rhyme or reason to this game.

Lord I hope my results are even near these. I am more than confident I bombed k's, property and my legal writing final...so crim is my only hope

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby NarwhalPunter » Tue May 31, 2011 1:00 pm

Tomorrow is the deadline for grades to be submitted to our registrar.

Enjoying one last F5-free day.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby SmittenMitten » Tue May 31, 2011 1:37 pm

Also, I just read the OP and I realized I had two stress migraines this weekend. Ugh

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby dakatz » Tue May 31, 2011 1:51 pm

My school guaranteed us that we will not receive grades prior to June 10. So of course I've been checking every single day for my grades. Sort of like how I was checking status checkers for school decisions the day after I submitted my applications.

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Re: 1L grade waiting thread

Postby bjsesq » Tue May 31, 2011 1:58 pm

LRW final paper in. Smack dab at median. Final grade will likely be just below median. Fuck, I hate that class.




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