danquayle wrote: dailygrind wrote: danquayle wrote:
traehekat wrote:deal with it, imo, you're all in the same boat.
Yep, that's the beauty of the law school curve. It's all relative. Just study previous exams if the prof makes those available.
This "affects everyone equally" thing is bogus. On average, more randomness hurts good students and helps bad students.
It's definitely not bogus. If you're clever, you figure out what the professor wants. Period. It's just that what professors want varies quite a bit. It's rarely actually random.
I didn't say it was random - I said it was more
random. If you're a strong student (by LS standards anyway), you're usually good at figuring out what the professor wants. If you're a weak student, you're worse at it. If it's more difficult to figure out what the professor wants, the stronger student is more likely to be sunk back down to the same playing field as the weak student.
Also, I've definitely had a test where I'd call the outcome really close to random - from what data I've gathered the test had a very weak correlation to the rest of people's grades.