1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

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Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby crossarmant » Thu Dec 15, 2011 12:22 am

shock259 wrote:I feel like I rarely see people that post on TLS below median. Maybe there are a lot and they just don't talk about it. Let's hope that TLSers always get above median, and we are TLSers, therefore we will all get above median.

*crosses fingers*


I think it also has something to do with the fact that people on here seem to care enough about school to post hundreds and thousands of posts on a Law School related internet forum board. The people who are falling well below median, I'm guessing, either [1] Do not understand the subject matter at all or how to apply it and should not be attorneys, or [2] Do not really seem to care about their school performance as much as others and think of LS as just something their doing from 10am to 4pm.

That said, watch me strike out, pull up well below median and debate dropping out.

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Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby bostonlawchick » Thu Dec 15, 2011 12:40 am

thelaststraw05 wrote:
bostonlawchick wrote:I'm definitely banking on the fact that I've never really tried before and always managed to do well for myself. I know this will probably not get me very far, but I'm happy to keep deluding myself until grades roll in.


I went the other way. I figured, I've done well not trying... let's see what a little trying can get me. I'm hoping the results are favorable.


Oh don't get me wrong... I've definitely put forth more effort in the last three months than in the entirety of my education up to this point. I don't think I've actually studied for something until now. I'm just hoping that what small extra effort I did give will pay off. Probably not. Damn the curve.

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Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby minuit » Thu Dec 15, 2011 1:07 pm

My class has gotten our ACTUAL grades back in LRW. Our professor then told us that she'll let us know when our actual grades are put on the curve.... :cry: :cry: It's almost more painful this way.

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Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby BlueDiamond » Thu Dec 15, 2011 1:18 pm

minuit wrote:My class has gotten our ACTUAL grades back in LRW. Our professor then told us that she'll let us know when our actual grades are put on the curve.... :cry: :cry: It's almost more painful this way.


haha wow that sucks.. "hey look you got 94% correct!!!" .. wait 2 weeks.. "unfortunately 94% of the students in you class got above 94%! Better luck next time!"

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Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby bostonlawchick » Thu Dec 15, 2011 1:50 pm

minuit wrote:My class has gotten our ACTUAL grades back in LRW. Our professor then told us that she'll let us know when our actual grades are put on the curve.... :cry: :cry: It's almost more painful this way.


I think that qualifies as intentional infliction of emotional distress. Ouch. Why on earth would they let you know that when it really has almost no bearing on your actual grade? It's just going to make everyone want to compare grades with each other and try to estimate where they fall. I'm sorry. I hope you do well!

And I thought it was bad when our prof went over our first memos and told us everything we did wrong and then didn't give out grades for another week...

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Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby Michaela » Thu Dec 15, 2011 2:13 pm

Hmm just looked at my school's website- is it common to curve upper-level courses differently?

First Year Courses
A+ through A 10%
A- through B 50%
B- through C 35%
C- and below 5%

Other Courses
A through A- 20%
B+ through B- 60%
C+ and below 20%

"The faculty has also adopted a policy recommending that the average grade for each course fall in the range of 2.9 - 3.1"

What the hell does that mean? I realize jokes on me for waiting to figure out how the curve works until now, but huh?

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Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby crossarmant » Thu Dec 15, 2011 2:24 pm

Michaela wrote:Hmm just looked at my school's website- is it common to curve upper-level courses differently?

First Year Courses
A+ through A 10%
A- through B 50%
B- through C 35%
C- and below 5%

Other Courses
A through A- 20%
B+ through B- 60%
C+ and below 20%

"The faculty has also adopted a policy recommending that the average grade for each course fall in the range of 2.9 - 3.1"

What the hell does that mean? I realize jokes on me for waiting to figure out how the curve works until now, but huh?


Mines the same way, it's 3.0-3.1 for 1Ls and then it's like 2.9-3.3 or some such for upperclassmen.

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Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby introversional » Thu Dec 15, 2011 2:27 pm

While waiting for grades, I just ordered a $10 lexis nexis amex for the bargain price of 767 points.
Get on it... that'll buy like 1.5 frappachinos.

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Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby Gamecock227 » Thu Dec 15, 2011 3:39 pm

introversional wrote:While waiting for grades, I just ordered a $10 lexis nexis amex for the bargain price of 767 points.
Get on it... that'll buy like 1.5 frappachinos.


I finished the semester with enough points to get the $100 card. I had a lot of free time in one of my classes and completed all the 400 point quizzes and when they had meetings at school I would sign my name in twice thus earning me double points.

As for the upper class grading scale, they change it here as well. It is based on class size though if its 20 students the median has more fluctuation. 40 Less and then anything over 40 keeps the 1L curve.

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Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby minuit » Thu Dec 15, 2011 4:19 pm

bostonlawchick wrote:
minuit wrote:My class has gotten our ACTUAL grades back in LRW. Our professor then told us that she'll let us know when our actual grades are put on the curve.... :cry: :cry: It's almost more painful this way.


I think that qualifies as intentional infliction of emotional distress. Ouch. Why on earth would they let you know that when it really has almost no bearing on your actual grade? It's just going to make everyone want to compare grades with each other and try to estimate where they fall. I'm sorry. I hope you do well!

And I thought it was bad when our prof went over our first memos and told us everything we did wrong and then didn't give out grades for another week...


Thanks for the well wishes. I understand she wanted to give us back our open memo grades, but why do that before posting the official grade? Just leaves us in more suspense and worry.

BlueDiamond wrote:
haha wow that sucks.. "hey look you got 94% correct!!!" .. wait 2 weeks.. "unfortunately 94% of the students in you class got above 94%! Better luck next time!"


LOL exactly. Ugh

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Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby dabomb75 » Thu Dec 15, 2011 8:11 pm

johansantana21 wrote:Median -- Content
Above Median -- JUMP WITH JOY
Below Median -- Contemplate Drop out


modified that slightly for myself

only finished 2 exams so far, but this perfectly describes how I am currently feeling

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Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby istara » Thu Dec 15, 2011 11:33 pm

Finally done.. oh so very drunk...

Rumor has it our Civ Pro grades were just finished this afternoon.. won't see them until january... wait wait wait..

+ fuck my contracts exam today. I hate contracts. /cry

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Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Fri Dec 16, 2011 12:12 am

Going to shit the bed on crim tomorrow. Seriously. Haven't done shit all semester. :oops:

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Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby Bless » Fri Dec 16, 2011 12:18 am

minuit wrote:My class has gotten our ACTUAL grades back in LRW. Our professor then told us that she'll let us know when our actual grades are put on the curve.... :cry: :cry: It's almost more painful this way.

Seems to be the trend at FSU right now. The other half of my section got their raw LRW grades back too. I also heard that one of the other sections got their Civ Pro grades back.

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Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby alicrimson » Fri Dec 16, 2011 4:37 pm

Introversional, I read it as fail at first. Lol. On the brain?


I too am unsure. I thought I'd do well prior and because of uncertainty, I'm hoping median. I wont be pleased but I can deal with average and things will happen for me. Below? Still likely but an ego crusher. We are supposed to get grades beginning of January but one of my section mates will be taking the tests in January so I'm preparing to wait until fen. Hopefully it wont be that long. I do certainly feel for those of you who are absolute February receipts. Oh, anticipation.

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Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby Hannibal » Fri Dec 16, 2011 4:47 pm

Tag. Grades are due by January 14th, but one of my professors said we should have grades by Christmas.

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Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby Michaela » Fri Dec 16, 2011 5:04 pm

give me my fuck damn grades right meow

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Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby BlueDiamond » Fri Dec 16, 2011 5:07 pm

Hannibal wrote:Tag. Grades are due by January 14th, but one of my professors said we should have grades by Christmas.


what a dreadful present.. grades and a reminder that next semesters tuition is coming due

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Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Fri Dec 16, 2011 5:28 pm

Michaela wrote:give me my fuck damn grades right meow

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Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby piccolittle » Fri Dec 16, 2011 5:51 pm

dabomb75 wrote:
johansantana21 wrote:Median -- Content
Above Median -- JUMP WITH JOY
Below Median -- Contemplate Drop out


modified that slightly for myself

only finished 2 exams so far, but this perfectly describes how I am currently feeling


Yep, exactly. Currently teaching myself civ pro but after my performance on Wednesday I am not optimistic. Median would make me happy right about now.

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Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby 23402385985 » Fri Dec 16, 2011 5:59 pm

Gamecock227 wrote:How does everyones school grade mine is :
up to 10% > 3.8
up to 25% > 3.5
10-20% < 2.4

Median 3.0 +/- .1
(I have 2 teachers who always do the +.1)

Do other schools use numbers I hear a lot use letters


WV has a 2.85-2.95 median depending on the year. Top 25% starts around 3.5.

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Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby queenlizzie13 » Fri Dec 16, 2011 6:19 pm

We won't get grades until almost February. Going to be a long wait. Hoping we at least get our LRW grades before then (but I doubt it). My LRW professor is very slow.

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Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby Haymarket » Fri Dec 16, 2011 6:30 pm

Checking in and really dreading the wait.

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Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby shock259 » Fri Dec 16, 2011 11:58 pm

The deadline for professor submissions is Jan 11. Not sure if we will likely get many grades before then, but guessing not. Ugh

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Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

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