1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

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Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby NYC Law » Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:52 pm

shock259 wrote:No updates yet. Still waiting on 3. Ugh. Checking has now become a twice daily occurrence.


lol. I think I check every 2-3 mins during business hours, every hour or two during non-business hours just out of habit.

It's the LSAT/School Decisions all over.

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Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby thesealocust » Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:58 pm

Three things:

(1) general PSA - every school has a different curve. With the exception of Northwestern As are always rare and to be celebrated, but otherwise some schools curve to a 2.7 or even lower (meaning a B- is a middle of the pack or even above average grade) and others curve to more like a 3.3 (meaning a B- is a bottom 10% kind of grade). A lot of these replies seem to miss the fact that what would be bottom of the barrel at one school is quite respectable at another.

(2) lol at all of the alts being created for this thread. 'tis the season.

thelaststraw05 wrote:I want some fucking grades already. The deadline for our professors to turn in grades is January 26. Why the fuck does it take so long to grade exams? If you're going to take so long about it, why don't you write a shorting fucking exam so that you can grade them faster.

/rant

Ummm... and there's that. Sorry.


(3) In my experience, scotch is the answer to this problem.

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Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby Sapientia » Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:09 am

Do schools give out A+'s?? Or are A's as high as it gets?

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Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby adonai » Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:11 am

Sapientia wrote:Do schools give out A+'s?? Or are A's as high as it gets?

My school gives out one A+ per class to the highest grade, or two if there is a tie for highest.

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Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby Ludo! » Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:11 am

Depends on the school. Illinois does

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Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby dreakol » Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:12 am

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Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby NYC Law » Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:14 am

Sapientia wrote:Do schools give out A+'s?? Or are A's as high as it gets?


My school does, but it instructs the professors to give them out in 'extraordinary circumstances', so I imagine they're very rare.

But it varies by school.

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Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby Sapientia » Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:24 am

So, is straight A's and no A+'s something to be extremely happy about? Or should I wait to find out how many A+'s my school gives?

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Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby NYC Law » Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:26 am

Sapientia wrote:So, is straight A's and no A+'s something to be extremely happy about? Or should I wait to find out how many A+'s my school gives?


Ecstatic. You should be ecstatic.

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Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby TatteredDignity » Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:27 am

I don't know if any other schools have numbers instead of letters, but for us a 97-100 is considered to be an A+. I feel like that would make them more common than if they were discretionary and to be used sparingly.

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Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby D'Angelo » Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:28 am

it seems this thread is good for your grades...

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Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby JoeFish » Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:29 am

Ludovico Technique wrote:Where's all the Illinois 1ls at?


Here and really really overjoyed :-D

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Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby A12345 » Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:45 am

Another B+ (3.5) tonight. Now have a B+ in torts and civ pro with contracts and legal practice grades still to come. Is it bad that I'm pissed I haven't gotten an A yet when the median is a 2.8?

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Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby fundamentallybroken » Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:46 am

It's been far too long since I've been on TLS, but this wait for grades is killing me.

Also, I feel like I can't brag to friends about the two grades I have received, because I don't want to look like a gunner. 2 A's, Crim and LRW. Waiting on Contracts and Civ Pro now... hoping for a sweep!

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Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby bdubs » Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:47 am

Sapientia wrote:So, is straight A's and no A+'s something to be extremely happy about? Or should I wait to find out how many A+'s my school gives?


Even at a school with mandatory A+ grades a straight 4.0 is a really, really impressive GPA.

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Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby adonai » Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:48 am

A12345 wrote:Another B+ (3.5) tonight. Now have a B+ in torts and civ pro with contracts and legal practice grades still to come. Is it bad that I'm pissed I haven't gotten an A yet when the median is a 2.8?

Nah, wouldn't be surprised if only the highest grade in your class got the A. A B+ counting as a 3.5 on a 2.8 curve is pretty high. At my school, a B+ is a 3.3 on a similar curve.

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Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby chitown2626 » Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:48 am

Ludovico Technique wrote:Where's all the Illinois 1ls at?


is there somewhere with the cut-offs for rank at illinois?

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Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby fundamentallybroken » Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:49 am

chitown2626 wrote:
Ludovico Technique wrote:Where's all the Illinois 1ls at?


is there somewhere with the cut-offs for rank at illinois?


http://www.nalplawschoolsonline.org/ (of course, Illinois' are all listed as NA - so, apparently not.)
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Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby NYC Law » Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:50 am

A12345 wrote:Another B+ (3.5) tonight. Now have a B+ in torts and civ pro with contracts and legal practice grades still to come. Is it bad that I'm pissed I haven't gotten an A yet when the median is a 2.8?


That's really high for your curve, you're prob near the top. Check the rank calculator in this section if you have the relevant data.

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Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby Sapientia » Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:00 am

NYC Law wrote:
Sapientia wrote:So, is straight A's and no A+'s something to be extremely happy about? Or should I wait to find out how many A+'s my school gives?


Ecstatic. You should be ecstatic.


bdubs wrote:
Sapientia wrote:So, is straight A's and no A+'s something to be extremely happy about? Or should I wait to find out how many A+'s my school gives?


Even at a school with mandatory A+ grades a straight 4.0 is a really, really impressive GPA.


Still Skeptical. Should I just take this advice and forget about it until rankings are out?

I thought I really fucked up on 2 of my exams. Not trying to be a douche.

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Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby bdubs » Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:02 am

Sapientia wrote:Still Skeptical. Should I just take this advice and forget about it until rankings are out?

I thought I really fucked up on 2 of my exams. Not trying to be a douche.


Are you at a TTT where it matters whether you are top 5% or top 2%? There is no way that more than 2-3% of any law school class has a GPA average >4.0, no matter what the school.

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Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby NYC Law » Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:03 am

Sapientia wrote:
NYC Law wrote:
Sapientia wrote:So, is straight A's and no A+'s something to be extremely happy about? Or should I wait to find out how many A+'s my school gives?


Ecstatic. You should be ecstatic.


bdubs wrote:
Sapientia wrote:So, is straight A's and no A+'s something to be extremely happy about? Or should I wait to find out how many A+'s my school gives?


Even at a school with mandatory A+ grades a straight 4.0 is a really, really impressive GPA.


Still Skeptical. Should I just take this advice and forget about it until rankings are out?

I thought I really fucked up on 2 of my exams. Not trying to be a douche.


What's median at your school? Unless it's 3.9, it's time to celebrate.

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Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby Lasers » Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:03 am

ilovesf wrote:
Lasers wrote:
ilovesf wrote:
Lasers wrote:A in property and A in lwr.

yes.

Congrats!! :D I don't have my other two grades yet.. I guess they are coming soon.

thanks!!

i guess my predictions for how i felt i did was right on the money. only grade that totally shocked me was lwr which was a welcomed surprise.

That's really awesome. Our section is still waiting on property and LWR. I am so not excited but now that I have two grades, the wait is even worse! :evil:

gah, hopefully you get it soon cause i'd go crazy waiting another day for the other grades!

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Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby Dany » Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:03 am

Yes, you should definitely be skeptical about STRAIGHT As.

:roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:

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Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread

Postby Sapientia » Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:04 am

NYC Law wrote:What's median at your school? Unless it's 3.9, it's time to celebrate.


No idea. Where can I find out?




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