can i still get a solid A if i missed an entire question?

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can i still get a solid A if i missed an entire question?

Postby bartleby » Fri Dec 16, 2011 4:26 pm

70 people in the class

2 policy questions "worth" 7% but he goes by check marks

3 essays worth the rest

wrecked 1st policy q, destroyedddddd the 3 essays to save the last policy question (15 min est time) and i completelyyyyy blew it. i thought the wording was bad but everyone else got it.

any chance i can still get a solid A? i just want one solid A. so sad

edit - by blowing it...basically it was a Q about perfect tender or rsomething and i wrote about like...consideration. that's how bad it was. i got thrown off by the word default

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Re: can i still get a solid A if i missed an entire question?

Postby BlueDiamond » Fri Dec 16, 2011 4:33 pm

yes theres a chance you could still get an A.. none of us can tell you if you will or not though.. just relax and wait for the grade.. cant change it now so why sweat over it?

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Re: can i still get a solid A if i missed an entire question?

Postby Ludo! » Fri Dec 16, 2011 4:37 pm

Damn dude, you're having a rough semester. I got an A on a 1l exam in which I missed a huge issue. It wasn't blowing an entire question but there were only two questions on the exam and I missed something that was really key in one of them. I worried the whole summer that I was getting a shit grade even though I felt good about the rest of the exam. So I think it could happen in your case. But I wouldn't get my hopes up.

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Re: can i still get a solid A if i missed an entire question?

Postby ben4847 » Fri Dec 16, 2011 4:41 pm

I got an A on an exam where I had missed an entire issue.
Basically, contracts professor spent the whole semester talking about Peevyhouse, and I missed the peevyhouse issue. But I got an A.

Dude: You need to chill out. We have no idea if you will get an A. However, our collective experience shows that your feeling of how well or unwell you did is not usually connected to reality. So just go skiing, eat spiral ham, and enjoy the break.

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Re: can i still get a solid A if i missed an entire question?

Postby Arbinshire » Fri Dec 16, 2011 4:44 pm

Entirely possible, but it depends on how everyone else did. The curve can save you, or it can kill you.

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Re: can i still get a solid A if i missed an entire question?

Postby bartleby » Fri Dec 16, 2011 4:44 pm

im just sad the semester is over. i love lawl school.

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Re: can i still get a solid A if i missed an entire question?

Postby Cupidity » Fri Dec 16, 2011 4:46 pm

I booked a class where I skipped 1 of 12 equal short answers.

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Re: can i still get a solid A if i missed an entire question?

Postby bk1 » Fri Dec 16, 2011 4:49 pm

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Re: can i still get a solid A if i missed an entire question?

Postby kalvano » Fri Dec 16, 2011 5:41 pm

Crespi?

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Re: can i still get a solid A if i missed an entire question?

Postby bartleby » Fri Dec 16, 2011 6:37 pm

not sure who that is, i don't go to SMU haha

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Re: can i still get a solid A if i missed an entire question?

Postby AreJay711 » Fri Dec 16, 2011 6:41 pm

ben4847 wrote:
Dude: You need to chill out. We have no idea if you will get an A. However, our collective experience shows that your feeling of how well or unwell you did is not usually connected to reality. So just go skiing, eat spiral ham, and enjoy the break.

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Re: can i still get a solid A if i missed an entire question?

Postby Firms.ly » Fri Dec 16, 2011 6:46 pm

I agree with the above commenters. It's easier said than done, but do your best to relax and feel confident in the portions where you felt you did well. I lost too much hair stressing about outcomes I no longer had any control over. Once the test is done, just look forward to the next semester.

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Re: can i still get a solid A if i missed an entire question?

Postby thesealocust » Fri Dec 16, 2011 7:00 pm

In the abstract, I know people who have gotten enough points on a single question (of a 2-4 question exam) to get an A+.

Specifically, you are unlikely to get an A on any exam you answer every question on, because of the curve, so I have no idea why you want people to assure you it's still possible on an exam were you're sure that you screwed up a question?

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Re: can i still get a solid A if i missed an entire question?

Postby imchuckbass58 » Fri Dec 16, 2011 7:04 pm

thesealocust wrote:In the abstract, I know people who have gotten enough points on a single question (of a 2-4 question exam) to get an A+.

Specifically, you are unlikely to get an A on any exam you answer every question on, because of the curve, so I have no idea why you want people to assure you it's still possible on an exam were you're sure that you screwed up a question?


Yeah, exactly. It's definitely possible OP got an A, but I'm willing to bet that he didn't "wreck" or "destroy" the other questions as much as he thought he did.

No hard feelings. Just saying that if you thought it was easy, chances are everyone else knew the answers too and the curve will be tough. Could be wrong though.

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Re: can i still get a solid A if i missed an entire question?

Postby bartleby » Fri Dec 16, 2011 7:17 pm

imchuckbass58 wrote:
thesealocust wrote:In the abstract, I know people who have gotten enough points on a single question (of a 2-4 question exam) to get an A+.

Specifically, you are unlikely to get an A on any exam you answer every question on, because of the curve, so I have no idea why you want people to assure you it's still possible on an exam were you're sure that you screwed up a question?


Yeah, exactly. It's definitely possible OP got an A, but I'm willing to bet that he didn't "wreck" or "destroy" the other questions as much as he thought he did.

No hard feelings. Just saying that if you thought it was easy, chances are everyone else knew the answers too and the curve will be tough. Could be wrong though.


nah i had a bit of an edge cause i knew my prof loves comments to the UCC and likes using cases to contrast. i was just in the zone. z-z-z-zone

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Re: can i still get a solid A if i missed an entire question?

Postby Holly Golightly » Fri Dec 16, 2011 7:21 pm

Stop being a law student.

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Re: can i still get a solid A if i missed an entire question?

Postby dood » Fri Dec 16, 2011 7:22 pm

can u? sure.

are u? nope; start drinking.

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Re: can i still get a solid A if i missed an entire question?

Postby thesealocust » Fri Dec 16, 2011 7:45 pm

Holly Golightly wrote:Stop being a law student.

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Re: can i still get a solid A if i missed an entire question?

Postby sidhesadie » Fri Dec 16, 2011 9:20 pm

I missed a whole question on one of mine (same thing, I wrote an answer, realized too late it was the wrong effing thing. boo hiss)

Anyway, I felt ok about the rest of it, and everyone seemed to think the exam was awful, so I have just resigned myself to C and tried my damndest to compensate with the other exams. Nothing else to do now. If I do better, I'll be stoked, if not, well, it'll be what I prepped myself for. Hoping for an A seems like a sure setup for dismay in January, if you ask me.

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Re: can i still get a solid A if i missed an entire question?

Postby MrKappus » Fri Dec 16, 2011 9:24 pm

No. HTH

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Re: can i still get a solid A if i missed an entire question?

Postby WSJ_Law » Sat Dec 17, 2011 12:52 am

MrKappus wrote:No. HTH


+1 /self ywia

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Re: can i still get a solid A if i missed an entire question?

Postby random5483 » Sat Dec 17, 2011 2:09 am

If the exam was an easy exam, probably not. If the exam was a difficult one, then doing badly on a small portion of it will not prevent you from getting an A.


Just bear in mind that if you are a 1L, you have little to no idea how you did in your exams. Most of my friends were wrong about the classes they expected to do well or badly in.

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Re: can i still get a solid A if i missed an entire question?

Postby jjlaw » Mon Dec 19, 2011 11:16 am

random5483 wrote:If the exam was an easy exam, probably not. If the exam was a difficult one, then doing badly on a small portion of it will not prevent you from getting an A.


Just bear in mind that if you are a 1L, you have little to no idea how you did in your exams. Most of my friends were wrong about the classes they expected to do well or badly in.


From the patterns in my life, no matter if I feel great or awful about how I did, I always come out bad. I can only hope that I am the only person with this kind of pattern in life.

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Re: can i still get a solid A if i missed an entire question?

Postby Redzo » Mon Dec 19, 2011 2:53 pm

My strategy is to always expect the worst.




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