Did poorly in a one credit class... How bad is it?

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Did poorly in a one credit class... How bad is it?

Postby quixotical » Thu Dec 22, 2011 12:54 am

I'm a 1L and this semester I did something that normally only happens to people in nightmares: I slept through my alarm and missed a Legal Research quiz worth 10% of my grade. The quiz was a five minute MC quiz given at the beginning of class, and I showed up halfway through class and the prof wouldn't let me take it. I just got my research grade back and it's a B-. It's a 1 credit class at my school (legal writing is 2 credits). So far the only other grade I have received back is an A- in torts. I have no idea how I did on my other exams, and I expect to get an A-/B+ in legal writing based on my first memo and class participation. Assuming I don't get anything below a B in my substantive classes, how bad will it look that I got a B- in legal research? Am I totally screwed? I'm totally freaking out and beating myself up for messing up so majorly :(

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Re: Did poorly in a one credit class... How bad is it?

Postby Extension_Cord » Thu Dec 22, 2011 1:31 am

I recommend you get your affiars in order.

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Re: Did poorly in a one credit class... How bad is it?

Postby ben4847 » Thu Dec 22, 2011 1:32 am

Don't sweat it. It's too late anyway. And only 1 credit.

If your looking for validation- you're professor is a jerk.

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Re: Did poorly in a one credit class... How bad is it?

Postby Grizz » Thu Dec 22, 2011 1:49 am

You owe me a date, quix

And a cake

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Re: Did poorly in a one credit class... How bad is it?

Postby quixotical » Thu Dec 22, 2011 1:50 am

Grizz wrote:You owe me a date, quix

And a cake


Well I'm back in Tampa... :)

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Re: Did poorly in a one credit class... How bad is it?

Postby Grizz » Thu Dec 22, 2011 1:52 am

Also, no use stressing. It's in the past, can't change it. Just learn from your mistake and see how it all shakes out.

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Re: Did poorly in a one credit class... How bad is it?

Postby Grizz » Thu Dec 22, 2011 1:53 am

quixotical wrote:
Grizz wrote:You owe me a date, quix

And a cake


Well I'm back in Tampa... :)

Let's just do the date. I'll let the cake slide. Drinks?

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Re: Did poorly in a one credit class... How bad is it?

Postby quixotical » Thu Dec 22, 2011 1:54 am

Grizz wrote:
quixotical wrote:
Grizz wrote:You owe me a date, quix

And a cake


Well I'm back in Tampa... :)

Let's just do the date. I'll let the cake slide. Drinks?


Sounds good. PM me! :)

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Re: Did poorly in a one credit class... How bad is it?

Postby Bos7 » Thu Dec 22, 2011 1:55 am

how the hell did you sleep in till 11:05?

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Re: Did poorly in a one credit class... How bad is it?

Postby thesealocust » Thu Dec 22, 2011 1:56 am

I did some quick math. Looks like this is approx. as bad as a B- in a 1 credit course 1L year. Hope that helps!

PSA: They call it GPA because they take all of the grades you receive, and then here's where they get clever on you - they average them.

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Re: Did poorly in a one credit class... How bad is it?

Postby Bos7 » Thu Dec 22, 2011 1:58 am

^ Based on the info you provided, we go to the same school.

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Re: Did poorly in a one credit class... How bad is it?

Postby Grizz » Thu Dec 22, 2011 1:58 am

thesealocust wrote:I did some quick math. Looks like this is approx. as bad as a B- in a 1 credit course 1L year. Hope that helps!

PSA: They call it GPA because they take all of the grades you receive, and then here's where they get clever on you - they average them.

If ida known math, I wouldna done lawl school

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Re: Did poorly in a one credit class... How bad is it?

Postby quixotical » Thu Dec 22, 2011 1:59 am

Bos7 wrote:how the hell did you sleep in till 11:05?


It's easy when you're up all night the day before...

And I guess we do!

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Re: Did poorly in a one credit class... How bad is it?

Postby Grizz » Thu Dec 22, 2011 2:00 am

quixotical wrote:
Bos7 wrote:how the hell did you sleep in till 11:05?


It's easy when you're up all night the day before...

And I guess we do!

What were you doing the night before...

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Re: Did poorly in a one credit class... How bad is it?

Postby quixotical » Thu Dec 22, 2011 2:00 am

Grizz wrote:
thesealocust wrote:I did some quick math. Looks like this is approx. as bad as a B- in a 1 credit course 1L year. Hope that helps!

PSA: They call it GPA because they take all of the grades you receive, and then here's where they get clever on you - they average them.

If ida known math, I wouldna done lawl school


This. Plus, I wanted to know how employers will look at a poor grade in legal research (if it will really hurt or if above average grades in my other classes will make up for it).

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Re: Did poorly in a one credit class... How bad is it?

Postby Grizz » Thu Dec 22, 2011 2:01 am

quixotical wrote:
Grizz wrote:
quixotical wrote:
Grizz wrote:You owe me a date, quix

And a cake


Well I'm back in Tampa... :)

Let's just do the date. I'll let the cake slide. Drinks?


Sounds good. PM me! :)

Done.

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Re: Did poorly in a one credit class... How bad is it?

Postby quixotical » Thu Dec 22, 2011 2:01 am

Grizz wrote:
quixotical wrote:
Bos7 wrote:how the hell did you sleep in till 11:05?


It's easy when you're up all night the day before...

And I guess we do!

What were you doing the night before...


Maybe you'll find out on our date! :wink:

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Re: Did poorly in a one credit class... How bad is it?

Postby Grizz » Thu Dec 22, 2011 2:02 am

quixotical wrote:
Grizz wrote:
thesealocust wrote:I did some quick math. Looks like this is approx. as bad as a B- in a 1 credit course 1L year. Hope that helps!

PSA: They call it GPA because they take all of the grades you receive, and then here's where they get clever on you - they average them.

If ida known math, I wouldna done lawl school


This. Plus, I wanted to know how employers will look at a poor grade in legal research (if it will really hurt or if above average grades in my other classes will make up for it).

You might have some splainin to do, maybe. If that. I don't think it'll hurt you more than just being a lower grade.

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Re: Did poorly in a one credit class... How bad is it?

Postby Bos7 » Thu Dec 22, 2011 2:03 am

i don't think it matters. I didn't do much better but i didn't put a whole lot of effort into it because, well, its one credit and i wanted to put my effort into the substantive classes. However, i'm not sure how that worked out. Be happy with the A-.

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Re: Did poorly in a one credit class... How bad is it?

Postby kalvano » Thu Dec 22, 2011 2:04 am

It's weird that some schools separate out writing and research.

Anyway, rock your other classes and you'll be fine. At worst, has a decent explanation for why it didn't go so well.

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Re: Did poorly in a one credit class... How bad is it?

Postby quixotical » Thu Dec 22, 2011 2:06 am

Bos7 wrote:i don't think it matters. I didn't do much better but i didn't put a whole lot of effort into it because, well, its one credit and i wanted to put my effort into the substantive classes. However, i'm not sure how that worked out. Be happy with the A-.


I really despised that class and those damn assessments. And I'm definitely happy with an A- in torts-- if I can do as well in my other classes I'll feel a lot better about this one slip-up. :roll:

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Re: Did poorly in a one credit class... How bad is it?

Postby Grizz » Thu Dec 22, 2011 2:09 am

quixotical wrote:
Grizz wrote:
quixotical wrote:
Bos7 wrote:how the hell did you sleep in till 11:05?


It's easy when you're up all night the day before...

And I guess we do!

What were you doing the night before...


Maybe you'll find out on our date! :wink:

:shock:

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Re: Did poorly in a one credit class... How bad is it?

Postby quixotical » Thu Dec 22, 2011 2:10 am

kalvano wrote: At worst, has a decent explanation for why it didn't go so well.


I'm guessing "I slept through my alarm" doesn't count as a decent explanation, lol.

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Re: Did poorly in a one credit class... How bad is it?

Postby kalvano » Thu Dec 22, 2011 2:12 am

quixotical wrote:
kalvano wrote: At worst, has a decent explanation for why it didn't go so well.


I'm guessing "I slept through my alarm" doesn't count as a decent explanation, lol.


Make something up. The flu, whatever. No one will care that much. And if you make Law Review or a journal, they really won't care.

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Re: Did poorly in a one credit class... How bad is it?

Postby quixotical » Thu Dec 22, 2011 2:14 am

kalvano wrote:
quixotical wrote:
kalvano wrote: At worst, has a decent explanation for why it didn't go so well.


I'm guessing "I slept through my alarm" doesn't count as a decent explanation, lol.


Make something up. The flu, whatever. No one will care that much. And if you make Law Review or a journal, they really won't care.


Thanks for the advice and reassurance!




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