How do people make lower than a B+ on exams?

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How do people make lower than a B+ on exams?

Postby Magnificent » Wed May 16, 2012 4:01 pm

So at my T6, the median on any given exam is a B. With roughly the top 20% of exams getting A/A- and the bottom 20% getting B-/C.

I really don't know how its possible to make lower than median on law school exams. I've never made lower than a B+ on an exam in my law school career. And I've only made 2 B+'s, both of which were on exams where after reading the question I was so confused I didn't know where to start. I literally spent most of the test just reading the question hoping to see if there was something I was missing. I barely wrote anything in my response. I know alot of people when they panic just start writing everything they know down. I really was so confused during these two tests that I didn't even know where to begin.

I left both exams totally devastated expecting to make B-'s at best and most likely getting a C on the exam. Yet somehow I made a B+ on both exams placing me in the top 50-55% of the class. So I got to thinking, if my answer as bad as it was didn't make the bottom 40%, what the hell did those folks write to get them such low grades?

Can someone clue me in on how people make such low grades on exams?

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Re: How do people make lower than a B+ on exams?

Postby ilovesf » Wed May 16, 2012 4:02 pm

god this is annoying

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Re: How do people make lower than a B+ on exams?

Postby starchinkilt » Wed May 16, 2012 4:03 pm

what is this i don't even

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Re: How do people make lower than a B+ on exams?

Postby zozin » Wed May 16, 2012 4:04 pm

Fucking curves, how do they work?

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Re: How do people make lower than a B+ on exams?

Postby elterrible78 » Wed May 16, 2012 4:06 pm

Magnificent wrote:I really don't know how its possible to make lower than median on law school exams.


Unless median means something entirely different as it relates to law school exams, I don't know how it's possible for someone who managed to get into a T6 to not know what median means.

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Re: How do people make lower than a B+ on exams?

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Wed May 16, 2012 4:06 pm

Making an early run at most obnoxious poster of the year?

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Re: How do people make lower than a B+ on exams?

Postby Younger Abstention » Wed May 16, 2012 4:07 pm

shut the fuck up

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Re: How do people make lower than a B+ on exams?

Postby Ludo! » Wed May 16, 2012 4:08 pm

Why weren't you good enough to get into HYS?

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Re: How do people make lower than a B+ on exams?

Postby JusticeHarlan » Wed May 16, 2012 4:08 pm


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Re: How do people make lower than a B+ on exams?

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Wed May 16, 2012 4:09 pm

You do realize that you answered your own retarded question in the very first sentence of your post, right? You're at a T6 and you can't comprehend how a curved statistical range works?
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Re: How do people make lower than a B+ on exams?

Postby nygrrrl » Wed May 16, 2012 4:11 pm

MrPapagiorgio wrote:Making an early run at most obnoxious poster of the year?

High on my list, at this point.

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Re: How do people make lower than a B+ on exams?

Postby Magnificent » Wed May 16, 2012 4:23 pm

Ludovico Technique wrote:Why weren't you good enough to get into HYS?


not smart enough

I only got a 3.6 at Princeton. :lol:

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Re: How do people make lower than a B+ on exams?

Postby Mike12188 » Wed May 16, 2012 4:24 pm

I've always wondered how people can go through life without having any friends. OP can you clue me on on how this happens, I have a feeling you'll be able to explain it.

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Re: How do people make lower than a B+ on exams?

Postby Magnificent » Wed May 16, 2012 4:26 pm

MrPapagiorgio wrote:You do realize that you answered your own retarded question in the very first sentence of your post, right? You're at a T6 and you can't comprehend how a curved statistical range works?


I know that someone has to be at the bottom of the grading range. My question was about how bad a test must be to get lower than a B+.

I seriously am in shock right now because I got a test back that I fully expected to make a B- or C on. I didn't know anything on the test, barely read for the exam, only studied the night before and still wound up getting a freaking B+.

I seriously question how any of my classmates could have written a worse exam? Maybe I'm getting lucky and profs really don't read what we write, but I'm seriously in shock over how I made a B+ on an exam that I was sure would be terrible.

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Re: How do people make lower than a B+ on exams?

Postby KMaine » Wed May 16, 2012 4:27 pm

I bet even people at University of Chicago hate you.

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Re: How do people make lower than a B+ on exams?

Postby ilovesf » Wed May 16, 2012 4:32 pm

Magnificent wrote:
MrPapagiorgio wrote:You do realize that you answered your own retarded question in the very first sentence of your post, right? You're at a T6 and you can't comprehend how a curved statistical range works?


I know that someone has to be at the bottom of the grading range. My question was about how bad a test must be to get lower than a B+.

I seriously am in shock right now because I got a test back that I fully expected to make a B- or C on. I didn't know anything on the test, barely read for the exam, only studied the night before and still wound up getting a freaking B+.

I seriously question how any of my classmates could have written a worse exam? Maybe I'm getting lucky and profs really don't read what we write, but I'm seriously in shock over how I made a B+ on an exam that I was sure would be terrible.

seriously, shut the fuck up and be grateful you got a good grade.

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Re: How do people make lower than a B+ on exams?

Postby Anomaly » Wed May 16, 2012 4:36 pm

Mike12188 wrote:I've always wondered how people can go through life without having any friends. OP can you clue me on on how this happens, I have a feeling you'll be able to explain it.


Gottem!

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Re: How do people make lower than a B+ on exams?

Postby anonymcoffee » Wed May 16, 2012 4:36 pm

i hate you.

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Re: How do people make lower than a B+ on exams?

Postby arvcondor » Wed May 16, 2012 4:36 pm

Every time my social insecurities bubble up, someone like OP comes along to remind me that I don't have it so bad. Thanks, OP.


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Re: How do people make lower than a B+ on exams?

Postby Judge Philip Banks » Wed May 16, 2012 4:46 pm

boredatwork wrote:--LinkRemoved--

FTFY...

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Re: How do people make lower than a B+ on exams?

Postby KMaine » Wed May 16, 2012 4:47 pm

Judge Philip Banks wrote:
boredatwork wrote:--LinkRemoved--

FTFY...


Nice!

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Re: How do people make lower than a B+ on exams?

Postby calilaw » Wed May 16, 2012 4:56 pm

I felt devastated after walking out of my crim final last semester... then it turned out I got an A+.

How the fuck can someone not get an A+? It's not as if they just line up the grades and arbitrarily cut off the bottom 20 percent regardless of how close they were to the median. Jesus Christ, I must be surrounded by dumbasses.

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Re: How do people make lower than a B+ on exams?

Postby acrossthelake » Wed May 16, 2012 4:57 pm

zozin wrote:Fucking curves, how do they work?

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Re: How do people make lower than a B+ on exams?

Postby RedBirds2011 » Wed May 16, 2012 5:01 pm

zozin wrote:Fucking curves, how do they work?




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