PANIC!! 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread - 2012

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Re: PANIC!! 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread - 2012

Postby 2014 » Tue Dec 18, 2012 5:46 pm

Checking in!

We only have 2 exams in the fall worth about 15% of our final grade so not quite the same high stakes but still nervous. I heard from an administrator that the faculty was going to get our grades to us exceptionally early this year which was clarified as "before February" :evil:

Civ Pro - 8 hour severely word limited take home. Feel like I absolutely destroyed it. To this point I can't think of anything I wish I would have included, so hoping for the best. Classmates felt it was challenging so that might mean I missed shit, but hopefully not! The nature of the test though probably means a tight curve around median regardless.

Elements (Intro to Law basically) - 3 hour in class word limited. Feel less good about this one, but still pretty solid. I hear the curve is always tight on this one so the risk isn't too bad, but I'm still hoping for above median.

GL to everyone as grades trickle in!

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Re: PANIC!! 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread - 2012

Postby Domiii » Tue Dec 18, 2012 6:29 pm

odoylerulez wrote:I feel like my GPA could be anywhere from 2.7 to 4.0. Safe to say, this is going to be a long few weeks.


I feel exactly the same way. I have only one final to go: Con Law on Thursday. In the meantime, I keep feeling like perhaps my Torts or Civ Pro finals were poorly written or maybe inadequate in length. I have no idea what to expect and it's causing a lot of stress.

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Re: PANIC!! 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread - 2012

Postby Bronck » Tue Dec 18, 2012 6:55 pm

Have abso-freaking-lutely no idea how I did. Hoping for the comfy 3 B+s, but who knows maybe I got all Bs or all As. None of them were as bad as I thought they'd be, but then again, maybe everyone else thought that or I totally missed some stuff.

Going to be a brutal wait, regardless.

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Re: PANIC!! 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread - 2012

Postby nucky thompson » Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:16 am

plan on finding a job while waiting for grades to come back - but need some help with a few things. On my resume, should I have my undergrad gpa? Put my law school and expected graduation date? basically what do I need to change (have not updated resume since law school applications)

Also, could anyone give me a cursory lesson on cover letters (what is it, what needs to be in it etc) and hustling? Is it okay to apply for jobs without grades etc.? - if this is all easily accessible info elsewhere, sorry... ill search if you yell at me

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Re: PANIC!! 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread - 2012

Postby swimmer11 » Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:18 am

God, all I want for Christmas is not to get docked or penalized for spelling on my torts exam. FUCK.

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Re: PANIC!! 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread - 2012

Postby MinEMorris » Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:28 am

God, all I want for Christmas is not to get docked or penalized for spelling on my torts exam. FUCK.


Dude. It takes a truly incredible and rare creature of a professor to dock someone for spelling. Relax, I'm sure you're fine.

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Re: PANIC!! 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread - 2012

Postby Bronck » Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:42 am

nucky thompson wrote:plan on finding a job while waiting for grades to come back - but need some help with a few things. On my resume, should I have my undergrad gpa? Put my law school and expected graduation date? basically what do I need to change (have not updated resume since law school applications)

Also, could anyone give me a cursory lesson on cover letters (what is it, what needs to be in it etc) and hustling? Is it okay to apply for jobs without grades etc.? - if this is all easily accessible info elsewhere, sorry... ill search if you yell at me


All this info is definitely on here. Does your CSO not distribute resume/cover letter materials? I know HLS has a lot of good samples online, if you need help with them. At CLS we have a standard resume format. I know NYU does the same thing, but you may want to check in with your school to see.

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Re: PANIC!! 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread - 2012

Postby Pleasye » Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:40 am

My school disables the "grades" tab until January 2nd. No need to panic until then right? Right.

Meanwhile I dream about my stupid outlines and issues I missed on exams :evil: . Make it go away. Ugh.

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Re: PANIC!! 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread - 2012

Postby Domiii » Wed Dec 19, 2012 11:45 am

There should be a name for the act of recognizing an issue the second the "Congratulations!" screen pops up on examsoft. I know I've suffered this fate a couple times already.

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Re: PANIC!! 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread - 2012

Postby JG7773 » Wed Dec 19, 2012 11:54 am

Pleasye wrote:My school disables the "grades" tab until January 2nd. No need to panic until then right? Right.

Meanwhile I dream about my stupid outlines and issues I missed on exams :evil: . Make it go away. Ugh.


This made me check my "grades" tab. I was expecting nothing, but instead got my legal writing grade. I nearly had a panic attack.

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Re: PANIC!! 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread - 2012

Postby SportsFan » Wed Dec 19, 2012 12:19 pm

For you guys getting legal writing grades, do you have yearlong legal writing? Or is it just this semester? Mine is yearlong so I'm not really expecting a grade now, but I really have no idea...

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Re: PANIC!! 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread - 2012

Postby JG7773 » Wed Dec 19, 2012 12:23 pm

SportsFan wrote:For you guys getting legal writing grades, do you have yearlong legal writing? Or is it just this semester? Mine is yearlong so I'm not really expecting a grade now, but I really have no idea...


Ours is a year long, but treated as separate classes (Legal Writing I / Legal Writing II).

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Re: PANIC!! 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread - 2012

Postby 20130312 » Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:00 pm

JG7773 wrote:
Pleasye wrote:My school disables the "grades" tab until January 2nd. No need to panic until then right? Right.

Meanwhile I dream about my stupid outlines and issues I missed on exams :evil: . Make it go away. Ugh.


This made me check my "grades" tab. I was expecting nothing, but instead got my legal writing grade. I nearly had a panic attack.

Made me check mine, too. Expecting nothing, received nothing. WELP, gonna be a long couple of months.

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Re: PANIC!! 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread - 2012

Postby Pleasye » Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:07 pm

JG7773 wrote:This made me check my "grades" tab. I was expecting nothing, but instead got my legal writing grade. I nearly had a panic attack.

Lol woops. Well at least you know one grade? Ours will be released starting Jan 2nd. No idea when we'll actually get them.

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Re: PANIC!! 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread - 2012

Postby Domiii » Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:08 pm

InGoodFaith wrote:
JG7773 wrote:
Pleasye wrote:My school disables the "grades" tab until January 2nd. No need to panic until then right? Right.

Meanwhile I dream about my stupid outlines and issues I missed on exams :evil: . Make it go away. Ugh.


This made me check my "grades" tab. I was expecting nothing, but instead got my legal writing grade. I nearly had a panic attack.

Made me check mine, too. Expecting nothing, received nothing. WELP, gonna be a long couple of months.


Hah! I got something. A "satifactory" in legal profession! I guess I can look forward to being told I booked the other courses.

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Re: PANIC!! 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread - 2012

Postby gaud » Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:08 pm

InGoodFaith wrote:
JG7773 wrote:
Pleasye wrote:My school disables the "grades" tab until January 2nd. No need to panic until then right? Right.

Meanwhile I dream about my stupid outlines and issues I missed on exams :evil: . Make it go away. Ugh.


This made me check my "grades" tab. I was expecting nothing, but instead got my legal writing grade. I nearly had a panic attack.

Made me check mine, too. Expecting nothing, received nothing. WELP, gonna be a long couple of months.

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Re: PANIC!! 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread - 2012

Postby frosty6731 » Wed Dec 19, 2012 9:38 pm

Domiii wrote:There should be a name for the act of recognizing an issue the second the "Congratulations!" screen pops up on examsoft. I know I've suffered this fate a couple times already.


Agreed! How about "a moment of despairity?" It's a moment of clarity that reveals a disparity between what you know and what you wrote that causes you to despair.

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Re: PANIC!! 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread - 2012

Postby emkay625 » Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:45 pm

swimmer11 wrote:God, all I want for Christmas is not to get docked or penalized for spelling on my torts exam. FUCK.


This is exactly what I want.

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Re: PANIC!! 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread - 2012

Postby Scotusnerd » Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:47 pm

Got a B in LRAW. Lesigh. =/

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Re: PANIC!! 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread - 2012

Postby 005618502 » Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:49 pm

Scotusnerd wrote:Got a B in LRAW. Lesigh. =/


Dang, sorry to hear that! (Assuming B+ curve?) Hopefully your other grades make up for it!

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Re: PANIC!! 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread - 2012

Postby atcushman » Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:53 pm

Checkin in...I have no clue how things went but whats done is done...I wish there was some app or spreadsheet compiled showing when schools/specific teachers actualy got grades back

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Re: PANIC!! 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread - 2012

Postby Scotusnerd » Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:58 pm

AssumptionRequired wrote:Dang, sorry to hear that! (Assuming B+ curve?) Hopefully your other grades make up for it!


Curve is to a 3.0, so I'm right smack dab on the median. I was hoping for better, but I'll take what I can get. I hope so too!

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Re: PANIC!! 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread - 2012

Postby mr.hands » Thu Dec 20, 2012 12:27 pm

Scotusnerd wrote:
AssumptionRequired wrote:Dang, sorry to hear that! (Assuming B+ curve?) Hopefully your other grades make up for it!


Curve is to a 3.0, so I'm right smack dab on the median. I was hoping for better, but I'll take what I can get. I hope so too!


Whoa 3.0 curve at USC? Damn that's low.

(btw, as a big gamecocks fan, i truly hope Clowney and Co. takes it to Michigan in the Outback bowl. go cocks)

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Re: PANIC!! 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread - 2012

Postby gaud » Thu Dec 20, 2012 2:21 pm

Found out we probably won't get our grades until the end of January. Wonderful.

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Re: PANIC!! 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread - 2012

Postby SportsFan » Thu Dec 20, 2012 2:23 pm

D
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DONE.

Feels sooooooo good, especially since I think I did really well on my last final. Now the long wait for grades begins...




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