PANIC!! 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread - 2012

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

Postby hennenr » Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:53 pm

Why are people talking about typing speed and how many words they typed on their final? I just finished my finals and only had 1 essay component in K but the rest of the classes were multiple choice/true-false.

Do professors really care about how many words you type?

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

Postby thelong » Fri Dec 14, 2012 4:00 pm

hennenr wrote:Why are people talking about typing speed and how many words they typed on their final? I just finished my finals and only had 1 essay component in K but the rest of the classes were multiple choice/true-false.

Do professors really care about how many words you type?


It may or may not matter.

I mean, for me, I think it helps me personally asses things like how often I had to look at the outline (meaning I didn't know the material by rote) which means that I wasn't able to use that time for adding analysis or grabbing another issue.

Additionally, sometimes typing speed can be a bottle neck.

In a race where there are no slouches, we tend to look for whatever advantage (spurious perhaps) we can get. We all need something to hold on to while our exams enter the black box of grading as well.

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

Postby Lacepiece23 » Fri Dec 14, 2012 4:32 pm

hennenr wrote:Why are people talking about typing speed and how many words they typed on their final? I just finished my finals and only had 1 essay component in K but the rest of the classes were multiple choice/true-false.

Do professors really care about how many words you type?


it doesn't matter at all if your a good writer and can say things concisely. However, for most law students that isn't the case so being able to spew out as much analysis helps on a racehorse exam. At least I think it does. That's weird that you only had one essay. I only had one test that was somewhat multiple choice.

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

Postby SportsFan » Fri Dec 14, 2012 5:49 pm

Checking in now, I guess. Done 2 of 3 finals. No idea what my grades will be...

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

Postby gaud » Fri Dec 14, 2012 6:00 pm

i don't know if i can take all this waiting

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

Postby Ohiobumpkin » Fri Dec 14, 2012 6:14 pm

The weirdest thing about law school is how I both simultaneously want everyone to do well, but for me to do better.

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

Postby gaud » Fri Dec 14, 2012 6:20 pm

when are grades typically released?

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Postby 005618502 » Fri Dec 14, 2012 6:26 pm

gaud wrote:when are grades typically released?


Depends on the school man. At mine, I have heard of people not having all their grades till February

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

Postby SportsFan » Fri Dec 14, 2012 6:29 pm

AssumptionRequired wrote:
gaud wrote:when are grades typically released?


Depends on the school man. At mine, I have heard of people not having all their grades till February

Yeah. Mine says grades are due a month after the final and they post them when they get them for 2Ls and 3Ls but they're releasing 1L grades over a 3 day period in January (I think its like the 24th-26th or something).

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

Postby dietcoke0 » Fri Dec 14, 2012 6:30 pm

hennenr wrote:Why are people talking about typing speed and how many words they typed on their final? I just finished my finals and only had 1 essay component in K but the rest of the classes were multiple choice/true-false.

Do professors really care about how many words you type?


More words = more arguments = more points = better grades = better jobs = more money = more problems

But for someone that can only type say 40 words a minute, then they are severely disadvantaged to those who can type 90 wpm

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

Postby Rawlberto » Fri Dec 14, 2012 6:47 pm

I have no idea how I did to be honest. I cranked out 4800 words in two hours in Crim, some dude apparently cranked out 7k, so everyone I'm guessing went full word bomb. I hit everything relevant, so we'll see.

Contracts, I felt was too easy, and I don't mean in the sense that "I killed it." More in the sense that this was his second year teaching the course, his first exam was too difficult for the time allotted, so this year he basically overcompensated. As I said, not really sure where I am at right now.

Have Con law Tuesday. Basically a two hour race to see who can run through Commerce Clause, Substantive Due Process, Equal Protection, and Anti-Commandeering out as soon as possible. I also feel so so on this class. Basically, my large section is gunner as fuck which is saying something because I thought I had been gunning all semester and the answer is apparently no.

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

Postby gregfootball2001 » Fri Dec 14, 2012 6:58 pm

Got one grade back. :D It's a year long course, and we don't get an official grade until the end. So, he sent us the section's point spread, and we could email his secretary for how many points we got. It's so nice knowing how I did on an exam.

Won't get the other four back until mid-Jan, though, sadly.

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

Postby SportsFan » Fri Dec 14, 2012 7:02 pm

I don't even know where to look to check for my grades. I guess I should try to find out haha.

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Postby 005618502 » Fri Dec 14, 2012 7:09 pm

SportsFan wrote:I don't even know where to look to check for my grades. I guess I should try to find out haha.


I may be to scared to look when they do come out. I mean I could get anything from all As to all B-s I just dont know

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

Postby SportsFan » Fri Dec 14, 2012 7:20 pm

AssumptionRequired wrote:
SportsFan wrote:I don't even know where to look to check for my grades. I guess I should try to find out haha.


I may be to scared to look when they do come out. I mean I could get anything from all As to all B-s I just dont know

Same man, same. Well... I'm moderately confident I've avoided B-'s on the 2 exams I've taken so far but beyond that, I have no idea.

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Postby 005618502 » Fri Dec 14, 2012 7:22 pm

SportsFan wrote:
AssumptionRequired wrote:
SportsFan wrote:I don't even know where to look to check for my grades. I guess I should try to find out haha.


I may be to scared to look when they do come out. I mean I could get anything from all As to all B-s I just dont know

Same man, same. Well... I'm moderately confident I've avoided B-'s on the 2 exams I've taken so far but beyond that, I have no idea.


I mean, I will be severely disappointed if I get a B- on one of those I have taken, but the thing is, you never know. Because in the end, its all about how the others did. An answer one year could be a B- while the next its a B+

Not a single person I have talked to said they thought they did poorly on the 2 so far, but about 30% had to have lol

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

Postby SportsFan » Fri Dec 14, 2012 7:29 pm

AssumptionRequired wrote:
SportsFan wrote:
AssumptionRequired wrote:
SportsFan wrote:I don't even know where to look to check for my grades. I guess I should try to find out haha.


I may be to scared to look when they do come out. I mean I could get anything from all As to all B-s I just dont know

Same man, same. Well... I'm moderately confident I've avoided B-'s on the 2 exams I've taken so far but beyond that, I have no idea.


I mean, I will be severely disappointed if I get a B- on one of those I have taken, but the thing is, you never know. Because in the end, its all about how the others did. An answer one year could be a B- while the next its a B+

Not a single person I have talked to said they thought they did poorly on the 2 so far, but about 30% had to have lol

Hah very true. Definitely agree. Though is it really 30% that get B-'s at your school? Its only 20% at mine, AFAIK.

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

Postby Nova » Fri Dec 14, 2012 10:50 pm

Looking forward to being active in this thread, next thurday :shock:

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

Postby 005618502 » Fri Dec 14, 2012 10:55 pm

SportsFan wrote:Hah very true. Definitely agree. Though is it really 30% that get B-'s at your school? Its only 20% at mine, AFAIK.


Eh, I dont know. I guess its 30% or so get B/B- (below curve)

and yeah, my finals dont end till thursday either

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

Postby ltp93 » Fri Dec 14, 2012 11:05 pm

I felt sort of decent walking out of both of my exams. I then talked to my class mates about it, and now I'm in panic mode thinking, "Wow, didn't see that issue." Or, "Did I use the wrong rule?" Or, "Did I spend too much time on that question?"

I never got nervous about exam performance in undergrad, but now, the second after I turn it in, I think of 50 different things I could have done.

It is not cool.

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

Postby thesealocust » Fri Dec 14, 2012 11:07 pm

ltp93 wrote:then talked to my class mates about it


Never ever ever ever ever do that. Ever.

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

Postby dingbat » Fri Dec 14, 2012 11:07 pm

ltp93 wrote:I felt sort of decent walking out of both of my exams. I then talked to my class mates about it, and now I'm in panic mode thinking, "Wow, didn't see that issue." Or, "Did I use the wrong rule?" Or, "Did I spend too much time on that question?"

I never got nervous about exam performance in undergrad, but now, the second after I turn it in, I think of 50 different things I could have done.

It is not cool.

don't worry about it, they missed issues too.
If you think you spotted every issue, you're in trouble, because you didn't even think of some of them.

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

Postby thesealocust » Fri Dec 14, 2012 11:09 pm

Best issue spotting story ever:

Our civ pro exam had an issue about [name of issue omitted to prevent 1L panic]. That's just what the question was -- all of it -- about one particular thing. The prof was talking to somebody afterward and said only half the class even figured out what it was about :lol:

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

Postby dingbat » Fri Dec 14, 2012 11:14 pm

thesealocust wrote:Best issue spotting story ever:

Our civ pro exam had an issue about [name of issue omitted to prevent 1L panic]. That's just what the question was -- all of it -- about one particular thing. The prof was talking to somebody afterward and said only half the class even figured out what it was about :lol:

Our property prof has already told us what the exam questions will be about

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

Postby BearsGrl » Fri Dec 14, 2012 11:21 pm

thesealocust wrote:Best issue spotting story ever:

Our civ pro exam had an issue about [name of issue omitted to prevent 1L panic]. That's just what the question was -- all of it -- about one particular thing. The prof was talking to somebody afterward and said only half the class even figured out what it was about :lol:


How do those exams even get graded?




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