InGoodFaith wrote: indigomachine wrote: 2014 wrote:
dingbat wrote:I think the opposite - how many people look at it and go "I was just one point below X grade", or, "crap, I'm that close to bottom?", or "I was so close". Considering law students have a tendency to overanalyze everything to death, I feel this just adds more fuel to the fire
I get what you are saying, but on the other hand the grades are what they are and in theory are what they earned. I think the value of them being transparent and helping students be more accurate when evaluating their grades outweighs the value of coddling 23+ year olds in professional school.
I'd be more on board with this if law school grading wasn't so notoriously capricious. For extremes (really high or really low grades) I guess it could serve as another emphasis on either really getting the material or really not getting the material, but at either end of the curve, you pretty much know you struck out or hit a home run anyways. I don't know how useful it really is to have neurotic law students overthinking which part of the middle they're in.
I had no idea I hit a home run until I saw the actual grade. See my earlier posts here and in the exam prep thread where I'm freaking out. I almost had a heart attack when I opened the grade website. I still think my exams were nothing special.
Lol, I'm still preemptively jelly.
I meant moreso if you get an A+/A or B-/C range on an exam, there's no mystery in evaluating the relative value of that grade for performance (not whether you know before you get the exam back how you did).
"A+? Is that good?" said no one, seriously, ever.