Anyone gotten an A+?

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Anyone gotten an A+?

Postby JDot » Sun Nov 24, 2013 7:20 pm

I'm assuming it's very rare and probably not all professor even give them out, but has anyone gotten an A+ in a class? and if so, what do you think you did to achieve it?

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Re: Anyone gotten an A+?

Postby brotherdarkness » Sun Nov 24, 2013 7:24 pm

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Re: Anyone gotten an A+?

Postby JDot » Sun Nov 24, 2013 7:29 pm

brotherdarkness wrote:
JDot wrote:I'm assuming it's very rare and probably not all professor even give them out, but has anyone gotten an A+ in a class? and if so, what do you think you did to achieve it?


I got a few (you get them if you book the class). I don't know what separated me from the others and I assume it was a one-point difference (i.e., it was marginally better than the exams my peers turned in).


so do you automatically get a A+ if you book the class? Wasn't sure if A+s were handed out at the discretion of the professor or not

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Re: Anyone gotten an A+?

Postby helfer snooterbagon » Sun Nov 24, 2013 7:31 pm

Law School Grad here - I think for most, when it gets to that level, it is going to be at least somewhat luck. At least at my school, there was no one person who just consistently booked classes. For the ones that I booked, I thought I had done well, but no better than the classes that I did not book. Interestingly, the class that I thought that I did the very best in was one of my lowest grades in law school.

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Re: Anyone gotten an A+?

Postby thesealocust » Sun Nov 24, 2013 7:33 pm

It depends entirely on the school, the school's 1L grading policy, and the whims of the professor.

My favorite example: once upon a time, there was an exam where 28 points or better was good enough for an 'A' grade (it's all curved, so really that just means roughly 10% of the class got 28 points or higher). A small group of students got As and scored between 28 and 34 points. The second highest grade in the class was 45 points, and the highest grade in the class was 63 points.

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Re: Anyone gotten an A+?

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Sun Nov 24, 2013 7:50 pm

It will vary - for instance, my law school didn't award A+s. (I think because the overall university grading system didn't include A+?) It also didn't recognize getting the top grade in the class (you could find out, because the school provided a list of grades issued for each class, so you could see where your grade fell, but there was no official recognition of it as any kind of achievement).

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Re: Anyone gotten an A+?

Postby dj_roomba » Sun Nov 24, 2013 7:52 pm

This might be a stupid question but...
what does booking a class mean?

I mean I know it usually means registering for a class. I just don't see the connection to A+s

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Re: Anyone gotten an A+?

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Sun Nov 24, 2013 7:53 pm

Getting the top grade in the class. I think it's called that because you used to get a book as a prize (still do? no idea). Sometimes this is called AmJur-ing the class (because some schools issue American Jurisprudence-sponsored awards for the top of the class) (or again, used to - not sure if they still do).

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Re: Anyone gotten an A+?

Postby SamSeaborn2016 » Sun Nov 24, 2013 8:22 pm

I've managed to get two A+ grades. Con Law II and Health Law & Policy. Interestingly enough they were taught by the same prof. so I suspect I managed to simply crack what she was looking for in an exam answer. I didn't feel that much more confident walking out of those exams than I normally do.

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Re: Anyone gotten an A+?

Postby sap » Sun Nov 24, 2013 8:24 pm

My 1L school did CALI awards, a friend's did Witkin awards. Some schools require an A+ to be given out on some curves while prohibiting on other curves (legal writing = no A+ grade at my school because it was too small to have room for them in the curves), some allow for multiple A+ grades. Every school has grading policies posted somewhere on the registrar's website, and since it's so school dependent, that's probably the best place to look. If your school gives book awards, a lot of them have public websites where you can search for previous book award winners. Here's the site if your school does CALIS (--LinkRemoved--), too lazy to find out where/whether other awards have similar.

If you're really committed to getting that grade, you could always connect with the 2Ls/3Ls who got them in your classes in years previous, though I wouldn't recommend this.

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Re: Anyone gotten an A+?

Postby paulinaporizkova » Sun Nov 24, 2013 8:25 pm

if you're a 1L please go back to studying and stop making threads like this at the end of november becuz lol

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Re: Anyone gotten an A+?

Postby sap » Sun Nov 24, 2013 8:26 pm

paulinaporizkova wrote:if you're a 1L please go back to studying and stop making threads like this at the end of november becuz lol


Also this.

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Re: Anyone gotten an A+?

Postby odoylerulez » Tue Nov 26, 2013 12:02 pm

For most classes, it's not worth chasing that A+. It'll either happen or it won't. If you're consistently knocking out A- to A level work, you'll put yourself into position to get one with an exceptionally good exam performance. A lot of subjectivity on the part of the professor can be the difference between an A and A+ too.

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Re: Anyone gotten an A+?

Postby stillwater » Tue Nov 26, 2013 12:07 pm

A+s are gangster.

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Re: Anyone gotten an A+?

Postby ahurtadojr » Mon Jan 16, 2017 11:34 pm

I received an A+ in Civil Procedure 1. Honestly, I am not sure what I did. I did pretty well in my exams, received an 87 and a 85. But unsure about the MBE's. Anyhow, A+'s are pretty cool. I received a 4.33 grade average for the course. Sweet!!!!

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Re: Anyone gotten an A+?

Postby sublime » Mon Jan 16, 2017 11:40 pm

Congrats, but were you searching for a thread to put that in? This is from 3 yrs ago. And created an account to do it?

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Re: Anyone gotten an A+?

Postby Minnietron » Mon Jan 16, 2017 11:45 pm

The birth of a troll?

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Re: Anyone gotten an A+?

Postby Goldie » Tue Jan 17, 2017 3:44 pm

My 1L school did CALI awards but those didn't translate to an A+. A was the highest it went. I think this is all very school-dependent.

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Re: Anyone gotten an A+?

Postby RCinDNA » Fri Apr 28, 2017 6:08 am

Yes - in Contracts. And just seeing that this is a zombie post.

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Re: Anyone gotten an A+?

Postby saron » Mon May 01, 2017 10:55 am

i used to get it, before i was a 4th year student. i guess i got it because, i loved the courses and i don't even study for grades but just to gain more knowledge so the A+ was a bonus

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Re: Anyone gotten an A+?

Postby Jchance » Mon May 01, 2017 3:17 pm

A+ on seminar class with paper requirement is more common. What I did was to read (and study) a lot of law review articles, especially ones by your law professor, and aim to do just as well as, if not better than, those articles.

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Re: Anyone gotten an A+?

Postby Chi-Town-911 » Tue May 02, 2017 9:01 pm

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Re: Anyone gotten an A+?

Postby pancakes3 » Tue May 02, 2017 9:04 pm

Chi-Town-911 wrote:Yes, but it's been uneven. I once got five A+s in one semester. Other semesters, none at all. I've found it easier to swing in smaller classes, racehorse essay exams (I love these since I'm a fast typist) and classes that otherwise play to my strengths (lots of rules, fewer policy questions).

Play to your strengths, work hard, have fun. And don't sweat it. No one really cares if you have a 4.2 instead of a 4.0.


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Re: Anyone gotten an A+?

Postby browniestasty » Sat May 20, 2017 3:11 pm

I got an A+ in what amounts to intro to law by getting 90+% of raw points available, beating second place by a significant margin.

The other A+ was with a professor that gives highest grade an A+ as standard policy.

There is definitely some luck involved when it comes to cracking A+, probably just As too.

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Re: Anyone gotten an A+?

Postby runinthefront » Sat May 20, 2017 3:13 pm

browniestasty wrote:I got an A+ in what amounts to intro to law by getting 90+% of raw points available, beating second place by a significant margin.

The other A+ was with a professor that gives highest grade an A+ as standard policy.

There is definitely some luck involved when it comes to cracking A+, probably just As too.

Did you bump this thread just to brag about your semester grades?




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