Disclosing Grades?

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Disclosing Grades?

Postby 2016NYCEsq. » Sun Jan 12, 2014 10:34 pm

I did pretty well in my 1st semester and was wondering whether I should share my grades with friends or if that will get out to the whole grade and ultimately hurt me. If anyone has had such an experience or similar dilemna I'd love to hear your input. Thanks.

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Re: Disclosing Grades?

Postby brotherdarkness » Sun Jan 12, 2014 10:34 pm

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Nelson
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Re: Disclosing Grades?

Postby Nelson » Sun Jan 12, 2014 10:36 pm

Getting your GPA tattooed to your forehead is probably best.

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Re: Disclosing Grades?

Postby shifty_eyed » Sun Jan 12, 2014 10:37 pm

Post a screenshot of your grades on Facebook. That way you won't have to tell people in person (kinda awkward), but all your friends and family can "like" it. :D

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Re: Disclosing Grades?

Postby mushybrain » Sun Jan 12, 2014 10:37 pm

Haha. What were you going to do, post them on Facebook? Why would you share your grades with them? How is this a dilemma?

Troll.

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Re: Disclosing Grades?

Postby elterrible78 » Sun Jan 12, 2014 10:39 pm

2016NYCEsq. wrote:I did pretty well in my 1st semester and was wondering whether I should share my grades with friends or if that will get out to the whole grade and ultimately hurt me. If anyone has had such an experience or similar dilemna I'd love to hear your input. Thanks.


I just don't see what good could come of it. Theoretically, if your friends did worse they won't be bothered that you did better, and will be happy for you. But given the forced competition of law school, how likely do you think that is? And beyond having your friends get a warm fuzzy feeling about YOUR grades, what possible motivation could you have for telling them?

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Re: Disclosing Grades?

Postby 2016NYCEsq. » Sun Jan 12, 2014 10:42 pm

elterrible78 wrote:
2016NYCEsq. wrote:I did pretty well in my 1st semester and was wondering whether I should share my grades with friends or if that will get out to the whole grade and ultimately hurt me. If anyone has had such an experience or similar dilemna I'd love to hear your input. Thanks.


I just don't see what good could come of it. Theoretically, if your friends did worse they won't be bothered that you did better, and will be happy for you. But given the forced competition of law school, how likely do you think that is? And beyond having your friends get a warm fuzzy feeling about YOUR grades, what possible motivation could you have for telling them?


Thanks. Yeah I guess its probably not the best idea...

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Re: Disclosing Grades?

Postby gdane » Sun Jan 12, 2014 11:15 pm

If someone really presses you, just say "I did well. I'm happy." Cause it's only the first semester and your GPA can totally still drop.

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Re: Disclosing Grades?

Postby TTRansfer » Mon Jan 13, 2014 1:13 am

gdane wrote:If someone really presses you, just say "I did well. I'm happy." Cause it's only the first semester and your GPA can totally still drop.

This. Karma is a mean bitch and bragging about grades (which is what it would be) seems like a way to get knocked down a peg next semester.

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Re: Disclosing Grades?

Postby PepperJack » Mon Jan 13, 2014 1:44 am

What do you expect to gain from doing this? However, I think it's fair to ask someone you're studying with how they did.

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Re: Disclosing Grades?

Postby wiz » Mon Jan 13, 2014 1:52 am

What's the point of disclosing grades? I can see the upside with the momentary circlejerk compliments, but given the curve, the person you're sharing with either did worse than you (makes them feel crappy) or better than you (makes you feel crappy). Don't be that person who fishes for compliments.

But maybe you both did really well, in which case you can have an awesome time and drink awesome shooters, listen to awesome music, and then just sit around and soak up each other's awesomeness.

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Re: Disclosing Grades?

Postby rad lulz » Mon Jan 13, 2014 1:54 am

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Re: Disclosing Grades?

Postby jrf12886 » Mon Jan 13, 2014 2:02 am

I would never volunteer grade information. But if someone is rude enough to ask, I'll usually tell em.
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Re: Disclosing Grades?

Postby 2016NYCEsq. » Mon Jan 13, 2014 2:05 am

jrf12886 wrote:I wouldn't never volunteer grade information. But if someone is rude enough to ask, I'll usually tell em.


Yeah and there are plenty of people who are rude and ask. Just wanted to know before I go back to school. Doesn't seem like its worth it.

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Re: Disclosing Grades?

Postby brotherdarkness » Mon Jan 13, 2014 2:06 am

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Re: Disclosing Grades?

Postby BuckinghamB » Mon Jan 13, 2014 2:11 am

wiz wrote:you can have an awesome time and drink awesome shooters, listen to awesome music, and then just sit around and soak up each other's awesomeness.


I see what you did there :lol:

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Re: Disclosing Grades?

Postby thesealocust » Mon Jan 13, 2014 2:23 am

rad lulz wrote:By making this thread it seems you already don't have a lot of social awareness so you may as well just tell everyone your grades and confirm it for your classmates

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Re: Disclosing Grades?

Postby BuckinghamB » Mon Jan 13, 2014 3:43 am

You gotta tell people your grades so you make sure you hang out with the right people. If you don't put up your 10%er flag you'll have a shitty network in 10 years.

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Re: Disclosing Grades?

Postby Wearthewildthingsr » Mon Jan 13, 2014 3:12 pm

keep that shit a secret and be vague. I think I made the mistake of alluding to thinking I did really well in my con law midterm as one of the best in the class (due to my prof hinting at it) and I'm pretty sure most of my section knows and sort of hates me for it.

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Re: Disclosing Grades?

Postby NotMyRealName09 » Mon Jan 13, 2014 3:30 pm

Wearthewildthingsr wrote:keep that shit a secret and be vague. I think I made the mistake of alluding to thinking I did really well in my con law midterm as one of the best in the class (due to my prof hinting at it) and I'm pretty sure most of my section knows and sort of hates me for it.


Yeah this. It's a good idea for life in general to not disclose everything you know if it isn't necessary. If YOU know you did well, let that be your little secret. It will give you confidence, and that confidence will serve you well as you keep going. I never told anyone in my school that I was top-o-the-class first semester (that's for non-law friends and family and anonymous internet forums only), but damn if it wasn't a good feeling when I came back at the beginning of second semester and knew, for myself, that I had beaten everyone. I'd rather be UNDERESTIMATED and then impress them (or beat them) than be expected to excel and run the chance of turning in an average or below-average performance, which is going to happen eventually.

Oh and talking about your grades to peers is a total asshole thing to do and, as mentioned, the fact that you weren't sure of whether it was suggests you're an asshole. Evaluate that. It's ok to be an asshole in some aspects of life-and a near requirement for a lawyer-but NO ONE likes a bragger. Even if asked point blank, stay sly.
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Re: Disclosing Grades?

Postby indo » Mon Jan 13, 2014 3:31 pm

rad lulz wrote:By making this thread it seems you already don't have a lot of social awareness so you may as well just tell everyone your grades and confirm it for your classmates



+ 1 so true.

Seems OP need to grow up.

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Re: Disclosing Grades?

Postby Lockfast » Mon Jan 13, 2014 6:46 pm

1. You are allowed to be happy about your grades;
2. You shouldn't tell people your grades;
3. Tell your mother about your grades, she'll be happy;
4. Learn social skills; and,
5. Pretend you did shitty and get good grades again.

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Re: Disclosing Grades?

Postby thedive » Tue Jan 14, 2014 2:58 am

Unless you are sleeping with someone in your class, do not share your grades. Even in that case, be hesitant. Like batman, wear a mask.

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Re: Disclosing Grades?

Postby Bigbub75 » Thu Jan 16, 2014 7:59 pm

My first year I didn't really share grades but by the time 2L began I had formed a few close friendships. We discuss our grades if it was a class we studied for together. Grades also come up if they took a class that I may be considering taking or vice versa. This is helpful when trying to gauge difficulty, how much work will be required, etc. Since you have just completed your first semester I doubt you have formed close friendships with classmates you know you can trust sharing this info with, But I do think as time progresses it's ok to share (if asked) in certain situations.

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Re: Disclosing Grades?

Postby Black Hat » Mon Jan 20, 2014 2:33 am

I think it is annoying that people wont share their grades. However, I realize I am a clear minority in this regard.

I wish everyone, with their grades, and class rank, was posted outside of the registrar. Then we would not have to wonder who is on top, or bottom. And all the awkwardness that curiosity brings would be moot!

It is natural to be curious about how you stack up against certain people.

IMO!




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