P/F a class, possible to fail

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P/F a class, possible to fail

Postby redsox550 » Tue Dec 09, 2014 3:57 am

I tried searching through the forum, I couldn't find anything, yet there's probably other posts about this.

Anyhow, anyone know if its possible to fail a P/F class in law school. Wondering how much more i should study in my accounting for lawyers class and how (which is PF) or if I should spend time studying (aka procrastinating) on other stuff.

Ever hear of someone failing?

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Re: P/F a class, possible to fail

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Re: P/F a class, possible to fail

Postby nunumaster » Thu Dec 08, 2016 2:00 pm

Guessing this was a dumb question?

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Re: P/F a class, possible to fail

Postby Nonconsecutive » Thu Dec 08, 2016 2:37 pm

Uh, yes?

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Re: P/F a class, possible to fail

Postby TheSpanishMain » Thu Dec 08, 2016 2:39 pm

Possible? Yes. Likely? No.

At most schools anyway. I imagine if you wrote utter nonsense or completely misstated very basic concepts you might fail. But at most schools passing is a pretty low bar.

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Re: P/F a class, possible to fail

Postby ArtistOfManliness » Thu Dec 08, 2016 3:36 pm

if you don't know what a debit or credit is, you will fail.

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Re: P/F a class, possible to fail

Postby mjb447 » Thu Dec 08, 2016 6:01 pm

If it were a normal doctrinal several-hour-essay-final course, I'd say very, very hard to fail without trying. Not sure about accounting for lawyers though - basic accounting probably has more 'right answers' than a doctrinal law course, and it might be more difficult to conceal your lack of knowledge depending on how the final is laid out.

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Re: P/F a class, possible to fail

Postby Winter is Coming » Thu Dec 08, 2016 7:02 pm

The only time I've heard of this is for attendance reasons. That was a kid who literally did not show up to more than 1 or 2 classes that semester and the professor telling him he was going to fail halfway through the semester if he didn't start to come and he didn't. If you're really that paranoid check your grade distributions, I doubt theres an F anywhere in a P/F class with a test. Maybe in a paper class if you legit don't turn in the paper, but just take the test and you'll be fine.

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Re: P/F a class, possible to fail

Postby thegrayman » Mon Dec 12, 2016 12:34 pm

I would think that if you could outline dump something that is relatively responsive to the question asked, you would pass.

I know a lot of classmates who took accounting for lawyers p/f, none took it seriously, all passed. Not sure how much actual studying they did for it.

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