Harvard Class of 2017

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State your section!

Section 1
6
8%
Section 2
12
16%
Section 3
8
11%
Section 4
7
10%
Section 5
19
26%
Section 6
8
11%
Section 7
13
18%
 
Total votes: 73

Fred012
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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby Fred012 » Wed Oct 29, 2014 1:25 am

Pneumonia wrote:
Fred012 wrote:anybody get their memo grade yet?


Yep. Not really a grade though, and no comments either.


no grade? wtf

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby Pneumonia » Wed Oct 29, 2014 8:58 am

Our group got either a P/P+, but no idea of median or distribution. Also we aren't sure if there were H's given, or if P+ was the highest grade available. So we got a "grade" but have no idea what it's worth.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby Fred012 » Wed Oct 29, 2014 11:38 am

Pneumonia wrote:Our group got either a P/P+, but no idea of median or distribution. Also we aren't sure if there were H's given, or if P+ was the highest grade available. So we got a "grade" but have no idea what it's worth.


hahaha wow. nobody asked if there were Hs?

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby Pneumonia » Wed Oct 29, 2014 2:07 pm

Our Climenko didn't disclose

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby Nonconsecutive » Wed Oct 29, 2014 2:14 pm

Still no grades over here. Of course our Climenko is fairly cryptic. For instance the +/- hasn't been mentioned and they said they didn't discuss the curve when asked about whether or not we had them. Since everyone else does, I'm sure we do. But jeesh.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby robotrick » Wed Oct 29, 2014 3:03 pm

So when's everyone starting exam prep (outlines and practice tests? Or have you already?

At this point I still basically only have time to read for the next day and haven't been able to work on summer internship apps or outlines/practice tests. Other people in my section seem to be working either faster or harder and are getting to do those extra things.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby jingosaur » Wed Oct 29, 2014 5:06 pm

Several people have told me to get started on outlines in about a week but they don't need to be substantive outlines till after Thanksgiving.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby Fred012 » Thu Oct 30, 2014 4:13 pm

got a P+. thought for a second I had a good shot at a H given that.. then i realized there must be a whole group of H- ahead of me....neverrrr mind haha

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby Nonconsecutive » Thu Oct 30, 2014 4:16 pm

jingosaur wrote:Several people have told me to get started on outlines in about a week but they don't need to be substantive outlines till after Thanksgiving.


I'm going to be one of those people who starts too late, then bitches about it and promises to do better next semester, which I wont.

Thank me for padding the curve. 8)

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby snoopdogg » Sat Nov 01, 2014 11:05 am

Somehow ended up with an h on closed memo. Almost a bummer, because now I feel like I'm gonna be putting in a ton more work to keep it up for the open. Hopefully not to the detriment of outlining actual courses...

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby Fred012 » Sat Nov 01, 2014 1:44 pm

snoopdogg wrote:Somehow ended up with an h on closed memo. Almost a bummer, because now I feel like I'm gonna be putting in a ton more work to keep it up for the open. Hopefully not to the detriment of outlining actual courses...


grats

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby heythatslife » Sat Nov 01, 2014 2:37 pm

P+ is the worst situation to be in. Can't decide whether to expend the time+effort in the vain hope of getting an H or do the minimal work necessary to get a P.

Are there H minuses though? I was under the impression that +/- thing was only for P's but I'm just talking outta my ass.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby jingosaur » Sat Nov 01, 2014 3:28 pm

heythatslife wrote:P+ is the worst situation to be in. Can't decide whether to expend the time+effort in the vain hope of getting an H or do the minimal work necessary to get a P.

Are there H minuses though? I was under the impression that +/- thing was only for P's but I'm just talking outta my ass.


Depends on your section, but my understanding is that P+ means you're on track to an H.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby malleus discentium » Sat Nov 01, 2014 3:44 pm

heythatslife wrote:P+ is the worst situation to be in. Can't decide whether to expend the time+effort in the vain hope of getting an H or do the minimal work necessary to get a P.

Are there H minuses though? I was under the impression that +/- thing was only for P's but I'm just talking outta my ass.

There are definitely H- in some sections. Mine actually has "P+/H-" so there's that too. My section had zero straight Hs, so it's very much section-specific.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby Nonconsecutive » Sat Nov 01, 2014 4:18 pm

H+/H++ Here


ETA: I am joking, or at least I think I am, I got nowhere near those grades if they exist.
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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby Pneumonia » Sat Nov 01, 2014 4:19 pm

mine was P-/P/P+ only

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby Fred012 » Sat Nov 01, 2014 7:27 pm

mine was P-/P/P+/H-, I got a P+. I'm putting minimal effort in since I'm pretty sure the H- people are most likely to get the Hs. I'd really have to kill it and don't want to sacrifice my other classes

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby jingosaur » Sat Nov 01, 2014 11:56 pm

I'd say that P+ people are very likely to get an H as long as the turn in a solid open memo.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby jw316 » Sun Nov 02, 2014 12:07 am

Can anyone in here PM me? Trying to get an idea of my softs (I think they're average but have been told otherwise) and how they stack up to those admitted. I realized if I post them on the forums with the info I've already posted I'll definitely be outed. So thank you very much in advance!

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby malleus discentium » Sun Nov 02, 2014 12:31 am

jw316 wrote:Can anyone in here PM me? Trying to get an idea of my softs (I think they're average but have been told otherwise) and how they stack up to those admitted. I realized if I post them on the forums with the info I've already posted I'll definitely be outed. So thank you very much in advance!

A few PMs from random students comparing softs isn't going to give you any real insight.
Stop worrying about being outed. Unless you do something nasty on this board, it's not going to matter even if they figure out who you are.
Reviewing threads should give you a pretty good sense of softs.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby esther0123 » Sun Nov 02, 2014 1:23 am

jingosaur wrote:
heythatslife wrote:P+ is the worst situation to be in. Can't decide whether to expend the time+effort in the vain hope of getting an H or do the minimal work necessary to get a P.

Are there H minuses though? I was under the impression that +/- thing was only for P's but I'm just talking outta my ass.


Depends on your section, but my understanding is that P+ means you're on track to an H.


Does P mean you're out of the running for an H? (if the fellow did give out P+ although the number is undisclosed)

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby Fred012 » Sun Nov 02, 2014 1:37 am

esther0123 wrote:
jingosaur wrote:
heythatslife wrote:P+ is the worst situation to be in. Can't decide whether to expend the time+effort in the vain hope of getting an H or do the minimal work necessary to get a P.

Are there H minuses though? I was under the impression that +/- thing was only for P's but I'm just talking outta my ass.


Depends on your section, but my understanding is that P+ means you're on track to an H.


Does P mean you're out of the running for an H? (if the fellow did give out P+ although the number is undisclosed)


was P+ the highest they gave? if so, probably not

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby polareagle » Sun Nov 02, 2014 2:33 am

Fred012 wrote:
esther0123 wrote:
jingosaur wrote:
heythatslife wrote:P+ is the worst situation to be in. Can't decide whether to expend the time+effort in the vain hope of getting an H or do the minimal work necessary to get a P.

Are there H minuses though? I was under the impression that +/- thing was only for P's but I'm just talking outta my ass.


Depends on your section, but my understanding is that P+ means you're on track to an H.


Does P mean you're out of the running for an H? (if the fellow did give out P+ although the number is undisclosed)


was P+ the highest they gave? if so, probably not


Either way, probably not. This thread has so much blind leading the blind.

If you got a P- now and get an H on the next memo, you'll probably get an H in the class.
If you got a P now and get an H on the next memo, you'll probably get an H in the class.
If you got a P+ and get an H on the next memo, you'll almost certainly get an H in the class.
If you got a P+ now and get a P+ next time, you may even be able to pull out an H.

I know situations from last year where all of the above happened.

Do not assume that the curve they use now will be the curve they use on the next memo. Do not assume you can in any way quantify what these fuzzy letters mean.

At the end of the day, the Climenkos will decide what grade they want to give you. Their only real constraint is the number of each type of final grade they're allowed to give out each semester.

So, if you want the shot at an H, start writing.
If you're content with a P, enjoy a relaxing period before exams start.
But, stop trying to predict the unpredictable—it's just not healthy.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby Fred012 » Mon Nov 03, 2014 10:51 pm

hows everybody's Open Memo coming? how are you balancing it with outlining?

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby wtrc » Thu Nov 20, 2014 11:11 am

Fred012 wrote:hows everybody's Open Memo coming? how are you balancing it with outlining?


Been putting that shit off til the last minute. Oh well, that's my Sunday.

Are people making their own outlines? Or using good ones from past years and then going through and supplementing or changing around as necessary?




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