Am I screwed?

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OhioU26
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Am I screwed?

Postby OhioU26 » Fri Oct 12, 2012 5:25 pm

Freaking out right now guys. I had a Torts "midterm" 10% of the grade.. and I received 2nd highest score in the class, but for Legal Pro. our first paper (30%) I received a horrid 20.75 out of 30, the class was curved to a 23.75. This class is 3 credit hours. How bad will this hurt my gpa by end of the semester? Any chance of recovering? Is this any indication to me doing poorly in other subjects?

rad lulz
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Re: Am I screwed?

Postby rad lulz » Fri Oct 12, 2012 6:42 pm

If I say you're fucked will you just drop out? What do you hope to gain by this.

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northwood
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Re: Am I screwed?

Postby northwood » Fri Oct 12, 2012 6:46 pm

talk to your prof to see where your major issues are... Do the same for the midterm. But in a midterm that is only worth 10% of your grade, you can just chalk this up to a slight participation bonus and forget about it. The only thing that matters is the final in that class ( assuming you dont have any other work to turn in)...

See how it all shapes up at the end of the semester. Its too late to get your refund now, so might as well finish the degree

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Richie Tenenbaum
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Re: Am I screwed?

Postby Richie Tenenbaum » Fri Oct 12, 2012 6:51 pm

Drop out, retake, apply ED to UVA.

You're welcome.

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Re: Am I screwed?

Postby RPK34 » Fri Oct 12, 2012 7:09 pm

I failed my first memo and got the lowest grade in the class. Ended up like top 2%. One memo isn't your year, but just have to slam your doctrinal classes now

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coldshoulder
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Re: Am I screwed?

Postby coldshoulder » Fri Oct 12, 2012 8:28 pm

Richie Tenenbaum wrote:Drop out, retake, apply ED to UVA.

You're welcome.


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lisavj
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Re: Am I screwed?

Postby lisavj » Fri Oct 12, 2012 8:34 pm

RPK34 wrote:I failed my first memo and got the lowest grade in the class. Ended up like top 2%. One memo isn't your year, but just have to slam your doctrinal classes now

Heh. Me too. You'll be fine. Figure out what you did wrong and fix it.

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Scotusnerd
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Re: Am I screwed?

Postby Scotusnerd » Fri Oct 12, 2012 10:14 pm

Yeah, what lisavj said. I took a pretest for legal writing and got the lowest grade in the class. I spent time working on it and got top third on the first assignment. I've been improving since then, and we'll see where I end up.

It's not where you start that counts, it's where you end up. Don't sweat the small shit.

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MarcusAurelius
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Re: Am I screwed?

Postby MarcusAurelius » Fri Oct 12, 2012 10:25 pm

I feel bad for you, same thing happened to my uncle and he had to drop out of law school and is now changing diapers in a old folks home

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TheThriller
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Re: Am I screwed?

Postby TheThriller » Fri Oct 12, 2012 10:55 pm

you guys are vicious

idk
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Re: Am I screwed?

Postby idk » Sat Oct 13, 2012 6:33 am

lisavj wrote:
RPK34 wrote:I failed my first memo and got the lowest grade in the class. Ended up like top 2%. One memo isn't your year, but just have to slam your doctrinal classes now

Heh. Me too. You'll be fine. Figure out what you did wrong and fix it.


sorry to hear it, but glad to see i'm not the only person that fails at legal writing:/ i think the biggest mistake you can make is to allow legal writing to screw up your performance in other classes. best of luck!

OhioU26
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Re: Am I screwed?

Postby OhioU26 » Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:16 am

hahaha thanks for the responses guys

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Nightsideclipse
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Re: Am I screwed?

Postby Nightsideclipse » Sat Oct 13, 2012 7:11 pm

You're fine.

Try to gain a better understanding of what the Legal Writing professor expects (ask for a model if possible). Try looking at briefings on westlaw for larger cases and issues as a guidepost.

Just remember, write in simple and short sentence. Organize your ideas clearly.

Profit.

If all else fails, how you do in legal writing your first year will not dictate your career.

Period.




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