howcani111 wrote:showNprove wrote:jnorsky wrote:If there are 30 people in a section, and only like 3 people get A's on each exam, how can 9 people make LR from a section? Arent you curved against the rest of your section? no comprendo
Depends on the curve. I've had classes with both of these types of curves (numbers are percentiles):
1. 20 A / 20 A- / 20 B+ / 20 B / 20 B-
2. 5 A / 15 A- / 60 B+ / 15 B / 5 B-
It's a whole lot easier to make Law Review if you have a lot of classes with curves like #1 than it is to have a lot of classes with curves like #2.
Not only did H have about 5 courses with other sections--in which case as many as 12 or 18 people could have gotten A's under curve #1 (and 12 or 18 A/A- under curve #2)--they also had 1 or 2 courses with upper classmen. Assuming that at least some people wrote on, that the curves tended to provide for a good number of A/A-'s, that the same group of students dominated each class, and that Section H generally performed better than the sections they had class with, it's entirely possible.
what teachers were part of section H?
Section H (2009-10):
Contracts (D, H, L)- George Geis
CrimLaw (F, H, J)- Darryl Brown
Torts (H)- Jeffrey O'Connell
CivPro (F, G, H)- Michael Collins
ConLaw (B, H)- Fred Schauer
Property (H, J)- Margo Bagley
LRW- Sarah Stewart
(gladiator posted this information last year)