Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby Verity » Thu May 12, 2011 11:23 pm

Spoonmanners wrote:
Verity wrote:
superflush wrote:
pcvmeli wrote:So if that book only semi prepares you for the type of exam that the profs give, is there a better one out there?


A book that prepared you for each specific exam would have to include very specified information for each professor.
To my knowledge, no such book exists.



So, specifically, how do the expected exam formats of some professors differ from what is laid down as Gospel in GTM? Which professors like/dislike the GTM approach?


I think about a quarter of my exams have had a fairly restrictive word limit, which is the opposite of the GTM approach. Another percent has short answer/multiple choice, which obviously doesn't apply. Of the percent remaining, you need to both know the material and give them what they want. I can't describe it, but some teachers have just not bought the GTM/LEEWS approach, and it's probably because it's adding a bunch of garbage to muddy every issue. (On a side note, I'm going to try to respond to what is labeled as a motion, but is in reality a very long brief. The author of the brief is a fan of the GTM approach).

It's hard to say which professor will like what type of answer beforehand. I think that's why the 3.7 GPA, which means you average slightly better than average in all your classes, is somewhere around the top 5% of your class. I've done statistically better where a teacher gives you a sample answer, but very few do that.



Is this credited? What's the curve like at IU-B? So, average is like a B+?

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby Spoonmanners » Thu May 12, 2011 11:42 pm

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Is this credited? What's the curve like at IU-B? So, average is like a B+?


Oddly enough, I can't find an email describing the curve, and now I'm a little concerned as to where I heard it.

3.3 is right around the 50% for 1st and 2nd year, but has moved up to 3.42-ish for the 3L's. 3.6 is in the top 10%, and yes, they statistically have to get B+'s.

If I can't find the grade distribution through email, I'll snap a photo at school. I think it's still up at school at this point, of course, in another month the new grade distribution will be out. And the 1L's will get their first grade distributions as well.

Edit: How in the sam hell did I not search "percentile"?

"(210 students)
Cumulative GPA Class standing
At least 3.86--top--1%
3.79 ---- 2%
3.76 ---- 3%
3.74 ---- 5%
3.63 ---- 10%
3.57 ---- 15%
3.52 ---- 20%
3.48 ---- 25%
3.44 ---- 30%
3.43 ---- 33%
3.39 ---- 40%
3.35 ---- 50%"

This is for the 2L's going into this most recent spring semester.

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby jimchuck99 » Sat May 14, 2011 2:21 pm

Is there anything I need to prepare before attending orientation?

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby agentcom » Sun May 15, 2011 7:10 pm

jimchuck99 wrote:Is there anything I need to prepare before attending orientation?


A 3 page paper on what you want to be when you grow up.

Or nothing ... your choice.

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby Spoonmanners » Sun May 15, 2011 8:06 pm

agentcom wrote:
jimchuck99 wrote:Is there anything I need to prepare before attending orientation?


A 3 page paper on what you want to be when you grow up.

Or nothing ... your choice.


He should probably at least complete his outlines for his fall classes.

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby downstream » Mon May 16, 2011 4:07 pm

Any idea when 1L's should expect grades to be up?

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby kings84_wr » Tue May 17, 2011 12:41 am

Last year spring grades came out june 3rd

Edit: but I was talking to one of my 2l friends who already has 2 this year, so sounds like they could be up early

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby RooksWS6 » Tue May 17, 2011 6:45 pm

agentcom wrote:
jimchuck99 wrote:Is there anything I need to prepare before attending orientation?


A 3 page paper on what you want to be when you grow up.

Or nothing ... your choice.


:lol:

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby danquayle » Tue May 17, 2011 8:14 pm

Spoonmanners wrote:
agentcom wrote:
jimchuck99 wrote:Is there anything I need to prepare before attending orientation?


A 3 page paper on what you want to be when you grow up.

Or nothing ... your choice.


He should probably at least complete his outlines for his fall classes.


My girlfriend just saw your tar... chucked and said "sexty."

But we're drinking Sangria and think one of us is drunk.

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby cerulean87 » Thu May 19, 2011 7:49 am

Still haven't locked down any housing yet. Really nervous to do so simply because it's a lot harder to discern what isn't crap when you don't live there. Was considering Millennium but their reviews online are really bad. Any suggestions from people who have been living in Bloomington? Doesn't have to be right next to campus and definitely not digging a party complex.

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby downstream » Fri May 20, 2011 6:04 pm

So 1L's got their spring grades around June 3 last year? Does the ranking come at the same time?

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby kings84_wr » Sat May 21, 2011 1:51 am

downstream wrote:So 1L's got their spring grades around June 3 last year? Does the ranking come at the same time?


The ranking came out on June 4th.

Also one side note, Con law with williams came out about now last year. So grades can come out early. And i know some of the 2l's already have grades.

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby downstream » Sat May 21, 2011 10:46 am

Property was poasted today, head asplode.

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby LogosEther » Sat May 21, 2011 2:37 pm

downstream wrote:Property was poasted today, head asplode.


Not happy. I got what I deserved, though.

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby downstream » Sat May 21, 2011 3:48 pm

Who did you have?

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby LogosEther » Sat May 21, 2011 8:53 pm

Stake. Thought I did better.

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby downstream » Sun May 22, 2011 2:02 am

Rare is the steak exam well-done

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby kings84_wr » Sun May 22, 2011 5:20 am

Stake is multiple choice right? MC exams blow haha and you get them back super early.

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby cccZillo » Mon May 23, 2011 1:38 am

The technology sheet we got with our acceptance package suggests using Windows 7. Before I shell out the extra dough to put that on my mpb, I wanted to ask why that was the suggestion.

Are there certain aspects of the law school experience (exam software?) that is completely incompatible with osx?

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby superflush » Mon May 23, 2011 3:01 am

cccZillo wrote:The technology sheet we got with our acceptance package suggests using Windows 7. Before I shell out the extra dough to put that on my mpb, I wanted to ask why that was the suggestion.

Are there certain aspects of the law school experience (exam software?) that is completely incompatible with osx?


You can't virtualize. It must be through Boot Camp.
Also, you can get Windows very cheap at the IMU bookstore. Vista is $5. 7 is $10 or $20.
So, I wouldn't buy anything now.

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby Verity » Mon May 23, 2011 10:34 am

cccZillo wrote:The technology sheet we got with our acceptance package suggests using Windows 7. Before I shell out the extra dough to put that on my mpb, I wanted to ask why that was the suggestion.

Are there certain aspects of the law school experience (exam software?) that is completely incompatible with osx?



You actually have to have Windows 7 Ultimate, according to an info sheet I got from Maurer on the system requirements. The Ultimate version has AppLocker, which lets IT control what applications you are running. This, in addition to Bit Locker, might be necessary during exams. The upgrade is dirt cheap from the bookstore, so just wait until August.

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby kings84_wr » Mon May 23, 2011 11:04 am

Wait up, IU hasn't updated the new exam software thats compatible with Macs?

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby superflush » Mon May 23, 2011 3:53 pm

Verity wrote:You actually have to have Windows 7 Ultimate, according to an info sheet I got from Maurer on the system requirements. The Ultimate version has AppLocker, which lets IT control what applications you are running. This, in addition to Bit Locker, might be necessary during exams. The upgrade is dirt cheap from the bookstore, so just wait until August.


You don't need that. You just need to have Windows. Some people have 7, some people have Vista.


kings84_wr wrote:Wait up, IU hasn't updated the new exam software thats compatible with Macs?


Nope

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby Verity » Mon May 23, 2011 3:56 pm

superflush wrote:You don't need that. You just need to have Windows. Some people have 7, some people have Vista.



I'm just going by the flyer I received, stating system requirements. If you think they're lying/confused, then whatever.

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby superflush » Mon May 23, 2011 6:11 pm

Verity wrote:
superflush wrote:You don't need that. You just need to have Windows. Some people have 7, some people have Vista.


I'm just going by the flyer I received, stating system requirements. If you think they're lying/confused, then whatever.


It doesn't really matter. Plus, since it's cheapest to get it on campus, and you don't need it for a while, you don't need to do anything about it now.




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