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are there t14s that are known to be really difficult graders

Postby hereyago » Fri Jul 01, 2011 4:51 pm

are there t14s that are known to be really difficult (AKA hard to get good grades or grade deflation)?

i know that u of chicago is known to be one of the toughest when trying to get good grades. are there other schools known to be like this?

thanks

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Re: are there t14s that are known to be really difficult graders

Postby Heartford » Fri Jul 01, 2011 4:55 pm

hereyago wrote:are there t14s that are known to be really difficult (AKA hard to get good grades or grade deflation)?

i know that u of chicago is known to be one of the toughest when trying to get good grades. are there other schools known to be like this?

thanks


I hear that it's REALLY hard to get good grades at Yale. Impossible, even.

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Re: are there t14s that are known to be really difficult graders

Postby hereyago » Fri Jul 01, 2011 4:57 pm

Heartford wrote:
hereyago wrote:are there t14s that are known to be really difficult (AKA hard to get good grades or grade deflation)?

i know that u of chicago is known to be one of the toughest when trying to get good grades. are there other schools known to be like this?

thanks


I hear that it's REALLY hard to get good grades at Yale. Impossible, even.


lol its impossible for me to get in there anyways so im not worried that much about that :P

any other schools?

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Re: are there t14s that are known to be really difficult graders

Postby Kilpatrick » Fri Jul 01, 2011 5:06 pm

You're graded on a curve hth

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Re: are there t14s that are known to be really difficult graders

Postby Mickey Quicknumbers » Fri Jul 01, 2011 5:21 pm

hint: It doesn't really matter, that said: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_la ... GPA_curves

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Postby 09042014 » Fri Jul 01, 2011 5:26 pm

Heartford wrote:
hereyago wrote:are there t14s that are known to be really difficult (AKA hard to get good grades or grade deflation)?

i know that u of chicago is known to be one of the toughest when trying to get good grades. are there other schools known to be like this?

thanks


I hear that it's REALLY hard to get good grades at Yale. Impossible, even.


I heard they don't even give out A's.

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Re: are there t14s that are known to be really difficult graders

Postby dailygrind » Fri Jul 01, 2011 6:53 pm

I haven't spent a lot of time thinking on/researching it, but I'd guess that it's probably easiest for a strong student to get good grades at Chicago because their grades are fairly precise. I know at UVA the B+ category is often huge (like 45% of the class), and I'd guess that a stronger student would end up with a really high B+ more often than they'd end up with a low B+, meaning that they would benefit from a system with more precision. The flip side of this idea is that it could be harder for strong students to stand out at schools with a more compressed set of grades (H, P, etc.).

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Postby Emma. » Fri Jul 01, 2011 7:11 pm

dailygrind wrote:I haven't spent a lot of time thinking on/researching it, but I'd guess that it's probably easiest for a strong student to get good grades at Chicago because their grades are fairly precise. I know at UVA the B+ category is often huge (like 45% of the class), and I'd guess that a stronger student would end up with a really high B+ more often than they'd end up with a low B+, meaning that they would benefit from a system with more precision. The flip side of this idea is that it could be harder for strong students to stand out at schools with a more compressed set of grades (H, P, etc.).


UChi's curve is something like 10% Cs, 80% Bs, 10% As... So A grades (180 and above) are pretty hard to come by. I think a lot of the class still clusters right around median, but I do agree that the precise system does help differentiate students.

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Re: are there t14s that are known to be really difficult graders

Postby Zazelmaf » Fri Jul 01, 2011 7:12 pm

I don't go to a t14, but at my school the D's look like B's and the B's feel like F's.

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Postby nealric » Fri Jul 01, 2011 7:23 pm

All the T14 are either on some sort of non-traditional grading or have a median around 3.3.

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Postby lawgod » Fri Jul 01, 2011 7:25 pm

dailygrind wrote:I haven't spent a lot of time thinking on/researching it, but I'd guess that it's probably easiest for a strong student to get good grades at Chicago because their grades are fairly precise. I know at UVA the B+ category is often huge (like 45% of the class), and I'd guess that a stronger student would end up with a really high B+ more often than they'd end up with a low B+, meaning that they would benefit from a system with more precision. The flip side of this idea is that it could be harder for strong students to stand out at schools with a more compressed set of grades (H, P, etc.).


I've thought the same thing. My school gives 35% a B+. I don't want a B+, I want to differentiate myself; that's the whole point of grading.

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Re: are there t14s that are known to be really difficult graders

Postby Mickey Quicknumbers » Fri Jul 01, 2011 8:38 pm

lawgod wrote:
dailygrind wrote:I haven't spent a lot of time thinking on/researching it, but I'd guess that it's probably easiest for a strong student to get good grades at Chicago because their grades are fairly precise. I know at UVA the B+ category is often huge (like 45% of the class), and I'd guess that a stronger student would end up with a really high B+ more often than they'd end up with a low B+, meaning that they would benefit from a system with more precision. The flip side of this idea is that it could be harder for strong students to stand out at schools with a more compressed set of grades (H, P, etc.).


I've thought the same thing. My school gives 35% a B+. I don't want a B+, I want to differentiate myself; that's the whole point of grading.

Well, if you're not even going to score high enough to get in the A- range, why should you be differentiated? If law school exams are like most other thing in the world, there's going to be a normal distribution, and your scores of all the B+'s are going to be pretty similar scores.

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Re: are there t14s that are known to be really difficult graders

Postby Heartford » Fri Jul 01, 2011 10:16 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
Heartford wrote:
hereyago wrote:are there t14s that are known to be really difficult (AKA hard to get good grades or grade deflation)?

i know that u of chicago is known to be one of the toughest when trying to get good grades. are there other schools known to be like this?

thanks


I hear that it's REALLY hard to get good grades at Yale. Impossible, even.


I heard they don't even give out A's.


(thanks for picking up on my awesome joke.)

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Re: are there t14s that are known to be really difficult graders

Postby wtrc » Mon Jul 04, 2011 4:55 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
Heartford wrote:
hereyago wrote:are there t14s that are known to be really difficult (AKA hard to get good grades or grade deflation)?

i know that u of chicago is known to be one of the toughest when trying to get good grades. are there other schools known to be like this?

thanks


I hear that it's REALLY hard to get good grades at Yale. Impossible, even.


I heard they don't even give out A's.


And they give out the same number of F's as they do B's!!! Ahh

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Re: are there t14s that are known to be really difficult graders

Postby paulinaporizkova » Mon Jul 04, 2011 4:56 pm

weathercoins wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
Heartford wrote:
hereyago wrote:are there t14s that are known to be really difficult (AKA hard to get good grades or grade deflation)?

i know that u of chicago is known to be one of the toughest when trying to get good grades. are there other schools known to be like this?

thanks


I hear that it's REALLY hard to get good grades at Yale. Impossible, even.


I heard they don't even give out A's.


And they give out the same number of F's as they do B's!!! Ahh


this wasn't funny to begin with




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