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ElizaB

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Anybody else really glad to get an "average" grade?
« on: January 05, 2006, 04:25:09 PM »
I got my first grade back and it was in one of the classes that I was most concerned about.  I guess you could say that it was the middle or average grade in the class.  This grade puts me somewhere below the top third but above the bottom 40 percent of those in the class.  Now I don't know my other grades, but I was happy (not elated, but content) when I got this grade. 

If you would have asked me before law school, I probably would have said that I would have been a little disapointed with this grade.  However, when I saw the grade, I felt this sense of relief.  I guess I was happy to know that, at least in this class, I am not at the very bottom of my class.

Anybody else feel this way? Happy to be "average"?
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Re: Anybody else really glad to get an "average" grade?
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2006, 04:29:39 PM »
I'm not sure if I'm happy to be average but I am happy I'm making it. 

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Re: Anybody else really glad to get an "average" grade?
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2006, 08:47:53 PM »
I have two of my grades so far, and they are very good (my school has a weird grading policy). I thought I had gotten a D in legal research and writing. I literally handed in the final 1/2 an hour late and did not get to finish my pincites, but I really did not do bad at all. I think you're right to be content, because as long as you're in the middle of the pack, you can move on up, but they won't kick you out for being at the bottom (my school asks the bottom 10% to leave i've been told).

Good luck on the rest of your grades and next semester.

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Re: Anybody else really glad to get an "average" grade?
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2006, 04:40:44 AM »
I would kill for average scores. I dont think I did terrible on the finals, but everyone feels the same so its all on comparison. Crim Law, Contracts, and Civ Pro are scaring the hell out of me. What really sucks is that we dont get our grades until the end of Feb!!!! >:( SMU wont release any scores even though I know Civ Pro and Legal Writing have already been graded.
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Re: Anybody else really glad to get an "average" grade?
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2006, 09:48:44 AM »
I only got two grades and they put me in the 50% range of my class... i cant tell you im happy with that but its a hell of a lot better than D's (sorry if you got em).
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Re: Anybody else really glad to get an "average" grade?
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2006, 10:00:18 AM »
I would kill for average scores. I dont think I did terrible on the finals, but everyone feels the same so its all on comparison. Crim Law, Contracts, and Civ Pro are scaring the hell out of me. What really sucks is that we dont get our grades until the end of Feb!!!! >:( SMU wont release any scores even though I know Civ Pro and Legal Writing have already been graded.

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Re: Anybody else really glad to get an "average" grade?
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2006, 01:28:46 PM »
just got my grades. Here's a stupid question. How does one know where he stands in class for the first semester? I thought we can find that only after an year. Although I have a good feeling I am up there (3.8 GPA), it would be good to know. ALso how does one know what teh "average" grade is for a particular course?

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Re: Anybody else really glad to get an "average" grade?
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2006, 01:35:48 PM »
I have 2 B+s so far, which I think puts me in the top half...? But I have no idea really.  I was incredibly relieved to get the B+ in contracts, because I missed a HUGE issue on the final.  However that's also annoying b/c I know that if I'd gotten that issue, I probably would have gotten an A.  Oh well. 

ChemDr... that is an excellent GPA.  I don't think anyone has rankings yet, but do you know how your law school curves?  For example, my law school does roughly 20% A's, 70% B's, and 10% C's.  I'm not sure what the +/- breakdown is but based on that curve I'd think a 3.8 would be somewhere around top 10%?  Basically, you know what the average grade is if the professor tells you or if the curve is standardized.

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Re: Anybody else really glad to get an "average" grade?
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2006, 01:44:07 PM »
I have 2 B+s so far, which I think puts me in the top half...? But I have no idea really.  I was incredibly relieved to get the B+ in contracts, because I missed a HUGE issue on the final.  However that's also annoying b/c I know that if I'd gotten that issue, I probably would have gotten an A.  Oh well. 

ChemDr... that is an excellent GPA.  I don't think anyone has rankings yet, but do you know how your law school curves?  For example, my law school does roughly 20% A's, 70% B's, and 10% C's.  I'm not sure what the +/- breakdown is but based on that curve I'd think a 3.8 would be somewhere around top 10%?  Basically, you know what the average grade is if the professor tells you or if the curve is standardized.

Wish we had your curve...ours is 10% A, 25%b-B+...they want a C+ median for the 1L class, and a B median for 2-3L...



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Re: Anybody else really glad to get an "average" grade?
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2006, 01:53:20 PM »
Similar curve for ours:

1L courses average between 2.3 and 2.7; other courses between 2.5 and 2.9.