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Super Narrow Curves...

M_Cool

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Super Narrow Curves...
« on: January 23, 2009, 09:56:52 AM »
The breakdown at my school is:

Top 50% = 3.2
Top 30% = 3.4
Top 20% = 3.5
Top 10% = 3.6

Anyone else have a curve this narrow or narrower?  I just think it is strange that the difference between top half and top 10% is only a little more than a third of a grade.

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Re: Super Narrow Curves...
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2009, 03:09:32 PM »
We don't get our ranks/breakdowns until 2/1. Which is really starting to piss me off... >:(

The breakdown at my school is:

Top 50% = 3.2
Top 30% = 3.4
Top 20% = 3.5
Top 10% = 3.6

Anyone else have a curve this narrow or narrower?  I just think it is strange that the difference between top half and top 10% is only a little more than a third of a grade.


Re: Super Narrow Curves...
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2009, 07:52:42 AM »
That curve sounds pretty standard to me. I'm at a 20-30 school and our curve is basically the same. Top 50% is 3.2something and Top 10% is 3.65

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Re: Super Narrow Curves...
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2009, 09:58:25 AM »
Narrow curves are the name of the game in law school.

Re: Super Narrow Curves...
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2009, 11:49:30 AM »
I think of it as the Olympics--a few tenths of a point (seconds) and you finish with no medals...

Re: Super Narrow Curves...
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2009, 12:31:03 PM »
The breakdown at my school is:

Top 50% = 3.2
Top 30% = 3.4
Top 20% = 3.5
Top 10% = 3.6

Anyone else have a curve this narrow or narrower?  I just think it is strange that the difference between top half and top 10% is only a little more than a third of a grade.


That's not as narrow as you think.  A 3.2 is below a B+ average and a 3.6 is around an A- average.  In law school, getting A range grades on a regular basis isn't exactly easy.