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Pass on day 3?
« on: August 31, 2009, 09:13:36 PM »
On the third day of CivPro:

<Super hardline old school prof>: Ok, Ms. _________. State the facts of Pennoyer.

<student>: *5 seconds silence* Um........ *flips page.*

<Prof, with incredulous look>: .....yes?

<student>: *10 seconds silence* Uhhh........ *flips page*

<Prof leans across podium>

<student>: Uh...pass.

<Prof shakes head, takes down note.>


Ouch, day three. Who comes into a classroom on the third day not even being able to state a single fact from the only case we've had assigned, especially at a top tier school?

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Re: Pass on day 3?
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2009, 09:16:39 PM »
Don't be so harsh... in fact, you should be thankful for that person. It's not that often that somebody so readily steps up and says "I'll take the low grade that the mandatory curve requires the teacher give to someone." Hell, you should probably buy the person a beer and encourage them to keep up the good work. ;-)
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Re: Pass on day 3?
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2009, 09:20:34 PM »
Lol..

No harshness from me. And in a couple weeks, I probably wouldn't have paid much notice.  I just thought it was shocking that on your third day, you would come in without having at least the facts down, especially when the day before, the prof clearly states, "I will be calling on people tomorrow, and if you pass, it will affect your grade."

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Re: Pass on day 3?
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2009, 09:40:16 PM »
Lol..

No harshness from me. And in a couple weeks, I probably wouldn't have paid much notice.  I just thought it was shocking that on your third day, you would come in without having at least the facts down, especially when the day before, the prof clearly states, "I will be calling on people tomorrow, and if you pass, it will affect your grade."

maybe she just froze, she migh have know the stuff but was too scared to speak up so she passed. Being first on the first day of socratic sucks, but man get it over with is my view
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Re: Pass on day 3?
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2009, 06:28:09 PM »
Somebody passed on the second day here, except they admitted they hadn't even read the case.

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Re: Pass on day 3?
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2009, 03:13:33 PM »
So glad I go to a reputable school where exams matter, not subjective BS that occurs in class....

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Re: Pass on day 3?
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2009, 07:04:45 PM »
We've had 3 people pass in our Contracts class already, and today the professor gave us all a lecture on the importance of preparing.  Seriously i dont know whats so hard about just looking up the case online and finding a brief if you couldnt get all the reading done, at least if you do that you wont look like a complete idiot.

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Re: Pass on day 3?
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2011, 07:46:12 PM »
We've had 3 people pass in our Contracts class already, and today the professor gave us all a lecture on the importance of preparing.  Seriously i dont know whats so hard about just looking up the case online and finding a brief if you couldnt get all the reading done, at least if you do that you wont look like a complete idiot.

Sure wish that when I went to law school more stuff was online. It wasn't too long ago that the high-notes (if that was what they were called) case summaries from the bookstore were all you could get and often they were not for your book so you only had 50% of the cases. I somewhat envy students now... though law school was hell so I care not to do it again.
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