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MAS: Welcomes Our New Socialist Overlord

Re: MAS: Welcomes Our New Socialist Overlord
« Reply #9410 on: January 15, 2009, 03:45:54 PM »
Canadians have rights?   ???

Also, that sucks, dood.  Sorry to hear that.

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Re: MAS: Welcomes Our New Socialist Overlord
« Reply #9411 on: January 15, 2009, 05:57:18 PM »
i'm not going to say what i got, but let's just say that if all my grades are like the one i just got back, i could work at the Fargo Public Defender's office.

sorry Stot, what class was it?  :-\
did you feel good coming out of the exam?

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Re: MAS: Welcomes Our New Socialist Overlord
« Reply #9412 on: January 15, 2009, 09:33:05 PM »
i'm not going to say what i got, but let's just say that if all my grades are like the one i just got back, i could work at the Fargo Public Defender's office.

just because you're down at halftime doesn't mean you can't win.  get your head in the game and you'll be okay.

That, and who knows, your grades may be all over the place if you've only gotten back the one.

The wait over here is murdering my soul.

Although I get a memo grade back tomorrow, which I think will actually increase my anxiety because I'm pretty sure I am not pwning the curve in LRW.

Re: MAS: Welcomes Our New Socialist Overlord
« Reply #9413 on: January 15, 2009, 10:44:59 PM »
Oh, Wally.  ddub and don't go there.

(PS. If you hadn't left the FB group, you would have had this discussion months ago.  Just sayin'!)

What discussion?

Re: MAS: Welcomes Our New Socialist Overlord
« Reply #9414 on: January 16, 2009, 08:20:18 AM »
3Ls have classes?   ???

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Re: MAS: Welcomes Our New Socialist Overlord
« Reply #9415 on: January 16, 2009, 02:23:42 PM »
i think they fast-tracked our grades to try and make up for the construction nonsense (which is not that bad.  i actually kind of like looking into the "courtyard" and seeing huge machines rearranging these monumental piles of dirt.  sometimes i close my eyes and pretend i'm Siva).  anyway, what i really wish they'd do is start taking plastic in the freaking cafe.

Re: MAS: Welcomes Our New Socialist Overlord
« Reply #9416 on: January 16, 2009, 05:07:15 PM »
All right, I got a bad grade and now I need to learn from it.  I'm going to start gunning like I've never gunned before.  This is it.  Henceforth, most waking hours of 1L will be devoted to law school.  No more friends, no more socialization.  I screwed up and I need to redeem myself.

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Re: MAS: Welcomes Our New Socialist Overlord
« Reply #9417 on: January 16, 2009, 05:21:37 PM »
All right, I got a bad grade and now I need to learn from it.  I'm going to start gunning like I've never gunned before.  This is it.  Henceforth, most waking hours of 1L will be devoted to law school.  No more friends, no more socialization.  I screwed up and I need to redeem myself.

I don't know if this is the lesson to be learned from this experience.

Re: MAS: Welcomes Our New Socialist Overlord
« Reply #9418 on: January 16, 2009, 06:37:19 PM »
Very very slightly below median, or round around median, depending on who you ask.  So like a B.

What should I take from it?  I'm pretty crestfallen, though it was a Philosophy of Law type class, so it won't be replicated.  I put so many hours into studying for it, and then just got the *&^% beat out of me on the curve.

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Re: MAS: Welcomes Our New Socialist Overlord
« Reply #9419 on: January 16, 2009, 06:50:02 PM »
I mean, don't you think that one thing you might take away from this is that people on here weren't kidding when they said that there was an element of randomness to grades (at least, insofar as they don't correlate with studying time or even intelligence 100% of the time?).  You worked really hard in all your classes.  You got one grade that you were really happy with, and this one was more disappointing.  Unless there's something that you can really point to that you did differently between those two classes, I don't really think any of this says much about your study strategy.


I'm pretty crestfallen, though


Also, I think herein lies the danger of saying that you're just going to study "MORE UNTIL I AM THE BEST!!!!".  The more you eliminate other activities/things in your life to make time to study, the higher the stakes are if it doesn't pay off.  I'm not saying you shouldn't work extremely hard, because we all are, but to say that you're going to cut out everything and put all of your time into studying . . . I just really think you need to maintain other things in your life that give you a sense of fulfillment.  Or if you don't feel like there are any, you should probably find some.

I didn't mean to wax all philosophical here, but this is my honest opinion. 

ETA: Fixed typo.