"If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion."

-- The Dalai Lama

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Grades

My thoughts on my future first semester law school grades:

It's a win-win-win situation, really.

Scenario #1: I do well. Super! Pat me on the head, tell me I'm a "good student" and all is right in the world.

Scenario #2: My performance is mediocre. Fine. It won't kill me. It's an "opportunity to improve" next semester.

Scenario #3: Utter failure. Okay, so no more law school. Is that such a bad thing?

3 comments:

Shelley said...

You will get Bs, statistically speaking. It's a serious let-down if you're used to As from college (I was) but it's made up for a bit by the fact that you didn't fail, which is how you will feel in the weeks after taking your finals.

Grades are the strange part about law school. They don't begin to encompass what you may or may not have learned, but you get them anyway. You will often get a B in a class where you deserved an A, and an A where you deserved a B. It really isn't logical.

The Man said...

totally agree. Even after I take an exam, I sometimes have no idea what I will get. It's such a crapshoot. I am content with my B's and B+'s.

shell said...

That's a healthy attitude to have. Go WL!