Jan. 27th, 2010 03:23 pm
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For my first semester, I managed a 3.0 GPA. I was really bloody stoked by that. Like, beyond words stoked [Especially when that consisted of an A- in Contracts and a B+ in Torts]. Even my other two grades weren't bad. C in CivPro which still confuses me and a B- in Crim... which I was actually surprised at given that my teacher had issues with my writing. I'm sorry that I use polysyllabic words and write in sentences longer than five words but it's how I write and I've been doing it for a long time. But I digress.

Still, I was THRILLED. Utterly thrilled. Went into this semester feeling good about things and ready to take on the world, as it were.

Then, today, we got our rankings.


I now feel like shit. I know I'm an over-achiever, but that's just how I am. I'm a perfectionist. And I KNEW I wasn't going to be in the top 10%, but I had hoped (especially after talking to some of my friends and hearing that we all did roughly the same) that I'd be sitting in the top 30% of the class.

Not... edging into the top half by the fucking skin of my teeth.

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Date: 2010-01-27 08:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Huh, they don't do rankings here, as far as I know.

I'm a perfectionist too and I'm trying really hard not to be upset that I fell from Excellent standing to Good standing after last semester. I should just be grateful that I passed Anthropology since I was expecting to fail, but my average makes me sad.

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Date: 2010-01-27 08:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
It's OK. I have a 3.1 and from what I've determined, I'm in the 3rd quartile. So lower-ranked than you. Does that help?

(We don't get official rankings or quartiles; I'm just using the numbers from last year.)


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Date: 2010-01-27 08:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm a perfectionist too - but think about it. You're at law school, surrounded by perfectionists.

It's gonna be crazy-competitive.

You're doing well! You've got a 3.0! You've got 101 classmates who aren't doing nearly as well. Remember - you're awesome and that desire for perfection is going to come in really handy once you're a lawyer.

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Date: 2010-01-27 09:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

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Date: 2010-01-27 09:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
BOOO Stupid numbers.

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Date: 2010-01-28 04:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Ack. Sweetie, I knew this was going to come up way back when you applied to enter law school because it was apparent even then that you are a hardcore perfectionist. And as a perfectionist, I know this isn't what you're going to want to hear, but you did really well. I for one am very proud of your achievement. A 3.0 GPA is nothing to sneeze at honey. Focus on the GPA and not the ranking. You need to focus on the things that made you happier rather than the things that bring you further down, because as a perfectionist nothing is usually going to make you one hundred percent happy because you're always striving to go that extra mile simply because you try harder than nearly everyone else. Be proud of the fact that you care and that you are conscientious in your work. Good job!

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Date: 2010-01-28 07:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
That is still awesome!!!

Focusing entirely on the awesome here!!!!



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