Grades are out. Ranks and GPAs have been calculated and I am roughly in the middle.
I am not complaining. I did much better this semester, and so did everyone else apparently. The school’s email did not take my grade from Sports Law into account or the other class I am taking this summer, Entertainment Law into account either. These both will only go to raising my GPA.
My best grades were in my worst classes from last semester. Civ Pro and Torts both netted me decent scores and Contracts only fell one half letter grade from last semester. Property/Crim Law stayed the same.
No matter how I spin it, it looks like I won’t be failing out. With the curve no longer set at the god-awful 2.59-2.79 and set closer to a 3.0, I should be set to only raise in the grades department. I also am close enough to the middle that I’d have to get a concussion and lose a limb for a half semester to get kicked out. I’ll take my chances.
I am not surprised by this. I am getting the grades I honestly thought I would or that I was capable of. I have also had fun and lived my life at the same time. Some one once told me, “Don’t ever be in the middle. Always be the best or the worst at something. The middle always gets fucked.” While I agree the middle is screwed over sometimes, I am okay with it at this moment in my life. Would I like to be in the top ten? Sure. But, if I can get through school with my sanity, my understanding of life at this age, well that is the price I will pay.
I know a few of the people who may not be returning this fall whether that is due to failing grades or transfer, it is interesting to see these people and reflect on what I once thought of these people. Some I viewed as smart or dumb and some have turned out to be just the opposite. Others I thought would succeed with vigor have fizzled out with me in the dreaded middle.
Oh well. Better do well this summer.