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Two classes out of every five...

Postby BananaHammock » Thu Dec 18, 2008 1:22 am

Is that the rule then?

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Re: Two classes out of every five...

Postby enygma » Thu Dec 18, 2008 5:53 pm

i have no idea what you're talking about.

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Re: Two classes out of every five...

Postby casper00 » Tue Dec 30, 2008 9:38 pm

is that a quote from One L? (speak in class 2/5)

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Re: Two classes out of every five...

Postby BananaHammock » Wed Dec 31, 2008 4:49 am

casper00 wrote:is that a quote from One L? (speak in class 2/5)


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Re: Two classes out of every five...

Postby Genki » Wed Dec 31, 2008 4:55 am

how about speak in class whenever you actually have something worthwhile to say or when you want clarification on a topic. wouldn't that be a better rule?

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Re: Two classes out of every five...

Postby Stanford4Me » Wed Dec 31, 2008 5:25 am

Genki wrote:how about speak in class whenever you actually have something worthwhile to say or when you want clarification on a topic. wouldn't that be a better rule?

+1

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Re: Two classes out of every five...

Postby casper00 » Wed Dec 31, 2008 12:12 pm

Stanford4Me wrote:
Genki wrote:how about speak in class whenever you actually have something worthwhile to say or when you want clarification on a topic. wouldn't that be a better rule?

+1


Not if you read the book. The rationale goes that with the Socratic method if you speak 2/5 classes then you're less likely to be called upon blindly when you don't know the answer. Just reading the f*ing book, its good.

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Re: Two classes out of every five...

Postby iagolives » Wed Dec 31, 2008 12:17 pm

casper00 wrote:
Stanford4Me wrote:
Genki wrote:how about speak in class whenever you actually have something worthwhile to say or when you want clarification on a topic. wouldn't that be a better rule?

+1


Not if you read the book. The rationale goes that with the Socratic method if you speak 2/5 classes then you're less likely to be called upon blindly when you don't know the answer. Just reading the f*ing book, its good.


Yeah, the book is pretty good. People say that it "scares" them but it didn't really scare me away. Neither did "Paper Chase" for that matter... Did anyone else watch that?

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Re: Two classes out of every five...

Postby ObviouslyMasochistic » Wed Dec 31, 2008 1:53 pm

iagolives wrote:
casper00 wrote:
Stanford4Me wrote:
Genki wrote:how about speak in class whenever you actually have something worthwhile to say or when you want clarification on a topic. wouldn't that be a better rule?

+1


Not if you read the book. The rationale goes that with the Socratic method if you speak 2/5 classes then you're less likely to be called upon blindly when you don't know the answer. Just reading the f*ing book, its good.


Yeah, the book is pretty good. People say that it "scares" them but it didn't really scare me away. Neither did "Paper Chase" for that matter... Did anyone else watch that?


Yeah, saw it a while back. Pretty good movie and the professor's daughter was pretty smokin. I'm with you though, neither One L nor Paper Chase scared me about law school.

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Re: Two classes out of every five...

Postby ggocat » Wed Dec 31, 2008 2:06 pm

casper00 wrote:Not if you read the book. The rationale goes that with the Socratic method if you speak 2/5 classes then you're less likely to be called upon blindly when you don't know the answer. Just reading the f*ing book, its good.


Who cares about not knowing the answer? And if you do care, the best way to avoid being called on blindly when you don't know the answer is to read for class and know the answer.

Genki wrote:how about speak in class whenever you actually have something worthwhile to say or when you want clarification on a topic. wouldn't that be a better rule?

Eh, I could do without people speaking when they think they have something worthwhile to say. IMO, a law student in class is not usually the best judge of when he/she is saying something worthwhile. As for clarifying a topic or issue, +1.

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Re: Two classes out of every five...

Postby uvalaw4l » Wed Dec 31, 2008 2:15 pm

Depends on the prof. I had one who only called on those who volunteered. Others used some sort of system; you knew what particular day you'd be on call or, more commonly, a certain section of the class was on call on a certain day of the week or for a certain period of time. Most profs made it a point to call on each student at least once, even if you had volunteered. And others didn't cold-call at all.

I only had a handful of professors that adhered to the completely random Socratic method.

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Re: Two classes out of every five...

Postby underachiever » Wed Dec 31, 2008 3:49 pm

[quote="Genki"Yeah, the book is pretty good. People say that it "scares" them but it didn't really scare me away. Neither did "Paper Chase" for that matter... Did anyone else watch that?[/quote]

Actually made me want to go to Law School more



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