Pennoyer: irrational fears of 1Ls who did well last semester

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Re: Pennoyer: irrational fears of 1Ls who did well last semester

Postby stinger35 » Thu May 06, 2010 11:26 pm

A'nold wrote:I felt completely out of sync on my first final. I feel very behind and unprepared. Hope I did not screw myself over this semester.


Out of sync is a good word to describe what I felt too (shocker). I feel like I was stating/applying the law pretty well but wasn't sure if I was spotting the things the professor was testing and felt like I wasn't organizing my discussions in order. Who knows though. Startin to feel better and realizing I need to move on to con law.

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Re: Pennoyer: irrational fears of 1Ls who did well last semester

Postby shmoo597 » Fri May 07, 2010 12:19 am

stinger35 wrote:First semester, I walked out of most of my exams feeling like I did pretty decent and really well in one. I was prepared and pretty sure that i would get median and was hoping for 30% or so. It turned out, I killed all of them.

This semester, I am walking out feeling like shit. But now with the grades, I want to transfer, law review, etc.

Think that I just feel that way because of the pressure?


This.

Also, fucking hilarious thread/concept. Glad I'm not alone here.

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Re: Pennoyer: irrational fears of 1Ls who did well last semester

Postby A'nold » Fri May 07, 2010 3:03 am

stinger35 wrote:
A'nold wrote:I felt completely out of sync on my first final. I feel very behind and unprepared. Hope I did not screw myself over this semester.


Out of sync is a good word to describe what I felt too (shocker). I feel like I was stating/applying the law pretty well but wasn't sure if I was spotting the things the professor was testing and felt like I wasn't organizing my discussions in order. Who knows though. Startin to feel better and realizing I need to move on to con law.


What up brotha? 8)

I kept trying to force myself to not be conclusory but I felt like I wasn't 100% committed to the analysis or something and that I was throwing out a lot of fluff instead of substance. I didn't feel like I was going step by step and was instead hurrying through each liability paragraph.

The word limit was at least 50% of this. I couldn't figure out whether to focus on a thorough analysis of less issues or to do less analysis and spot more issues......I guess I went w/ the issue spotter approach. Word limits for Crim Law = sucky. Word limits for Torts = a nightmare. Yet, I have both.

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Re: Pennoyer: irrational fears of 1Ls who did well last semester

Postby apper123 » Fri May 07, 2010 3:18 am

today i was typing an exam

i typed 2 paragraphs and realized i had no idea what i was talking about

so i kept typing

hopefully i typed some correct things

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Re: Pennoyer: irrational fears of 1Ls who did well last semester

Postby vanwinkle » Fri May 07, 2010 3:19 am

apper123 wrote:today i was typing an exam

i typed 2 paragraphs and realized i had no idea what i was talking about

so i kept typing

hopefully i typed some correct things

That pretty much sums up my Con Law experience.

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Re: Pennoyer: irrational fears of 1Ls who did well last semester

Postby pany1985 » Fri May 07, 2010 3:20 am

Take homes are tough. I actually feel more confident walking out of in-class exams, probably since I know the curve won't be as tight. On take homes, almost everyone gonna get the important law right and there's more of a penalty if you miss something.

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Re: Pennoyer: irrational fears of 1Ls who did well last semester

Postby wannabealonghorn » Fri May 07, 2010 3:44 am

What happens if the questions asks you to start out with phrase "AGREE" or "DISAGREE" and I put "DISAGREE" then ended up arguing for "AGREE" but accidently didn't change it to "AGREE?" Am I screwed?

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Re: Pennoyer: irrational fears of 1Ls who did well last semester

Postby Leeroy Jenkins » Fri May 07, 2010 3:50 am

wannabealonghorn wrote:What happens if the questions asks you to start out with phrase "AGREE" or "DISAGREE" and I put "DISAGREE" then ended up arguing for "AGREE" but accidently didn't change it to "AGREE?" Am I screwed?

auto-fail

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Re: Pennoyer: irrational fears of 1Ls who did well last semester

Postby pany1985 » Fri May 07, 2010 3:58 am

Leeroy Jenkins wrote:
wannabealonghorn wrote:What happens if the questions asks you to start out with phrase "AGREE" or "DISAGREE" and I put "DISAGREE" then ended up arguing for "AGREE" but accidently didn't change it to "AGREE?" Am I screwed?

auto-fail


Start preparing your transfer application to Cooley

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Re: Pennoyer: irrational fears of 1Ls who did well last semester

Postby rbgrocio » Fri May 07, 2010 6:58 am

pany1985 wrote:
Leeroy Jenkins wrote:
wannabealonghorn wrote:What happens if the questions asks you to start out with phrase "AGREE" or "DISAGREE" and I put "DISAGREE" then ended up arguing for "AGREE" but accidently didn't change it to "AGREE?" Am I screwed?

auto-fail


Start preparing your transfer application to Cooley



Nothing will happen. I made really stupid mistakes on my Ks final last semester, and I still walked out with an A. They know that you know your stuff by looking at your reasoning.

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Re: Pennoyer: irrational fears of 1Ls who did well last semester

Postby 270910 » Fri May 07, 2010 9:03 am

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Re: Pennoyer: irrational fears of 1Ls who did well last semester

Postby FlightoftheEarls » Fri May 07, 2010 12:03 pm

betasteve wrote:Similarly, I typed 3 paragraphs on one issue, then going back to the fact pattern, I realized I missed a tiny, yet important sentence. Thus, my three paragraphs ended with a statement basically saying: However, because of fact x, the above will not apply to the ∏ because of y and z.

It was annoying.

Hahaha, thank god I'm not the only one who has done this multiple times.

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Re: Pennoyer: irrational fears of 1Ls who did well last semester

Postby apper123 » Fri May 07, 2010 1:16 pm

betasteve wrote:
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Similarly, I typed 3 paragraphs on one issue, then going back to the fact pattern, I realized I missed a tiny, yet important sentence. Thus, my three paragraphs ended with a statement basically saying: However, because of fact x, the above will not apply to the ∏ because of y and z.

It was annoying.

I do this all the time. Totally standard.

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Re: Pennoyer: irrational fears of 1Ls who did well last semester

Postby sanpiero » Fri May 07, 2010 1:16 pm

FlightoftheEarls wrote:
betasteve wrote:Similarly, I typed 3 paragraphs on one issue, then going back to the fact pattern, I realized I missed a tiny, yet important sentence. Thus, my three paragraphs ended with a statement basically saying: However, because of fact x, the above will not apply to the ∏ because of y and z.

It was annoying.

Hahaha, thank god I'm not the only one who has done this multiple times.


:lol: +1

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Re: Pennoyer: irrational fears of 1Ls who did well last semester

Postby mac.empress » Fri May 07, 2010 1:29 pm

amyLAchemist wrote:i just got banged in the head with the dryer door so hard my face is swollen. i also have a bruised butt from falling on my bike helmet during said incident. And I am trying to study con law. GAH


Geeeeeeezzzzz!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Pennoyer: irrational fears of 1Ls who did well last semester

Postby sanpiero » Fri May 07, 2010 1:38 pm

amyLAchemist wrote:i just got banged in the head with the dryer door so hard my face is swollen.


Sorry! I'd be interested to know how this part happened??? :D

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Re: Pennoyer: irrational fears of 1Ls who did well last semester

Postby apper123 » Fri May 07, 2010 2:42 pm

,LAAAAAAAW SCHO0000OOOL

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Re: Pennoyer: irrational fears of 1Ls who did well last semester

Postby 270910 » Fri May 07, 2010 2:43 pm

apper123 wrote:,LAAAAAAAW SCHO0000OOOL


Quoted for deep, impenetrable meaning.

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Re: Pennoyer: irrational fears of 1Ls who did well last semester

Postby sophie316 » Fri May 07, 2010 7:04 pm

God that was awful. I walked out of all my exams feeling good last semester. I think i may actually have just flat out failed, it took me 1.5 hours of a 3.5 exam to even understand the question and im pretty sure i left a 'come back to this' in parentheses somewhere in the first question and did not even finish the second.

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Re: Pennoyer: irrational fears of 1Ls who did well last semester

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Re: Pennoyer: irrational fears of 1Ls who did well last semester

Postby seespotrun » Fri May 07, 2010 7:12 pm

apper123 wrote:,LAAAAAAAW SCHO0000OOOL


OUTTTLLLLINNNNESSSSS


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Re: Pennoyer: irrational fears of 1Ls who did well last semester

Postby jp0094 » Fri May 07, 2010 7:34 pm

my prop professor included a personal property essay. All was great, except we never covered personal property....

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Re: Pennoyer: irrational fears of 1Ls who did well last semester

Postby seespotrun » Fri May 07, 2010 7:36 pm

jp0094 wrote:my prop professor included a personal property essay. All was great, except we never covered personal property....

WTF :shock:

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Re: Pennoyer: irrational fears of 1Ls who did well last semester

Postby rbgrocio » Fri May 07, 2010 7:37 pm

jp0094 wrote:my prop professor included a personal property essay. All was great, except we never covered personal property....



lol. My final had 58 questions. 30 were deeds and we spent 5 minutes one day doing deeds.




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