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 OperaSoprano » Wed May 05, 2010 1:49 am

ZXCVBNM wrote:
pany1985 wrote:
BobSacamano wrote:
amyLAchemist wrote:Oh, that happened to me too. I went to the gym immediately after, and I burst into tears in the weight room. Looked like a total nut job I am sure. I studied so much all semester/spring break......I cannot even express it. Everyone said it was easy, and I thought there were tricks to the questions. So pretty much, FML.

The gym solves a lot of stress problems, but not all of them. But oh Insomnia, hai, and I hate you.

If there's anything I learned first semester it's that if someone thought the exam was easy, they were definitely missing something. If they finished early, they were probably missing something.


I thought one of my exams was easy and I got an A on it. Anecdotal evidence to the rescue!


Finishing early, though... that's a sure sign that you fucked up.


Not always. I finished with lots of time to spare last semester.


And you didn't compulsively recheck everything?

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

Postby Leeroy Jenkins » Wed May 05, 2010 1:52 am

OperaSoprano wrote:And you didn't compulsively recheck everything?

Who has time to recheck stuff

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

Postby ZXCVBNM » Wed May 05, 2010 1:52 am

i didn't say i left early. i did fix-up a few small things with time remaining.

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

Postby ZXCVBNM » Wed May 05, 2010 1:53 am

my point wasn't to show off, especially since no one knows who i am, my point was to say don't worry if you finish a little early, maybe its because you know your shit

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

Postby OperaSoprano » Wed May 05, 2010 1:56 am

ZXCVBNM wrote:i didn't say i left early. i did fix-up a few small things with time remaining.


Lol, I am relieved.

I need every available moment, because I'm not the fastest typist. I have to hit the ground running as quickly as possible.

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

Postby Bankhead » Wed May 05, 2010 2:02 am

god i would never leave a final early -- why wouldn't you just add another issue or two or polish up what u already have.

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Postby Leeroy Jenkins » Wed May 05, 2010 2:25 am

Bankhead wrote:god i would never leave a final early -- why wouldn't you just add another issue or two or polish up what u already have.

lol @ 'just add another issue' how do you add an issue that isn't there. at best your professor will lol inside, at worse he will think you don't understand anything you're talking about

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

Postby stinger35 » Wed May 05, 2010 2:31 am

Leeroy Jenkins wrote:
Bankhead wrote:god i would never leave a final early -- why wouldn't you just add another issue or two or polish up what u already have.

lol @ 'just add another issue' how do you add an issue that isn't there. at best your professor will lol inside, at worse he will think you don't understand anything you're talking about


Disagree, obviously depending on the circumstances. As I stated earlier, my teacher bases questions on recent cases. Those cases have so many issues, its ridiculous, especially with how little info is given. Undoubtedly, he is looking for 1-3 issues. However, there are certainly other ones there and instead of him LOL'ing he might actually be impressed.

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

Postby OperaSoprano » Wed May 05, 2010 7:56 am

I am feeling better this morning. To the people who "caught" me posting in here and told me not to worry: you guys are so sweet. That's kind of surreal, actually.

Sic itur ad astra!

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

Postby 270910 » Wed May 05, 2010 8:47 am

Renzo wrote:And when my baby is crying because she's hungry, and I can't get a job, I'll just look her in her tiny baby face and tell her, "sorry, baby. Daddy tried his best."


Graveyard humor WIN

The stress that comes with taking exams then waiting for grades is just the worst

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

Postby A'nold » Wed May 05, 2010 4:55 pm

Bankhead wrote:
dresden doll wrote:
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dresden doll wrote:Call me heartless, but I'd have more sympathy for a person that did badly last semester and is now clinging to hope that things will go over much, much better the second time around.

Boo-hoo-hoo for top 10 percent kids that feel like /self at the thought of sinking to median.


Not all of us are at a top6 love.


True enough.

What's also true is that it's generally unwise to attend a school where you can't afford to graduate at median. Odds = not in your favor.


When you put in 12 hour days, you find that it doesn't exactly come down to a roll of the dice...


+1 a billion. That said, how could this thread have gone to 4 pages w/out me? I have to be the unofficial leader. Think about it: top 4%, 1st in section, TTT, must actually DO BETTER than last semester. Don't know anything going into exams. Gunners on the prowl, smell blood. If I fall out of the top 10% I don't get law review AND don't get to transfer and become an average student at a school w/ like a 20% employment rate..........A'nold unanimous thread king?

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

Postby seespotrun » Wed May 05, 2010 6:42 pm

How did I not see this thread? I've been trolling for company in my irrational fear for weeks. See the exam rant thread.

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

Postby vanwinkle » Wed May 05, 2010 7:12 pm

I ran out of stuff to talk about in Con Law with 30 minutes left.

I kept staring at the test for the last 30 minutes going WHAT THE HELL AM I MISSING HERE!?!?!

There are two possibilities. Either I produced a great answer in half as many words and less time than it took me on any of my exams last semester, or I just completely and utterly tanked Con Law.

The best part is I get to wait two months before I discover which is true!

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

Postby vamedic03 » Wed May 05, 2010 10:51 pm

vanwinkle wrote:I ran out of stuff to talk about in Con Law with 30 minutes left.

I kept staring at the test for the last 30 minutes going WHAT THE HELL AM I MISSING HERE!?!?!

There are two possibilities. Either I produced a great answer in half as many words and less time than it took me on any of my exams last semester, or I just completely and utterly tanked Con Law.

The best part is I get to wait two months before I discover which is true!


If it makes you feel any better, I finished every Fall 1L exam between 10 and 60 minutes early and did, um, rather well . . .

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

Postby prezidentv8 » Thu May 06, 2010 4:59 pm

^hahahahaha

Well, I is done.

Sooooo we shall see if I wrote anything halfway intelligent on my exams in a bit.

Cheers

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

Postby rayiner » Thu May 06, 2010 5:17 pm

Finished my last exam!

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

Postby OperaSoprano » Thu May 06, 2010 5:20 pm

Congratulations, Ray and Prez! Super jealous... I don't even start until the 12th.

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

Postby rayiner » Thu May 06, 2010 6:18 pm

Thanks OS!

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

Postby BobSacamano » Thu May 06, 2010 7:11 pm

I took my Con Law exam today. I'm 90% sure that I bombed. My essay was complete and total fluff. I had some semblance of an answer in my head, but it sure did not get onto my computer screen. My only hope is that the rest of the class bombed as well.

I hate finals. This is such an awful feeling.

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

Postby A'nold » Thu May 06, 2010 7:25 pm

amyLAchemist wrote:Anyways, did K exam. I feel like it went well, but I <3 Ks, so i could be very biased.


This reminds me of a Harvard study on law student personalities and what subjects they are likely to like/dislike. 0L's should pay close attention to this chart:

1. Contracts: social mutanty types, pocket protector-wearing, boring, sciency or accounting types.
2. Property: average, dull, save the whale hippie types.
3. Civ Pro: ?????????
4. Crim Law and Torts: cool, down to earth, normal, people you'd like to have a beer w/ types. 8)

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

Postby Leeroy Jenkins » Thu May 06, 2010 7:31 pm

rayiner wrote:Finished my last exam!

High-five, rayiner!

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

Postby rayiner » Thu May 06, 2010 7:32 pm

amyLAchemist wrote:Anyways, did K exam. I feel like it went well, but I <3 Ks, so i could be very biased.


'Grats!

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Postby rayiner » Thu May 06, 2010 7:33 pm

A'nold wrote:
amyLAchemist wrote:Anyways, did K exam. I feel like it went well, but I <3 Ks, so i could be very biased.


This reminds me of a Harvard study on law student personalities and what subjects they are likely to like/dislike. 0L's should pay close attention to this chart:

1. Contracts: social mutanty types, pocket protector-wearing, boring, sciency or accounting types.
2. Property: average, dull, save the whale hippie types.
3. Civ Pro: Ray
4. Crim Law and Torts: cool, down to earth, normal, people you'd like to have a beer w/ types. 8)

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Postby rayiner » Thu May 06, 2010 7:33 pm

Leeroy Jenkins wrote:
rayiner wrote:Finished my last exam!

High-five, rayiner!


Ty!

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

Postby OperaSoprano » Thu May 06, 2010 7:33 pm

A'nold wrote:
amyLAchemist wrote:Anyways, did K exam. I feel like it went well, but I <3 Ks, so i could be very biased.


This reminds me of a Harvard study on law student personalities and what subjects they are likely to like/dislike. 0L's should pay close attention to this chart:

1. Contracts: social mutanty types, pocket protector-wearing, boring, sciency or accounting types.
2. Property: average, dull, save the whale hippie types.
3. Civ Pro: ?????????
4. Crim Law and Torts: cool, down to earth, normal, people you'd like to have a beer w/ types. 8)


I liked Crim Law and Property... what does that say about me?

And to Amy: Congrats!




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