How to handle closed book exams

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Re: How to handle closed book exams

Postby lawyerhopefull » Thu May 13, 2010 11:09 pm

"it was an honor just to be nominated....." "wait can we have that back you took the classic by mistake.....Mrs. James!"...

disco_barred wrote:Don't fight it, kid. The nomination and selection process on these things has no room for appeal.

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Re: How to handle closed book exams

Postby seespotrun » Thu May 13, 2010 11:19 pm

lawyerhopeful, don't quote me.

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Re: How to handle closed book exams

Postby d34d9823 » Thu May 13, 2010 11:23 pm

If you think Open Book tests are easier, you're doing it wrong. If you're doing a good job on the test, you won't have time to read your notes anyway.

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Re: How to handle closed book exams

Postby solidsnake » Thu May 13, 2010 11:57 pm

To echo what the regulars in here said more or less: I too do better on closed book exams because it gives you more incentive to MEMORIZE your outline during exam prep. Make your own outline using a synthesis of class notes and upperclassmen outlines FOR THAT PROF, just as would in prepping for an open book exam. Then provided you understand everything in the outline, begin to memorize it PAGE BY PAGE. Literally go through it and recite (out loud if need be) every line, then go back again and look at just the headings reciting lines from memory. Spaced repetition is the key to forming long term memories. So go on to page two, but go back to page one between cycles. Then onto page three. You want to be a walking encyclopedia but the info you are using, however, is limited to only what is in your outline, which should be done well before the active memorization stage takes place (as vanwinkle noted, you will naturally make some passive memorization gains while you are constructing the outline as well).

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Re: How to handle closed book exams

Postby Leeroy Jenkins » Fri May 14, 2010 12:08 am

lawyerhopefull wrote:your jokeing right? How'd you do if serious?

Leeroy Jenkins wrote:I handled my closed book exams the same way I handled my open book exams: blind and without a clue as to what I'm writing about.

There's no how to it. Not doing a single reading and zero hours of studying does wonders for your exammanship.

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Re: How to handle closed book exams

Postby lawyerhopefull » Fri May 14, 2010 12:13 am

troll

Leeroy Jenkins wrote:
lawyerhopefull wrote:your jokeing right? How'd you do if serious?

Leeroy Jenkins wrote:I handled my closed book exams the same way I handled my open book exams: blind and without a clue as to what I'm writing about.

There's no how to it. Not doing a single reading and zero hours of studying does wonders for your exammanship.

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Re: How to handle closed book exams

Postby Kohinoor » Fri May 14, 2010 12:50 am

disco_barred wrote:Don't fight it, kid. The nomination and selection process on these things has no room for appeal.

*spots procedural due process issue*
*scribbles furiously*
*remembers state action problem*
*erases sadly*

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Re: How to handle closed book exams

Postby lawyerhopefull » Fri May 14, 2010 2:32 am

lawschools not that hard, people just like to pretend it is to have a "battle story" latter(and they like to pretend life is hard for a "woe is me" moment) Think about it, even "horrible" T4's only have a 30% attrition rate and that is the "worst" ones out there. That means your are almost a sure bet to graduate even from them, and even more so if you walk in the door in an T1. Basicly you show up, dont kill yourself, and you get the degree....BFD.

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Re: How to handle closed book exams

Postby rbgrocio » Fri May 14, 2010 7:22 am

lawyerhopefull wrote:lawschools not that hard, people just like to pretend it is to have a "battle story" latter(and they like to pretend life is hard for a "woe is me" moment) Think about it, even "horrible" T4's only have a 30% attrition rate and that is the "worst" ones out there. That means your are almost a sure bet to graduate even from them, and even more so if you walk in the door in an T1. Basicly you show up, dont kill yourself, and you get the degree....BFD.



Perhaps but not everyone is happy with just making it. Some people, like myself, think that if you are going to put money and time into it you must as well strive for the freaking A.

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Re: How to handle closed book exams

Postby vanwinkle » Fri May 14, 2010 7:47 am

lawyerhopefull wrote:lawschools not that hard, people just like to pretend it is to have a "battle story" latter(and they like to pretend life is hard for a "woe is me" moment) Think about it, even "horrible" T4's only have a 30% attrition rate and that is the "worst" ones out there. That means your are almost a sure bet to graduate even from them, and even more so if you walk in the door in an T1. Basicly you show up, dont kill yourself, and you get the degree....BFD.

Yes, but if you actually want a job when you'd graduate, you'd better do a hell of a lot better than bottom half of the class, especially if you're at a lower-tier school. Since most people going to law school are doing it to find a job, law school is actually hard work for most students.

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Re: How to handle closed book exams

Postby seespotrun » Fri May 14, 2010 9:18 am

lawyerhopefull wrote:lawschools not that hard, people just like to pretend it is to have a "battle story" latter(and they like to pretend life is hard for a "woe is me" moment) Think about it, even "horrible" T4's only have a 30% attrition rate and that is the "worst" ones out there. That means your are almost a sure bet to graduate even from them, and even more so if you walk in the door in an T1. Basicly you show up, dont kill yourself, and you get the degree....BFD.


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Re: How to handle closed book exams

Postby JordynAsh » Fri May 14, 2010 9:23 am

seespotrun wrote:
lawyerhopefull wrote:lawschools not that hard, people just like to pretend it is to have a "battle story" latter(and they like to pretend life is hard for a "woe is me" moment) Think about it, even "horrible" T4's only have a 30% attrition rate and that is the "worst" ones out there. That means your are almost a sure bet to graduate even from them, and even more so if you walk in the door in an T1. Basicly you show up, dont kill yourself, and you get the degree....BFD.


Over/under on ^ getting the banhammer?


Srsly. Lock this bag of crazy up!

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Re: How to handle closed book exams

Postby lawyerhopefull » Fri May 14, 2010 7:57 pm

Dear God, he stated a fact that want about boobies or turds, next he'll say that up is the opposit of down......stop this madman! :shock:

seespotrun wrote:
lawyerhopefull wrote:lawschools not that hard, people just like to pretend it is to have a "battle story" latter(and they like to pretend life is hard for a "woe is me" moment) Think about it, even "horrible" T4's only have a 30% attrition rate and that is the "worst" ones out there. That means your are almost a sure bet to graduate even from them, and even more so if you walk in the door in an T1. Basicly you show up, dont kill yourself, and you get the degree....BFD.


Over/under on ^ getting the banhammer?

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Re: How to handle closed book exams

Postby Leeroy Jenkins » Fri May 14, 2010 8:20 pm

seespotrun wrote:
lawyerhopefull wrote:lawschools not that hard, people just like to pretend it is to have a "battle story" latter(and they like to pretend life is hard for a "woe is me" moment) Think about it, even "horrible" T4's only have a 30% attrition rate and that is the "worst" ones out there. That means your are almost a sure bet to graduate even from them, and even more so if you walk in the door in an T1. Basicly you show up, dont kill yourself, and you get the degree....BFD.


Over/under on ^ getting the banhammer?

why does this warrant a ban? it's not even inflammatory, in fact it's somewhat truthful

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Re: How to handle closed book exams

Postby lawyerhopefull » Fri May 14, 2010 8:36 pm

because people truth is to BS is like soap to oil, and people full of it freak out at the sight of it. :wink:

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Re: How to handle closed book exams

Postby lawyerhopefull » Fri May 14, 2010 8:44 pm

crazy!crazy!I'll show them....I'm show themall!!!!.....I tried to tell them but no one would listen, why wouldnt they listen?!?!?! :shock:


JordynAsh wrote:
seespotrun wrote:
lawyerhopefull wrote:lawschools not that hard, people just like to pretend it is to have a "battle story" latter(and they like to pretend life is hard for a "woe is me" moment) Think about it, even "horrible" T4's only have a 30% attrition rate and that is the "worst" ones out there. That means your are almost a sure bet to graduate even from them, and even more so if you walk in the door in an T1. Basicly you show up, dont kill yourself, and you get the degree....BFD.


Over/under on ^ getting the banhammer?


Srsly. Lock this bag of crazy up!

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Re: How to handle closed book exams

Postby mikeytwoshoes » Fri May 14, 2010 11:06 pm

disco_barred wrote:
lawyerhopefull wrote:who cares if it eats up a few extra minutes(albeit try not to need it if you can) but the tests are a lifetime long anyways. I always have at least an hour left that I dont need even when I take latrine breaks and recheck my answers a few times.


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Re: How to handle closed book exams

Postby d34d9823 » Sat May 15, 2010 12:46 am

lawyerhopefull wrote:because people truth is to BS is like soap to oil, and people full of it freak out at the sight of it. :wink:

Dude, if you can't write coherent sentences, I kind of doubt you're kicking law school's ass.

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Re: How to handle closed book exams

Postby lawyerhopefull » Sat May 15, 2010 12:52 am

blah,blah,blah....anyone with even one day of lawschool knows that penmanship isnt graded even as 1percent of the grade, plus its an online forum not moot court, so all the usual blah,blah,blah,blah,

"but I can spell good and do math"......acadmemic probation

"This here test is gonna get done like a hog on shine,YEHAAA!".......vala victorian.

welcome to lawschool einstein. Dont like it, get an MBA instead like all the other dropouts and wannabe's. :cry:


d34dluk3 wrote:
lawyerhopefull wrote:because people truth is to BS is like soap to oil, and people full of it freak out at the sight of it. :wink:

Dude, if you can't write coherent sentences, I kind of doubt you're kicking law school's ass.

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Re: How to handle closed book exams

Postby seespotrun » Sat May 15, 2010 4:32 am

Leeroy Jenkins wrote:
seespotrun wrote:
lawyerhopefull wrote:lawschools not that hard, people just like to pretend it is to have a "battle story" latter(and they like to pretend life is hard for a "woe is me" moment) Think about it, even "horrible" T4's only have a 30% attrition rate and that is the "worst" ones out there. That means your are almost a sure bet to graduate even from them, and even more so if you walk in the door in an T1. Basicly you show up, dont kill yourself, and you get the degree....BFD.


Over/under on ^ getting the banhammer?

why does this warrant a ban? it's not even inflammatory, in fact it's somewhat truthful

It doesn't warrant a ban. But when you've read this thread, you're sure to get a guttural reaction from his/her posts as a whole. Guttural reaction is generally indicative of future banhammer. It's like the kids who kill animals...it's only a matter of time.

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Re: How to handle closed book exams

Postby d34d9823 » Sat May 15, 2010 1:46 pm

seespotrun wrote:It doesn't warrant a ban. But when you've read this thread, you're sure to get a guttural reaction from his/her posts as a whole. Guttural reaction is generally indicative of future banhammer. It's like the kids who kill animals...it's only a matter of time.

You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guttural

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Re: How to handle closed book exams

Postby seespotrun » Sat May 15, 2010 2:18 pm

d34dluk3 wrote:
seespotrun wrote:It doesn't warrant a ban. But when you've read this thread, you're sure to get a guttural reaction from his/her posts as a whole. Guttural reaction is generally indicative of future banhammer. It's like the kids who kill animals...it's only a matter of time.

You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guttural


Wikipedia sure is an exhaustive source of definitions. Now while I agree that I may have used it incorrectly, I've heard it used as a synonym for harsh or abrasive. Thanks for looking out.

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Re: How to handle closed book exams

Postby lawyerhopefull » Sat May 15, 2010 3:41 pm

Yeah he can't be wrong, the world is wrong. He just forgot to tell them untill now. :roll:




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