Best 1-L note-taking and exam destorying plan

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bigmnstyle
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Best 1-L note-taking and exam destorying plan

Postby bigmnstyle » Fri Jul 30, 2010 12:44 am

Just curious if people wouldn't mind sharing their methods for studying and getting themselves ready for exams as a 1-L who have been successful and made it to the top 20 percent of their class.

Outlining-
Briefing-
Buying new vs used books-
practice tests-
ect ect ect... just looking for advice

bigmnstyle
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Re: Best 1-L note-taking and exam destorying plan

Postby bigmnstyle » Fri Jul 30, 2010 12:46 am

destroying** sorry about the typo in headline

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quakeroats
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Re: Best 1-L note-taking and exam destorying plan

Postby quakeroats » Fri Jul 30, 2010 12:48 am

I'd start with the fundamentals of punctuation.

bigmnstyle
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Re: Best 1-L note-taking and exam destorying plan

Postby bigmnstyle » Fri Jul 30, 2010 1:31 am

well that helps

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Re: Best 1-L note-taking and exam destorying plan

Postby bigmnstyle » Fri Jul 30, 2010 12:48 pm

Thanks!

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Re: Best 1-L note-taking and exam destorying plan

Postby Georgetown51 » Fri Jul 30, 2010 1:13 pm

bigmnstyle wrote:Just curious if people wouldn't mind sharing their methods for studying and getting themselves ready for exams as a 1-L who have been successful and made it to the top 20 percent of their class.

Outlining-
Briefing-
Buying new vs used books-
practice tests-
ect ect ect... just looking for advice


Outlining- Start about a month and a half before exams. Form a rough schedule so you know that everything will get done come exams. Get other outlines for the class/subject and use them to fill out and double check your outline.

Briefing- Do it. Writing down the information simply helps you to recall it and remember it. If you know you are not on call, not really necessary, but if you have the time it is certainly helpful to write up something brief. Also useful in quickly making an outline.

Buying new vs used books-Doesn't matter. Just get whatever edition the teacher is using. Don't buy new E&E's. The subjects don't change that much so you can save a lot buying old ones.

practice tests- Its a good idea to take a few. I think it is a waste of time to actually spend like 4 hours taking one, but you should spend like an hour going over 1 test and seeing what areas you are weak at and how you can better prepare.

ect ect ect... just looking for advice
- When preparing for a test, feel free to go beyond just making an outline. You can take in whatever you want. I usually take in 1 page that has all of the cases we went over, 1 page that has all of the rules, and pages for other matters as necessary. Basically do whatever will be most helpful in a stressful environment where you are short on time. For me that is not a 40 page outline, it is usually something more akin to a cheat sheet. Certainly make both, but I nsee no reason to only do an outline.




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