Notes in class

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charlesjd
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Notes in class

Postby charlesjd » Wed Aug 25, 2010 4:47 pm

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Jarndyce
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Re: Notes in class

Postby Jarndyce » Wed Aug 25, 2010 9:35 pm

You are looking for policy in battery and consideration? You have had, what, two classes max? Slow down a bit.

Right now, you are probably just getting an overview of what battery/consideration/whatever you are learning about is. You should just be trying to learn the elements right now, and what it means to batter, or what constitutes consideration, etc. Do not read too much into it- the first classes are supposed to be as easy as they seem, generally. There probably isn't some big hide-the-ball type thing going on right now.

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Re: Notes in class

Postby revolution724 » Wed Aug 25, 2010 11:34 pm

charlesjd wrote: but it seems like all we do is talk about little details in cases.


Yeah, write down some of those little details. You will see them again on the exam.

Also, if your professor ever gives a hypothetical in class (which most of them do all the time), write THOSE down. They'll show up on the exam, too.

You shouldn't record every word spoken like some people do, but if you spend more than a couple of minutes on it in class, it should be in your notes, even if you ultimately decide not to include it in your outline. There's some separating wheat from chaff to do, I warrant, but at this point, you may not have enough of a feel for the professor's style and the way law works to know the difference, so err on the side of more chaff, to the extent that it doesn't distract you from participating in class discussion.




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