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Finding Outlines for Courses

Postby siaynoqq » Fri Aug 27, 2010 5:45 pm

Assuming you can't find a 2L or 3L who is willing to share or, even if you can, the shared material isn't of sufficient quality, where else can one turn?

I've heard in passing there are online databases of outlines for courses. I couldn't find anything after some googling, so here I am.

(Before I get attacked, I have already began working on my own outlines. I'd just like something good to contrast with to make sure I've left nothing out, or maybe see how one can efficiently condense some rather complex material.)

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Re: Finding Outlines for Courses

Postby zeth006 » Fri Aug 27, 2010 11:33 pm

siaynoqq wrote:Assuming you can't find a 2L or 3L who is willing to share or, even if you can, the shared material isn't of sufficient quality, where else can one turn?

I've heard in passing there are online databases of outlines for courses. I couldn't find anything after some googling, so here I am.

(Before I get attacked, I have already began working on my own outlines. I'd just like something good to contrast with to make sure I've left nothing out, or maybe see how one can efficiently condense some rather complex material.)


There should be clubs with outline databases.

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Re: Finding Outlines for Courses

Postby revolution724 » Fri Aug 27, 2010 11:36 pm

Yeahhh, now's a good time to practice your networking skills.

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Re: Finding Outlines for Courses

Postby jne381 » Sat Aug 28, 2010 9:26 am

outlinedepot.com

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Re: Finding Outlines for Courses

Postby TTH » Sat Aug 28, 2010 9:31 am

zeth006 wrote:
siaynoqq wrote:Assuming you can't find a 2L or 3L who is willing to share or, even if you can, the shared material isn't of sufficient quality, where else can one turn?

I've heard in passing there are online databases of outlines for courses. I couldn't find anything after some googling, so here I am.

(Before I get attacked, I have already began working on my own outlines. I'd just like something good to contrast with to make sure I've left nothing out, or maybe see how one can efficiently condense some rather complex material.)


There should be clubs with outline databases.

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Re: Finding Outlines for Courses

Postby Anonymous Loser » Sat Aug 28, 2010 11:24 am

siaynoqq wrote:I couldn't find anything after some googling, so here I am.


I just Googled "Torts Outline" and within the first ten hits found solid outlines from the Student Bar Association databases of Boalt, the University of Washington, and American. Googling "Civ Pro Outline" yields similar results. Try harder.

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Re: Finding Outlines for Courses

Postby revolution724 » Sat Aug 28, 2010 11:32 am

Anonymous Loser wrote:
siaynoqq wrote:I couldn't find anything after some googling, so here I am.


I just Googled "Torts Outline" and within the first ten hits found solid outlines from the Student Bar Association databases of Boalt, the University of Washington, and American. Googling "Civ Pro Outline" yields similar results. Try harder.


I'm starting to realize that it takes time and skill to hone one's Google-fu. I can find things in thirty seconds that make other people give up in frustration, and I think it's from having figured out how to write search terms from wasting so much time surfing the web.

Here's a thought, too - Google your professor's name and the subject, like "Jacobson Torts" or something like that. You might find some people who've had your class before, which is more useful than general-interest outlines, since your prof will test what he or she teaches and that may not exactly coincide with what you find in an outline not based on that professor's class specifically.

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Re: Finding Outlines for Courses

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Re: Finding Outlines for Courses

Postby zeth006 » Sat Aug 28, 2010 7:50 pm

Talk to some 2L's and 3L's. You'd be surprised at how willing, if not outright eager they are to share some wisdom and outlines with a noob. One 3L I ran into randomly at the library other day as an example told me stories of how familiarizing yourself with the outline trends in your class can go a mile.

One year, a visiting prof from Boalt more or less rehashed her entire property course she'd already taught at her original school, which meant practically everyone in the 3L's section had the same Boalt property outline that one Boalt student made. The obvious downside of this was that it was harder to get better than a B since, well, everyone in the class was better prepared.

I hear there's also a very popular torts outline floating around at my school that's also contributed to harsher curves. :?

Moral of the story: (1) Talk to some 2Ls/3Ls (2) Stick an ear out occasionally to gauge the latest outline trends

/Captain Obvious, /cool story bro




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