Octoberwhelming

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jkay
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Re: Octoberwhelming

Postby jkay » Thu Oct 14, 2010 8:13 pm

BarbellDreams wrote:Our legal writing professor said that if you arent done with multiple drafts of all your outlines by now you are way behind. Girls started crying after class. I laughed.


This brought a tear of happiness to my eye.

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danidancer
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Re: Octoberwhelming

Postby danidancer » Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:11 pm

BarbellDreams wrote:Our legal writing professor said that if you arent done with multiple drafts of all your outlines by now you are way behind. Girls started crying after class. I laughed.


W.T.F. That's the exact opposite of my school, where the the profs specifically tried to persuade us that fall break is far too early for outlining...

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Re: Octoberwhelming

Postby JazzOne » Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:13 pm

BarbellDreams wrote:Our legal writing professor said that if you arent done with multiple drafts of all your outlines by now you are way behind. Girls started crying after class. I laughed.

+1

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MrKappus
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Re: Octoberwhelming

Postby MrKappus » Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:43 pm

JazzOne wrote:
BarbellDreams wrote:Our legal writing professor said that if you arent done with multiple drafts of all your outlines by now you are way behind. Girls started crying after class. I laughed.

+1


I started two weeks before exam period. I'm just outside top 5% at a T30, and I'm not a genius. Your legal writing adjunct's an alarmist douche.

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Re: Octoberwhelming

Postby romothesavior » Thu Oct 14, 2010 10:42 pm

goosey wrote:8 weeks till finals..and what makes it worse is that I feel like it was just yesterday that I was thinking "omg its almost october" and we're already 5 days into it. time is flying way too fast..and im starting to feel like i'll never finish everything i want to finish

You would likely have more time to get stuff done if you weren't wasting all your time fretting. I think every post I've ever read from you has been filled with concern, worry, and fear.

And I don't mean that to be a jerk. Relaaaax and try to enjoy yourself a little

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stocksly33
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Re: Octoberwhelming

Postby stocksly33 » Fri Oct 15, 2010 12:17 am

romothesavior wrote:
goosey wrote:8 weeks till finals..and what makes it worse is that I feel like it was just yesterday that I was thinking "omg its almost october" and we're already 5 days into it. time is flying way too fast..and im starting to feel like i'll never finish everything i want to finish

You would likely have more time to get stuff done if you weren't wasting all your time fretting. I think every post I've ever read from you has been filled with concern, worry, and fear.

And I don't mean that to be a jerk. Relaaaax and try to enjoy yourself a little


word... some stress is healthy, but too much gets in the way. i say, take time to reflect and check your shit, create a little stress in pushing yourself to work harder, but after that calm down and focus on studying. and try to truly relax during your downtime, so you don't burn out.

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zeth006
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Re: Octoberwhelming

Postby zeth006 » Fri Oct 15, 2010 1:45 am

Starting to worry too. I feel like I'm not getting everything I should be getting from the readings.

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Ersatz Haderach
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Re: Octoberwhelming

Postby Ersatz Haderach » Fri Oct 15, 2010 8:27 am

zeth006 wrote:Starting to worry too. I feel like I'm not getting everything I should be getting from the readings.


I've started doing supplements and reading more black letter law. It might not all be on the test, and I'm not memorizing, but I think it helps me spot things more easily.

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zeth006
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Re: Octoberwhelming

Postby zeth006 » Fri Oct 15, 2010 12:25 pm

Ersatz Haderach wrote:
zeth006 wrote:Starting to worry too. I feel like I'm not getting everything I should be getting from the readings.


I've started doing supplements and reading more black letter law. It might not all be on the test, and I'm not memorizing, but I think it helps me spot things more easily.


I'm probably going to look into supplements this weekend.

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Borhas
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Re: Octoberwhelming

Postby Borhas » Fri Oct 15, 2010 2:27 pm

I've found supplements to be thoroughly useless except for the ones that have sample questions

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goosey
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Re: Octoberwhelming

Postby goosey » Fri Oct 15, 2010 4:49 pm

Borhas wrote:I've found supplements to be thoroughly useless except for the ones that have sample questions



me too. Well..except for crim---the understanding book by dressler is basically teaching me crim law. I use the e&e for civ pro for practice and dont touch a supplement for torts since my professor is like the king of torts.

considering reading parts of the restatement though because I am starting to get super confused, and he seems to always agree with the restatement

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zeth006
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Re: Octoberwhelming

Postby zeth006 » Fri Oct 15, 2010 6:42 pm

Borhas wrote:I've found supplements to be thoroughly useless except for the ones that have sample questions


Probably a good sign if my assumption is correct that you understand everything that's being taught in class. Practice questions and hypos are going to constitute a decent chunk of our test prep.




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