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Re: seriously..

Postby kalvano » Wed Oct 13, 2010 10:33 pm

Goosey, what school do you go to?

I want to monitor the news for reports of a law student there who simply exploded.

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Re: seriously..

Postby St.Remy » Wed Oct 13, 2010 10:38 pm

bk1 wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:<Written from a chipotle, while watching Stargate U, the night before a midterm I haven't studied for. So maybe don't listen to me.>


Stargate Universe is awesome.


+1

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Re: seriously..

Postby M.M. » Wed Oct 13, 2010 10:48 pm

eandy wrote:If you are using firefox, download the Leechblocker add-on. You're welcome.


This. It helps SO MUCH

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Re: seriously..

Postby danidancer » Wed Oct 13, 2010 10:58 pm

Goosey - remember that it's only October, there's still plenty of time for exam prep.

Instead of focusing on the number of hours you're putting in, try focusing instead on the material. I've found that's helped me stay on target. For example, instead of sitting down and telling myself I need to "study" for 4 hours before I can leave and do something else, I tell myself I can leave when I finish reading for two classes, or whatever else I want to do in that library session. That way my goal turns into getting through the material so I can go home and watch Glee, or before I can eat dinner, or whatever. It's a subtle shift in thinking, but it's helped keep me more on track. It's also helped me utilize my breaks throughout the day more effectively. ie, if I have two hours between classes, instead of goofing off, I make it a goal to finish my reading for one of my classes during that time so I don't have to do the reading later. This helped free up a lot of time for my open memo, and I'm hoping will help once I start doing exam prep stuff too.

I think it's also important to reward yourself, and break the studying up. I know far too many people who literally live in the library. It's not healthy. Do a subject or 2 at a time, take a break for an hour doing something completely not law school related (eating, socializing, checking email, etc). Then go back and do whatever else you have to do.

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Re: seriously..

Postby MrKappus » Wed Oct 13, 2010 11:02 pm

OP and all his subsequent posts are so full of doin' it wrong I don't even know what to say. This isn't 2nd grade. Flashcards should not be part of your regimen.

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Re: seriously..

Postby 09042014 » Wed Oct 13, 2010 11:03 pm

What the fuck do law flashcards even look like.

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Re: seriously..

Postby 12262010 » Wed Oct 13, 2010 11:07 pm

Desert Fox wrote:What the fuck do law flashcards even look like.


this girl in my crim class had flash cards with stick figures committing crimes against each other...

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Re: seriously..

Postby Always Credited » Wed Oct 13, 2010 11:08 pm

booyakasha wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:What the fuck do law flashcards even look like.


this girl in my crim class had flash cards with stick figures committing crimes against each other...


I want those.

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Re: seriously..

Postby legalease9 » Wed Oct 13, 2010 11:37 pm

Always Credited wrote:
booyakasha wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:What the fuck do law flashcards even look like.


this girl in my crim class had flash cards with stick figures committing crimes against each other...


I want those.


+1

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Re: seriously..

Postby dailygrind » Wed Oct 13, 2010 11:38 pm

Desert Fox wrote:What the fuck do law flashcards even look like.


there's a chick in my section who has flash cards of cases. i could see it being helpful in the closed book class, but everywhere else, i'm kinda meh on it.

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Re: seriously..

Postby MrKappus » Wed Oct 13, 2010 11:40 pm

booyakasha wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:What the fuck do law flashcards even look like.


this girl in my crim class had flash cards with stick figures committing crimes against each other...


I stand corrected. These flashcards should be part of your regimen. Also, if you're not a 1L, then I could maybe see FRE 'cards being useful for a closed book exam. But if you're a 1L, and you have shit like "valuable consideration" on one side and "some benefit to the promisor or detriment to the promisee" on the other, then you're wasting your G.D. time.

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Re: seriously..

Postby Columbia Law » Wed Oct 13, 2010 11:54 pm

I used to use flash cards with stick figures in contracts.

Seriously, WTF is the OP doing?? HAHAHAHA

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Re: seriously..

Postby Compaq1984 » Thu Oct 14, 2010 12:41 am

https://www.rescuetime.com/
Keeps me in check when Im in the library, class, etc...
You can list websites that you want blocked and then select "get focused" which blocks them for a predetermined amount of time...
Seems unnecessary for "professional students" but it will increase your productive time so 4 hours in the library will not equate to 30 mins of actual productive studying...

Also, as mentioned in other posts, maybe try cutting out unnecessary class preparation... Its no longer August so 1.5 page briefs for every case are COMPLETELY useless and a huge time sink... Who cares if you get grilled in class about some immaterial fact that you glossed over as long as you understand the rule(s) of the case and how the court developed them... Class reading should not likely take more than an hour or so on any given day per class... Based on your schedule, that would afford you a few hours per day to concentrate on big picture/exam issues... HTH and good luck...

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Re: seriously..

Postby Oban » Thu Oct 14, 2010 12:54 am

dailygrind wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:What the fuck do law flashcards even look like.


there's a chick in my section who has flash cards of cases. i could see it being helpful in the closed book class, but everywhere else, i'm kinda meh on it.


Aside from Conlaw and part of civ pro, you don't mention case names one exams, no point in making flash cards of case holdings.

Op you schedule is full of fail, but you have plenty of time to read, i think you're just focusing to much on case bullshit, just get the rationale and GTFO

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Re: seriously..

Postby greatfool » Thu Oct 14, 2010 12:54 am

"it might be useful to think about two kinds of procrastination: the kind that is genuinely akratic and the kind that’s telling you that what you’re supposed to be doing has, deep down, no real point. The procrastinator’s challenge, and perhaps the philosopher’s, too, is to figure out which is which."

http://www.newyorker.com/arts/critics/books/2010/10/11/101011crbo_books_surowiecki?currentPage=4#ixzz12J0ZY0aG

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Re: seriously..

Postby bostlaw » Thu Oct 14, 2010 12:58 am

I would attempt to schedule in at least 11-14 min a day for fun.

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Re: seriously..

Postby 09042014 » Thu Oct 14, 2010 12:59 am

bostlaw wrote:I would attempt to schedule in at least 11-14 min a day for fun.


You have sex 3-4 times a day?!!?

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Re: seriously..

Postby bostlaw » Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:00 am

Desert Fox wrote:
bostlaw wrote:I would attempt to schedule in at least 11-14 min a day for fun.


You have sex 3-4 times a day?!!?


still trying to figure out what to do with the other 9 minutes or so.

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Re: seriously..

Postby 09042014 » Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:02 am

bostlaw wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
bostlaw wrote:I would attempt to schedule in at least 11-14 min a day for fun.


You have sex 3-4 times a day?!!?


still trying to figure out what to do with the other 9 minutes or so.


I said having sex, so crying, if you are anything like me.

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Re: seriously..

Postby dailygrind » Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:22 am

Oban wrote:
dailygrind wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:What the fuck do law flashcards even look like.


there's a chick in my section who has flash cards of cases. i could see it being helpful in the closed book class, but everywhere else, i'm kinda meh on it.


Aside from Conlaw and part of civ pro, you don't mention case names one exams, no point in making flash cards of case holdings.

Op you schedule is full of fail, but you have plenty of time to read, i think you're just focusing to much on case bullshit, just get the rationale and GTFO


in the two classes where our teachers have given us a hint on how they want us to write exams (torts and K's), analogical reasoning has been heavily emphasized. this doesn't necessarily mean that we need to mention case names - we can call it "the case with the tug boat towing a train which struck a vehicle," but we still need to get to the case, and apply the holding/distinguish it from the facts at hand. if you've flashcarded the cases and holdings, and it actually works, that would probably give you a fair advantage on closed book/note tests. tbph, i can only recall what happened in like a third of the cases off the top of my head.

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Re: seriously..

Postby Kobe_Teeth » Thu Oct 14, 2010 3:00 am

MTal wrote:Unless at HYS, drop out now.


Seriously, how have you not been banned yet?

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Re: seriously..

Postby bk1 » Thu Oct 14, 2010 3:24 am

Can we get this topic back to the awesomeness of Stargate Universe?

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Re: seriously..

Postby HBK » Thu Oct 14, 2010 3:25 am

Oban wrote:
dailygrind wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:What the fuck do law flashcards even look like.


there's a chick in my section who has flash cards of cases. i could see it being helpful in the closed book class, but everywhere else, i'm kinda meh on it.


Aside from Conlaw and part of civ pro, you don't mention case names one exams, no point in making flash cards of case holdings.

Op you schedule is full of fail, but you have plenty of time to read, i think you're just focusing to much on case bullshit, just get the rationale and GTFO


My civ pro class began with stating the claim. Prof mentions the federal rules by number a lot, so I thought about making flashcards about the important rule #'s.

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Re: seriously..

Postby romothesavior » Thu Oct 14, 2010 3:29 am

Seriously, WTF?

Also, 4:45 AM? What does the world look like at 4:45?

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Re: seriously..

Postby bk1 » Thu Oct 14, 2010 3:31 am

romothesavior wrote:Seriously, WTF?

Also, 4:45 AM? What does the world look like at 4:45?


It's hard to tell through the beer goggles.




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