1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby 09042014 » Sat Dec 11, 2010 3:03 am

I think the inverted idea comes from the fact the exams are curved. An easy test is easy for everyone. On an easy test what differentiates an A and a B isn't very large. And the subjectivity involved is then a major factor. '

My undergrad had curved exams and the easier the test the worse I'd do.

If the test was hard and you thought you hit a ton of issues, then maybe the confidence is warranted. But if the test was easy and you think you did well? Well everyone else probably did too.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby 180orbust » Sat Dec 11, 2010 3:10 am

Desert Fox wrote:I think the inverted idea comes from the fact the exams are curved. An easy test is easy for everyone. On an easy test what differentiates an A and a B isn't very large. And the subjectivity involved is then a major factor. '

My undergrad had curved exams and the easier the test the worse I'd do.

If the test was hard and you thought you hit a ton of issues, then maybe the confidence is warranted. But if the test was easy and you think you did well? Well everyone else probably did too.

This answer is a pimp.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Charles Barkley » Sat Dec 11, 2010 3:11 am

180orbust wrote:
Charles Barkley wrote:
uvahooo wrote:
180orbust wrote:If you thought the exam was hard, and you think you did a good job explaining in your answer why it was hard, then you probably did well.

Here's a studying tip that helped me during 1L year: go through your outline and for each item on the outline, try to come up with a scenario where the issue on your outline would be implicated. In other words, write a question/fact pattern for each item in your outline. Then make sure you can answer the question. It helps get you in the mind of the professor, and its a good way to make sure you understand how the legal issues relate to different fact patterns. This study method also has the benefit of being methodical and comprehensive, and it is guaranteed to alert you to any concepts you think you know but it turns out you don't really know. Its more efficient than random practice tests that only touch on 4-5 issues.

Good luck. The more you study, the more you'll enjoy your winter break!


you don't think law school exams are predictable? I think I did well on my exams.. but everyone tells me that is inversely related....

I think the notion that the grades are inversely related is horse shit.

Note - I'm a 1L.

My grades were inversely related.

Note: this does not mean that you shouldn't study so as to maximize the chances that you feel like you bombed it.

I didn't mean to imply that is never the case for people. I just don't believe more times than not grades are inversely related.

Maybe I'm wrong.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Charles Barkley » Sat Dec 11, 2010 3:13 am

Also, I walked out of my torts exam feeling like I did really well. I just don't want to lose that feeling. :?

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby uvahooo » Sat Dec 11, 2010 3:33 am

Desert Fox wrote:I think the inverted idea comes from the fact the exams are curved. An easy test is easy for everyone. On an easy test what differentiates an A and a B isn't very large. And the subjectivity involved is then a major factor. '

My undergrad had curved exams and the easier the test the worse I'd do.

If the test was hard and you thought you hit a ton of issues, then maybe the confidence is warranted. But if the test was easy and you think you did well? Well everyone else probably did too.


I hit all the issues. I compared these issues with a few people. I hit those issues and even more. So I don't know.
At least hopefully, i got median.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Charles Barkley » Sat Dec 11, 2010 3:50 am

uvahooo wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:I think the inverted idea comes from the fact the exams are curved. An easy test is easy for everyone. On an easy test what differentiates an A and a B isn't very large. And the subjectivity involved is then a major factor. '

My undergrad had curved exams and the easier the test the worse I'd do.

If the test was hard and you thought you hit a ton of issues, then maybe the confidence is warranted. But if the test was easy and you think you did well? Well everyone else probably did too.


I hit all the issues. I compared these issues with a few people. I hit those issues and even more. So I don't know.
At least hopefully, i got median.

At this point, I'd be content with median. Or top third. Am i being greedy? :oops:

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby jmhendri » Sat Dec 11, 2010 8:14 am

2 hrs till torts. I wish there was something I could do at this point to improve my writing.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby GATORTIM » Sat Dec 11, 2010 8:59 am

jmhendri wrote:2 hrs till torts. I wish there was something I could do at this point to improve my writing.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby ChattTNdt » Sat Dec 11, 2010 9:53 am

beach_terror wrote:
ChattTNdt wrote:Fall 1L is over!!!

How many beers deep are you so far?



Enough to not be back on TLS until now :o Why the fuck am I up so early

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby beach_terror » Sat Dec 11, 2010 11:52 am

First one Monday, dear god... the day of reckoning is almost here.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby thexfactor » Sat Dec 11, 2010 12:47 pm

jmhendri wrote:2 hrs till torts. I wish there was something I could do at this point to improve my writing.

wait wtf your school offers exams on the weekend?

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby beach_terror » Sat Dec 11, 2010 1:49 pm

I think my civ pro outlined should be titled "learning civ pro through quotations"

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby BriaTharen » Sat Dec 11, 2010 1:50 pm

I'M DONE!!!!

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby uwb09 » Sat Dec 11, 2010 1:53 pm

beach_terror wrote:First one Monday, dear god... the day of reckoning is almost here.

wtf, you haven't even taken your first one yet? my last final is tuesday

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Helmholtz » Sat Dec 11, 2010 1:58 pm

uwb09 wrote:
beach_terror wrote:First one Monday, dear god... the day of reckoning is almost here.

wtf, you haven't even taken your first one yet? my last final is tuesday


My first one is Tuesday. Last day of classes was yesterday.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby beach_terror » Sat Dec 11, 2010 2:30 pm

uwb09 wrote:
beach_terror wrote:First one Monday, dear god... the day of reckoning is almost here.

wtf, you haven't even taken your first one yet? my last final is tuesday

Yearp. My last final is the on the 21st.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Melkaba » Sat Dec 11, 2010 4:06 pm

clintonius wrote:I want to hate it. I want to hate my professor. I want to rage at all the time wasted in that class when I could have been saving baby seals or playing video games. But I just may have learned more in that class than all my other ones combined, and it has definitely altered my day-to-day thought process the most. I found myself frowning at the ambiguous language in the split checks/alcohol/large party mandatory gratuity disclaimers on the menu where I ate lunch today. My brain is broken.

edit for quote tag fail


I think my hate stems from the pretty ass-backwards way of how the professor teaches as opposed to the material itself. Now I'm just getting frustrated, because it seems like most hypos, practice problems, CALI exercises, etc. are counter-productive when considering that most of the disputes with the answers begin and end with "I can see how this is correct, but the prof said [insert completely contrary answer]" or "Great, the model answer didn't even bring up something our prof would want us to go for pages on about". Our prof seemingly hates the concept of hope, so he never gave practice problems or exams outside of a couple bar exam hypos that he was for the most part pretty vague about (in case point, "What doctrines in Contract Law are risk sharing?" Answer: EVERYTHING), and refuses to answer any kind of question related to Contract Law in general.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Holly Golightly » Sat Dec 11, 2010 4:13 pm

BriaTharen wrote:I'M DONE!!!!

Congrats!

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby beach_terror » Sat Dec 11, 2010 5:13 pm

los blancos wrote:civ pro is over! don't think i dd well at all but hooray!

Congrats homie, how many more?

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Charles Barkley » Sat Dec 11, 2010 5:57 pm

I still want to die.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby beach_terror » Sat Dec 11, 2010 5:59 pm

Charles Barkley wrote:I still want to die.

Charles Barkley would never take the easy way out, he thinks you should man up.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pppg9Cu2cs

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Charles Barkley » Sat Dec 11, 2010 6:00 pm

beach_terror wrote:
Charles Barkley wrote:I still want to die.

Charles Barkley would never take the easy way out, he thinks you should man up.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pppg9Cu2cs

That was a classic. I couldn't believe he actually said that when I was watching live.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Charles Barkley » Sat Dec 11, 2010 6:01 pm

What are you... What is wrong with you?!

Charles: What did i do?!

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Stanford4Me » Sat Dec 11, 2010 6:21 pm

Charles Barkley wrote:What are you... What is wrong with you?!

Charles: What did i do?!

Haha. I love that clip. My friend and I love watching Charles in all in awkwardness when he commentates.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby beach_terror » Sat Dec 11, 2010 6:36 pm

Final draft of my CivPro outline - 13 pages

I have a "full outline" to back it up, which runs around 30-35 pages - but in theory I shouldn't have to consult it because I boiled down everything down in a way thats both comprehensive and concise.

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