1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Stanford4Me » Mon Dec 13, 2010 10:43 pm

Contracts exam tomorrow. I stopped studying at around 6 and have been chillaxing ever since. Now I'm concerned that maybe I should still be studying (though I can't think of what I should study).

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby rejectmaster » Mon Dec 13, 2010 10:49 pm

don't worry man

i uh

(this is embarassing)

spent the past 45 minutes turning my finals beard into finals-mutton chops after watching neil young in the last waltz

i have likely identified myself to anyone who goes to school with me

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby kxz » Mon Dec 13, 2010 11:11 pm

Whatever. The Ravens are playing now. I can study AFTER the game.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby BruceWayne » Mon Dec 13, 2010 11:15 pm

dailygrind wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:I got fucking owned on Contracts today. I ran out of time on the damages section and had to fucking hurry. Yikes. My only hope is that everyone thought it was hard.


i had the opposite problem. i ran out of things to say with 20 minutes on the clock and started rehashing half dead issues. pretty sure i missed something huge. not feeling good about that.


UVA contracts exams must be raping everybody today--- at best I got a B- on the thing. Looks like it's time to restrict the career plans to working in the home market.


I had the exact same issue as you did. There just didn't seem to be much to talk about on the exam. The only things I could think of were all pretty cut and dry; I obviously missed some huge issues.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Sakura3210 » Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:06 am

I'm going to die. Contracts tomorrow, and my answers just do not look like the sample ones :cry:

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby zeth006 » Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:07 am

Sakura3210 wrote:I'm going to die. Contracts tomorrow, and my answers just do not look like the sample ones :cry:


Isn't this supposed to be a prep/motivation thread and not a gloom/doom thread?

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby fathergoose » Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:22 am

I'm going to need someone to bring me a doll so I can show you where contracts violated me today. Fortunately just torts left. If I see a future interest problem or a contracts hypo ever again it will be too soon.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Holly Golightly » Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:26 am

Eff torts.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby mths » Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:28 am

fathergoose wrote:I'm going to need someone to bring me a doll so I can show you where contracts violated me today. Fortunately just torts left. If I see a future interest problem or a contracts hypo ever again it will be too soon.

Good thing you're never going to have to deal with contracts again

phew!

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Sakura3210 » Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:28 am

zeth006 wrote:
Sakura3210 wrote:I'm going to die. Contracts tomorrow, and my answers just do not look like the sample ones :cry:


Isn't this supposed to be a prep/motivation thread and not a gloom/doom thread?


Wait, I thought this was TLS :?:

Ok, more positive. I know exactly why I'm sucking - I (think) I know the rules, but am apparently lacking the mental flexibility to apply the stupid things to the facts of a hypo.
Which means... I can fix this? I guess.

But not really cause the test is TOMORROW

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby mths » Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:29 am

Sakura3210 wrote:I'm going to die. Contracts tomorrow, and my answers just do not look like the sample ones :cry:

we don't have any sample answers

better or worse?

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby fathergoose » Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:29 am

Holly Golightly wrote:Eff torts.

It has to be better than the other four we had. It just seems like my life has been one long library session since we got our memo in November. I just want to get through torts and then move into the bar.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby fathergoose » Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:30 am

mths wrote:Good thing you're never going to have to deal with contracts again


at least not until next semester, when we have it again.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Sakura3210 » Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:33 am

fathergoose wrote:
mths wrote:Good thing you're never going to have to deal with contracts again


at least not until next semester, when we have it again.


Ouch. Do not want. That said, I've got a 2nd course of Civ Pro.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby goosey » Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:33 am

how many things is too much to have with you on test day...this is what im looking at right now

1. casebook [i know its not needed, but still.]
2. giant outline [67 pgs, will get it binded frm staples]
3. 1 pg attack sheet
4. 1 pg "test" sheet [with all the tests]
5. 1 pg USC sections [the section + basic ideas]
6. pure rule outline [a couple of pages]
7. a 60 pg document of pre-written answers [will get binding or ill go crazy]
8. FRCP supplement
9. document of cases we covered, in alphabetical order, just in case [prof likes to throw cases into mc]

I feel like I will spend the entire test shuffling through papers/books
am i worrying for no reason or is that entirely too much stuff? I just dont want to flip through the FRCP supplement, but I want it w/me cuz my rule outline isnt thorough thorough...
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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Holly Golightly » Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:36 am

fathergoose wrote:
Holly Golightly wrote:Eff torts.

It has to be better than the other four we had. It just seems like my life has been one long library session since we got our memo in November. I just want to get through torts and then move into the bar.

BAR! ALCOHOL! <3

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Sakura3210 » Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:37 am

goosey wrote:how many things is too much to have with you on test day...this is what im looking at right now

1. casebook [i know its not needed, but still.]
2. giant outline [67 pgs, will get it binded frm staples]
3. 1 pg attack sheet
4. 1 pg "test" sheet [with all the tests]
5. 1 pg USC sections [the section + basic ideas]
6. pure rule outline [a couple of pages]
7. a 60 pg document of pre-written answers [will get binding or ill go crazy]
8. FRCP supplement

I feel like I will spend the entire test shuffling through papers/books
am i worrying for no reason or is that entirely too much stuff? I just dont want to flip through the FRCP supplement, but I want it w/me cuz my rule outline isnt thorough thorough...


This really seems like too much...the 1 pagers, fine. But do you really need a giant outline/pre-written answer/casebook combo?

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby fathergoose » Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:37 am

goosey wrote:how many things is too much to have with you on test day...this is what im looking at right now

1. casebook [i know its not needed, but still.]
2. giant outline [67 pgs, will get it binded frm staples]
3. 1 pg attack sheet
4. 1 pg "test" sheet [with all the tests]
5. 1 pg USC sections [the section + basic ideas]
6. pure rule outline [a couple of pages]
7. a 60 pg document of pre-written answers [will get binding or ill go crazy]
8. FRCP supplement

I feel like I will spend the entire test shuffling through papers/books
am i worrying for no reason or is that entirely too much stuff? I just dont want to flip through the FRCP supplement, but I want it w/me cuz my rule outline isnt thorough thorough...

I took way more stuff into civ pro exam than I needed, but it made me feel safe. I didn't touch most of it. Just the tests for discovery and to make sure I got the Erie doctrine right.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby fathergoose » Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:40 am

Holly Golightly wrote:BAR! ALCOHOL! <3


I think I may just go ahead and call yellow cab tomorrow to let them know I'll be requiring their services frequently wednesday and try and find myself a spotter to make sure I don't get into TOO much trouble.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby GeePee » Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:40 am

goosey wrote:1. casebook [i know its not needed, but still.]
2. giant outline [67 pgs, will get it binded frm staples]
3. 1 pg attack sheet
4. 1 pg "test" sheet [with all the tests]
5. 1 pg USC sections [the section + basic ideas]
6. pure rule outline [a couple of pages]
7. a 60 pg document of pre-written answers [will get binding or ill go crazy]
8. FRCP supplement
9. document of cases we covered, in alphabetical order, just in case [prof likes to throw cases into mc]

Fixed.

Seriously though, you'll probably do better with nothing than with all that

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby uci2013 » Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:45 am

goosey wrote:how many things is too much to have with you on test day...this is what im looking at right now


7. a 60 pg document of pre-written answers [will get binding or ill go crazy]


Wow that would be against our honor code I think. Cool if your school allows that. Basic fill in the blanks, or at least pre-written rule explanations would have been nice.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby JCougar » Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:47 am

goosey wrote:how many things is too much to have with you on test day...this is what im looking at right now

1. casebook [i know its not needed, but still.]
2. giant outline [67 pgs, will get it binded frm staples]
3. 1 pg attack sheet
4. 1 pg "test" sheet [with all the tests]
5. 1 pg USC sections [the section + basic ideas]
6. pure rule outline [a couple of pages]
7. a 60 pg document of pre-written answers [will get binding or ill go crazy]
8. FRCP supplement
9. document of cases we covered, in alphabetical order, just in case [prof likes to throw cases into mc]

I feel like I will spend the entire test shuffling through papers/books
am i worrying for no reason or is that entirely too much stuff? I just dont want to flip through the FRCP supplement, but I want it w/me cuz my rule outline isnt thorough thorough...


I don't understand how this wouldn't slow you down. How much time is it going to take you to sort through all this stuff?

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby mths » Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:48 am

JCougar wrote:
goosey wrote:how many things is too much to have with you on test day...this is what im looking at right now

1. casebook [i know its not needed, but still.]
2. giant outline [67 pgs, will get it binded frm staples]
3. 1 pg attack sheet
4. 1 pg "test" sheet [with all the tests]
5. 1 pg USC sections [the section + basic ideas]
6. pure rule outline [a couple of pages]
7. a 60 pg document of pre-written answers [will get binding or ill go crazy]
8. FRCP supplement
9. document of cases we covered, in alphabetical order, just in case [prof likes to throw cases into mc]

I feel like I will spend the entire test shuffling through papers/books
am i worrying for no reason or is that entirely too much stuff? I just dont want to flip through the FRCP supplement, but I want it w/me cuz my rule outline isnt thorough thorough...


I don't understand how this wouldn't slow you down. How much time is it going to take you to sort through all this stuff?

I don't see myself ever cracking a casebook on an exam. Also, if you wrote all that stuff, you probably know it well enough...

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby mths » Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:49 am

Sakura3210 wrote:
fathergoose wrote:
mths wrote:Good thing you're never going to have to deal with contracts again


at least not until next semester, when we have it again.


Ouch. Do not want. That said, I've got a 2nd course of Civ Pro.

I've got both again

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby fathergoose » Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:49 am

uci2013 wrote:Wow that would be against our honor code I think. Cool if your school allows that. Basic fill in the blanks, or at least pre-written rule explanations would have been nice.


I've wondered about this. Professor's give you old exams with questions and sometimes model answers and then let you have open note/open book exams which have the same issues, if not the same exact questions. How does that not violate an honor code in some sense?




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