1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby rejectmaster » Thu Dec 16, 2010 6:30 pm

1L fall

finito!!!!!!

now to get faced with old friends because i haven't made any new ones!

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby goosey » Thu Dec 16, 2010 6:36 pm

Just killed my civ pro exam--feel awesommmmeee. But then, everyone thought it was easy too so who knows. Pre writing answers was the best decision of my liiife. I accidenyally spent 20 min saying somethng was issue preclusion when it was clm preclusion--i went back and changed it, and stil had time to triple chk my multiple choice.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby stayway » Thu Dec 16, 2010 6:44 pm

Once again. Wrote only 5300 words.

Surprised some were using the bluebook. Lulz.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby GeePee » Thu Dec 16, 2010 7:03 pm

nooyyllib wrote:Once again. Wrote only 5300 words.

Surprised some were using the bluebook. Lulz.

3 hour exam?

5300 is quite respectable.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby stayway » Thu Dec 16, 2010 7:07 pm

GeePee wrote:
nooyyllib wrote:Once again. Wrote only 5300 words.

Surprised some were using the bluebook. Lulz.

3 hour exam?

5300 is quite respectable.


Yeah. One hour to prep three to write

Hopefully they are what the prof wants.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby goosey » Thu Dec 16, 2010 7:32 pm

nooyyllib wrote:Once again. Wrote only 5300 words.

Surprised some were using the bluebook. Lulz.


I had 2 hrs and wrote 3100...if I continued on the same pace you'd have out-typed me by 800 or so wrds.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby BruceWayne » Thu Dec 16, 2010 7:34 pm

goosey wrote:
nooyyllib wrote:Once again. Wrote only 5300 words.

Surprised some were using the bluebook. Lulz.


I had 2 hrs and wrote 3100...if I continued on the same pace you'd have out-typed me by 800 or so wrds.


4 hours 3600 words--longest exam I've typed. How the hell are you people typing so much?

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby kxz » Thu Dec 16, 2010 7:39 pm

Who knows? I typed around 4k in 3 hours.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby kalvano » Thu Dec 16, 2010 7:41 pm

Examsoft only tells us characters typed, not words. That threw me for a minute.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby GeePee » Thu Dec 16, 2010 8:08 pm

nooyyllib wrote:
GeePee wrote:
nooyyllib wrote:Once again. Wrote only 5300 words.

Surprised some were using the bluebook. Lulz.

3 hour exam?

5300 is quite respectable.


Yeah. One hour to prep three to write

Hopefully they are what the prof wants.

Oh, our 3 hour exam includes time to read/prep, but 5300 is still decent.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Melkaba » Thu Dec 16, 2010 8:20 pm

romothesavior wrote:Never felt this good to be done with a semester in my life.


Feels good to not have to worry about maniacal Belgian economists running your week three days at a time, right? Hope you felt good about the Torts exam too, because I don't and I'll probably end up driving myself insane over it by the end of the week (probably because I felt confused when I drew every single permutation of every single possible claim, but ran into a brick wall and couldn't figure out any more claims 10 minutes before the finish. Although, I absolutely cannot think of another claim even now despite how I feel like there has to be more than the 4,500 words worth I wrote down).

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby romothesavior » Thu Dec 16, 2010 8:30 pm

Melkaba wrote:
romothesavior wrote:Never felt this good to be done with a semester in my life.


Feels good to not have to worry about maniacal Belgian economists running your week three days at a time, right? Hope you felt good about the Torts exam too, because I don't and I'll probably end up driving myself insane over it by the end of the week (probably because I felt confused when I drew every single permutation of every single possible claim, but ran into a brick wall and couldn't figure out any more claims 10 minutes before the finish. Although, I absolutely cannot think of another claim even now despite how I feel like there has to be more than the 4,500 words worth I wrote down).

I felt pretty good about torts (much, MUCH better than Ks). I wrote like 6500 words and wrote like a madman the entire time, yet I know I still missed a claim or two, so dont worry. I'm sure you got most of the important ones.

One of the interesting small ones I heard that I totally didn't even think about was conversion by CC for taking the 4 Lokos. But I don't think that'll be a big deal.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby as stars burn » Thu Dec 16, 2010 8:36 pm

forty-two wrote:Just realized I missed a major issue on my torts exam that would completely change liability. Sigh, I don't mean or want to think about the tests after they happen, so it's really annoying how these things just come to me. I mean, I'm done, but I'm still so stressed about grades/the things I missed that I'm not even really happy about it.

Oh well, good luck to everyone still taking exams!!


You are not alone. I feel the same way. Like my Crim. exam for example, I walked out of there feeling pretty good and then a few days ago I was studying for Torts (Crim. and Torts overlap themselves in some areas...especially failure to act and causation) and realized I missed a pretty big issue on my Crim. exam. It was horrible...and I'm still worrying about it, and I'll continue to worry about it. I pray to be above median. Torts in 24 hours.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby savagecheater » Thu Dec 16, 2010 9:01 pm

nooyyllib wrote:Once again. Wrote only 5300 words.

Surprised some were using the bluebook. Lulz.


I have an open book, electronic bluebook or word-then-print-out exam - I'm going to borrow a library laptop, and keep both my own and the loaner open side by side so I can have all the advantages of the net/notes and none of the hassle of printing that crap out.

Torts begins in 15 hours.

I literally woke up thinking about the BLL for products liability....yeah...that's where I am.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Charles Barkley » Thu Dec 16, 2010 9:04 pm

This time tomorrow... I will be drunk out of my mind.
:mrgreen:

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby La Grind Date » Thu Dec 16, 2010 9:08 pm

Charles Barkley wrote:This time tomorrow... I will be drunk out of my mind.
:mrgreen:


now that i'm done with my exams, my itunes will be getting tons of love. i've already started to bang some neglected tracks. this one's for y'all who are still taking exams . . . real shit:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDxJYdEs8LI

the lyrics = so appropriate for exam season

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby goosey » Thu Dec 16, 2010 9:43 pm

BruceWayne wrote:
goosey wrote:
nooyyllib wrote:Once again. Wrote only 5300 words.

Surprised some were using the bluebook. Lulz.


I had 2 hrs and wrote 3100...if I continued on the same pace you'd have out-typed me by 800 or so wrds.


4 hours 3600 words--longest exam I've typed. How the hell are you people typing so much?



my professor likes policy on the exam, so I had the rule + policy and then analysis...adds up fast

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby stayway » Thu Dec 16, 2010 10:24 pm

playing a ton of computer games in the past helped with my typing speed.

I'm going to need to speed things up during torts. 5300 in 3 hrs aint gonna cut it for torts. And my crim exam felt like a torts exam.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby beach_terror » Thu Dec 16, 2010 11:07 pm

Yeah I played a ton of counterstrike and world of warcraft. I wrote 7k in 3 hours. Moar pew pew, less QQ

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby solotee » Thu Dec 16, 2010 11:13 pm

looked at last years A+ exam for property. Word count: 3002 words for a 3 hour exam.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby traehekat » Thu Dec 16, 2010 11:13 pm

1800 word limit on our torts exam tomorrow. going to be just plain stupid. my plan is to outline, then type the outline into examsoft, then just start filling in with analysis, starting with the obvious/bigger/more difficult claims and moving down. this is followed by 32 MC questions. i feel like this is more like a quiz than an exam.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby rbgrocio » Thu Dec 16, 2010 11:15 pm

traehekat wrote:1800 word limit on our torts exam tomorrow. going to be just plain stupid. my plan is to outline, then type the outline into examsoft, then just start filling in with analysis, starting with the obvious/bigger/more difficult claims and moving down. this is followed by 32 MC questions. i feel like this is more like a quiz than an exam.



not a 2L but just thought it would make you feel better than my evidence fnal was 1200 word limit. This makes you waste sooo much time trying not to go over the word limit. It sucks!

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby traehekat » Thu Dec 16, 2010 11:20 pm

rbgrocio wrote:
traehekat wrote:1800 word limit on our torts exam tomorrow. going to be just plain stupid. my plan is to outline, then type the outline into examsoft, then just start filling in with analysis, starting with the obvious/bigger/more difficult claims and moving down. this is followed by 32 MC questions. i feel like this is more like a quiz than an exam.



not a 2L but just thought it would make you feel better than my evidence fnal was 1200 word limit. This makes you waste sooo much time trying not to go over the word limit. It sucks!


we had to do a practice exam for our torts class and it was 1200, literally impossible, especially since there were like... 8-9 different "conflict pairings."

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby stayway » Thu Dec 16, 2010 11:24 pm

beach_terror wrote:Yeah I played a ton of counterstrike and world of warcraft. I wrote 7k in 3 hours. Moar pew pew, less QQ


hands musta been on crack or adderall, maybe both?

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby 58103 » Thu Dec 16, 2010 11:40 pm

goosey wrote:Just killed my civ pro exam--feel awesommmmeee. But then, everyone thought it was easy too so who knows. Pre writing answers was the best decision of my liiife. I accidenyally spent 20 min saying somethng was issue preclusion when it was clm preclusion--i went back and changed it, and stil had time to triple chk my multiple choice.


I'm probably unworthy of being here just for asking this, but how did you pre-write your answers?




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