1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread (ROUND 2 SUCKAS)

Postby Geist13 » Fri May 06, 2011 8:38 pm

Sogui wrote:Am I the only one who NEVER finishes exams on time?

Not, "Oh I still wanted to type one more sentence".

Like, "I was halfway done with the last question"

I watch the time too, but I can never summon the willpower to stop an answer when I've run over the allotted time, it's always 10-20m extra per answer until I get to the last 1hr question with 20-30 minutes on the clock.


I never do either. Didn't finish any last semester. One exam I didn't even write anything for 1/7 of the total possible points,and everyone else I spoke with finished easily (I still dream about my GPA had I finished that sucker). I did finish my 8 hour take home this week, but just barely.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread (ROUND 2 SUCKAS)

Postby traehekat » Fri May 06, 2011 8:43 pm

done. probably failed, but still done.

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Postby BeenDidThat » Fri May 06, 2011 8:50 pm

uwb09 wrote:I may be the first 1L in history to get a top 3 exam score on Contracts in fall, and get a bottom 3 score in spring... ugh, the only bright shiny A on my transcript was nice while it lasted


THIS.

I was stunned to learn that I kilt it 1st semester. And I'm quite confident I'ma get median pwned this semester. C'est la vie. Better than median pwnage both semesters.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread (ROUND 2 SUCKAS)

Postby Baylan » Fri May 06, 2011 10:34 pm

Morgan12Oak wrote:
Baylan wrote:alcohol is my friend

<3 1L.

Do not <3 possible future grades.


UVA? :p


No, TTT.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread (ROUND 2 SUCKAS)

Postby swc65 » Fri May 06, 2011 11:23 pm

Can someone explain the sense in this

one hour and 45 min crim law essay exam- 2200 word limit

8 hour take-home exam 2500 word limit........

So weird!

Anyway, halfway done. one eight hour on tues and then pfruocpkeerdty for four hours

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread (ROUND 2 SUCKAS)

Postby goosey » Fri May 06, 2011 11:48 pm

so my K's exam is an insane issue spotter--like literally 98+ issues per exam, A's get 2/3 of them. The A answer I saw from 2 yrs ago had about 7k words. The practice test I just took had a little over 4k and I had a list of issues from him [major issues] that he was looking for and I hit almost all of them. I am wondering where the other 3k words come from :shock: He gives double points for policy...my 4k includes policy. What am I missing here...?

Our academic success professor told us she has never seen an A answer that doesnt have about 20 pages..mine was 12. Im clearly missing something here..8 pages and 3k words worth of something

any ideas?

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread (ROUND 2 SUCKAS)

Postby snowpeach06 » Fri May 06, 2011 11:49 pm

1. Done with 1L!
2. Our new dean is fucking awesome. He instated a new policy that no one can lose their money. Be jealous folks.

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Postby goosey » Fri May 06, 2011 11:52 pm

snowpeach06 wrote:1. Done with 1L!
2. Our new dean is fucking awesome. He instated a new policy that no one can lose their money. Be jealous folks.


super jealous.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread (ROUND 2 SUCKAS)

Postby snowpeach06 » Fri May 06, 2011 11:55 pm

goosey wrote:
snowpeach06 wrote:1. Done with 1L!
2. Our new dean is fucking awesome. He instated a new policy that no one can lose their money. Be jealous folks.


super jealous.

Only wish: he would have told us before finals. Then no one would have tried, and it would've been way easier to do well. Still, such a relief to know that even if I bomb, the worst consequence is my future job prospects. Not $40k.

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Postby snowpeach06 » Fri May 06, 2011 11:58 pm

Also... sleep. I'm so excited. And waking up tomorrow and going shopping and not feeling guilty. And cleaning my apartment. Man, the world is awesome.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread (ROUND 2 SUCKAS)

Postby IthacaIsWet » Sat May 07, 2011 12:00 am

snowpeach06 wrote:
goosey wrote:
snowpeach06 wrote:1. Done with 1L!
2. Our new dean is fucking awesome. He instated a new policy that no one can lose their money. Be jealous folks.


super jealous.

Only wish: he would have told us before finals. Then no one would have tried, and it would've been way easier to do well. Still, such a relief to know that even if I bomb, the worst consequence is my future job prospects. Not $40k.


Oh, is this talking about merit scholarships?

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Postby keg411 » Sat May 07, 2011 12:01 am

snowpeach06 wrote:1. Done with 1L!
2. Our new dean is fucking awesome. He instated a new policy that no one can lose their money. Be jealous folks.


That is really nice and really makes your school look good for dropping the scholly stipulation BS :).

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread (ROUND 2 SUCKAS)

Postby Pretzel_Logic » Sat May 07, 2011 12:47 am

Got pwned on the property multiple choice and probably stunk it up on the rest of it, but I don't even care. Everyone in the class said the same thing, so I'm taking solace in that...

also, I know I passed, so peace out myleastfavoritelawever...

AND DONE WITH 1L

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread (ROUND 2 SUCKAS)

Postby as stars burn » Sat May 07, 2011 1:43 am

Done with Contracts and it sucked. I feel better now that I've let it sink in. So. Much. Going. On. (policy, quote the restatements/UCC exactly, use cases, use theory, spot 3,000 issues in 3 hours) and the fact pattern was so confusing. At one point I forgot which party I was talking about, and he literately gave us a contract to analyze. Awful I tell you. Awful. But I had a very scary moment of "flight-or-fight," as a friend of mine put it. Like literately, I read the 4 page fact pattern and when no issues other than 2 or 3 jumped out at me I began to panic. Thankfully, I calmed down and was able to finish, Granted, I'm sure I neglected issues, but I think my class felt the same way so I'm taking solace in this. Would love to stay above median. At least I'm 80% sure I got an A-/B+ in LW2 =D

One more exam next Thursday (Property...which is going to suck even more), and then I want to sleep and party for a week straight until my judicial clerkship starts :D. To hell with 1L. Worst. Semester. Ever.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread (ROUND 2 SUCKAS)

Postby mythosopher » Sat May 07, 2011 4:03 am

goosey wrote:
snowpeach06 wrote:1. Done with 1L!
2. Our new dean is fucking awesome. He instated a new policy that no one can lose their money. Be jealous folks.


super jealous.

super jealous doesn't even begin to express my sentiments. b/c im fairly certain i might have lost mine this semester. damn curve shock.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread (ROUND 2 SUCKAS)

Postby snowpeach06 » Sat May 07, 2011 7:35 am

keg411 wrote:
snowpeach06 wrote:1. Done with 1L!
2. Our new dean is fucking awesome. He instated a new policy that no one can lose their money. Be jealous folks.


That is really nice and really makes your school look good for dropping the scholly stipulation BS :).

I think that's why they did it. The new dean's sole goal is to raise our rank, and I think this is a good start. Happier alumni, happier students, ect.

In sad news, I'm up at 7:30 the day after finals because I woke up dreaming about Property. Get out of my head law school!

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread (ROUND 2 SUCKAS)

Postby Helmholtz » Sat May 07, 2011 9:58 am

snowpeach06 wrote:2. Our new dean is fucking awesome. He instated a new policy that no one can lose their money. Be jealous folks.


If this was done in reaction to the NYT article (and I'm assuming it at least played some part), then major kudos to the NYT. I would say kudos to your school, but honestly, they shouldn't have had it in the first place, and reacting to something after you've been called out on it shouldn't win you any awards. Anyway, terrific news. Has to take a lot of the edge off of things.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread (ROUND 2 SUCKAS)

Postby TTH » Sat May 07, 2011 10:02 am

I gotta stop going out after each final.

In other news, only one more exam left and I'm done with 1L. Sweet.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread (ROUND 2 SUCKAS)

Postby goosey » Sat May 07, 2011 10:12 am

anyone else freaking out significantly less about what their grades are?

i am just like...man..as long as I keep that scholarship, I dont care if I get straigh B+'s...last semester I was gunning for A's
and there is also the occasional moment of "as long as I am above median and keeo 80% of my scholarship..."

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread (ROUND 2 SUCKAS)

Postby snowpeach06 » Sat May 07, 2011 10:21 am

goosey wrote:anyone else freaking out significantly less about what their grades are?

i am just like...man..as long as I keep that scholarship, I dont care if I get straigh B+'s...last semester I was gunning for A's
and there is also the occasional moment of "as long as I am above median and keeo 80% of my scholarship..."

Sort of. Except for me, a b+ is still a good grade.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread (ROUND 2 SUCKAS)

Postby uwb09 » Sat May 07, 2011 10:26 am

snowpeach06 wrote:
goosey wrote:anyone else freaking out significantly less about what their grades are?

i am just like...man..as long as I keep that scholarship, I dont care if I get straigh B+'s...last semester I was gunning for A's
and there is also the occasional moment of "as long as I am above median and keeo 80% of my scholarship..."

Sort of. Except for me, a b+ is still a good grade.

if I get straight B+'s i'll be ecstatic, A's would be put into Euphoria

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread (ROUND 2 SUCKAS)

Postby PirateCap'n » Sat May 07, 2011 10:36 am

goosey wrote:anyone else freaking out significantly less about what their grades are?

i am just like...man..as long as I keep that scholarship, I dont care if I get straigh B+'s...last semester I was gunning for A's
and there is also the occasional moment of "as long as I am above median and keeo 80% of my scholarship..."


This is so very much me right now.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread (ROUND 2 SUCKAS)

Postby as stars burn » Sat May 07, 2011 11:45 am

snowpeach06 wrote:
goosey wrote:anyone else freaking out significantly less about what their grades are?

i am just like...man..as long as I keep that scholarship, I dont care if I get straigh B+'s...last semester I was gunning for A's
and there is also the occasional moment of "as long as I am above median and keeo 80% of my scholarship..."

Sort of. Except for me, a b+ is still a good grade.


+1. My scholly has no grade stipulation (obviously as long as I don't fall passed the "you-can't-graduate" mark), but I think I'm still freaking out about grades and the fact that I don't feel as confident after the exams as I did last semester.....not sure if that's a good sign, while I will admit I was surprised with a couple grades last semester so we'll see.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread (ROUND 2 SUCKAS)

Postby BarbellDreams » Sat May 07, 2011 11:56 am

3 of 4 done, Conlawl left. Have no idea what is going on or how to study for that test. My prof has flat out said that if all you know is the substantive law and how to make the different tests work you will get a C+ in his class. He wants legal analysis and case comparisons to distinguish the ones that dont work for your side of the case and to find similarities with those that do work. Good thing I barely know the substantive law to begin with, sigh...

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread (ROUND 2 SUCKAS)

Postby as stars burn » Sat May 07, 2011 12:12 pm

Someone please tell me to quit worrying about how bad my Ks exam sucked.....................




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