1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

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

Postby YourCaptain » Mon May 09, 2011 12:02 pm

SWEET GOD i hope that the rule stating your performance is inverse to your feeling about your performance hold true

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

Postby as stars burn » Mon May 09, 2011 12:48 pm

YourCaptain wrote:SWEET GOD i hope that the rule stating your performance is inverse to your feeling about your performance hold true


+1 You are not alone.

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

Postby BarbellDreams » Mon May 09, 2011 12:49 pm

Con lawl exam in 24 hours. Just realized I dont know anything about Con Lawl. Hell, I barely remember the facts of some cases since we went over so many. Chimerensky only goes so far. Oh well, farewell GPA, it was a good ride.

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

Postby itsirtou » Mon May 09, 2011 1:59 pm

Just took con law.

lol never rambled so much in my entire life

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

Postby uwb09 » Mon May 09, 2011 2:14 pm

Civ Pro in about 6.5 hours.

After the fall final, the difference between a C+ and a A- was about 15 points (out of 150)

Spring final is worth 200

this curve is gonna be butt-tight, FML

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

Postby geekrocker37 » Mon May 09, 2011 4:12 pm

Con Law: Done
Property: Done

Kontracts: Tomorrow
Criminal Procedure: Thursday

All 4 closed book. Feeling ok for K's tomorrow, barely looked at Crim Pro yet. My body is going to collapse Thursday at 1 pm.

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Postby BarbellDreams » Mon May 09, 2011 4:45 pm

geekrocker37 wrote:Con Law: Done
Property: Done

Kontracts: Tomorrow
Criminal Procedure: Thursday

All 4 closed book. Feeling ok for K's tomorrow, barely looked at Crim Pro yet. My body is going to collapse Thursday at 1 pm.


:shock: :shock: :shock:

I didn't use my book or outline for the vast majority of my finals, but I looked at it a couple of times during Property, and I literally reading my outline and copying sentences from it for Civ Pro.

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Postby goosey » Mon May 09, 2011 5:20 pm

DONE with closed book K's

7174 words...3.5 hours. I am pleased with myself. His exam is a known typing contest and all I can do is hope that my 7174 words were relevant

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Postby Kilpatrick » Mon May 09, 2011 6:57 pm

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Postby goosey » Mon May 09, 2011 7:08 pm

Kilpatrick wrote:So, if someone asked you 5 minutes before your ConLaw exam what strict scrutiny was, would you tell them?

It happened to the person behind me who then gave the wrong answer. Not sure if she did it on purpose or just didn't know.



ooh ouch. I would totally tell the person. I dont get that...like why would you purposely mislead someone? If you did your job all semester and studied properly, I doubt that the person figuring what strict scrutiny is FIVE minutes before the exam would pose any competition whatsoever. ppl r retarded. and also, I feel like what goes around comes around...

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

Postby swc65 » Mon May 09, 2011 7:15 pm

goosey wrote:DONE with closed book K's

7174 words...3.5 hours. I am pleased with myself. His exam is a known typing contest and all I can do is hope that my 7174 words were relevant



LoL this is why I love exams with word limits. I cannot understand why any professor would want to read twenty pages that were written in 3.5 hours.

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

Postby solotee » Mon May 09, 2011 7:53 pm

Note to future 1L's: if your computer is 3+ years old, get a new one. My computer fried during my contracts exam :/ (I should have taken the hint when my computer kept losing my work and freezing on me throughout the year)

Although they were able to retrieve my exam, the stress and lost time because of the incident will show in my grade :(

Anyways, good luck to everyone else that still has exams. My last day of the writing competition for law review is tomorrow, then I can put 1L behind my life forever.

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

Postby goosey » Mon May 09, 2011 8:09 pm

swc65 wrote:
goosey wrote:DONE with closed book K's

7174 words...3.5 hours. I am pleased with myself. His exam is a known typing contest and all I can do is hope that my 7174 words were relevant



LoL this is why I love exams with word limits. I cannot understand why any professor would want to read twenty pages that were written in 3.5 hours.


yeah i dont get that either. Like why would you want to read 20 pages of frantically written crap? pretty much everyone's mission on this exam was to write as much as humanly possible. its straight up issue spotting with lots of policy thrown in. you get one point for everything you say. maybe he likes reading exams or something haha

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Postby keg411 » Mon May 09, 2011 9:11 pm

I know this is OT... but BarbellDreams/other Pitt students thoughts on this? Didn't want to put it in all of the 0L threads.

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Postby BarbellDreams » Mon May 09, 2011 9:15 pm

keg411 wrote:I know this is OT... but BarbellDreams/other Pitt students thoughts on this? Didn't want to put it in all of the 0L threads.

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I love Crossley, had her for Torts. She is truly a quality professor, but apparently the rankings have steadily gone down for Pitt ever since she took over (We were at 45 at some point?!). As for the CSO, he was absolutely terrible. Literally I could have done a better job. Furthermore they refused to listen to student suggestions when we had ideas. Hell, I had an idea that cost absolutely no funding and would have greatly improved the internship system and they brushed it off as "too much work".

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

Postby TTH » Mon May 09, 2011 9:19 pm

My last final is tomorrow, and I just went to a baseball game. I feel I made the right decision.

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Postby BarbellDreams » Mon May 09, 2011 9:22 pm

TTH wrote:My last final is tomorrow, and I just went to a baseball game. I feel I made the right decision.


My last final is tomorrow, its Con Lawl. I just want it to be over, I feel like the entire subject is over my head, I am overmatched in that class, and I barely known the absolute basics of the cases. I am currently watching the NBA playoffs and have given up on studying.

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

Postby swc65 » Mon May 09, 2011 9:36 pm

goosey wrote:
swc65 wrote:
goosey wrote:DONE with closed book K's

7174 words...3.5 hours. I am pleased with myself. His exam is a known typing contest and all I can do is hope that my 7174 words were relevant



LoL this is why I love exams with word limits. I cannot understand why any professor would want to read twenty pages that were written in 3.5 hours.


yeah i dont get that either. Like why would you want to read 20 pages of frantically written crap? pretty much everyone's mission on this exam was to write as much as humanly possible. its straight up issue spotting with lots of policy thrown in. you get one point for everything you say. maybe he likes reading exams or something haha



Yeah, like what skill is this testing and how does that relate to being a lawyer? I get that you sometimes have think on your feet, but you generally do so after being fully steeped in the case. I dunno for sure, cuz I am not a lawyer, but I just don't think any client would ever want you to take care of their case in 3.5 hours and hand them a poorly written 20 page crazytownpaper.

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

Postby BruceWayne » Mon May 09, 2011 9:43 pm

swc65 wrote:Yeah, like what skill is this testing and how does that relate to being a lawyer? I get that you sometimes have think on your feet, but you generally do so after being fully steeped in the case. I dunno for sure, cuz I am not a lawyer, but I just don't think any client would ever want you to take care of their case in 3.5 hours and hand them a poorly written 20 page crazytownpaper.


It's probably because it makes it easier to curve.

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

Postby weee » Mon May 09, 2011 9:46 pm

Yay ConLaw over!

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

Postby beach_terror » Tue May 10, 2011 8:07 am

I'M BACK, LOL

Last exam in 1.5 hours. Feel infinitely better about my exam performance this semester. Made a conscious effort to slow down and think more on my exams, instead of typing my way into a B+/A-.

Looking forward to getting white boy wasted tonight.

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Postby Thirteen » Tue May 10, 2011 8:12 am

beach_terror wrote:I'M BACK, LOL

Last exam in 1.5 hours. Feel infinitely better about my exam performance this semester. Made a conscious effort to slow down and think more on my exams, instead of typing my way into a B+/A-.

Looking forward to getting white boy wasted tonight.


Good luck! We finished Friday, and I have done nothing productive since then. Feels good, man.

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Postby stayway » Tue May 10, 2011 8:46 am

beach_terror wrote:I'M BACK, LOL

Last exam in 1.5 hours. Feel infinitely better about my exam performance this semester. Made a conscious effort to slow down and think more on my exams, instead of typing my way into a B+/A-.

Looking forward to getting white boy wasted tonight.


Can we not get kicked out tonight? Or is that the objective?

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

Postby beach_terror » Tue May 10, 2011 8:49 am

nooyyllib wrote:
beach_terror wrote:I'M BACK, LOL

Last exam in 1.5 hours. Feel infinitely better about my exam performance this semester. Made a conscious effort to slow down and think more on my exams, instead of typing my way into a B+/A-.

Looking forward to getting white boy wasted tonight.


Can we not get kicked out tonight? Or is that the objective?

Depends on the female talent out.




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