1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby keg411 » Wed Dec 01, 2010 7:18 pm

mths wrote:
king3780 wrote:I can't say how individual profs deal with it, but my guess is the ones that don't care just report to the dean that everyone in the class met the attendance requirement, the dean doesn't question it and submits it to the ABA and the ABA doesn't question it. If the dean or ABA says anything, the prof "lost" his attendance sheets or something like that. I think how strictly schools comply with the rule is a case-by-case basis. My school makes a big deal about. Other schools apparently don't.

attendance sheets? seriously? we have 55 minute classes and the prof starts talking on minute one and doesn't stop. Only way he'll know you're not there is if he calls on you.


It's the ABA. I'm sure schools can fudge their attendance stats just as well as they can fudge employment states :lol:.

Also, in two of my classes we filled out our attendance online.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby 09042014 » Wed Dec 01, 2010 7:20 pm

This probably only happens at rancid TTT's that fear losing their ABA status.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby mths » Wed Dec 01, 2010 7:22 pm

Desert Fox wrote:This probably only happens at rancid TTT's that fear losing their ABA status.

egregious Northwestern will stay accredited trolling

egregious and hilarious

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby 09042014 » Wed Dec 01, 2010 7:25 pm

mths wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:This probably only happens at rancid TTT's that fear losing their ABA status.

egregious Northwestern will stay accredited trolling

egregious and hilarious


lol we are up for accreditation this year.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby dailygrind » Wed Dec 01, 2010 7:30 pm

JCougar wrote:
dailygrind wrote:no matter how pointless? if you went into class and they were talking about rainbows and butterflies in civ pro, you'd still be attending? one of my classes this semester was pretty fucking awful, and if there weren't any attendance policies i would have attended probably about half of them.


I'm really only talking about classes where there are attendance policies. If there's no requirement to attend, you can use your own judgement. But schools have plenty of good reasons to impose their own attendance policies...part of it helps build professionalism.

I haven't had a class yet where it was worthless to attend, though. The one that comes closest for me also has the strictest attendance policy (no more than 3 absences all semester).


::shrug:: i pay attention to stupid rules when they're there (over 80% of the time, i was at the class that was worthless), but that doesn't mean i'm not justified in bitching and moaning about them.

also, CLASSES ARE OVER, HELLO READING PERIOD!
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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Holly Golightly » Wed Dec 01, 2010 7:33 pm

dailygrind wrote:
JCougar wrote:
romothesavior wrote:ITT: WUSTL outcasts try to cut down people at NYU out of spite and jealousy.


Hah. :)

I don't have any problem with people at NYU. Kudos to them. It just wasn't previously in the realm of possibilities in my mind that someone would blow off their classes to that extent there -- no matter how pointless classes are. If you ask me, that would be an incredible opportunity that I wouldn't want to waste.


no matter how pointless? if you went into class and they were talking about rainbows and butterflies in civ pro, you'd still be attending? one of my classes this semester was pretty fucking awful, and if there weren't any attendance policies i would have attended probably about half of them.

I learned nothing about civil procedure in my civ pro class. Hence the whole not going thing.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Holly Golightly » Wed Dec 01, 2010 7:35 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
mths wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:This probably only happens at rancid TTT's that fear losing their ABA status.

egregious Northwestern will stay accredited trolling

egregious and hilarious


lol we are up for accreditation this year.

Good thing original BP was deleted.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby 09042014 » Wed Dec 01, 2010 7:39 pm

Holly Golightly wrote:Good thing original BP was deleted.


DF went universal. People on Xo know I go to NU.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby dailygrind » Wed Dec 01, 2010 7:41 pm

Holly Golightly wrote:I learned nothing about civil procedure in my civ pro class. Hence the whole not going thing.


i spent $165 on supplements for civ pro. for every single other class put together, i spent about 45 bucks. my civ pro teacher was a brilliant man, absolutely phenomenal researcher, and generally pretty nice. however, he could. not. teach.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Holly Golightly » Wed Dec 01, 2010 7:42 pm

dailygrind wrote:
Holly Golightly wrote:I learned nothing about civil procedure in my civ pro class. Hence the whole not going thing.


i spent $165 on supplements for civ pro. for every single other class put together, i spent about 45 bucks. my civ pro teacher was a brilliant man, absolutely phenomenal researcher, and generally pretty nice. however, he could. not. teach.

In my evaluation, I actually wrote "I think it's safe to say I learned more about civil procedure from Joseph Glannon than I did from Prof. X."

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby romothesavior » Wed Dec 01, 2010 7:43 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
mths wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:This probably only happens at rancid TTT's that fear losing their ABA status.

egregious Northwestern will stay accredited trolling

egregious and hilarious


lol we are up for accreditation this year.


So what are you going to do? Head back to Champaign or graduate from an unaccredited school?

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby ChattTNdt » Wed Dec 01, 2010 7:44 pm

Done with Contracts. One exam down, four more to go. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel, and it represents 5:30 pm on December 10.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby dailygrind » Wed Dec 01, 2010 7:45 pm

Holly Golightly wrote:
dailygrind wrote:
Holly Golightly wrote:I learned nothing about civil procedure in my civ pro class. Hence the whole not going thing.


i spent $165 on supplements for civ pro. for every single other class put together, i spent about 45 bucks. my civ pro teacher was a brilliant man, absolutely phenomenal researcher, and generally pretty nice. however, he could. not. teach.

In my evaluation, I actually wrote "I think it's safe to say I learned more about civil procedure from Joseph Glannon than I did from Prof. X."


canned outlines, student outlines, glannon, and the barbri freer lecture (phenomenal, btw)

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby 09042014 » Wed Dec 01, 2010 7:46 pm

romothesavior wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
mths wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:This probably only happens at rancid TTT's that fear losing their ABA status.

egregious Northwestern will stay accredited trolling

egregious and hilarious


lol we are up for accreditation this year.


So what are you going to do? Head back to Champaign or graduate from an unaccredited school?


See if MinnesoTTTa will give me my scholly.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby mths » Wed Dec 01, 2010 8:08 pm

dailygrind wrote:
JCougar wrote:
dailygrind wrote:no matter how pointless? if you went into class and they were talking about rainbows and butterflies in civ pro, you'd still be attending? one of my classes this semester was pretty fucking awful, and if there weren't any attendance policies i would have attended probably about half of them.


I'm really only talking about classes where there are attendance policies. If there's no requirement to attend, you can use your own judgement. But schools have plenty of good reasons to impose their own attendance policies...part of it helps build professionalism.

I haven't had a class yet where it was worthless to attend, though. The one that comes closest for me also has the strictest attendance policy (no more than 3 absences all semester).


::shrug:: i pay attention to stupid rules when they're there (over 80% of the time, i was at the class that was worthless), but that doesn't mean i'm not justified in bitching and moaning about them.

also, CLASSES ARE OVER, HELLO READING PERIOD!
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where'd you get this clip of me?

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby jbarl1 » Wed Dec 01, 2010 8:11 pm

ChattTNdt wrote:Done with Contracts. One exam down, four more to go. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel, and it represents 5:30 pm on December 10.


Lucky you...I'm not done until 5:30 on December 17.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby beach_terror » Wed Dec 01, 2010 8:16 pm

jbarl1 wrote:
ChattTNdt wrote:Done with Contracts. One exam down, four more to go. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel, and it represents 5:30 pm on December 10.


Lucky you...I'm not done until 5:30 on December 17.

December 21st :( ... and we start back up on the 10th. My UG christmas break was 5 weeks long.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Stanford4Me » Wed Dec 01, 2010 9:18 pm

beach_terror wrote:
jbarl1 wrote:
ChattTNdt wrote:Done with Contracts. One exam down, four more to go. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel, and it represents 5:30 pm on December 10.


Lucky you...I'm not done until 5:30 on December 17.

December 21st :( ... and we start back up on the 10th. My UG christmas break was 5 weeks long.

6:00 PM December 22. Since there were no non-stop flights home, I have to stop in Chicago. If I get stuck @ O'Hare I will blame it ALL on NYU.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby kxz » Wed Dec 01, 2010 9:22 pm

Last class for me today. Review class tomorrow!

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby dailygrind » Wed Dec 01, 2010 9:45 pm

mths wrote:
dailygrind wrote:also, CLASSES ARE OVER, HELLO READING PERIOD!
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where'd you get this clip of me?


i'm not positive, but it's certainly not from the snowbank outside your dorm.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby mths » Wed Dec 01, 2010 11:10 pm

dailygrind wrote:
mths wrote:
dailygrind wrote:also, CLASSES ARE OVER, HELLO READING PERIOD!
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where'd you get this clip of me?


i'm not positive, but it's certainly not from the snowbank outside your dorm.

:lol:

I don't know what you're talking about

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby beach_terror » Wed Dec 01, 2010 11:59 pm

Took the afternoon/evening off and relaxed and played bball. I'm gonna fail out.

I'm also so fucking out of shape, it's gross.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Stanford4Me » Thu Dec 02, 2010 12:05 am

beach_terror wrote:Took the afternoon/evening off and relaxed and played bball. I'm gonna fail out.

I'm also so fucking out of shape, it's gross.

Took a nap and went to a happy hour hosted by our professors. Ended up stressed about the fact that I'm not stressed about finals yet.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby bostonian » Thu Dec 02, 2010 12:08 am

Anarchy is becoming more and more attractive.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby dakatz » Thu Dec 02, 2010 12:10 am

Went though an exam with a classmate that I like to study with. We essentially tried to outline and discuss what we would say in response to the questions without actually writing. We were able to hit nearly all the points in the model answer in a fairly short amount of time, so it was pretty encouraging. All the small points I missed were immediately placed into my outline and brightly highlighted so that I drill it for next time. Starting to feel better and better about civ. pro. next week. K's the week after is another story that I don't even wanna think about.




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