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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby 09042014 » Sat Dec 04, 2010 9:36 pm

uzpakalis wrote:Am I the only one on here not freaking out and studying 16 hours a day? I put in work throughout the ENTIRE semester. Don't get me wrong, I'm still putting in 8-10 hours a day throughout finals, but.....am I crazy for not putting in more hours and feeling confident about it?


lol reverse splitters

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby JazzOne » Sat Dec 04, 2010 9:40 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
uzpakalis wrote:Am I the only one on here not freaking out and studying 16 hours a day? I put in work throughout the ENTIRE semester. Don't get me wrong, I'm still putting in 8-10 hours a day throughout finals, but.....am I crazy for not putting in more hours and feeling confident about it?


lol reverse splitters

lol

I haven't read or outlined for evidence yet. I was starting to do it, but now I'm back on TLS. It's really not that hard to do well in law school. It just seems like it is. And if you fuck up, it's your ass. lolololol

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Melkaba » Sat Dec 04, 2010 9:42 pm

uzpakalis wrote:Am I the only one on here not freaking out and studying 16 hours a day? I put in work throughout the ENTIRE semester. Don't get me wrong, I'm still putting in 8-10 hours a day throughout finals, but.....am I crazy for not putting in more hours and feeling confident about it?


I did put in work a lot throughout the semester, but I don't know about 16 hours a day right now (even if that was a hyperbole, putting in 12-14 might be pushing it). Yeah, I'm working pretty damn hard now (more so due to the fact that I procrastinated in doing my Contracts outline and I hope that Sun/Mon/Tues/Wed, and then Fri/Sat/Sun would be enough to study for Property on Thursday and Contracts following Monday), but I see no benefit in essentially killing myself before the actual meat of the battle. Personally, I already had my freak-out moment yesterday (while trying to ask a professor a question at that!), so now I'm in the "bust-my-ass but still relatively chill" kind of mood.

On the reverse, hey, some people work better under pressure.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby uzpakalis » Sat Dec 04, 2010 9:43 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
uzpakalis wrote:Am I the only one on here not freaking out and studying 16 hours a day? I put in work throughout the ENTIRE semester. Don't get me wrong, I'm still putting in 8-10 hours a day throughout finals, but.....am I crazy for not putting in more hours and feeling confident about it?


lol reverse splitters


Actually, I'm a splitter that's worked hard for once. Not quite sure what that makes me, probably median, ha!

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby JazzOne » Sat Dec 04, 2010 9:47 pm

uzpakalis wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
uzpakalis wrote:Am I the only one on here not freaking out and studying 16 hours a day? I put in work throughout the ENTIRE semester. Don't get me wrong, I'm still putting in 8-10 hours a day throughout finals, but.....am I crazy for not putting in more hours and feeling confident about it?


lol reverse splitters


Actually, I'm a splitter that's worked hard for once. Not quite sure what that makes me, probably median, ha!

I'm a splitter, and I busted my ass first semester. I'm talking about busting my ass to the extent that I could basically slack off for the rest of law school and still have decent employment prospects. Seriously, one semester is all it took.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Holly Golightly » Sat Dec 04, 2010 9:47 pm

I'm considering not sleeping tonight and spending like the next 24 hours entirely on civ pro/caffeine/nicotine.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby mths » Sat Dec 04, 2010 9:58 pm

Holly Golightly wrote:I'm considering not sleeping tonight and spending like the next 24 hours entirely on civ pro/caffeine/nicotine.

my life for the past week

I only take naps

I have 4 exams

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Stanford4Me » Sat Dec 04, 2010 10:00 pm

Holly Golightly wrote:I'm considering not sleeping tonight and spending like the next 24 hours entirely on civ pro/caffeine/nicotine.

When is your CivPro exam?

Also, I smile every day I see your 'tar.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby SmittenMitten » Sat Dec 04, 2010 10:03 pm

mths wrote:
Holly Golightly wrote:I'm considering not sleeping tonight and spending like the next 24 hours entirely on civ pro/caffeine/nicotine.

my life for the past week

I only take naps

I have 4 exams


I have 3 exams-but I have been running on about 4-5 hours of sleep for the past week. Yesterday night I finally got some sleep, but my dog woke me up in the middle of the night and I had a small panic attack while walking him at 4am.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby bostonian » Sat Dec 04, 2010 10:03 pm

uzpakalis wrote:Am I the only one on here not freaking out and studying 16 hours a day? I put in work throughout the ENTIRE semester. Don't get me wrong, I'm still putting in 8-10 hours a day throughout finals, but.....am I crazy for not putting in more hours and feeling confident about it?


I spent 4 hours playing Wii yesterday. Yep, I'm going to fail out of law school.
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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Stanford4Me » Sat Dec 04, 2010 10:05 pm

bostonian wrote:
uzpakalis wrote:Am I the only one on here not freaking out and studying 16 hours a day? I put in work throughout the ENTIRE semester. Don't get me wrong, I'm still putting in 8-10 hours a day throughout finals, but.....am I crazy for not putting in more hours and feeling confident about it?


I spent 4 hours playing Wii yesterday. Yep, I'm going to fail out of law school.

I spent 5 hours walking around Rockefeller Center/Midtown West yesterday. I didn't do anything productive yesterday, and I have only been minimally productive today. Bottom 25% here I come!

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Thirteen » Sat Dec 04, 2010 10:08 pm

I need motivation.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby uzpakalis » Sat Dec 04, 2010 10:10 pm

All of the students just stress each other out and complain. I study at home and stay away from the rat race. Def seems to be a huge plus.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Gatriel » Sat Dec 04, 2010 10:10 pm

I'm putting in ~ 12 hours a day at this point. The first half the semester I thought I lucked out and got into the remedial section, as I was the only one in the library. Now the whole section is in the library. :(

I thought I got lucky.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Melkaba » Sat Dec 04, 2010 10:12 pm

bostonian wrote:I spent 5 hours walking around Rockefeller Center/Midtown West yesterday. I didn't do anything productive yesterday, and I have only been minimally productive today. Bottom 25% here I come!


There may be hope: When is your first exam?

Also, I played Halo Reach for three hours today. Even though I've been working with the random TLS break here and there since 3, I think I'm going to fail out of law school ("I'm going to be super awesome and make my first outline be my OPEN BOOK, NOTES, EVERYTHING PROPERTY FINAL, that will only take one...two...three...four...five days!") Plus, most of the people in my section are ridiculously smart. Or at least know their stuff pretty well.
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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby twert » Sat Dec 04, 2010 10:12 pm

bostonian wrote:
uzpakalis wrote:Am I the only one on here not freaking out and studying 16 hours a day? I put in work throughout the ENTIRE semester. Don't get me wrong, I'm still putting in 8-10 hours a day throughout finals, but.....am I crazy for not putting in more hours and feeling confident about it?


I spent 4 hours playing Wii yesterday. Yep, I'm going to fail out of law school.

today i went to the library and spend two hours on torts, then five hours reading a stupid novel and then played some chess online and then went home. i feel guilty for not being stressed out but i just don't think finals will be all that hard.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby BruceWayne » Sat Dec 04, 2010 10:12 pm

JazzOne wrote:I'm a splitter, and I busted my ass first semester. I'm talking about busting my ass to the extent that I could basically slack off for the rest of law school and still have decent employment prospects. Seriously, one semester is all it took.


Can you elaborate on what you mean by "bust your ass"?

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby JazzOne » Sat Dec 04, 2010 10:14 pm

BruceWayne wrote:
JazzOne wrote:I'm a splitter, and I busted my ass first semester. I'm talking about busting my ass to the extent that I could basically slack off for the rest of law school and still have decent employment prospects. Seriously, one semester is all it took.


Can you elaborate on what you mean by "bust your ass"?

I read every page assigned by my professors, and I briefed every case. I also read the E&E for every course and answered a vast majority of the E&E questions. I attended every single class. I did practice exams during the reading period. I made my own outlines. I studied incessantly over the reading period. I think that about sums it up.
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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Gatriel » Sat Dec 04, 2010 10:15 pm

twert wrote:
today i went to the library and spend two hours on torts, then five hours reading a stupid novel and then played some chess online and then went home. i feel guilty for not being stressed out but i just don't think finals will be all that hard.


Where do you go to lawl school?

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby uzpakalis » Sat Dec 04, 2010 10:16 pm

JazzOne wrote:
BruceWayne wrote:
JazzOne wrote:I'm a splitter, and I busted my ass first semester. I'm talking about busting my ass to the extent that I could basically slack off for the rest of law school and still have decent employment prospects. Seriously, one semester is all it took.


Can you elaborate on what you mean by "bust your ass"?

I read and briefed every case. I also read the E&E for each course and answered a vast majority of the E&E questions. I attended every single class. I did practice exams during the reading period. I made my own outlines. I studied incessantly over the reading period. I think that about sums it up.



Ditto, maybe I'm not freaking out because I feel like by doing all of the above, I know the material well enough....or maybe it's the xanax :)

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby twert » Sat Dec 04, 2010 10:16 pm

Gatriel wrote:
twert wrote:
today i went to the library and spend two hours on torts, then five hours reading a stupid novel and then played some chess online and then went home. i feel guilty for not being stressed out but i just don't think finals will be all that hard.


Where do you go to lawl school?

crappy t3, or as people here like to think, an up and coming t2

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby JazzOne » Sat Dec 04, 2010 10:17 pm

uzpakalis wrote:
JazzOne wrote:
BruceWayne wrote:
JazzOne wrote:I'm a splitter, and I busted my ass first semester. I'm talking about busting my ass to the extent that I could basically slack off for the rest of law school and still have decent employment prospects. Seriously, one semester is all it took.


Can you elaborate on what you mean by "bust your ass"?

I read and briefed every case. I also read the E&E for each course and answered a vast majority of the E&E questions. I attended every single class. I did practice exams during the reading period. I made my own outlines. I studied incessantly over the reading period. I think that about sums it up.



Ditto, maybe I'm not freaking out because I feel like by doing all of the above, I know the material well enough....or maybe it's the xanax :)

I outlined my contracts E&E as well because that was my favorite class, and I really wanted to drop some crazy references on the exam. I cited cases, restatement provisions, and UCC sections throughout the exam.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Gatriel » Sat Dec 04, 2010 10:18 pm

You know its finals week when:

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby mths » Sat Dec 04, 2010 10:34 pm

JazzOne wrote:I outlined my contracts E&E as well because that was my favorite class, and I really wanted to drop some crazy references on the exam. I cited cases, restatement provisions, and UCC sections throughout the exam.

Isn't this generally what you should be doing?

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby JazzOne » Sat Dec 04, 2010 10:36 pm

mths wrote:
JazzOne wrote:I outlined my contracts E&E as well because that was my favorite class, and I really wanted to drop some crazy references on the exam. I cited cases, restatement provisions, and UCC sections throughout the exam.

Isn't this generally what you should be doing?

Sort of. Most profs say they don't care if you cite the case name or the exact section number of the rule as long as you understand the substance. My exam was much more polished than that though. I really cited everything carefully. I almost nabbed the top grade in the 100-person section.




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