1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby beach_terror » Sun Dec 05, 2010 2:35 am

los blancos wrote:
Charles Barkley wrote:I feel like I'm going to fail because everyone else is studying 10-12 hours a day. I'm barely putting in half of that. I feel like I worked hard throughout the semester. Kept up with my outlines, studied them throughout, retyped them from memory. My first exam is Tuesday. I've taken all 5 practice exams and discussed them with my group. I feel like I did pretty well.

Should I be this laid back about things? :?:



Clueless 1L says the answer is YES.

Like I mentioned in another thread, I don't think Law School weeds out those who don't spend all day studying. I think it weeds out the people that got there through overachieving. I still think that as long as you put in the work you need to put in and you understand the material, your grades are largely a function of intrinsic ability and chance.

/Clueless 1L speculation


Obviously everything I say has the 1L disclaimer, but I certainly feel like taking practice exams and being proactive about my exam taking ability has put me farther up in the class than I would be if I just let my natural ability take over. My crim midterm was top 1/3rd and the only reason I didn't get an A-/A is because I didn't analogize facts in my analysis (which I had no idea I had to do - at least to the extent she wanted to). I don't think I would be in that position without busting my ass the few days prior hammering out PTs, discussing them, and figuring out what I can do better.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby BaiAilian2013 » Sun Dec 05, 2010 2:42 am

Helmholtz wrote:Is there a reason that we get no break in between classes and exams? Is this normal? I thought most places got at least a week to study. It seems cruel and unusual to give use just one weekend between the last day of class and the first final.

Our classes end on Friday and our exams start on Monday. Saturday and Sunday, inexplicably, are labeled as "reading days."

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby mths » Sun Dec 05, 2010 2:43 am

This thread is starting to give me anxiety. Holly, post again?

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Stanford4Me » Sun Dec 05, 2010 2:46 am

mths wrote:This thread is starting to give me anxiety. Holly, post again?

I just skimmed over one of my prof's past exams and had an anxiety attack. Good thing I have 2 weeks before this particular final (CivPro)

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby beach_terror » Sun Dec 05, 2010 2:49 am

Stanford4Me wrote:
mths wrote:This thread is starting to give me anxiety. Holly, post again?

I just skimmed over one of my prof's past exams and had an anxiety attack. Good thing I have 2 weeks before this particular final (CivPro)

I really wish my final schedule was inverted. I go civ pro - crim - torts. I'd much rather open up with torts than civ pro. At least if I freeze up, common sense can sort of guide me in torts. But in civ pro, not so much.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Thirteen » Sun Dec 05, 2010 2:51 am

Stanford4Me wrote:
mths wrote:This thread is starting to give me anxiety. Holly, post again?

I just skimmed over one of my prof's past exams and had an anxiety attack. Good thing I have 2 weeks before this particular final (CivPro)


I have Civ Pro in 36 hours :shock:

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby mths » Sun Dec 05, 2010 2:52 am

beach_terror wrote:
Stanford4Me wrote:
mths wrote:This thread is starting to give me anxiety. Holly, post again?

I just skimmed over one of my prof's past exams and had an anxiety attack. Good thing I have 2 weeks before this particular final (CivPro)

I really wish my final schedule was inverted. I go civ pro - crim - torts. I'd much rather open up with torts than civ pro. At least if I freeze up, common sense can sort of guide me in torts. But in civ pro, not so much.

It's not common sense that 12(b)2-5 must be in your first rule 12 response?

REALLY?????

fuck my life

my heart bleeds for you 13 <3

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby beach_terror » Sun Dec 05, 2010 2:56 am

mths wrote:It's not common sense that 12(b)2-5 must be in your first rule 12 response?

REALLY?????

fuck my life

If only it was, that'd be fucking wonderful.
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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Thirteen » Sun Dec 05, 2010 2:57 am

mths wrote:my heart bleeds for you 13 <3


<3

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby kalvano » Sun Dec 05, 2010 3:03 am

Thirteen wrote:
mths wrote:my heart bleeds for you 13 <3


<3


My heart doesn't. Can you get incredibly serious pneumonia or something?

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Thirteen » Sun Dec 05, 2010 3:09 am

kalvano wrote:
Thirteen wrote:
mths wrote:my heart bleeds for you 13 <3


<3


My heart doesn't. Can you get incredibly serious pneumonia or something?


:lol:

You studying tomorrow at school?

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby kalvano » Sun Dec 05, 2010 3:14 am

Nah. I get tired of the astonished looks when I'm there past 4:00 PM or on weekends. I study better at home anyway. Finished a massive re-tooling of all the Civ Pro outlines I've gotten and merged them all into one good one. Going to do some practice exams and MC questions and relax a bit.

I'll get there early on Monday to print my outline and flip through it...probably go have some Mexican at Banditos for lunch and be ready to to be completely median in Civ Pro.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Holly Golightly » Sun Dec 05, 2010 3:20 am

mths wrote:This thread is starting to give me anxiety. Holly, post again?

I think I have ingested enough caffeine to kill a baby elephant. And I still have like 200 pages of my Glannon Guide to read. And practice tests to take. And I don't understand anything and am going to flunk out.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Thirteen » Sun Dec 05, 2010 3:39 am

kalvano wrote:Nah. I get tired of the astonished looks when I'm there past 4:00 PM or on weekends. I study better at home anyway. Finished a massive re-tooling of all the Civ Pro outlines I've gotten and merged them all into one good one. Going to do some practice exams and MC questions and relax a bit.

I'll get there early on Monday to print my outline and flip through it...probably go have some Mexican at Banditos for lunch and be ready to to be completely median in Civ Pro.


Nice. I had Banditos for the first time yesterday, and I was impressed.

I need to merge my Bibles in the morning, then work through a few more practice problems. I'm nervous, but also am ready to get this shit behind me.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby mths » Sun Dec 05, 2010 3:44 am

Holly Golightly wrote:
mths wrote:This thread is starting to give me anxiety. Holly, post again?

I think I have ingested enough caffeine to kill a baby elephant. And I still have like 200 pages of my Glannon Guide to read. And practice tests to take. And I don't understand anything and am going to flunk out.

thanks...I've been doing civpro for 2 days...I still have no conception of what the fuck it is

Also, I feel like it's making me forget stuff from my other classes that I felt great about 2 days ago. This fucking study carrel feels way too much like home.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby kalvano » Sun Dec 05, 2010 3:45 am

I feel like a freak - I actually get Civ Pro.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby los blancos » Sun Dec 05, 2010 3:46 am

beach_terror wrote:
Stanford4Me wrote:
mths wrote:This thread is starting to give me anxiety. Holly, post again?

I just skimmed over one of my prof's past exams and had an anxiety attack. Good thing I have 2 weeks before this particular final (CivPro)

I really wish my final schedule was inverted. I go civ pro - crim - torts. I'd much rather open up with torts than civ pro. At least if I freeze up, common sense can sort of guide me in torts. But in civ pro, not so much.


For that same reason, I wish CivPro had been my first. Ive just had more time
to study for my first exam since I have a bit of
a one track mind. I kind of wish we had more time for CivPro
and less for ConLaw.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby kalvano » Sun Dec 05, 2010 3:48 am

Thirteen wrote:Nice. I had Banditos for the first time yesterday, and I was impressed.

I need to merge my Bibles in the morning, then work through a few more practice problems. I'm nervous, but also am ready to get this shit behind me.


Banditos rocks. As does Goffs across the street, down from Jimmy Johns - best onion rings in existence.

Yeah, I'm ready to get things. I'm not really nervous - it won't help to be, and it won't make me study any differently, so why bother with it? But I'm definitely ready to be done.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Holly Golightly » Sun Dec 05, 2010 3:51 am

mths wrote:
Holly Golightly wrote:
mths wrote:This thread is starting to give me anxiety. Holly, post again?

I think I have ingested enough caffeine to kill a baby elephant. And I still have like 200 pages of my Glannon Guide to read. And practice tests to take. And I don't understand anything and am going to flunk out.

thanks...I've been doing civpro for 2 days...I still have no conception of what the fuck it is

Also, I feel like it's making me forget stuff from my other classes that I felt great about 2 days ago. This fucking study carrel feels way too much like home.

The more I study civpro, the more convinced I am that I know absolutely nothing.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby mths » Sun Dec 05, 2010 4:04 am

los blancos wrote:
beach_terror wrote:
Stanford4Me wrote:
mths wrote:This thread is starting to give me anxiety. Holly, post again?

I just skimmed over one of my prof's past exams and had an anxiety attack. Good thing I have 2 weeks before this particular final (CivPro)

I really wish my final schedule was inverted. I go civ pro - crim - torts. I'd much rather open up with torts than civ pro. At least if I freeze up, common sense can sort of guide me in torts. But in civ pro, not so much.


For that same reason, I wish CivPro had been my first. Ive just had more time
to study for my first exam since I have a bit of
a one track mind. I kind of wish we had more time for CivPro
and less for ConLaw.

those sentence breaks annoyed me so much that I can't even express it

....yep, it's time to go home

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Stanford4Me » Sun Dec 05, 2010 4:16 am

kalvano wrote:
Thirteen wrote:Nice. I had Banditos for the first time yesterday, and I was impressed.

I need to merge my Bibles in the morning, then work through a few more practice problems. I'm nervous, but also am ready to get this shit behind me.


Banditos rocks. As does Goffs across the street, down from Jimmy Johns - best onion rings in existence.

Ugh, reminding me of my glory dayz. Goffs is amazing, as is Burger House.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Holly Golightly » Sun Dec 05, 2010 5:16 am

At home. Need moar civpro.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby 09042014 » Sun Dec 05, 2010 5:28 am

I understand Erie Doctrine better than Ginsberg.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Holly Golightly » Sun Dec 05, 2010 5:39 am

Desert Fox wrote:I understand Erie Doctrine better than Ginsberg.

Weren't you going to bed like 2.5 hrs ago?

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby 09042014 » Sun Dec 05, 2010 5:40 am

Holly Golightly wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:I understand Erie Doctrine better than Ginsberg.

Weren't you going to bed like 2.5 hrs ago?


midnight pop tarts didnt agree with me. Woke up to use the bathroom cant go back to sleep.




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