1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby mths » Mon Dec 06, 2010 3:52 pm

Helmholtz wrote:Agreed. I think most of the A papers tend to fall in the 6000-7000 word zone.

Completely untrue from what I've seen at Cornell. Professors want you to get to the point and most of them put word limits. Here anyways...

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby los blancos » Mon Dec 06, 2010 3:57 pm

GATORTIM wrote:
los blancos wrote:
Helmholtz wrote:
most of the A papers tend to fall in the 6000-7000 word zone.



In a four hour exam!? :shock:

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I just took my torts final. I think I ended up around 4,000. I seriously don't even know what I would have written with 7,000 words without just doing a UG-style "LOLZ PROF HERES ALL THE SHIT I KNOW ABOUT TORTZ!" brain dump. I probably could have written 7k if I wanted to, it just would've been 6.5k of bullshit.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby mths » Mon Dec 06, 2010 4:03 pm

Brought my conlaw book to the library to study torts. Probably as much use out of that as out of a torts case book by now anyways.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Helmholtz » Mon Dec 06, 2010 4:23 pm

los blancos wrote:
Helmholtz wrote:Agreed. I think most of the A papers tend to fall in the 6000-7000 word zone.



In a four hour exam!? :shock:


Three and a half hours. Last A exam I looked at that she made available was 6100 words.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby beach_terror » Mon Dec 06, 2010 4:27 pm

Helmholtz wrote:
los blancos wrote:
Helmholtz wrote:Agreed. I think most of the A papers tend to fall in the 6000-7000 word zone.



In a four hour exam!? :shock:


Three and a half hours. Last A exam I looked at that she made available was 6100 pages.

Oh word? That's some serious shit.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Helmholtz » Mon Dec 06, 2010 4:27 pm

beach_terror wrote:
Helmholtz wrote:
los blancos wrote:
Helmholtz wrote:Agreed. I think most of the A papers tend to fall in the 6000-7000 word zone.



In a four hour exam!? :shock:


Three and a half hours. Last A exam I looked at that she made available was 6100 pages.

Oh word? That's some serious shit.


Word, yeah, sorry.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby mths » Mon Dec 06, 2010 4:33 pm

beach_terror wrote:
Helmholtz wrote:
los blancos wrote:
Helmholtz wrote:Agreed. I think most of the A papers tend to fall in the 6000-7000 word zone.



In a four hour exam!? :shock:


Three and a half hours. Last A exam I looked at that she made available was 6100 pages.

Oh word? That's some serious shit.

:lol:

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Holly Golightly » Mon Dec 06, 2010 6:38 pm

lol, civpro death. Time for Office Space and a nap.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby D. H2Oman » Mon Dec 06, 2010 7:08 pm

Shit I only wrote 1050 words on my 3.5 hour exam. I was really concise though, so good chance it's in the A range.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby BriaTharen » Mon Dec 06, 2010 7:10 pm

Screw you, torts. I hate you.

And wrote 4785 in 3 hours. Don't know what that means.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby dailygrind » Mon Dec 06, 2010 7:15 pm

who the fuck knows. i wrote 3200 words. maybe i'm really efficient with my wording.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Gamecubesupreme » Mon Dec 06, 2010 7:21 pm

My 3 hour civ pro final exam was on one topic only: opportunity to be heard.

Nothing on Erie, nothing on personal jurisdiction, nothing on anything that should be important.

3 hour exam on opportunity to be heard.

All the hours spent on understanding personal jurisdiction and Erie were wasted.

Fuck. My. Life.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby SmittenMitten » Mon Dec 06, 2010 7:25 pm

And the stress vomiting has begun

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby BriaTharen » Mon Dec 06, 2010 7:26 pm

Gamecubesupreme wrote:My 3 hour civ pro final exam was on one topic only: opportunity to be heard.

Nothing on Erie, nothing on personal jurisdiction, nothing on anything that should be important.

3 hour exam on opportunity to be heard.

All the hours spent on understanding personal jurisdiction and Erie were wasted.

Fuck. My. Life.

That. Sucks.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby D. H2Oman » Mon Dec 06, 2010 7:28 pm

SmittenMitten wrote:And the stress vomiting has begun



What the hell is stress vomiting? lol

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby SmittenMitten » Mon Dec 06, 2010 7:30 pm

D. H2Oman wrote:
SmittenMitten wrote:And the stress vomiting has begun



What the hell is stress vomiting? lol

Vomiting repeatedly and uncontrollably before stressful times. I lost six pounds in three days before the lsat

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby gwuorbust » Mon Dec 06, 2010 7:39 pm

3800 word crim law final. but I think I went past the word limit on all my sections. gunna be a really tight curve cause the material was really easy. . . which is what really scares me.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby dailygrind » Mon Dec 06, 2010 7:40 pm

when i walked out of the exam i felt pretty confident. i just opened up the copy of the exam i wrote, and upon reread it's not really that good. shit. although for how much we all wrote in 3 hours, i can't really expect anyone's to be good. so maybe i'm still in the running.
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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby D. H2Oman » Mon Dec 06, 2010 7:40 pm

SmittenMitten wrote:
D. H2Oman wrote:
SmittenMitten wrote:And the stress vomiting has begun



What the hell is stress vomiting? lol

Vomiting repeatedly and uncontrollably before stressful times. I lost six pounds in three days before the lsat



:(


Though I'm pretty glad I'm not in your class......

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby BriaTharen » Mon Dec 06, 2010 7:41 pm

dailygrind wrote:when i walked out of the exam i felt pretty confident. i just opened up the copy of the exam i wrote, and upon reread it's not really that good. shit.

Why in God's name are you looking at it?! I don't understand why you would want to torture yourself like that

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby dailygrind » Mon Dec 06, 2010 7:42 pm

BriaTharen wrote:
dailygrind wrote:when i walked out of the exam i felt pretty confident. i just opened up the copy of the exam i wrote, and upon reread it's not really that good. shit.

Why in God's name are you looking at it?! I don't understand why you would want to torture yourself like that


stupidity. pure unadulterated stupidity. got a little more juice flowing through my veins, now though. time to get started on civ pro.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby SmittenMitten » Mon Dec 06, 2010 7:56 pm

D. H2Oman wrote:
SmittenMitten wrote:
D. H2Oman wrote:
SmittenMitten wrote:And the stress vomiting has begun



What the hell is stress vomiting? lol

Vomiting repeatedly and uncontrollably before stressful times. I lost six pounds in three days before the lsat



:(


Though I'm pretty glad I'm not in your class......

I don't vomit on people...

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby D. H2Oman » Mon Dec 06, 2010 8:00 pm

SmittenMitten wrote:
D. H2Oman wrote:
SmittenMitten wrote:Vomiting repeatedly and uncontrollably before stressful times. I lost six pounds in three days before the lsat



:(


Though I'm pretty glad I'm not in your class......

I don't vomit on people...



You must not understand how the curve works, defense wins championships.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Holly Golightly » Mon Dec 06, 2010 8:26 pm

dailygrind wrote:
BriaTharen wrote:
dailygrind wrote:when i walked out of the exam i felt pretty confident. i just opened up the copy of the exam i wrote, and upon reread it's not really that good. shit.

Why in God's name are you looking at it?! I don't understand why you would want to torture yourself like that


stupidity. pure unadulterated stupidity. got a little more juice flowing through my veins, now though. time to get started on civ pro.

I can't stop thinking about all of the issues that I missed, but I still refuse to open that sucker up.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby 09042014 » Mon Dec 06, 2010 8:29 pm

Holly Golightly wrote:
dailygrind wrote:
BriaTharen wrote:
dailygrind wrote:when i walked out of the exam i felt pretty confident. i just opened up the copy of the exam i wrote, and upon reread it's not really that good. shit.

Why in God's name are you looking at it?! I don't understand why you would want to torture yourself like that


stupidity. pure unadulterated stupidity. got a little more juice flowing through my veins, now though. time to get started on civ pro.

I can't stop thinking about all of the issues that I missed, but I still refuse to open that sucker up.


I think it's an honor code violation.




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