What are the top 5 tips you would give an incoming 1L?`

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Postby lawgod » Fri Jul 29, 2011 12:16 am

transplantedbuckeye wrote:

5.) Read the facts on the exam. Then read them again. Sometimes I even read them a third time. You don't want to start writing about something that isn't there. Taking the time to understand what the facts are telling you is going to save you the time of correcting or changing your answer when you realize you wrote about something that wasn't there.


Yeah, I think I did that-- wrote about something that wasn't there. But I caught it.

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Postby mths » Fri Jul 29, 2011 1:59 am

lawgod wrote:
transplantedbuckeye wrote:

5.) Read the facts on the exam. Then read them again. Sometimes I even read them a third time. You don't want to start writing about something that isn't there. Taking the time to understand what the facts are telling you is going to save you the time of correcting or changing your answer when you realize you wrote about something that wasn't there.


Yeah, I think I did that-- wrote about something that wasn't there. But I caught it.

*take notes on the facts as you go, learn to do it fast and don't waste time re-reading facts imo

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Postby beach_terror » Fri Jul 29, 2011 2:14 am

lawgod wrote:
transplantedbuckeye wrote:

5.) Read the facts on the exam. Then read them again. Sometimes I even read them a third time. You don't want to start writing about something that isn't there. Taking the time to understand what the facts are telling you is going to save you the time of correcting or changing your answer when you realize you wrote about something that wasn't there.


Yeah, I think I did that-- wrote about something that wasn't there. But I caught it.

Read the facts 2-3 times before I started writing, at least. I pretty much did it until I could basically recite the fact pattern in my head, and from then on it was pretty much off to the races.

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Re: What are the top 5 tips you would give an incoming 1L?`

Postby Blessedassurance » Fri Jul 29, 2011 3:32 am

Why so many Barca avatars? That will be all, thanks.

- Nauseated Manu fan

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Postby Stringer6 » Fri Jul 29, 2011 7:57 am

Blessedassurance wrote:Why so many Barca avatars? That will be all, thanks.

- Nauseated Manu fan

+1

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Postby beach_terror » Fri Jul 29, 2011 8:35 am

Blessedassurance wrote:Why so many Barca avatars? That will be all, thanks.

- Nauseated Manu fan

Are you nauseated because your club is no longer the dominant force it used to be? If so, I understand.

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Re: What are the top 5 tips you would give an incoming 1L?`

Postby Stringer6 » Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:37 am

beach_terror wrote:
Blessedassurance wrote:Why so many Barca avatars? That will be all, thanks.

- Nauseated Manu fan

Are you nauseated because your club is no longer the dominant force it used to be? If so, I understand.


lol

when was united more dominant than now?

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Postby beach_terror » Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:39 am

Stringer6 wrote:
beach_terror wrote:
Blessedassurance wrote:Why so many Barca avatars? That will be all, thanks.

- Nauseated Manu fan

Are you nauseated because your club is no longer the dominant force it used to be? If so, I understand.


lol

when was united more dominant than now?

When they were decidedly better than Barcelona and Madrid. United is the third best club in the world right now. Barcelona embarrassed them in the CL final.

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Re: What are the top 5 tips you would give an incoming 1L?`

Postby Stringer6 » Fri Jul 29, 2011 10:08 am

beach_terror wrote:
Stringer6 wrote:
beach_terror wrote:
Blessedassurance wrote:Why so many Barca avatars? That will be all, thanks.

- Nauseated Manu fan

Are you nauseated because your club is no longer the dominant force it used to be? If so, I understand.


lol

when was united more dominant than now?

When they were decidedly better than Barcelona and Madrid. United is the third best club in the world right now. Barcelona embarrassed them in the CL final.


barcelona embarrassed everyone they played last year...except when arsenal owned them and they were gifted the second leg with van persie's red card, but that's another story.

but united have won the premiership 4 of the last 5 years and been in the CL final 3 of the last 4 years, including one win. let's be real.

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Re: What are the top 5 tips you would give an incoming 1L?`

Postby crossarmant » Fri Jul 29, 2011 10:21 am

Cupidity wrote:Whoa now, I'm going to disagree with this October malarky. Practice tests are precious, if you are lucky you will have four or five from your professors. Most professors I had only had one or two on file. Those things are by far the best tool to study, so don't squander them! Doing them in October is a massive waste. I took the pratice tests 2-3 days before the actual exam, once I knew everything and my outline was done. If you professor has a test bank of 15-20 tests, by all means, waste them. But don't go reading the single issue spotter they have published too soon!


While I am a 0L, in one of the Succeeding in 1L super posts, they mentioned taking some practice exams from other professors/schools in the beginning to get yourself used to the style of test. That way you have more practices exams total and so you've a better idea of what to expect when trying to learn your own professors exams. Is this sound advice or a crock?

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Re: What are the top 5 tips you would give an incoming 1L?`

Postby target » Fri Jul 29, 2011 1:32 pm

crossarmant wrote:
While I am a 0L, in one of the Succeeding in 1L super posts, they mentioned taking some practice exams from other professors/schools in the beginning to get yourself used to the style of test. That way you have more practices exams total and so you've a better idea of what to expect when trying to learn your own professors exams. Is this sound advice or a crock?


0L here as well so take this with a grain of salt. But the only way i see taking other prof's exams is benefit is when their exams are proven similar to your prof. It wouldnt help if your test is policy oriented and the sample ones are not

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Postby Cupidity » Fri Jul 29, 2011 1:41 pm

target wrote:
crossarmant wrote:
While I am a 0L, in one of the Succeeding in 1L super posts, they mentioned taking some practice exams from other professors/schools in the beginning to get yourself used to the style of test. That way you have more practices exams total and so you've a better idea of what to expect when trying to learn your own professors exams. Is this sound advice or a crock?


0L here as well so take this with a grain of salt. But the only way i see taking other prof's exams is benefit is when their exams are proven similar to your prof. It wouldnt help if your test is policy oriented and the sample ones are not


LOL @ 0L suggesting law school exams might be "policy oriented." Ask your professor about exam format early on and seek a test of similar style (ie: 3 queston open-ended issue spotter); other than that, there isn't much you can do.




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