Non-TLS top of the class v. TLS top of the class?

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Non-TLS top of the class v. TLS top of the class?

Postby solotee » Mon Jun 20, 2011 11:12 pm

I almost feel like I cheated law school by reaching top 10% because of TLS. I can't help but think that the people who figured law school out without TLS are a lot smarter than us who used TLS as a crutch??

Thoughts?

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Re: Non-TLS top of the class v. TLS top of the class?

Postby kaiser » Mon Jun 20, 2011 11:16 pm

Correlation, not causation my friend. Give yourself a bit more credit than that.

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Re: Non-TLS top of the class v. TLS top of the class?

Postby studebaker07 » Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:43 pm

How can you be so sure that those other people weren't also at least checking out TLS or using some other resource? I don't have that high of a post count and yet I consider myself part of TLS. People aren't so clandestine now that the Internet permeates virtually every part of our lives.

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Re: Non-TLS top of the class v. TLS top of the class?

Postby NZA » Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:43 pm

IBTL

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Re: Non-TLS top of the class v. TLS top of the class?

Postby Cupidity » Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:46 pm

TLS gave me a serious edge. Without it I would have been flying blind. It certainly helped as to the 1L summer job search as well.

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Re: Non-TLS top of the class v. TLS top of the class?

Postby Geist13 » Tue Jun 21, 2011 10:58 pm

First semester when I tried standard TLS advice: below median.
Second semester when I just read and briefed every case and studied come exam time, like I would have without TLS: top 10%.

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Re: Non-TLS top of the class v. TLS top of the class?

Postby keg411 » Tue Jun 21, 2011 11:14 pm

Geist13 wrote:First semester when I tried standard TLS advice: below median.
Second semester when I just read and briefed every case and studied come exam time, like I would have without TLS: top 10%.


What exactly is "standard TLS advice"? I want to know if I followed it or not :lol:.

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Re: Non-TLS top of the class v. TLS top of the class?

Postby traehekat » Wed Jun 22, 2011 12:24 am

My thoughts are pretty much the same, the only difference is I often think about everyone who didn't use TLS and probably would have crushed me if they had, cause many of them are without a doubt objectively smarter than I am.

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Re: Non-TLS top of the class v. TLS top of the class?

Postby fatduck » Wed Jun 22, 2011 1:20 am

law school....easy?!?

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Re: Non-TLS top of the class v. TLS top of the class?

Postby NZA » Wed Jun 22, 2011 1:20 am

fatduck wrote:law school....easy?!?

Kinda like your mom.
...I've been drinking.

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Re: Non-TLS top of the class v. TLS top of the class?

Postby TheKingintheNorth » Wed Jun 22, 2011 2:13 am

Geist13 wrote:First semester when I tried standard TLS advice: below median.
Second semester when I just read and briefed every case and studied come exam time, like I would have without TLS: top 10%.



wait does the standard TLS advice actually exclude "studying come exam time?"

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Re: Non-TLS top of the class v. TLS top of the class?

Postby romothesavior » Wed Jun 22, 2011 2:27 am

keg411 wrote:
Geist13 wrote:First semester when I tried standard TLS advice: below median.
Second semester when I just read and briefed every case and studied come exam time, like I would have without TLS: top 10%.


What exactly is "standard TLS advice"? I want to know if I followed it or not :lol:.

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The "standard" TLS for law school, IMO, is to have fun for 3/4 of the semester while keeping up on reading, start outlining about a month to 6 weeks before finals, and gradually start working more and more until you are busting serious ass the two weeks or so before exams doing outlining/supplements/PTs. I'd say this is the advice and study schedule for the majority of people on here.

However, I have a feeling Geist is referring to all the super cool "Guides to 1L Success" posts scattered around TLS that seem to drown out the non-gunner TLS majority.

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Re: Non-TLS top of the class v. TLS top of the class?

Postby random5483 » Wed Jun 22, 2011 3:12 am

There is no single path to law school success. Blindly following a "1L success guide" is bound to get you in trouble. I did not use TLS to come up with my "study plan," but I did use TLS to answer question related to law school (summer jobs, what to expect in law school, etc).

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Re: Non-TLS top of the class v. TLS top of the class?

Postby mebeSajid » Wed Jun 22, 2011 2:47 pm

I read xeoh's thread prior to starting law school, and ended up doing pretty well. I'd like to think the message I took from that thread affected how much work I put into 1L year.

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Re: Non-TLS top of the class v. TLS top of the class?

Postby cmckid » Wed Jun 22, 2011 3:34 pm

A smart person uses all the resources they can to succeed. Not using TLS is like playing golf with an arm tied behind your back.




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