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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Lasers » Fri Apr 20, 2012 3:19 am

taking a torts pt tomorrow...goal tonight is to get enough stuff in my head so that it's worthwhile.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby dabomb75 » Fri Apr 20, 2012 3:30 am

crossarmant wrote:
dabomb75 wrote:awfully quiet in here....either that means everyone else is being super productive and off TLS, or out drinking and having fun. Neither one of those options would make me happy, since I'm doing neither by sitting trying to study but being very unproductive. And I just drank 2 cups of coffee so no going to sleep anytime soon.


I've been in the same boat. Read for about 4 hours today, then spent the rest pretending like I was reviewing Property; had my reading/class notes open, outline open, yet just fiddled around online or in my room. Tomorrow I'm setting my alarm early: bike/reading in the AM, reading out in the sun for about 4 hours or so, gym, then library for some more reviewing. I'm thinking my first practice test will be Saturday (First final Wednesday).


ended up getting a 2nd wind after posting that, worked for 3 straight hours after posting, feel good about the amount of work I accomplished in that time. 3:30 in the morning now, so I should probably crash.

Sounds like you have a fun day ahead of you btw

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby marmot8 » Fri Apr 20, 2012 7:38 am

dabomb75 wrote:
crossarmant wrote:
dabomb75 wrote:awfully quiet in here....either that means everyone else is being super productive and off TLS, or out drinking and having fun. Neither one of those options would make me happy, since I'm doing neither by sitting trying to study but being very unproductive. And I just drank 2 cups of coffee so no going to sleep anytime soon.


I've been in the same boat. Read for about 4 hours today, then spent the rest pretending like I was reviewing Property; had my reading/class notes open, outline open, yet just fiddled around online or in my room. Tomorrow I'm setting my alarm early: bike/reading in the AM, reading out in the sun for about 4 hours or so, gym, then library for some more reviewing. I'm thinking my first practice test will be Saturday (First final Wednesday).


ended up getting a 2nd wind after posting that, worked for 3 straight hours after posting, feel good about the amount of work I accomplished in that time. 3:30 in the morning now, so I should probably crash.

Sounds like you have a fun day ahead of you btw


How much sleep do you guys get? I could never be up doing work at 330am.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby jessuf » Fri Apr 20, 2012 9:59 am

I left the library at 12:30am, then proceeded to toss and turn in bed until 4:30am. Wish I had just stayed at the library until 4:30am and finished my outline so I could be PTing today.

I usually sleep 2am-8am weekdays, 3/4am-9am weekends unless it's finals.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby gdane » Fri Apr 20, 2012 5:59 pm

This semester has been very "easy" for me. I'm not sure if it is because I had less work, learned how to read/understand cases better, worked more (although it doesnt seem that way), or a combination of all these things, but Im just kinda sitting around now just waiting for my first final next Friday (Civ Pro II).

Honestly, I dont feel "ready" yet, but Im not in the same beast mode that I was in last semester. I spent the last 3 hours practicing class action and Joinder multiple choice and short answer questions, but I did them like half assed. Maybe Im just tired because I havent been sleeping enough in the last 2 weeks.

I think I also dont feel an impending sense of doom because Ive realized that most of the people in my section are retarded and still dont know how to write a law school exam. I guess Im feeling overconfident. Maybe this undeserved overconfidence will bite me in the ass when my grades come back. But I guess Im just thinking that everything will click for me when I'll need it too.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby ilovesf » Fri Apr 20, 2012 6:07 pm

gdane wrote:This semester has been very "easy" for me. I'm not sure if it is because I had less work, learned how to read/understand cases better, worked more (although it doesnt seem that way), or a combination of all these things, but Im just kinda sitting around now just waiting for my first final next Friday (Civ Pro II).

Honestly, I dont feel "ready" yet, but Im not in the same beast mode that I was in last semester. I spent the last 3 hours practicing class action and Joinder multiple choice and short answer questions, but I did them like half assed. Maybe Im just tired because I havent been sleeping enough in the last 2 weeks.

I think I also dont feel an impending sense of doom because Ive realized that most of the people in my section are retarded and still dont know how to write a law school exam. I guess Im feeling overconfident. Maybe this undeserved overconfidence will bite me in the ass when my grades come back. But I guess Im just thinking that everything will click for me when I'll need it too.

Saving this for when you get your grades

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Stringer6 » Fri Apr 20, 2012 6:13 pm

gdane wrote:This semester has been very "easy" for me. I'm not sure if it is because I had less work, learned how to read/understand cases better, worked more (although it doesnt seem that way), or a combination of all these things, but Im just kinda sitting around now just waiting for my first final next Friday (Civ Pro II).

Honestly, I dont feel "ready" yet, but Im not in the same beast mode that I was in last semester. I spent the last 3 hours practicing class action and Joinder multiple choice and short answer questions, but I did them like half assed. Maybe Im just tired because I havent been sleeping enough in the last 2 weeks.

I think I also dont feel an impending sense of doom because Ive realized that most of the people in my section are retarded and still dont know how to write a law school exam. I guess Im feeling overconfident. Maybe this undeserved overconfidence will bite me in the ass when my grades come back. But I guess Im just thinking that everything will click for me when I'll need it too.


here's hoping

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Sandro » Fri Apr 20, 2012 7:50 pm

I think I'm going to start studying for exams tonight. A whole 13 days before I started any review/prep for 4/5 of my exams last semester (left myself 2 days for each :oops: ) , and no freakin severe carpal tunnel on 1.5 wrists.

Been putting this off for the last 3 weeks.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby ilovesf » Fri Apr 20, 2012 8:35 pm

I just looked at a con law practice test answer.. my head just exploded. I had no idea someone could possibly write so much about such a narrow issue. I would have never thought about any of this. oops.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Guchster » Fri Apr 20, 2012 8:36 pm

MY CRIM OUTLINE:

mens rea
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causation
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murder/manslaughter
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inchoate crimes
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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby crossarmant » Fri Apr 20, 2012 8:37 pm

Today has been met with middling productivity. 1 hour of Property review while on the exercise bike, 4 hours of ConLaw studying on the Riverfront (sunburnt as hell). When I got home, my Georgetown transfer checker updated and it's been this wild ride of emotional distress and wild conjecture as to the significance of it. It's completely killed my focus, dammit. At least I've kept up with exercise, sobriety, and eating right this week :D

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Dany » Fri Apr 20, 2012 8:38 pm

lolololol guch

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby adonai » Fri Apr 20, 2012 9:40 pm

Crim law is probably the easiest course ever since its so elemental. Not hard at all to memorize or apply. Wait til you take crim pro where you have exceptions to the exception of the exception.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Guchster » Fri Apr 20, 2012 9:43 pm

adonai wrote:Crim law is probably the easiest course ever since its so elemental. Not hard at all to memorize or apply. Wait til you take crim pro where you have exceptions to the exception of the exception.


oh thanks for making me feel better. how helpful. :roll:

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby sidhesadie » Fri Apr 20, 2012 9:47 pm

adonai wrote:Crim law is probably the easiest course ever since its so elemental. Not hard at all to memorize or apply. Wait til you take crim pro where you have exceptions to the exception of the exception.



Ahh, that's what I'm doing right now, because my school does crim pro 1L instead of crim law.

sigh.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby ilovesf » Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:06 pm

Guchster wrote:
adonai wrote:Crim law is probably the easiest course ever since its so elemental. Not hard at all to memorize or apply. Wait til you take crim pro where you have exceptions to the exception of the exception.


oh thanks for making me feel better. how helpful. :roll:

Don't be an ass adonai. I think crim is hard too. :(

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Eugenie Danglars » Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:09 pm

adonai wrote:Crim law is probably the easiest course ever since its so elemental. Not hard at all to memorize or apply. Wait til you take crim pro where you have exceptions to the exception of the exception.


I found your high horse. It misses you. ;-)

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby lifestooquick » Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:10 pm

adonai wrote:Crim law is probably the easiest course ever since its so elemental. Not hard at all to memorize or apply. Wait til you take crim pro where you have exceptions to the exception of the exception.

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Edit: didn't see Eugenie's post!

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby alicrimson » Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:13 pm

Spent today pre-writing con law exam. So long as she doesn't change what she's always done, I am a third of the way done. Yeah boi.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby adonai » Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:21 pm

Eugenie Danglars wrote:
adonai wrote:Crim law is probably the easiest course ever since its so elemental. Not hard at all to memorize or apply. Wait til you take crim pro where you have exceptions to the exception of the exception.


I found your high horse. It misses you. ;-)

Geez, I didn't mean it in this way at all. Was more trying to tell Guch not to worry because it really isn't as bad as it seems.

Buuuut, I'll post this anyway:

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby LSATmakesMeNeurotic » Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:21 pm

alicrimson wrote:Spent today pre-writing con law exam. So long as she doesn't change what she's always done, I am a third of the way done. Yeah boi.


Want to send me those pre-writes? :wink: haha just kidding... :oops: maybe.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby akili » Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:59 pm

Productivity was low today, but I met Taylor Swift so I'm going to call it an overall win

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby ilovesf » Fri Apr 20, 2012 11:04 pm

akili wrote:Productivity was low today, but I met Taylor Swift so I'm going to call it an overall win

WHAT? story!

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby akili » Fri Apr 20, 2012 11:05 pm

ilovesf wrote:
akili wrote:Productivity was low today, but I met Taylor Swift so I'm going to call it an overall win

WHAT? story!


She was literally two tables down at the coffee shop I was at. Some of my friends got a picture with her, but I chickened out and just stared like a fool.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Lasers » Fri Apr 20, 2012 11:13 pm

least productive day today...did almost nothing.




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