Omerta wrote:Fed Tax is going to be brutal man...not sure what to tell you about that one. Try to find a good outline and focus on learning the easy/medium stuff really well. Is the exam MC or Essay or combo?
IMO, Business Associations is a really easy class. Grab a good outline a churn through practice problems. Did you do well or like torts? Business Associations is just a rich man's torts. Rather than physical injury, you have damage to a balance sheet or a lost opportunity. It's all negligence: Duty, breach, causation, damages. Make a list of "trigger" events that should grab your attention on exams (1) vote (2) securities purchase/sale (3) purchase from insider (4) an employee acting outside their role (5) a director that didn't disclose a material fact (6) bickering among partners etc.
I am in somewhat of the same boat as you. The job hunt took a lot out of me, but the worst thing you can do is be overwhelmed by the largeness of it all. Instead, take it in chunks. Block off your calendar by sections you plan to review -- 2 hours followed by a 30 min break. Try to get a week to just work on practice exams.
Not saying it's going to be fun, but it's plenty doable. I'd focus on tax if I were you. Tax has lots of wrong answers that are intuitively right. You can bullshit your way to a B+ fairly easily, particularly if it's an essay exam.
Thanks for the advice! Tax is going to be a combo of both MC and essay, practice exams aren't up yet but I should soon be able to see what the ratio is of MC to essays. Really liked torts, and was enjoying BA but just got caught up ni the other stuff. I've got about 3.5 weeks to learn BA and about 2.5 to learn tax, have one other substantive class and one BS class, fairly screwed in those but those exams should be easier than BA/Tax. Thanks again, and if anyone else has some advice, just keep it coming, just hoping to survive this semester with a 3.1+ and then just getting motivation back and trying to forget the dim job prospects and do well next semester