2L exam prep thread

(Study Tips, Dealing With Stress, Maintaining a Social Life, Financial Aid, Internships, Bar Exam, Careers in Law . . . )
User avatar
goosey

Gold
Posts: 1543
Joined: Tue Aug 19, 2008 11:48 pm

Re: 2L exam prep thread

Postby goosey » Wed Dec 07, 2011 10:40 am

just found out yesterday that pass/fail isnt ACTUALLY pass or fail. and that D- or below is a fail. anything below a C- is discretionary at my school. the problem is, the professor teaching this class is a judge and I have no idea how he will distribute the grades..most professors I know of dont give grades below what they have to so theres really no D-'s

i wonder what he will do :-/

i think I might actually have to put work into this now. ugh.

User avatar
as stars burn

Silver
Posts: 514
Joined: Fri Mar 06, 2009 9:04 pm

Re: 2L exam prep thread

Postby as stars burn » Wed Dec 07, 2011 12:43 pm

goosey wrote:just found out yesterday that pass/fail isnt ACTUALLY pass or fail. and that D- or below is a fail. anything below a C- is discretionary at my school. the problem is, the professor teaching this class is a judge and I have no idea how he will distribute the grades..most professors I know of dont give grades below what they have to so theres really no D-'s

i wonder what he will do :-/

i think I might actually have to put work into this now. ugh.


Nah. Don't worry. I'm taking Income Tax pass/fail (and thank God, because I freaking hate this class...although my professor is AWESOME), and our pass/fail works the same way. It is a little nerve racking to know I have to get at least a C+ on the exam to "pass" though, but I'm sure you'll do fine. Most professors don't want to give anything below C+'s if they see some type of effort. You will be fine.

User avatar
goosey

Gold
Posts: 1543
Joined: Tue Aug 19, 2008 11:48 pm

Re: 2L exam prep thread

Postby goosey » Wed Dec 07, 2011 1:12 pm

as stars burn wrote:
goosey wrote:just found out yesterday that pass/fail isnt ACTUALLY pass or fail. and that D- or below is a fail. anything below a C- is discretionary at my school. the problem is, the professor teaching this class is a judge and I have no idea how he will distribute the grades..most professors I know of dont give grades below what they have to so theres really no D-'s

i wonder what he will do :-/

i think I might actually have to put work into this now. ugh.


Nah. Don't worry. I'm taking Income Tax pass/fail (and thank God, because I freaking hate this class...although my professor is AWESOME), and our pass/fail works the same way. It is a little nerve racking to know I have to get at least a C+ on the exam to "pass" though, but I'm sure you'll do fine. Most professors don't want to give anything below C+'s if they see some type of effort. You will be fine.


yeah, I am just nervous bc I dont know how this professor will work with the curve



and...reading period has officially begun. last class of the semester just ended.

User avatar
Grizz

Diamond
Posts: 10566
Joined: Mon Jan 04, 2010 6:31 pm

Re: 2L exam prep thread

Postby Grizz » Wed Dec 07, 2011 5:41 pm

Me Friday

Image

User avatar
snowpeach06

Gold
Posts: 2426
Joined: Thu Apr 16, 2009 5:32 am

Re: 2L exam prep thread

Postby snowpeach06 » Wed Dec 07, 2011 7:18 pm

First final tomorrow afternoon. Odd that i'm annoyed that it means I have to spend an extra half a day on it, instead of giving it to another class. I don't think I can study for a different exam the same day as one.

User avatar
Holly Golightly

Gold
Posts: 4603
Joined: Wed Jan 13, 2010 10:30 am

Re: 2L exam prep thread

Postby Holly Golightly » Wed Dec 07, 2011 8:33 pm

1 more class to go. Admin. Still have not cracked a book for it. All semester. Literally.

User avatar
as stars burn

Silver
Posts: 514
Joined: Fri Mar 06, 2009 9:04 pm

Re: 2L exam prep thread

Postby as stars burn » Wed Dec 07, 2011 8:58 pm

Holly Golightly wrote:1 more class to go. Admin. Still have not cracked a book for it. All semester. Literally.


I'm so jealous that you're almost done. I haven't started yet, and I have 4 exams. Yuck. :evil:

User avatar
traehekat

Gold
Posts: 3188
Joined: Thu Apr 30, 2009 4:00 pm

Re: 2L exam prep thread

Postby traehekat » Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:04 pm

Grizz wrote:Me Friday

Image


alol

User avatar
goosey

Gold
Posts: 1543
Joined: Tue Aug 19, 2008 11:48 pm

Re: 2L exam prep thread

Postby goosey » Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:06 pm

just finished my fam law outline

have two classes worth of outlinign left for tax and then i am DONE outlining.

hopefully i can finish it up by the end of tonight
i have this weird thing about being done outlining before the first day of reading period

User avatar
kalvano

Diamond
Posts: 11952
Joined: Mon Sep 07, 2009 2:24 am

Re: 2L exam prep thread

Postby kalvano » Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:11 pm

First Amendment tomorrow. Closed book. Must know all applicable tests and major cases, including majority and dissents, and which Justices were in which camp.
































Image

beach_terror

Platinum
Posts: 7920
Joined: Tue Dec 01, 2009 10:01 pm

Re: 2L exam prep thread

Postby beach_terror » Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:13 pm

goosey wrote:just finished my fam law outline

have two classes worth of outlinign left for tax and then i am DONE outlining.

hopefully i can finish it up by the end of tonight
i have this weird thing about being done outlining before the first day of reading period

Still ahead of me, I think I'll have ~5 environmental law classes to outline once reading period starts. Blargh.

User avatar
BarbellDreams

Gold
Posts: 2251
Joined: Thu Mar 19, 2009 6:10 pm

Re: 2L exam prep thread

Postby BarbellDreams » Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:16 pm

Outline hopefully done by tommorow for Commercial trans on Monday. Was going pretty hard at it for about a day and a half and then just decided to play video games for two hours. Gotta work (like at a job, not on the outline) both tomorrow and Friday which will severely cut into my study time. All I want for Christmas is a B(+?).

User avatar
moandersen

Silver
Posts: 819
Joined: Wed Oct 29, 2008 1:31 pm

Re: 2L exam prep thread

Postby moandersen » Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:22 pm

goosey wrote:just finished my fam law outline

have two classes worth of outlinign left for tax and then i am DONE outlining.

hopefully i can finish it up by the end of tonight
i have this weird thing about being done outlining before the first day of reading period


Jealous. School designated our "reading period" as Saturday and Sunday. Thanks? :roll:

keg411

Platinum
Posts: 5924
Joined: Tue Apr 21, 2009 9:10 pm

Re: 2L exam prep thread

Postby keg411 » Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:59 pm

as stars burn wrote:
Holly Golightly wrote:1 more class to go. Admin. Still have not cracked a book for it. All semester. Literally.


I'm so jealous that you're almost done. I haven't started yet, and I have 4 exams. Yuck. :evil:


+1

User avatar
snowpeach06

Gold
Posts: 2426
Joined: Thu Apr 16, 2009 5:32 am

Re: 2L exam prep thread

Postby snowpeach06 » Wed Dec 07, 2011 10:22 pm

I feel kind of guilty for stopping studying now, and watching 2-3 hours of tv before bed, but ohh well. A headache will take its toll eventually.

jkay

Bronze
Posts: 387
Joined: Mon May 03, 2010 2:47 pm

Re: 2L exam prep thread

Postby jkay » Thu Dec 08, 2011 12:29 am

:shock:
Last edited by jkay on Thu Dec 08, 2011 1:51 am, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
as stars burn

Silver
Posts: 514
Joined: Fri Mar 06, 2009 9:04 pm

Re: 2L exam prep thread

Postby as stars burn » Thu Dec 08, 2011 12:39 am

Just finished a practice exam for Civ, and finished almost 20 minutes early which is probably a bad thing. Although I compared my answer with the model answer and I seemed to catch most of the issues...I just didn't elaborate enough. Oh well, I'm SO. TIRED.

User avatar
goosey

Gold
Posts: 1543
Joined: Tue Aug 19, 2008 11:48 pm

Re: 2L exam prep thread

Postby goosey » Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:40 am

moandersen wrote:
goosey wrote:just finished my fam law outline

have two classes worth of outlinign left for tax and then i am DONE outlining.

hopefully i can finish it up by the end of tonight
i have this weird thing about being done outlining before the first day of reading period


Jealous. School designated our "reading period" as Saturday and Sunday. Thanks? :roll:


wow are you for real? that is ridiculous

User avatar
BaiAilian2013

Silver
Posts: 949
Joined: Sun May 03, 2009 4:05 pm

Re: 2L exam prep thread

Postby BaiAilian2013 » Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:50 am

goosey wrote:
moandersen wrote:
goosey wrote:just finished my fam law outline

have two classes worth of outlinign left for tax and then i am DONE outlining.

hopefully i can finish it up by the end of tonight
i have this weird thing about being done outlining before the first day of reading period


Jealous. School designated our "reading period" as Saturday and Sunday. Thanks? :roll:


wow are you for real? that is ridiculous

Yeah, same here. It's always pissed me off to no end. "Reading days" have a special name because they are days GRANTED by the school. If they were naturally occurring, like the weekend, they would not have a name. You are not generously granting us the weekend. Just say we don't have a reading period!! Rrgh.

User avatar
Helmholtz

Gold
Posts: 4137
Joined: Wed Sep 17, 2008 1:48 pm

Re: 2L exam prep thread

Postby Helmholtz » Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:52 am

Why should a small number of reading days be a big deal? (1) There's a curve, and (2) it gives people who may not have put in the work throughout the semester less opportunity to cram and potentially catch up.

User avatar
goosey

Gold
Posts: 1543
Joined: Tue Aug 19, 2008 11:48 pm

Re: 2L exam prep thread

Postby goosey » Thu Dec 08, 2011 10:37 am

Helmholtz wrote:Why should a small number of reading days be a big deal? (1) There's a curve, and (2) it gives people who may not have put in the work throughout the semester less opportunity to cram and potentially catch up.


i think the premise of all the 2L threads here are that we belong to the class above.


..hence the disgust with a fake "reading period" weekend

User avatar
as stars burn

Silver
Posts: 514
Joined: Fri Mar 06, 2009 9:04 pm

Re: 2L exam prep thread

Postby as stars burn » Thu Dec 08, 2011 12:50 pm

moandersen wrote:
goosey wrote:just finished my fam law outline

have two classes worth of outlinign left for tax and then i am DONE outlining.

hopefully i can finish it up by the end of tonight
i have this weird thing about being done outlining before the first day of reading period


Jealous. School designated our "reading period" as Saturday and Sunday. Thanks? :roll:


Our school is the same way. It is kind of lame. Especially since last Spring we did have a "real" reading period. Weird. Our reading period is officially over today and exams have started.

First one tomorrow at 6:00 p.m. I cannot wait until this is over. I have so many awesome things planned for break that I can barely keep my head in the game--for one, I will get to see my family for the first time in a year!

User avatar
goosey

Gold
Posts: 1543
Joined: Tue Aug 19, 2008 11:48 pm

Re: 2L exam prep thread

Postby goosey » Thu Dec 08, 2011 1:01 pm

as stars burn wrote:
Our school is the same way. It is kind of lame. Especially since last Spring we did have a "real" reading period. Weird. Our reading period is officially over today and exams have started.

First one tomorrow at 6:00 p.m. I cannot wait until this is over. I have so many awesome things planned for break that I can barely keep my head in the game--for one, I will get to see my family for the first time in a year!


im going to learn how to knit, go to the met, go ice skating in bryant park, go skiiing, watch arrested developement marathons, and bake.

can't wait.

User avatar
dibs

Bronze
Posts: 239
Joined: Tue Feb 09, 2010 2:15 pm

Re: 2L exam prep thread

Postby dibs » Thu Dec 08, 2011 1:38 pm

scantron TTTrue/False prof. resp. exam in 20 minutes. I AM A CHAMPION.

Omerta

Bronze
Posts: 379
Joined: Tue Apr 13, 2010 6:47 pm

Re: 2L exam prep thread

Postby Omerta » Thu Dec 08, 2011 1:48 pm

Done! Am I first?



Return to “Forum for Law School Students?

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: biglawhopeful18 and 10 guests