Having a Meltdown

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blong4133
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Having a Meltdown

Postby blong4133 » Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:32 pm

Hey all,
I am currently smack-dab in the middle of a meltdown. I just had my oral arguments tonight and feel like I bombed it, and now the class that I was almost certain I was going to get a good grade in is up in the air. I felt good about the class because I received the highest grade on our first paper, then the second paper I didn't do so well and ended being about the 3rd or 4th highest. Now I feel like I completely bombed the oral arguments. I'll admit that this was my first attempt at oral arguments, so I'm not sure how the "constructive criticism" goes, but I feel like they ripped me a new one. Every little thing I did wrong was pointed out (which is expected) but there was almost nothing that they said I did well, other than my rebuttal argument. (I personally thought I did ok, there were a few things I know that I screwed up, and kept beginning sentences with "we argue", but the way they were critiquing me made me feel like I failed miserably.)

So now I'm freaking out because I've put off other classes in order to get all of the work done for this class, and I feel helpless because finals start next week and I'm nowhere near ready for any of them. I've got too much time and money invested in this to flunk out after my 3rd semester.

Anyone have any suggestions on how to calm myself down, because so far nothing's worked. I can't even get myself to focus enough to study because I'm freaking out.

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Re: Having a Meltdown

Postby ph14 » Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:37 pm

blong4133 wrote:Hey all,
I am currently smack-dab in the middle of a meltdown. I just had my oral arguments tonight and feel like I bombed it, and now the class that I was almost certain I was going to get a good grade in is up in the air. I felt good about the class because I received the highest grade on our first paper, then the second paper I didn't do so well and ended being about the 3rd or 4th highest. Now I feel like I completely bombed the oral arguments. I'll admit that this was my first attempt at oral arguments, so I'm not sure how the "constructive criticism" goes, but I feel like they ripped me a new one. Every little thing I did wrong was pointed out (which is expected) but there was almost nothing that they said I did well, other than my rebuttal argument. (I personally thought I did ok, there were a few things I know that I screwed up, and kept beginning sentences with "we argue", but the way they were critiquing me made me feel like I failed miserably.)

So now I'm freaking out because I've put off other classes in order to get all of the work done for this class, and I feel helpless because finals start next week and I'm nowhere near ready for any of them. I've got too much time and money invested in this to flunk out after my 3rd semester.

Anyone have any suggestions on how to calm myself down, because so far nothing's worked. I can't even get myself to focus enough to study because I'm freaking out.


You're good bro.

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Re: Having a Meltdown

Postby Peg » Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:38 pm

Have an e-hug.

Better?

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Re: Having a Meltdown

Postby lottery » Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:39 pm

blong4133 wrote:Hey all,
I am currently smack-dab in the middle of a meltdown. I just had my oral arguments tonight and feel like I bombed it, and now the class that I was almost certain I was going to get a good grade in is up in the air. I felt good about the class because I received the highest grade on our first paper, then the second paper I didn't do so well and ended being about the 3rd or 4th highest. Now I feel like I completely bombed the oral arguments. I'll admit that this was my first attempt at oral arguments, so I'm not sure how the "constructive criticism" goes, but I feel like they ripped me a new one. Every little thing I did wrong was pointed out (which is expected) but there was almost nothing that they said I did well, other than my rebuttal argument. (I personally thought I did ok, there were a few things I know that I screwed up, and kept beginning sentences with "we argue", but the way they were critiquing me made me feel like I failed miserably.)

So now I'm freaking out because I've put off other classes in order to get all of the work done for this class, and I feel helpless because finals start next week and I'm nowhere near ready for any of them. I've got too much time and money invested in this to flunk out after my 3rd semester.

Anyone have any suggestions on how to calm myself down, because so far nothing's worked. I can't even get myself to focus enough to study because I'm freaking out.


Whoa, chill out. You survived 1L, you are not going to flunk out. Relax. What is done is done, just focus on your finals prep.

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Re: Having a Meltdown

Postby BeenDidThat » Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:47 pm

blong4133 wrote:Hey all,
I am currently smack-dab in the middle of a meltdown. I just had my oral arguments tonight and feel like I bombed it, and now the class that I was almost certain I was going to get a good grade in is up in the air. I felt good about the class because I received the highest grade on our first paper, then the second paper I didn't do so well and ended being about the 3rd or 4th highest. Now I feel like I completely bombed the oral arguments. I'll admit that this was my first attempt at oral arguments, so I'm not sure how the "constructive criticism" goes, but I feel like they ripped me a new one. Every little thing I did wrong was pointed out (which is expected) but there was almost nothing that they said I did well, other than my rebuttal argument. (I personally thought I did ok, there were a few things I know that I screwed up, and kept beginning sentences with "we argue", but the way they were critiquing me made me feel like I failed miserably.)

So now I'm freaking out because I've put off other classes in order to get all of the work done for this class, and I feel helpless because finals start next week and I'm nowhere near ready for any of them. I've got too much time and money invested in this to flunk out after my 3rd semester.

Anyone have any suggestions on how to calm myself down, because so far nothing's worked. I can't even get myself to focus enough to study because I'm freaking out.


If you have any good friends at school, go ahead and give them a call. They might laugh at you for freaking out so hard, but I promise that a little human interaction will help!

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Re: Having a Meltdown

Postby blong4133 » Wed Nov 30, 2011 12:11 am

BeenDidThat wrote:
blong4133 wrote:Hey all,
I am currently smack-dab in the middle of a meltdown. I just had my oral arguments tonight and feel like I bombed it, and now the class that I was almost certain I was going to get a good grade in is up in the air. I felt good about the class because I received the highest grade on our first paper, then the second paper I didn't do so well and ended being about the 3rd or 4th highest. Now I feel like I completely bombed the oral arguments. I'll admit that this was my first attempt at oral arguments, so I'm not sure how the "constructive criticism" goes, but I feel like they ripped me a new one. Every little thing I did wrong was pointed out (which is expected) but there was almost nothing that they said I did well, other than my rebuttal argument. (I personally thought I did ok, there were a few things I know that I screwed up, and kept beginning sentences with "we argue", but the way they were critiquing me made me feel like I failed miserably.)

So now I'm freaking out because I've put off other classes in order to get all of the work done for this class, and I feel helpless because finals start next week and I'm nowhere near ready for any of them. I've got too much time and money invested in this to flunk out after my 3rd semester.

Anyone have any suggestions on how to calm myself down, because so far nothing's worked. I can't even get myself to focus enough to study because I'm freaking out.


If you have any good friends at school, go ahead and give them a call. They might laugh at you for freaking out so hard, but I promise that a little human interaction will help!


My friends are getting a good laugh out of it. haha

Any my girlfriend also finds it quite humorous. At least my freak out can help others with their stress. haha

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Re: Having a Meltdown

Postby shepdawg » Wed Nov 30, 2011 12:15 am

Usually oral arguments are worth less than 5-10% of your grade. Chill out. Showing up is worth 70% of that portion of your grade. If you did well on the other stuff, you'll still be in the A to A- part of the curve for that class.

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Re: Having a Meltdown

Postby blong4133 » Wed Nov 30, 2011 12:20 am

shepdawg wrote:Usually oral arguments are worth less than 5-10% of your grade. Chill out. Showing up is worth 70% of that portion of your grade. If you did well on the other stuff, you'll still be in the A to A- part of the curve for that class.


Well this teacher's weird then. it's 30% first brief, 30% second brief, 30% oral arguments, and 10% class participation/preparation/timely submission of assignments.

That's really why I'm freaking out about it. It was that way in my Legal Writing class last year, but this year the Oral Argument is worth just as much as one of the briefs.

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Re: Having a Meltdown

Postby ilovesf » Wed Nov 30, 2011 12:25 am

take a hot bubble bath and drink a beer, get a good nights sleep, wake up and concentrate on exams.

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Re: Having a Meltdown

Postby Veyron » Wed Nov 30, 2011 12:28 am

blong4133 wrote:Hey all,
I am a 1L currently smack-dab in the middle of a meltdown. I just had my oral arguments tonight and feel like I bombed it, and now the class that I was almost certain I was going to get a good grade in is up in the air. I felt good about the class because I received the highest grade on our first paper, then the second paper I didn't do so well and ended being about the 3rd or 4th highest. Now I feel like I completely bombed the oral arguments. I'll admit that this was my first attempt at oral arguments, so I'm not sure how the "constructive criticism" goes, but I feel like they ripped me a new one. Every little thing I did wrong was pointed out (which is expected) but there was almost nothing that they said I did well, other than my rebuttal argument. (I personally thought I did ok, there were a few things I know that I screwed up, and kept beginning sentences with "we argue", but the way they were critiquing me made me feel like I failed miserably.)

So now I'm freaking out because I've put off other classes in order to get all of the work done for this class, and I feel helpless because finals start next week and I'm nowhere near ready for any of them. I've got too much time and money invested in this to flunk out after my 3rd semester.

Anyone have any suggestions on how to calm myself down, because so far nothing's worked. I can't even get myself to focus enough to study because I'm freaking out.

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Re: Having a Meltdown

Postby blong4133 » Wed Nov 30, 2011 12:31 am

ilovesf wrote:take a hot bubble bath and drink a beer, get a good nights sleep, wake up and concentrate on exams.

My Manhood prevents me from taking a bubble bath.

But a beer does sound pretty good. Have a few Yuenglings in the fridge ;)

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Re: Having a Meltdown

Postby sunynp » Wed Nov 30, 2011 12:32 am

Take a break and get some exercise. Try to focus on just exercising. And have dinner with friends. Then make a plan of how you are going to study for the next week- focus only on the most important stuff like a practice exam.

Dont let your attitude affect your performance . You can't change it now. Put it behind you and move forward to the next task.

Also a drink and a good nights sleep may work wonders.

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Re: Having a Meltdown

Postby AlexanderSupertramp » Wed Nov 30, 2011 12:32 am

Breathe. You will be fine, promise!

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Re: Having a Meltdown

Postby ilovesf » Wed Nov 30, 2011 12:32 am

blong4133 wrote:
ilovesf wrote:take a hot bubble bath and drink a beer, get a good nights sleep, wake up and concentrate on exams.

My Manhood prevents me from taking a bubble bath.

But a beer does sound pretty good. Have a few Yuenglings in the fridge ;)

Whatever, hot bubble baths are awesome regardless of your gender. Anyway, no one has to know.

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Re: Having a Meltdown

Postby blong4133 » Wed Nov 30, 2011 12:33 am

Veyron wrote:
blong4133 wrote:Hey all,
I am a 1L currently smack-dab in the middle of a meltdown. I just had my oral arguments tonight and feel like I bombed it, and now the class that I was almost certain I was going to get a good grade in is up in the air. I felt good about the class because I received the highest grade on our first paper, then the second paper I didn't do so well and ended being about the 3rd or 4th highest. Now I feel like I completely bombed the oral arguments. I'll admit that this was my first attempt at oral arguments, so I'm not sure how the "constructive criticism" goes, but I feel like they ripped me a new one. Every little thing I did wrong was pointed out (which is expected) but there was almost nothing that they said I did well, other than my rebuttal argument. (I personally thought I did ok, there were a few things I know that I screwed up, and kept beginning sentences with "we argue", but the way they were critiquing me made me feel like I failed miserably.)

So now I'm freaking out because I've put off other classes in order to get all of the work done for this class, and I feel helpless because finals start next week and I'm nowhere near ready for any of them. I've got too much time and money invested in this to flunk out after my 3rd semester.

Anyone have any suggestions on how to calm myself down, because so far nothing's worked. I can't even get myself to focus enough to study because I'm freaking out.

Aren't you just the funny one. lol




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