Really dumb question: Can you bring supplements into Exams?

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Really dumb question: Can you bring supplements into Exams?

Postby peterb0y » Sat Dec 03, 2011 7:01 pm

IE: E&E, etc if the exam is open book?

I know you shdn't be referring to anything most times, and you shd have everything memorized; but i'm just curious if its allowed.

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Re: Really dumb question: Can you bring supplements into Exams?

Postby FlanAl » Sat Dec 03, 2011 7:07 pm

depends on your prof. I have some that don't let us bring anything and others that could care less what we bring

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Re: Really dumb question: Can you bring supplements into Exams?

Postby peterb0y » Sat Dec 03, 2011 7:11 pm

FlanAl wrote:depends on your prof. I have some that don't let us bring anything and others that could care less what we bring

Thanks; I only ask because for Civ Pro, I'm thinking of not making an outline to study from, just reading the E and E over and over again, and making like a 3 page attack outline; Having the e and e there will really help my peace of mind.

Oh, also i'm using Acing Civ Pro, so if I can bring that in too that would also help a ton.

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Re: Really dumb question: Can you bring supplements into Exams?

Postby swilson215 » Sat Dec 03, 2011 7:15 pm

FlanAl wrote:depends on your prof.


180. One of our profs is only letting us take in things we've created. Most of mine don't care if you bring in supps -- you won't have time to really look at them anyway.

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Re: Really dumb question: Can you bring supplements into Exams?

Postby bk1 » Sat Dec 03, 2011 7:24 pm

Email your prof. Some specifically are not okay with commercial outlines.

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Re: Really dumb question: Can you bring supplements into Exams?

Postby vanwinkle » Sat Dec 03, 2011 7:27 pm

Civ Pro was my only closed-book exam my 1L fall.

Think about that for a minute.

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Re: Really dumb question: Can you bring supplements into Exams?

Postby Duke Silver » Sat Dec 03, 2011 7:40 pm

vanwinkle wrote:Civ Pro was my only closed-book exam my 1L fall.

Think about that for a minute.


That's horrible. I am so sorry. Yuck.

For my torts class, it's any outlining materials that we have created ourselves (no old outlines, commercial/otherwise) + our book. For crim, it's whatever we want, but the other class in our section gets whatever they can handwrite in their casebook. For Civ Pro, it's at least our outline (thank god), but I don't think we can bring anything else.

Edit: point being, DEFINITELY check with your prof asap if you haven't made an outline yet.

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Re: Really dumb question: Can you bring supplements into Exams?

Postby morris248 » Sat Dec 03, 2011 7:57 pm

If you plan on taking anything in be sure to tab it for easy reference. However, you are not going to have time to be thumbing through E&E. All you are going to have time to use is your attack outline.

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Re: Really dumb question: Can you bring supplements into Exams?

Postby ilovesf » Sat Dec 03, 2011 8:00 pm

vanwinkle wrote:Civ Pro was my only closed-book exam my 1L fall.

Think about that for a minute.

Statements like this make me wish tls had a puke smiley like skype does. If I had this I'm pretty sure I'd throw up out of anxiety.

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Re: Really dumb question: Can you bring supplements into Exams?

Postby vanwinkle » Sat Dec 03, 2011 8:01 pm

This close to finals, you should be able to find out the exam format.

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Re: Really dumb question: Can you bring supplements into Exams?

Postby AVBucks4239 » Sat Dec 03, 2011 8:53 pm

vanwinkle wrote:Civ Pro was my only closed-book exam my 1L fall.

Think about that for a minute.

The thought of that literally makes me sick to my stomach.

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Re: Really dumb question: Can you bring supplements into Exams?

Postby AlexanderSupertramp » Sat Dec 03, 2011 8:56 pm

All of mine are closed book.

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Re: Really dumb question: Can you bring supplements into Exams?

Postby quiver » Sat Dec 03, 2011 9:03 pm

AVBucks4239 wrote:
vanwinkle wrote:Civ Pro was my only closed-book exam my 1L fall.

Think about that for a minute.

The thought of that literally makes me sick to my stomach.
I'm not sure why everyone is reacting like this. Half of my 1L exams were closed book (including civ pro). I actually prefer closed-book exams.

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Re: Really dumb question: Can you bring supplements into Exams?

Postby sun » Sat Dec 03, 2011 9:34 pm

If you have to bring a supp into an exam you are destined for median (or below).

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Re: Really dumb question: Can you bring supplements into Exams?

Postby Judge Philip Banks » Sat Dec 03, 2011 11:47 pm

sun wrote:If you have to bring a supp into an exam you are destined for median (or below).

He said he just wants it for peace of mind. No one in their right mind would rely on a supp on an exam... If you do, I'd say you are destined for worse than median.

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Re: Really dumb question: Can you bring supplements into Exams?

Postby Judge Philip Banks » Sat Dec 03, 2011 11:49 pm

AlexanderSupertramp wrote:All of mine are closed book.

Same here, but I don't think it matters either way. You have to have everything down cold no matter how your test is administered.

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Re: Really dumb question: Can you bring supplements into Exams?

Postby AVBucks4239 » Sun Dec 04, 2011 12:47 am

quiver wrote:
AVBucks4239 wrote:
vanwinkle wrote:Civ Pro was my only closed-book exam my 1L fall.

Think about that for a minute.

The thought of that literally makes me sick to my stomach.
I'm not sure why everyone is reacting like this. Half of my 1L exams were closed book (including civ pro). I actually prefer closed-book exams.

It's not the fact that it's closed book. Half of my finals are closed book as well.

However, in my admittedly novice opinion, the other substantive courses (property, torts, and contracts) require sophisticated application of basic doctrine. CivPro, meanwhile, is sophisticated application of very detailed and exception-oriented doctrine. There's a huge difference.

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Re: Really dumb question: Can you bring supplements into Exams?

Postby quiver » Sun Dec 04, 2011 1:31 am

AVBucks4239 wrote:
quiver wrote:
AVBucks4239 wrote:
vanwinkle wrote:Civ Pro was my only closed-book exam my 1L fall.

Think about that for a minute.

The thought of that literally makes me sick to my stomach.
I'm not sure why everyone is reacting like this. Half of my 1L exams were closed book (including civ pro). I actually prefer closed-book exams.

It's not the fact that it's closed book. Half of my finals are closed book as well.

However, in my admittedly novice opinion, the other substantive courses (property, torts, and contracts) require sophisticated application of basic doctrine. CivPro, meanwhile, is sophisticated application of very detailed and exception-oriented doctrine. There's a huge difference.
I don't really agree with this. There are intricacies in every 1L class. Maybe I have a skewed perspective or something but I did not find closed-book civpro to be any harder than the other closed book exams I had.




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