Advice for "easy" exams (civ pro)?

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Advice for "easy" exams (civ pro)?

Postby peterb0y » Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:50 pm

So our civ pro exam is gonna be "easy" in the sense that our prof. teaches everything at a super basic level. We aren't even responsible for joinder issues, and his past tests are super straightforward issue spotters.

Anyone have advice for this? I basically see everyone in my class having exactly the same answers...

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Re: Advice for "easy" exams (civ pro)?

Postby Grizz » Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:55 pm

Identify more issues. Then analyze them in a better way than your classmates. HTH.

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Re: Advice for "easy" exams (civ pro)?

Postby shepdawg » Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:56 pm

Roadmap, triple check for missed issues, and make creative arguments. If you make creative arguments, remember to argue against the creative argument as well.

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Re: Advice for "easy" exams (civ pro)?

Postby Mce252 » Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:57 pm

Best thing is to cut out articles from the latest Hustler. Cross out every name and replace them with Pennoyer and Neff.

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Re: Advice for "easy" exams (civ pro)?

Postby scottschreiber » Sun Dec 18, 2011 6:03 pm

Mce252 wrote:Best thing is to cut out articles from the latest Hustler. Cross out every name and replace them with Pennoyer and Neff.


This made me lol.

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Re: Advice for "easy" exams (civ pro)?

Postby jjlaw » Sun Dec 18, 2011 6:09 pm

peterb0y wrote:I basically see everyone in my class having exactly the same answers...


This is exactly how I feel about the Crim final we had, except I'm pretty sure the MC will be the ultimate decider of A's and B's, since the essay was a short issue spotter (like 4 sentences long) and way too straightforward for my comfort.

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Re: Advice for "easy" exams (civ pro)?

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Sun Dec 18, 2011 6:13 pm

jjlaw wrote:
peterb0y wrote:I basically see everyone in my class having exactly the same answers...


This is exactly how I feel about the Crim final we had, except I'm pretty sure the MC will be the ultimate decider of A's and B's, since the essay was a short issue spotter (like 4 sentences long) and way too straightforward for my comfort.

A 4 sentence issue spotter? Huh?

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Re: Advice for "easy" exams (civ pro)?

Postby jjlaw » Sun Dec 18, 2011 6:15 pm

MrPapagiorgio wrote:
jjlaw wrote:
peterb0y wrote:I basically see everyone in my class having exactly the same answers...


This is exactly how I feel about the Crim final we had, except I'm pretty sure the MC will be the ultimate decider of A's and B's, since the essay was a short issue spotter (like 4 sentences long) and way too straightforward for my comfort.

A 4 sentence issue spotter? Huh?


Exactly what I said.

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Re: Advice for "easy" exams (civ pro)?

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Sun Dec 18, 2011 6:17 pm

jjlaw wrote:
MrPapagiorgio wrote:
jjlaw wrote:
peterb0y wrote:I basically see everyone in my class having exactly the same answers...


This is exactly how I feel about the Crim final we had, except I'm pretty sure the MC will be the ultimate decider of A's and B's, since the essay was a short issue spotter (like 4 sentences long) and way too straightforward for my comfort.

A 4 sentence issue spotter? Huh?


Exactly what I said.

Must have been some dense ass sentences.

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Re: Advice for "easy" exams (civ pro)?

Postby jjlaw » Sun Dec 18, 2011 6:29 pm

MrPapagiorgio wrote:Must have been some dense ass sentences.


Nope, just your usual homicide.

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Re: Advice for "easy" exams (civ pro)?

Postby LeDique » Sun Dec 18, 2011 7:25 pm

scottschreiber wrote:
Mce252 wrote:Best thing is to cut out articles from the latest Hustler. Cross out every name and replace them with Pennoyer and Neff.


This made me lol.


I have no idea why this made me laugh, but it did.

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Re: Advice for "easy" exams (civ pro)?

Postby I.P. Daly » Sun Dec 18, 2011 7:27 pm

peterb0y wrote:So our civ pro exam is gonna be "easy" in the sense that our prof. teaches everything at a super basic level. We aren't even responsible for joinder issues, and his past tests are super straightforward issue spotters.

Anyone have advice for this? I basically see everyone in my class having exactly the same answers...


Man, they can be the worst because the curve is so tight.

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Re: Advice for "easy" exams (civ pro)?

Postby thesealocust » Sun Dec 18, 2011 7:30 pm

Sabotage. If you can't beat the test, beat your classmates. Fire drills, stolen battery cords, flashy distracting attire + musk. Caltrops in the parking lot. Create fake family emergencies for the people who have that smart, good-at-applying-laws-to-facts glint in their eyes. Poison the water fountain. Break all of the bathrooms 10 minutes into the test. Jam the printers in the library the day before.

If somebody is especially threatening, "deal with them" directly.

You're playing for keeps now peterb0y. Do not let us down.

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Re: Advice for "easy" exams (civ pro)?

Postby quiver » Sun Dec 18, 2011 7:54 pm

thesealocust wrote:Sabotage. If you can't beat the test, beat your classmates. Fire drills, stolen battery cords, flashy distracting attire + musk. Caltrops in the parking lot. Create fake family emergencies for the people who have that smart, good-at-applying-laws-to-facts glint in their eyes. Poison the water fountain. Break all of the bathrooms 10 minutes into the test. Jam the printers in the library the day before.

If somebody is especially threatening, "deal with them" directly.

You're playing for keeps now peterb0y. Do not let us down.
This is just good advice for all exams

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Re: Advice for "easy" exams (civ pro)?

Postby Grizz » Sun Dec 18, 2011 9:40 pm

thesealocust wrote:Caltrops

LOL

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Re: Advice for "easy" exams (civ pro)?

Postby johndhi » Mon Dec 19, 2011 1:02 pm

Read Getting to Maybe. Some good examples of good, great, and excellent answers to simple questions in there. Hit both sides of it, look for creative and counter-intuitive conclusions (minority of the time, not majority of the time on this).

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Re: Advice for "easy" exams (civ pro)?

Postby Miznitic » Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:56 pm

thesealocust wrote:Sabotage. ...


You forgot: Sit next to your smartest classmate, and type freakishly loud during your essay.




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