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Postby TIKITEMBO » Thu Sep 13, 2012 10:48 pm

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Re: Shit to do in Slow Classes

Postby BlueDiamond » Thu Sep 13, 2012 10:52 pm

have you ever considered that maybe some of those hypotheticals will be relevant to the exam?

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Re: Shit to do in Slow Classes

Postby TIKITEMBO » Thu Sep 13, 2012 10:58 pm

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Re: Shit to do in Slow Classes

Postby Bildungsroman » Thu Sep 13, 2012 11:02 pm

I liked to play mad freecell. I think I racked up over 1k in-class games in spring quarter.

However, I recommend paying full attention for now. It's a little early in the game for you to think the professor's hypos are unimportant or that important things are rarely said, especially if you haven't looked at old exams of his/hers yet.

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Re: Shit to do in Slow Classes

Postby Blessedassurance » Thu Sep 13, 2012 11:08 pm

Nietzsche, why don't you summarize all your existential questions in a single post? You've got ten different lounge-y topics going on simultaneously.

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Re: Shit to do in Slow Classes

Postby bk1 » Thu Sep 13, 2012 11:33 pm

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but really:

Bildungsroman wrote:However, I recommend paying full attention for now. It's a little early in the game for you to think the professor's hypos are unimportant or that important things are rarely said, especially if you haven't looked at old exams of his/hers yet.

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Re: Shit to do in Slow Classes

Postby TIKITEMBO » Thu Sep 13, 2012 11:55 pm

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Re: Shit to do in Slow Classes

Postby tim.janitor » Fri Sep 14, 2012 12:04 am

This is a very gunnerish post.

Gunner trying to act above other gunners.

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Re: Shit to do in Slow Classes

Postby AVBucks4239 » Fri Sep 14, 2012 2:14 am

It's way too early for you to really know what is and isn't an important hypothetical during lecture. The dialogue your professor is going through may well be the rationale/counterarguments he or she expects from you on exam.

At this stage, you should be taking basic notes from the hypos. And by basic I mean 10 word fact summaries (For instance, a torts example..."Example:Jenny throws rock at Bill, misses, hits car, car swerves, explodes." This should be followed just by the issues professor sees (i.e., the dialogue he or she is going through). Also, he or she might be making some policy arguments, and these are things you sometimes can't glean from the casebook.

Long story short, pay attention. You're stuck there so you might as well sit and actually think through the material.

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Re: Shit to do in Slow Classes

Postby LazinessPerSe » Fri Sep 14, 2012 2:29 am

tim.janitor wrote:This is a very gunnerish post.

Gunner trying to act above other gunners.


Grantland became my lord and savior last year.

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Re: Shit to do in Slow Classes

Postby hung jury » Fri Sep 14, 2012 2:29 am

I usually ask the Prof if he/she has any suggested readings I should do during class while the others are trying to grasp the material. Otherwise I check to see if the casebook is bluebooked correctly.

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Re: Shit to do in Slow Classes

Postby LazinessPerSe » Fri Sep 14, 2012 4:22 am

hung jury wrote:I usually ask the Prof if he/she has any suggested readings I should do during class while the others are trying to grasp the material. Otherwise I check to see if the casebook is bluebooked correctly.


Well played.

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Re: Shit to do in Slow Classes

Postby Stanford4Me » Fri Sep 14, 2012 4:56 am

Fuck these other gunners telling you to listen. Grantland is amazing. Become a fan of soccer and read soccer blogs. Miniclips has some mildly entertaining games. If your friends aren't on GChat, they suck.
fantasy whatever.

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Re: Shit to do in Slow Classes

Postby stillwater » Fri Sep 14, 2012 8:00 am

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Re: Shit to do in Slow Classes

Postby JCFindley » Fri Sep 14, 2012 8:28 am

Personally, and I know its a novel idea, but perhaps actually listen to the professor because as three week 1Ls we really don't know what we don't know yet.

That said, if you are in fact in my school I highly recommend Facebook or Twitter or Freecell or Google Shopping as the prof's have NOTHING to add and you will do just fine without even showing up in class.

(I was amazed at the number of people doing all of the above things in the first week of class when I was late and had to sit in the back row.)

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Re: Shit to do in Slow Classes

Postby LazinessPerSe » Fri Sep 14, 2012 8:37 am

Most 1L courses can be self-taught through an E&E / other supplement. Went to maybe half of my Torts 2 classes, booked the course. It's not advisable to skip until you know what you're doing, but it's a fallacy to think that only those who go every day and work real real hard are going to get As.

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Re: Shit to do in Slow Classes

Postby JCFindley » Fri Sep 14, 2012 8:56 am

LazinessPerSe wrote:Most 1L courses can be self-taught through an E&E / other supplement. Went to maybe half of my Torts 2 classes, booked the course. It's not advisable to skip until you know what you're doing, but it's a fallacy to think that only those who go every day and work real real hard are going to get As.


Don't get me wrong here, I am not saying that playing all the classroom games will allow you to kill the final but I am saying that three weeks in to 1L we really can't know that what is said in class won't be critical. I don't take a lot of notes myself, as I listen and watch many of my classmates type pages every class. What I do take note of is when the prof says, on the final I want to see __________ or when the prof says, I disagree with with the author of the case book (and hornbook) on how he views this, I think it should be __________ . IMO, those little tidbits can be very important. Now Torts, where the Prof wrote the casebook and the hornbook it is pretty easy to learn what you need just from the book but I thoroughly enjoy the class anyway so why not pay attention.

When it comes down to it, we are in class around 15 hours a week or so. It just isn't that hard to pay attention even for someone with my level of ADD....

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Re: Shit to do in Slow Classes

Postby northwood » Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:01 am

work on your resume and cover letter

or play games with friends

or pay attention

to be honest, in my crim final last year,one of the meaningless and pointless hypotheticals that we went over in an class resurfaced as a 40 point exam question ( there were 120 points total). while the prof wanted the black letter law, those that wrote what he emphasized got the most points on that. Plus, if your prof constantly usesa catch phrase in calss and it is applicable to teh test and you can put it in, then more points for you ( thats how some profs grade for participation... they try to see who can use a catchphrase propertly on the exam)

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Re: Shit to do in Slow Classes

Postby somewhatwayward » Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:49 am

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+1

i had a class last year in which a pretty complicated hypothetical involving the interaction of multiple parts of the UCC with an unlikely "right" answer appeared on the exam, and i am pretty sure the fact that i knew the answer the professor wanted netted me an A- because i didn't do too great on the other questions.

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Re: Shit to do in Slow Classes

Postby LOLyer » Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:32 am

Gchat. duh.

*rookies*

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Re: Shit to do in Slow Classes

Postby I.P. Daly » Fri Sep 14, 2012 1:46 pm

The ladies seem to love wasting class time on Pinterest.

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Re: Shit to do in Slow Classes

Postby thesealocust » Fri Sep 14, 2012 7:00 pm

Play robot unicorn attack.

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Re: Shit to do in Slow Classes

Postby Lawquacious » Fri Sep 14, 2012 7:12 pm

hung jury wrote:I usually ask the Prof if he/she has any suggested readings I should do during class while the others are trying to grasp the material. Otherwise I check to see if the casebook is bluebooked correctly.


:lol:

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Re: Shit to do in Slow Classes

Postby soccerfreak » Fri Sep 14, 2012 7:29 pm

Stanford4Me wrote:FBecome a fan of soccer and read soccer blogs.
fantasy whatever.

This. Streaming the Champions League got me through my school's Legal Research class.

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Postby northwood » Thu Sep 20, 2012 2:45 pm

got a paper outlined and started inclass today.... felt good to be productive instead of trying to figure out where in the assigned reading she was going ( she jumps around and is extremely disorganized)




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