Outlining - Start Fresh or Pre Made???

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noleknight16
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Outlining - Start Fresh or Pre Made???

Postby noleknight16 » Fri Oct 05, 2012 6:02 pm

I am getting ready to start outlining my classes. Should I make it on my own or use another one (commercial or online?)

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Re: Outlining - Start Fresh or Pre Made???

Postby bk1 » Fri Oct 05, 2012 6:58 pm

It depends on what works best for you.

I generally used the outline of an upperclassman for structure and then rewrote in my own words.

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Re: Outlining - Start Fresh or Pre Made???

Postby nygrrrl » Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:00 pm

bk1 wrote:It depends on what works best for you.

I generally used the outline of an upperclassman for structure and then rewrote in my own words.


1L year I made my own outlines.
2L year, I took outlines from upperclassmen/women, printed them out and made my own notes on them, in class. Used those notes to rewrite my own outline. Suffice to say, 2L was a much more successful year for me.

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Re: Outlining - Start Fresh or Pre Made???

Postby LSATNightmares » Sat Oct 06, 2012 8:45 am

bk1 wrote:It depends on what works best for you.

I generally used the outline of an upperclassman for structure and then rewrote in my own words.


This.

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Re: Outlining - Start Fresh or Pre Made???

Postby Professor_Rau » Sun Oct 07, 2012 1:15 pm

LSATNightmares wrote:
bk1 wrote:It depends on what works best for you.

I generally used the outline of an upperclassman for structure and then rewrote in my own words.


This.


I did half-and-half for both 1L year, depending on the quality of the old outlines and whether laptops were permitted in class. If they are, it's better to start with a pre-made one because then you can just make a few changes and spend most of your time listening in class rather than typing. Otherwise, make your own. Shorter is better, btw. Top 15-10% overall. Not a difference between either style.




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