OFFICIAL 1L Exam Prep & Motivation Thread (CSWS)

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Re: OFFICIAL 1L Exam Prep & Motivation Thread (CSWS)

Postby clone22 » Mon Dec 03, 2012 6:05 am

As much as some of the stuff on this thread may be useful, keep in mind that you are not being tested on what the law actually is. You are being tested on what your professor thinks the law is, and how (s)he understands it. So keep in mind that whatever you read here, or in commercial outlines or hornbooks, may or may not be how the professor understands it so it may or may not be the correct answer on the test. (if your prof wrote the hornbook, obviously it's a different story).

So yea, tailor your studying and outlines to how your professor understands it. My civpro teacher, for example, had a very "idiosyncratic" understanding of the Erie doctrine. Guess which will get you a higher grade on the final, regurgitating the teacher's understanding of Erie, or the hornbook's?

Cheers, best of luck, you gots this, etc etc.

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Postby SportsFan » Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:15 am

One week until my first final...

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Re: OFFICIAL 1L Exam Prep & Motivation Thread (CSWS)

Postby LetsGoLAW » Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:56 am

Good luck, TEAM. ALL MY SOLDIERS, REV IT UP. HIT THE GRINDSTONE. THESE 14-15 HOUR DAYS MAKE ME SALIVATE, BAYBA-BABAY.

Up to ~5000 words per 4 hours. Could be worse. Question, I also have a 1500 word 4 hour test. Is it credited to pound through it and edit it, or outline in an organized fashion then write?

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Postby smaug_ » Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:59 am

LetsGoLAW wrote:Good luck, TEAM. ALL MY SOLDIERS, REV IT UP. HIT THE GRINDSTONE. THESE 14-15 HOUR DAYS MAKE ME SALIVATE, BAYBA-BABAY.

Up to ~5000 words per 4 hours. Could be worse. Question, I also have a 1500 word 4 hour test. Is it credited to pound through it and edit it, or outline in an organized fashion then write?


4 hours is enough time to outline it, write it, edit it and take it out to a movie afterward.

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Re: OFFICIAL 1L Exam Prep & Motivation Thread (CSWS)

Postby noleknight16 » Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:20 pm

If I'm taking out 600-700 words per 25-30 minutes of straight up analysis, is that good enough for an A on a 4 hour exam? 5k-6.5k words total is probable.

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Postby Jsa725 » Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:21 pm

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Postby Pleasye » Mon Dec 03, 2012 2:08 pm

noleknight16 wrote:If I'm taking out 600-700 words per 25-30 minutes of straight up analysis, is that good enough for an A on a 4 hour exam? 5k-6.5k words total is probable.

Oh c'mon. It depends on what the words say. If you write "I have no idea what I'm doing" for 5,000 words then no, it's not enough for an A. If you have good analysis and you get a lot of points during those 5,000 words then maybe it will be.

I get that you guys want to make sure that you do everything you can to get a good grade but this focus on word count is getting ridiculous, IMO.

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Postby Raiden » Mon Dec 03, 2012 3:36 pm

Frankly, I am just going to type madly, 10k words, easily. Lol jk.

I think we are ready team. It is time to venture out to the forrest and take down Sauron. Let's do this.

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Postby beardown67 » Mon Dec 03, 2012 3:38 pm

First final is Thursday - Crim Law. Professor has very specific exams wherein he spots issues for us and we have to analyze the issues the questions flag as important.

He's only given us one past exam, which blows. Anyone else think my best bet is just to talk it over with him and then write the same exam multiple times to practice my analysis and exam-writing? It seems like issue spotting doesn't matter for this exam, so will just writing the same exam multiple times and trying to improve quality of analysis each time help prepare me?

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Re: OFFICIAL 1L Exam Prep & Motivation Thread (CSWS)

Postby LetsGoLAW » Mon Dec 03, 2012 4:38 pm

LETS FUCKING GO. 10 HOURS IN SHIT BOOK DEEP. LETS GO FUCK THIS. IM SO PUMPED!

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Postby salix » Mon Dec 03, 2012 5:09 pm

Jsa725 wrote:I got an exam today! good luck to all that are in the same boat :mrgreen:

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Back to you, Jsa725. My first is in less than two hours.

We got this.

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Postby thelong » Mon Dec 03, 2012 5:58 pm

Being sick is making studying way more difficult.

About to head to a torts review session. Wrecked the hypo we are going to go over (or at least I think I did). Felt really on point and covered a lot of issues/analysis.

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Postby noleknight16 » Mon Dec 03, 2012 6:20 pm

Sup bros, just want to say I just finished my Torts exam and I FEEL AWESOME about it.

My pneumonia mostly didn't bother me. Not too much coughing.

Applied fact to law, again and again and again. Brought forward the issues, arguments, counter arguments and brief conclusions. Properly organized.

I did everything I could and that's all I could ask for.

TWO MORE TO GO. If I pull off top 5% like I want despite pneumonia I proclaim myself a legend.

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Re: OFFICIAL 1L Exam Prep & Motivation Thread (CSWS)

Postby noleknight16 » Mon Dec 03, 2012 6:20 pm

LetsGoLAW wrote:LETS FUCKING GO. 10 HOURS IN SHIT BOOK DEEP. LETS GO FUCK THIS. IM SO PUMPED!


LEGGO!!! YOU GOT THIS MAN! :D

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Postby Jsa725 » Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:25 pm

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Postby Pleasye » Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:27 pm

Congrats to those who made it through their first exam <3

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Postby gaud » Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:28 pm

Pleasye wrote:Congrats to those who made it through their first exam


+1

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Re: OFFICIAL 1L Exam Prep & Motivation Thread (CSWS)

Postby Pleasye » Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:28 pm

gaud wrote:
Pleasye wrote:Congrats to those who made it through their first exam


+1

The heart was too girly for you?

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Re: OFFICIAL 1L Exam Prep & Motivation Thread (CSWS)

Postby gaud » Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:29 pm

Pleasye wrote:
gaud wrote:
Pleasye wrote:Congrats to those who made it through their first exam


+1

The heart was too girly for you?


:lol: :lol:

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Re: OFFICIAL 1L Exam Prep & Motivation Thread (CSWS)

Postby SportsFan » Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:41 pm

Trying to get my contracts outline and attack outline 100% done tonight (well, I'l still make some edits as I study more, but I shouldn't have any new content to add), and my torts outlines 99% done. Will be a good feeling if I can haha.

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Postby Jsa725 » Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:45 pm

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Re: OFFICIAL 1L Exam Prep & Motivation Thread (CSWS)

Postby LetsGoLAW » Mon Dec 03, 2012 8:00 pm

Checking in. Tired, hungry. Got a good 3 hours in so far. Another 7 to go. Fucking loving it. Soldering on like a mother fucker. Take me down, baby, take me down.

Finishing supplemental readings for clarity, finishing my 1 page attack, typing it out twice, four 1-page hypos. LET'S GO!

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Re: OFFICIAL 1L Exam Prep & Motivation Thread (CSWS)

Postby gaud » Mon Dec 03, 2012 8:01 pm

LGL, you do this thread a lot of good and I appreciate your work.

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Re: OFFICIAL 1L Exam Prep & Motivation Thread (CSWS)

Postby Raiden » Mon Dec 03, 2012 8:39 pm

gaud wrote:LGL, you do this thread a lot of good and I appreciate your work.


Agreed. (minus the fact that I sometimes think we are gangsters with all the profanity, lol)

Just did an exam for 70 mins, 2900 words. Sometimes I am not able to get to all the elements of a rule, because I try to spend extra analysis time on some of the other elements. I think this is fine, but those elements I don't get to hit but are big issues are points forever gone.

If anyone wants to read it to check if my analysis is good, lemme know. Gracias & keep strong team, part of law school is testing us under pressure, lets sure em that we love this pressure like a pressure cooker on a sunday afternoon.

And good job JSA! I hope your momentum continues into your other exams.

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Re: OFFICIAL 1L Exam Prep & Motivation Thread (CSWS)

Postby minnbills » Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:06 pm

Raiden FWIW I've heard from two profs now that it's better to hit all the issues with less analysis than it is to go in depth on fewer issues.

According to my profs, there are only so many points available per issue, most of which you get just from spotting and giving a decent analysis.




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