OFFICIAL 1L Exam Prep & Motivation Thread (CSWS)

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

Postby gaud » Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:09 pm

semantic wrote:I spent a while trying to figure this out. What does CSWS stand for?


CAN'T STOP, WON'T STOP

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Postby SportsFan » Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:37 pm

Definitely haven't been spending (well, wasting is probably a better word) as much time with the reading this semester. Gonna start outlining earlier in the semester though.

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Postby mr.hands » Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:42 pm

SportsFan wrote:Definitely haven't been spending (well, wasting is probably a better word) as much time with the reading this semester. Gonna start outlining earlier in the semester though.


Looking back, i think that's been the key: Outlining early rather than briefing and pouring over the reading. Learning the material isn't the problem. It's practice tests and finishing outlines early

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Postby Blumpbeef » Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:55 pm

gaud wrote:CAN'T STOP, WON'T STOP refreshing to see if grades are up



FTFM

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Postby 20130312 » Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:58 pm

mr.hands wrote:
SportsFan wrote:Definitely haven't been spending (well, wasting is probably a better word) as much time with the reading this semester. Gonna start outlining earlier in the semester though.


Looking back, i think that's been the key: Outlining early rather than briefing and pouring over the reading. Learning the material isn't the problem. It's practice tests and finishing outlines early

So credited. I've been skimming the readings but plan on outlining after we get done the first unit.

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Postby SportsFan » Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:34 pm

mr.hands wrote:
SportsFan wrote:Definitely haven't been spending (well, wasting is probably a better word) as much time with the reading this semester. Gonna start outlining earlier in the semester though.


Looking back, i think that's been the key: Outlining early rather than briefing and pouring over the reading. Learning the material isn't the problem. It's practice tests and finishing outlines early

Yeah. I made new outlines for all 3 of my classes last semester. Not sure if I'm even going to do that, or if I'll just find some old ones (apparently there are a lot of good ones for my classes) and make my own attack outlines. Hm...

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Postby Birdnals » Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:48 am

SportsFan wrote:
mr.hands wrote:
SportsFan wrote:Definitely haven't been spending (well, wasting is probably a better word) as much time with the reading this semester. Gonna start outlining earlier in the semester though.


Looking back, i think that's been the key: Outlining early rather than briefing and pouring over the reading. Learning the material isn't the problem. It's practice tests and finishing outlines early

Yeah. I made new outlines for all 3 of my classes last semester. Not sure if I'm even going to do that, or if I'll just find some old ones (apparently there are a lot of good ones for my classes) and make my own attack outlines. Hm...


I'm a fan of outlining sporadically throughout the semester (updating it every 2 or 3 weeks) along with taking notes on an old outline from that class. Then combining them at the end of the semester into one big outline and an attack outline. Plan on doing it again with a few little changes based on knowing more this semester about how I learn material.

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Postby Pleasye » Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:14 pm

My torts professor hasn't taught this class in 2 years so I'm probably not going to be able to find outlines for it. Boo.

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Postby Tom Joad » Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:08 pm

Pleasye wrote:My torts professor hasn't taught this class in 2 years so I'm probably not going to be able to find outlines for it. Boo.

A blessing in disguise.

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Postby UnamSanctam » Sat Jan 19, 2013 2:14 pm

Pleasye wrote:My torts professor hasn't taught this class in 2 years so I'm probably not going to be able to find outlines for it. Boo.


I wouldn't worry about it. Mine hadn't taught in three years so the only outlines available were from 4L dual degree students. Even then we were able to get one or two.

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Postby Pleasye » Sat Jan 19, 2013 7:48 pm

UnamSanctam wrote:I wouldn't worry about it. Mine hadn't taught in three years so the only outlines available were from 4L dual degree students. Even then we were able to get one or two.

I hope so! I just got spoiled. Last semester I knew someone who had had every single one of my professors. Getting outlines was so easy.

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Postby Nova » Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:38 pm

Its nice to have this thread from day one this semester.

CSWS for me begins tomorrow.

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Postby Bronck » Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:43 pm

Gotta get started on readings tomorrow :( Almost time to say bye-bye to break.

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Postby smaug_ » Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:45 pm

Bronck wrote:Gotta get started on readings tomorrow :( Almost time to say bye-bye to break.


GOTTA KEEP THOSE GRADES UP; GOTTA MAKE HONORS. CSWS!

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Postby Bronck » Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:45 pm

hibiki wrote:
Bronck wrote:Gotta get started on readings tomorrow :( Almost time to say bye-bye to break.


GOTTA KEEP THOSE GRADES UP; GOTTA MAKE HONORS. CSWS!


LET'S DO THIS BROTHA!!!

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Postby soj » Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:59 am

LOL readings. Two weeks and I haven't done any work. I keep trying to read one, just one case and I can't, my classes are that boring.

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Postby 20130312 » Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:49 am

soj wrote:LOL readings. Two weeks and I haven't done any work. I keep trying to read one, just one case and I can't, my classes are that boring.

Reading is unnecessary.

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Postby shumpshump » Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:14 pm

Bronck wrote:
hibiki wrote:
Bronck wrote:Gotta get started on readings tomorrow :( Almost time to say bye-bye to break.


GOTTA KEEP THOSE GRADES UP; GOTTA MAKE HONORS. CSWS!


LET'S DO THIS BROTHA!!!


ALL IN!

(so much reading...fuck 4 classes)

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Postby stillwater » Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:34 pm

It's time to do this all over again.

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Postby SportsFan » Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:56 pm

Daily reminder that I hate all of you who are just starting while I'm about to go into my 3rd week (still without grades). :lol:

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Postby BlueLotus » Mon Jan 21, 2013 4:10 pm

SportsFan wrote:Daily reminder that I hate all of you who are just starting while I'm about to go into my 3rd week (still without grades). :lol:



I'm right here with ya...this is getting ridiculous, considering he 2Ls and 3Ls at my school (including those in electives with 80+ students) already have their grades back. :?

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Postby Bronck » Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:05 pm

Okay, so getting back into things is way harder than I expected.

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Postby Tiago Splitter » Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:06 pm

Bronck wrote:Okay, so getting back into things is way harder than I expected.

LOL seriously. Each page feels like it will never end.

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Postby stillwater » Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:06 pm

Bronck wrote:Okay, so getting back into things is way harder than I expected.


ditto man. i thought id be refreshed or ready to again...but nope.

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Postby Bronck » Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:11 pm

Tiago Splitter wrote:
Bronck wrote:Okay, so getting back into things is way harder than I expected.

LOL seriously. Each page feels like it will never end.


It sounds like you've at least cracked open your books :mrgreen:



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