OFFICIAL 1L Exam Prep & Motivation Thread (CSWS)

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

Postby holmesboy » Sat Feb 09, 2013 2:54 pm

InGoodFaith wrote:Inbox BLOWING UP :lol:

I'm happy to help, though.


Sorry about that! But at least they're going to the right person; you're a good resource.

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

Postby dingbat » Sat Feb 09, 2013 2:54 pm

zworykin wrote:Pre-written answers. Grumble grumble... I had two closed/closed exams, and the one that was open book/open notes was Crim, which doesn't lend itself to pre-written answers in the slightest. Anything I wanted to pre-write, I still had to memorize anyway. :|

A guy in my crim class had pre-written answers that were apparently on all fours with the exam - scored an A+

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

Postby shumpshump » Sat Feb 09, 2013 2:57 pm

Bronck wrote:Which prof? Crim?


Yea, I've heard horror stories from his seminar classes where they have to write multiple essays during the term and get them back with lots of insane grammar comments.

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

Postby Bronck » Sat Feb 09, 2013 2:59 pm

shumpshump wrote:
Bronck wrote:Which prof? Crim?


Yea, I've heard horror stories from his seminar classes where they have to write multiple essays during the term and get them back with lots of insane grammar comments.


Oh god. Fortunately I write OK grammar on the fly, but damn, that's annoying. We should refrain from informing many people IRL lol

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Postby SportsFan » Sat Feb 09, 2013 3:04 pm

If anyone wants to see some of my pre-written stuff (from civ pro, got an A-), just PM me. That way everyone doesn't have to annoy IGF haha.

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Postby Jsa725 » Sat Feb 09, 2013 3:04 pm

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Postby SportsFan » Sat Feb 09, 2013 3:05 pm

shumpshump wrote:
stillwater wrote:
InGoodFaith wrote:
stillwater wrote:the only thing i fear with his method is dropping in boilerplate passages that pretty much fit but may be better if specifically written in response to the exam. this may be unrealistic but i usually default to lazy.

Yeah, it took some "fitting," but I'm sure it saved me time anyway.


I can see it serving coherence though. At times during my exam I felt like I was a lab monkey on crystal meth slapping on the keyboard, not knowing if what I was saying was even remotely coherent typographically or doctrinally.


One of my profs this term is a huge stickler for grammar and shit but it's a 3.5 hour race horse exam. People get fucked apparently by his grammar criticisms so it's a perfect exam for prewriting and thoroughly editing the prewrite.

I had a professor last semester who cared about spelling and grammar. We use Examsoft, and luckily at the last minute the professor decided to turn on the spellcheck feature in it, which helped a lot haha.

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Postby gaud » Sat Feb 09, 2013 3:06 pm

Anyone mind PMing it to me as well?

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Postby stillwater » Sat Feb 09, 2013 3:06 pm

SportsFan wrote:I had a professor last semester who cared about spelling and grammar. We use Examsoft, and luckily at the last minute the professor decided to turn on the spellcheck feature in it, which helped a lot haha.


That's such a dumb thing to care about. Don't have issue spotter, racehorse exams if you want gilded prose. I had an extremely word limited exam (3hrs you could finish in 1.5 with lots of reflection) and he didn't even care about grammar/spelling.

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Postby 20130312 » Sat Feb 09, 2013 3:07 pm

Not annoyed at all, feel free to PM. Gaud, I got you bro.

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

Postby gaud » Sat Feb 09, 2013 3:07 pm

i heard one of my profs this semester has exams w/ two questions.. each 300 word limit

:shock:

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Postby Bronck » Sat Feb 09, 2013 3:08 pm

gaud wrote:i heard one of my profs this semester has exams w/ two questions.. each 300 word limit

:shock:


WAT?

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

Postby stillwater » Sat Feb 09, 2013 3:08 pm

gaud wrote:i heard one of my profs this semester has exams w/ two questions.. each 300 word limit

:shock:


Hello arbitrary curve.

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

Postby gaud » Sat Feb 09, 2013 3:09 pm

Bronck wrote:
gaud wrote:i heard one of my profs this semester has exams w/ two questions.. each 300 word limit

:shock:


WAT?


Very serious.

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Postby SportsFan » Sat Feb 09, 2013 3:09 pm

stillwater wrote:
SportsFan wrote:I had a professor last semester who cared about spelling and grammar. We use Examsoft, and luckily at the last minute the professor decided to turn on the spellcheck feature in it, which helped a lot haha.


That's such a dumb thing to care about. Don't have issue spotter, racehorse exams if you want gilded prose. I had an extremely word limited exam (3hrs you could finish in 1.5 with lots of reflection) and he didn't even care about grammar/spelling.

Well, luckily it wasn't a standard racehorse issue spotter (it was torts, and the professor was all about policy so I barely mentioned any law), but yeah, a typical law school exam doesn't really lend itself well to spelling and grammar.

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

Postby gaud » Sat Feb 09, 2013 3:09 pm

stillwater wrote:
gaud wrote:i heard one of my profs this semester has exams w/ two questions.. each 300 word limit

:shock:


Hello arbitrary curve.


Right? I'm like "well, I guess i'll have plenty of time to think about my answer :lol: "

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Postby Jsa725 » Sat Feb 09, 2013 3:09 pm

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

Postby gaud » Sat Feb 09, 2013 3:10 pm

Thanks IGF!

*brofist*

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Postby stillwater » Sat Feb 09, 2013 3:10 pm

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Postby gaud » Sat Feb 09, 2013 3:11 pm

:lol:

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Postby 20130312 » Sat Feb 09, 2013 3:13 pm

No problem gaud.

Ugh, one of my professors mentioned a word limit last week and I was like "noooooo!" My whole strategy last semester was to just throw every single thing I had at the wall.

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

Postby Bronck » Sat Feb 09, 2013 3:13 pm

stillwater wrote:
Jsa725 wrote:
Bronck wrote:
gaud wrote:i heard one of my profs this semester has exams w/ two questions.. each 300 word limit

:shock:


WAT?


did you see the HLS evidence exam sent to ATL... HERE
WUT.


so rigorous.


I'd be all: "Well, it's 2L/3L, I have a jerb, IDEGAF. Let's turn in something that gets me a pass"

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Postby stillwater » Sat Feb 09, 2013 3:15 pm

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

Postby Bronck » Sat Feb 09, 2013 3:16 pm

stillwater wrote:
InGoodFaith wrote:No problem gaud.

Ugh, one of my professors mentioned a word limit last week and I was like "noooooo!" My whole strategy last semester was to just throw every single thing I had at the wall.


My torts exam had a word limit- totally attainable (maybe 2500 words for 2 hours? the other hour was MC)- and I was shocked most people didn't even approach it. I slammed into it with like 15 minutes to go. Some people just don't get it. One girl bounced with like 1.5 left and was handwriting her exam.


lol wtf? I love people like this.

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

Postby 20130312 » Sat Feb 09, 2013 3:20 pm

stillwater wrote:One girl bounced with like 1.5 left

wut

stillwater wrote:and was handwriting her exam.

WUT




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