OFFICIAL 1L Exam Prep & Motivation Thread (CSWS)

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

Postby Nova » Sun Feb 17, 2013 7:37 pm

PinkLotus wrote:Just got an invite to a study group. Y/N? Any CSWS'ers have experience with one? I on and off studied with other folks during reading days (reviewing outlines, going over hypos) but nothing formal last semester. This semester is much harder though (more credits, more difficult BLL).

from the 2 pages ago but...


My study group last semester was my girlfriend at the time and another ally. We shared everything. Since me and that gf broke up over the break, my study group is down to just two.

Me and my ally havnt really studied together this semester yet. Right now we just keep up with what each other are doing, and encourage/hold each other accountable. We will be collaborating a lot more soon, now that we have enough material to start syntheising. Basically we get together to OL, go over OLs, visit profs, and go over PTs.

I would recommend finding friends to study with who
1. you like
2a. are dedicated but dont "get it" as well as you. These people can be great sound boards. By helping them understand, your understanding will improve too.
2b. understand the material better than you. These people are great for bouncing ideas off of and can really help you fill in your gaps.

I think its important to always have a purpose for meeting with a study group. Group studying can easily become an inefficient time sink. In my experience, the more people, the less efficient. 2-3 total has worked best for me.

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

Postby MauriceGains » Sun Feb 17, 2013 7:47 pm

gaud wrote:All of our writing classes are graded :?
This. Ironic that the professor is open about how few of us stand out one way or another. LRW grading is arbitrary enough without assigning it even more value than pass/fail.

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Postby mephistopheles » Sun Feb 17, 2013 7:47 pm

MauriceGains wrote:
gaud wrote:All of our writing classes are graded :?
This. Ironic that the professor is open about how few of us stand out one way or another. LRW grading is arbitrary enough without assigning it even more value than pass/fail.



nah. graded is fine. curved, however, makes no sense.

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Postby gaud » Sun Feb 17, 2013 7:49 pm

mephistopheles wrote:
MauriceGains wrote:
gaud wrote:All of our writing classes are graded :?
This. Ironic that the professor is open about how few of us stand out one way or another. LRW grading is arbitrary enough without assigning it even more value than pass/fail.



nah. graded is fine. curved, however, makes no sense.


I thought that was implied (?)

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Postby stillwater » Sun Feb 17, 2013 7:51 pm

gaud wrote:
mephistopheles wrote:
MauriceGains wrote:
gaud wrote:All of our writing classes are graded :?
This. Ironic that the professor is open about how few of us stand out one way or another. LRW grading is arbitrary enough without assigning it even more value than pass/fail.



nah. graded is fine. curved, however, makes no sense.


I thought that was implied (?)


ours is curved but it is a higher curve than our doctrinal classes

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Postby mephistopheles » Sun Feb 17, 2013 7:52 pm

gaud wrote:
mephistopheles wrote:
MauriceGains wrote:
gaud wrote:All of our writing classes are graded :?
This. Ironic that the professor is open about how few of us stand out one way or another. LRW grading is arbitrary enough without assigning it even more value than pass/fail.



nah. graded is fine. curved, however, makes no sense.


I thought that was implied (?)



some schools have differing rules for smaller classes?

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Postby gaud » Sun Feb 17, 2013 7:53 pm

I don't know if ours is different.. last semester 15 in the class and up to 3 A's.

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Postby MauriceGains » Sun Feb 17, 2013 7:59 pm

gaud wrote:I don't know if ours is different.. last semester 15 in the class and up to 3 A's.
It was implied, my school has a curved LRW. Professor said 3 make an A, 5 make an A-, 9 make a B+, which is the median, 5 make a B, and 3 make a B-. Give or take because there are 26 of us.

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Postby mephistopheles » Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:08 pm

on an unrelated note, i am loving concurrent interests and cotenancies right now. i can just imagine people having an impossibly hard time with it.

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Postby stillwater » Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:10 pm

mephistopheles wrote:on an unrelated note, i am loving concurrent interests and cotenancies right now. i can just imagine people having an impossibly hard time with it.


are you scheming on what is gonna break that curve wide open?

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Postby mephistopheles » Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:12 pm

stillwater wrote:
mephistopheles wrote:on an unrelated note, i am loving concurrent interests and cotenancies right now. i can just imagine people having an impossibly hard time with it.


are you scheming on what is gonna break that curve wide open?



it's probably the most dense material i've had to read in law school, and people got slammed last semester. my exams were objective trash, yet i somehow destroyed my classes.

here's hoping, at least.

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Postby gaud » Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:14 pm

mephistopheles wrote:here's hoping, at least.


Get this sorry ass attitude out of here!

CSWS, bro. CSWS. I smell a 4.0 coming from you this semester. If there's 10 As in one of your classes, I EXPECT you to get all 10.

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Postby Nova » Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:15 pm

gaud wrote:If there's 10 As in one of your classes, I EXPECT you to get all 10.

:lol: :lol:

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Postby mephistopheles » Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:17 pm

tyty

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

Postby stillwater » Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:18 pm

mephistopheles wrote:
stillwater wrote:
mephistopheles wrote:on an unrelated note, i am loving concurrent interests and cotenancies right now. i can just imagine people having an impossibly hard time with it.


are you scheming on what is gonna break that curve wide open?



it's probably the most dense material i've had to read in law school, and people got slammed last semester. my exams were objective trash, yet i somehow destroyed my classes.

here's hoping, at least.


i felt the same way. i didn't feel like my exams were that special; i just didn't implode.

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

Postby mephistopheles » Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:25 pm

oh yeah, if anybody is looking for a torts or Ks outline that is srsbsns, let me know. i kind of butted into this thread, and should probably pay my dues.

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

Postby Doorkeeper » Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:25 pm

Any suggestions for a good Property supplement? I have the Singer textbook.

I have the cases keyed to the textbook, but I'm hoping to find a more explanatory supplement.

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Postby mephistopheles » Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:26 pm

Doorkeeper wrote:Any suggestions for a good Property supplement? I have the Singer textbook.

I have the cases keyed to the textbook, but I'm hoping to find a more explanatory supplement.



just ordered the "understanding property" book by sprankling. supposedly one of the best.

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Postby Nova » Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:27 pm

http://www.amazon.com/Understanding-Pro ... g+property

understanding prop has been working well for me so far.

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Postby dingbat » Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:45 pm

Doorkeeper wrote:Any suggestions for a good Property supplement? I have the Singer textbook.

I have the cases keyed to the textbook, but I'm hoping to find a more explanatory supplement.

Law in a Flash is incredibly credited here

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Postby stillwater » Sun Feb 17, 2013 10:07 pm

property is the pinnacle of common law brilliance.

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Postby Randomnumbers » Sun Feb 17, 2013 10:13 pm

Doorkeeper wrote:Any suggestions for a good Property supplement? I have the Singer textbook.

I have the cases keyed to the textbook, but I'm hoping to find a more explanatory supplement.


I booked Property by using Sprankling, and we had the same casebook. Sprankling did a fantastic job of clearly laying out the BLL.

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

Postby BuckinghamB » Sun Feb 17, 2013 10:23 pm

gaud wrote:
stillwater wrote: reading mostly is a big flame, unless your prof is weird and loves random little details of cases.


Con Law :|


+1. My prof is hardcore about the details. And he gets through like 5ish cold calls each class.

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

Postby UnamSanctam » Sun Feb 17, 2013 10:30 pm

BuckinghamB wrote:
gaud wrote:
stillwater wrote: reading mostly is a big flame, unless your prof is weird and loves random little details of cases.


Con Law :|


+1. My prof is hardcore about the details. And he gets through like 5ish cold calls each class.


lol, we get like 15-20 people on call every class in Con. Both of mine have been one question calls but a couple people always get absolutely fucked.

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Postby Tom Joad » Sun Feb 17, 2013 10:38 pm

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