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

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:31 pm
by brotherdarkness
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Re: OFFICIAL 1L Exam Prep & Motivation Thread (CSWS)

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:59 pm
by salix
brotherdarkness wrote:
InGoodFaith wrote:I met with my professors and they weren't annoyed at all about it. They seem to genuinely enjoy giving advice, even if you did well. When I walked into my professor's office, I asked "what made my exam do so well? I didn't feel great about it." She laughed and said "never heard that before." But then we talked about my exam for a solid fifteen minutes. It was really insightful.


I hadn't given any thought to asking prof's to go over exams with me since I did well. However, considering how shitty I felt after taking most of them, I think this might be a great idea. Think it's too late in the semester to ask about this?



I don't think so. I met with my 'B' class professor in late January. One of my 'A' class professors said not to see him until March, since he was prioritizing students who did worse on the exam in his schedule.

I actually think that's better for me, since I got a bit of exam prep guidance at the beginning of the term, and I'll get another dose near the middle.

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

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:05 pm
by Jsa725
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Re: OFFICIAL 1L Exam Prep & Motivation Thread (CSWS)

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:28 pm
by 005618502
Jsa725 wrote:met w/ professor in one class... 1/2 a point off from an A... :? was sill happy w/ my grade doe :D


Dude... thats sucks. I hope none of my A- profs say that when I go talk to them (If I go talk to them)

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

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:46 pm
by brotherdarkness
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Re: OFFICIAL 1L Exam Prep & Motivation Thread (CSWS)

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 2:18 pm
by Jsa725
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Re: OFFICIAL 1L Exam Prep & Motivation Thread (CSWS)

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 6:04 pm
by stillwater
my professor refused to go my exam with me because he didn't want to fuck with my mojo

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

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 7:16 pm
by BlueLotus
If anyone wants a "cheat sheet" my Property prof created on the tangled morass that is Present and Future Estates, please PM me!

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

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 7:53 pm
by BlueLotus
If u want sample exam answers from a 2L who booked Property, feel free to PM me, too.

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

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:33 pm
by BuckinghamB
Reading the ACA for tomorrow's conlaw class. Holy shit that thing is long.

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

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:34 pm
by stillwater
BuckinghamB wrote:Reading the ACA for tomorrow's conlaw class. Holy shit that thing is long.


conlaw is a farce

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

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:35 pm
by gaud
BuckinghamB wrote:Reading the ACA for tomorrow's conlaw class. Holy shit that thing is long.


That was the assignment for the first day of class in one of the sections at my school LOLOL

(that class also has an average of 50 pages per class)

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

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:37 pm
by BuckinghamB
gaud wrote:
BuckinghamB wrote:Reading the ACA for tomorrow's conlaw class. Holy shit that thing is long.


That was the assignment for the first day of class in one of the sections at my school LOLOL

(that class also has an average of 50 pages per class)


Damn. I won't complain anymore then lol

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

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:39 pm
by gaud
Nah, I'd still complain. We haven't been assigned the ACA.. yet. Dreading it.

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

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:56 pm
by brotherdarkness
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Re: OFFICIAL 1L Exam Prep & Motivation Thread (CSWS)

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:30 pm
by MauriceGains
brotherdarkness wrote:Overall, I actually enjoy conlaw. The reading is dense, but quite interesting.
Same, aside from the interrogations / cold calls. My professor is a beast, though, and we average around 50 pages per week, which isn't bad at all.

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

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:44 pm
by BuckinghamB
yeah it's definitely interesting stuff, but it just takes me awhile to get through some of the cases. my prof goes hard on the details so i make a bunch of notes in the margins

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

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:09 pm
by stillwater
the irritating part is the details probably don't matter at all come exam time.

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

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:19 pm
by brotherdarkness
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Re: OFFICIAL 1L Exam Prep & Motivation Thread (CSWS)

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:31 pm
by MauriceGains
brotherdarkness wrote:
stillwater wrote:the irritating part is the details probably don't matter at all come exam time.


Based on my experience last semester, all that matters is that I know the BLL and, come test day, am able to apply that BLL to a specific fact pattern. Not once did I wish that I had paid closer attention to the details of a particular case.
This / 10. Yet people stare at me when I say I don't pay much attention to or brief case facts. Priority principle > cold calling.

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

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:33 pm
by stillwater
MauriceGains wrote:
brotherdarkness wrote:
stillwater wrote:the irritating part is the details probably don't matter at all come exam time.


Based on my experience last semester, all that matters is that I know the BLL and, come test day, am able to apply that BLL to a specific fact pattern. Not once did I wish that I had paid closer attention to the details of a particular case.
This / 10. Yet people stare at me when I say I don't pay much attention to or brief case facts. Priority principle > cold calling.


my ktts professor actually cared about the nitty gritty details of the cases and there were 6 short answer questions on case facts. this is the EXTREME aberration and you'll hear about it well in advance.

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

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:07 pm
by Doorkeeper
BuckinghamB wrote:Reading the ACA for tomorrow's conlaw class. Holy shit that thing is long.

Since the logic is so sloppy in that case, it's lulzy to read.

Regarding going over exams with professors, mine were all happy to meet with me but they all provided super general statements about what I did well and poorly on. It was super fucking annoying. "This didn't flow well." "Your organization was scattered." "Your reasoning here was good. It was really tight."

One professor even told me that my exam seemed like I copied from my outline and applied it to the case. I was like, "Isn't that what you're supposed to do?"

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

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:52 am
by JG7773
We got lucky when we read the ACA case. We used a edited copy that got it down to about 25-30 pages. Just enough to see Roberts try to make sense, Ginsburg flip out on Robert, but say that they were cool at the end, and to see Thomas' same paragraph for dissent since the beginning of time when it comes to the commerce clause.

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

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:17 am
by Bronck
The dissent's discussion of the taxing power is pretty lulzy:

Congress said "penalty." LOOK NO FURTHER GUYS.

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

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:05 pm
by redsox550
great first semester grades. been slacking so far this semester. just handed in persuasive memo. 69 days until first final. ITTTTTS TIMMMMMMME (said in the way bruce buffer does when he announces UFC's) to go balls to the walls motherf'cker's ! as someone else posted- BEAST MODE IS OFFICIALLY TURNED ON!