OFFICIAL 1L Exam Prep & Motivation Thread (CSWS)

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

Postby minnbills » Wed Nov 21, 2012 1:11 am

Almost done with my contracts outline. The last few chapters were numbing me out though, so I took a break to revisit one of my torts PEs. By this time tomorrow I should have three outlines done. I need to cut them down, synthesize, and create attack outlines next. Plus start my fourth outline.

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

Postby Raiden » Wed Nov 21, 2012 2:22 am

Any seasoned TLSers have any wisdom where are progress should be right now?

I am assuming this is the part where we should he done with outlines and focus on practice hypos and MC

Keep on trekin team

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Postby 5ky » Wed Nov 21, 2012 2:53 am

Raiden wrote:Any seasoned TLSers have any wisdom where are progress should be right now?

I am assuming this is the part where we should he done with outlines and focus on practice hypos and MC

Keep on trekin team


it's impossible to say, just depends on how everything falls/how you study. when i was a 1L, i finished up outlining for 3 classes over thanksgiving and then started and finished my last one before finals. in the finals period i memorized and took practice exams (had 3 days between), and didn't have any problems.

other people are ahead of that, other people are behind. i think if you're still rushing to get an outline done once classes have finished, you are a bit behind, but that doesn't preclude success.

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

Postby Dead Parrot » Wed Nov 21, 2012 2:10 pm

Finished my K's and Crim outlines today, but still have a good amount of work to do for Torts and Civil Procedure.

My CivPro class only focuses on the life cycle of a trial (pleading, discovery,trial,appeal, etc) and leaves out stuff like Jurisdiction and Joinder till CivPro II. How much should I really focus on outlining since there is so few important cases like Iqbal/Twombly (rule 8 ) and others that explain the rules? Should I just focus on knowing the rules cold and forget the outline?

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

Postby MrSparkle » Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:14 pm

Outlines almost completely done, 30 pages each for 4 classes. Going to try to cut it down even more and make the checklists.

How many full exams are you guys aiming to take/think are necessary? I've taken 5 full 3-hr exams and they all uniformly suck.

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Postby minnbills » Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:59 pm

MrSparkle wrote:Outlines almost completely done, 30 pages each for 4 classes. Going to try to cut it down even more and make the checklists.

How many full exams are you guys aiming to take/think are necessary? I've taken 5 full 3-hr exams and they all uniformly suck.


That's awesome. I've taken one so far. I'd like to take 2 for each of torts, civ pro, and contracts, and one for conlaw.

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Postby Maximized » Wed Nov 21, 2012 7:15 pm

26-page Contracts outline, done. Yuhhh

11 pages into Civ.Pro., which is roughly half of what I expect it'll end up being.

Some folks are wanting to rest over this break and enjoy themselves... I'll rest when I'm dead / employed. Even though I'm behind... Can't stop, won't stop!!!

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Postby minnbills » Wed Nov 21, 2012 7:25 pm

Maximized wrote:26-page Contracts outline, done. Yuhhh

11 pages into Civ.Pro., which is roughly half of what I expect it'll end up being.

Some folks are wanting to rest over this break and enjoy themselves... I'll rest when I'm dead / employed. Even though I'm behind... Can't stop, won't stop!!!


26 pages? Nice and concise bro. I need to cut mine down. They're all 40+.

My torts prof reviewed part of my PE today, he said: "this is good, really good." My hard work is paying off. CSWS

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

Postby gaud » Wed Nov 21, 2012 7:48 pm

After today I'll be done with outlines AND going through E&Es/supps.

The testing begins Friday.

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Postby Nova » Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:00 pm

Not going home for the break. CSWS

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Postby swimmer11 » Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:19 pm

Stress is really getting to me bros. How are you guys handling it? Or are you guys even stressed out?

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Postby Lacepiece23 » Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:33 pm

swimmer11 wrote:Stress is really getting to me bros. How are you guys handling it? Or are you guys even stressed out?


I started chewing again all the nicotine has helped lol.

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Postby Nova » Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:01 pm

swimmer11 wrote:Stress is really getting to me bros. How are you guys handling it? Or are you guys even stressed out?


Im stressed as fuck.

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Postby JG7773 » Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:31 pm

swimmer11 wrote:Stress is really getting to me bros. How are you guys handling it? Or are you guys even stressed out?


It is getting tough not to stress out. The tension was really starting to pick up on campus before the break. I hope the 5 day "break" will help me get some things done without having to deal with everyone else on campus freaking out around me.

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Postby gaud » Thu Nov 22, 2012 12:00 am

I took a few days "off" and it REALLY helped. For three days, I stopped studying/working around 7 and just lightly looked over things. Just got back into the swing of things yesterday and I feel a lot better about it all. Just my 2 cents.

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

Postby minnbills » Thu Nov 22, 2012 12:02 am

gaud wrote:I took a few days "off" and it REALLY helped. For three days, I stopped studying/working around 7 and just lightly looked over things. Just got back into the swing of things yesterday and I feel a lot better about it all. Just my 2 cents.


Yeah I hit a wall last night, spent today recharging

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

Postby Blessedassurance » Thu Nov 22, 2012 12:04 am

When does everyone's exam begin? Is there a reading week? Open, closed, take home? Free days in between?

Describe (add your school or range).

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

Postby Nova » Thu Nov 22, 2012 12:07 am

Whose grinding right now???

Im almost done OLing my tort OL. I am keeping my long version for reference of course. New document. My new version is concise, 20 pages, and full of checklists! This was about a 10 hour project.

After i finish (another hour or 2) Im going to go through that version and begin writing stock attack pre-written answers.

Ive decided Im going to work on Torts today and tomorrow. Con law Friday and Saturday. K on Sunday. Ill try to sprinkle in 5-10 hours into my CP paper too.

CSWS

Lets burn that mid night oil!!!
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Postby gaud » Thu Nov 22, 2012 12:07 am

My exams begin the 10th. I have roughly a week between my last class and first final. Two open and one closed book.

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Postby Nova » Thu Nov 22, 2012 12:09 am

Blessedassurance wrote:When does everyone's exam begin? Is there a reading week? Open, closed, take home? Free days in between?

Describe (add your school or range).


There are a few hundred pages assigned over the next two weeks, but I finished it.

Basically same as Gaud.

2 open, 1 closed, 1 final paper

Paper due on the 4th
Con law (closed book) on the 11th
K on the 17th
T on the 20th

T20

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

Postby Raiden » Thu Nov 22, 2012 12:21 am

Two of my exams are going to be worth some 30 percent, I feel like I should study less hard for those two...

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Postby Nova » Thu Nov 22, 2012 12:28 am

Raiden wrote:Two of my exams are going to be worth some 30 percent, I feel like I should study less hard for those two...


Yeah. Way less.

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Postby JG7773 » Thu Nov 22, 2012 12:38 am

Blessedassurance wrote:When does everyone's exam begin? Is there a reading week? Open, closed, take home? Free days in between?

Describe (add your school or range).


My exams start on the 11th. My last class is on the 3rd, with a reading week with a couple of random "review sessions" with professors. All three of my finals are closed book (Torts, Prop, Civ Pro) with the Torts exam running for 3.5 hours vs. the standard 3 hours. Our professor gave us the extra 30 minutes for "reading and thinking". The nice part is we have two days between exams, so it gives you a chance to get some meaningful work done between exams.

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

Postby Nova » Thu Nov 22, 2012 12:42 am

JG7773 wrote: All three of my finals are closed book (Torts, Prop, Civ Pro)


oh snap

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

Postby JG7773 » Thu Nov 22, 2012 1:09 am

Nova wrote:
JG7773 wrote: All three of my finals are closed book (Torts, Prop, Civ Pro)


oh snap


Yeah. . . not looking forward to it. My plan is to have my main outlines, then from there make attack outlines, and then get that down to one-sheeters for memorization purposes. Should be tons of fun!




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