OFFICIAL 1L Exam Prep & Motivation Thread (CSWS)

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

Postby hephaestus » Sun May 05, 2013 4:13 pm

HellOnHeels wrote:
Bronck wrote:My sleep schedule is 8am to 3pm. How do I fix this for a 10am final on Tues?

I'm like actually serious lol


Stay awake until 8 pm tomorrow. Sleep until 8 am Tuesday. Hope for the best.

Yeah staying up all night is the only effective way I fix my sleep schedule.

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

Postby franklyscarlet » Sun May 05, 2013 5:01 pm

franklyscarlet wrote:
Blumpbeef wrote:
franklyscarlet wrote:I interrupt this property review to announce: self-schedule is the devil.

"I'll take it Sunday morning..."
"well, maybe I'll take it this evening..."
"Monday wouldn't be bad..."


GTFO of my head.

CSWS bloodpact:We're taking em Sunday evening.


Actually, this is a great idea.


I'm doing it. I'M GOING IN. See you on the other side.

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

Postby BuckinghamB » Sun May 05, 2013 5:29 pm

Contracts bright and early tomorrow. Feeling comfortable with the material, but judging from past exams the curve is going to be really fucking tight. I hate that. Best of luck to you, bros.

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

Postby Bronck » Sun May 05, 2013 5:37 pm

ImNoScar wrote:
HellOnHeels wrote:
Bronck wrote:My sleep schedule is 8am to 3pm. How do I fix this for a 10am final on Tues?

I'm like actually serious lol


Stay awake until 8 pm tomorrow. Sleep until 8 am Tuesday. Hope for the best.

Yeah staying up all night is the only effective way I fix my sleep schedule.


Well this should be a fun final push grind. Thanks for the tips bros

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

Postby Blumpbeef » Sun May 05, 2013 9:01 pm

franklyscarlet wrote:
franklyscarlet wrote:
Blumpbeef wrote:
franklyscarlet wrote:I interrupt this property review to announce: self-schedule is the devil.

"I'll take it Sunday morning..."
"well, maybe I'll take it this evening..."
"Monday wouldn't be bad..."


GTFO of my head.

CSWS bloodpact:We're taking em Sunday evening.


Actually, this is a great idea.


I'm doing it. I'M GOING IN. See you on the other side.


Can't. Stop. Procrastinating.

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

Postby stillwater » Sun May 05, 2013 9:47 pm

I got a final tomorrow. Stat reg. Didn't do shit the last 2 days. Totally flying in the night.

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

Postby franklyscarlet » Sun May 05, 2013 9:51 pm

Blumpbeef wrote:
franklyscarlet wrote:
franklyscarlet wrote:
Blumpbeef wrote:
GTFO of my head.

CSWS bloodpact:We're taking em Sunday evening.


Actually, this is a great idea.


I'm doing it. I'M GOING IN. See you on the other side.


Can't. Stop. Procrastinating.


you can do it!

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

Postby 005618502 » Sun May 05, 2013 9:58 pm

I have never hated anything as much as I hate Con Law. Will be very upset if this exam ruins my GPA tomorrow. I bought Chem and never used it... but kept up with class, outlined, and studied my ass off the last couple days. At this point I cant learn anything new...but I feel like I dont actually know shit... ugh

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Postby Robert Paulson » Sun May 05, 2013 10:39 pm

AssumptionRequired wrote:I have never hated anything as much as I hate Con Law. Will be very upset if this exam ruins my GPA tomorrow. I bought Chem and never used it... but kept up with class, outlined, and studied my ass off the last couple days. At this point I cant learn anything new...but I feel like I dont actually know shit... ugh


Con law is pretty simple b/c there aren't that many issues and when they do arise, they are pretty obvious. IMO separation from the curve will come from better fact manipulation/arguments or case analogy if your prof is into that sort of thing.

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

Postby Blumpbeef » Sun May 05, 2013 10:46 pm

franklyscarlet wrote:you can do it!


dat red bull.

here goes nothing

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Postby hyakku » Sun May 05, 2013 10:48 pm

BuckinghamB wrote:Contracts bright and early tomorrow. Feeling comfortable with the material, but judging from past exams the curve is going to be really fucking tight. I hate that. Best of luck to you, bros.



8 AM here, letssss goooo.

Then I've gotta face the reality that's Property -_-.

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Postby SportsFan » Sun May 05, 2013 10:50 pm

Robert Paulson wrote:
AssumptionRequired wrote:I have never hated anything as much as I hate Con Law. Will be very upset if this exam ruins my GPA tomorrow. I bought Chem and never used it... but kept up with class, outlined, and studied my ass off the last couple days. At this point I cant learn anything new...but I feel like I dont actually know shit... ugh


Con law is pretty simple b/c there aren't that many issues and when they do arise, they are pretty obvious. IMO separation from the curve will come from better fact manipulation/arguments or case analogy if your prof is into that sort of thing.

This was definitely my experience, but it may have also been that my professor just sucked at writing exams (he used to teach at Temple and some people in my section looked down at him a bit after seeing his exams because they thought he underestimated us).

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

Postby Doorkeeper » Sun May 05, 2013 11:10 pm

The general issue spotting in Con Law is very easy (Oh look, that's dormant commerce clause!), but it's when you get into the fine distinctions in precedent in your analysis that shit can get really confusing and complicating. Con Law is more analysis and less general issue spotting and rule application than other 1L classes.

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

Postby Blumpbeef » Mon May 06, 2013 1:54 am

Blumpbeef wrote:
franklyscarlet wrote:you can do it!


dat red bull.

here goes nothing


Probably the hardest test I've taken in law school; I think I did alright though.

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

Postby Transfer2DC » Mon May 06, 2013 11:33 am

Anyone have a good analysis for standing in the DOMA/Prop 8 Cases. My teacher likes current events.

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Postby odoylerulez » Mon May 06, 2013 11:47 am

I am really NOT feeling good about my exams this semester. Last semester, I felt great after almost every exam, and had a great GPA.

I've had Civil Procedure and Property so far.. no idea how Property went, could have done well, but unsure about it. Pooped the bed on CivPro, pretty sure.

Working on a 72 hour Constitutional Law take-home now, and this exam is a monster too. Here's to getting median-pwned second semester!

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Postby Danger Zone » Mon May 06, 2013 11:52 am

I wouldn't survive a 72 hour take home in any subject, let alone Con Law. More power to you bro. Good luck.

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Postby Blumpbeef » Mon May 06, 2013 11:54 am

Danger Zone wrote:I wouldn't survive a 72 hour take home in any subject, let alone Con Law. More power to you bro. Good luck.


8th amendment violation.

Seriously, who the fuxk does that? Don't you have other finals to be worrying about? I guess you don't have to really study for a 72 hour final though.

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Postby Danger Zone » Mon May 06, 2013 11:57 am

Blumpbeef wrote:8th amendment violation.

Please include a brief paragraph on this at the end of your exam. Tso many bonus points.

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

Postby JamMasterJ » Mon May 06, 2013 12:06 pm

Blumpbeef wrote:
Danger Zone wrote:I wouldn't survive a 72 hour take home in any subject, let alone Con Law. More power to you bro. Good luck.


8th amendment violation.

Seriously, who the fuxk does that? Don't you have other finals to be worrying about? I guess you don't have to really study for a 72 hour final though.

that sounds fucking awful. 6 hrs is the sweet spot

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

Postby Blumpbeef » Mon May 06, 2013 12:10 pm

JamMasterJ wrote:
Blumpbeef wrote:
Danger Zone wrote:I wouldn't survive a 72 hour take home in any subject, let alone Con Law. More power to you bro. Good luck.


8th amendment violation.

Seriously, who the fuxk does that? Don't you have other finals to be worrying about? I guess you don't have to really study for a 72 hour final though.

that sounds fucking awful. 6 hrs is the sweet spot


I tend to finish my three hour exams early. I want 2:45 exams.

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Postby odoylerulez » Mon May 06, 2013 12:27 pm

It's a 72-hour take home that's "designed" to take an average student 24 hours to finish.

The time thing is manageable. The difficulty of this exam.. well, that's another matter. working about 8 hours out of every 16 hours of being awake isn't bad at all.

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Postby mephistopheles » Mon May 06, 2013 1:55 pm

odoylerulez wrote:It's a 72-hour take home that's "designed" to take an average student 24 hours to finish.

The time thing is manageable. The difficulty of this exam.. well, that's another matter. working about 8 hours out of every 16 hours of being awake isn't bad at all.



your professor sounds like a slave driver.

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

Postby Birdnals » Mon May 06, 2013 2:20 pm

mephistopheles wrote:
odoylerulez wrote:It's a 72-hour take home that's "designed" to take an average student 24 hours to finish.

The time thing is manageable. The difficulty of this exam.. well, that's another matter. working about 8 hours out of every 16 hours of being awake isn't bad at all.



your professor sounds like a slave driver.



Is there at least a word limit? That would be terrible if not, for both you and the professor.

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

Postby BuckinghamB » Mon May 06, 2013 2:58 pm

As much as I hate issue spotter exams, those 8+ hour take home exams sound so much worse. Seeing all these property posts reminds me of why I'm so glad to be done with that class, and also glad that my prop test was 100% multiple choice.

Ks exam was this morning. I covered most of the things I wanted to talk about and felt alright about the MC portion, but then again I'm sure mostly everyone else did, too. One more on Thursday...




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