So you thought you did it all, but you get median Pwned.

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Re: So you thought you did it all, but you get median Pwned.

Postby manofjustice » Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:06 am

IAFG wrote:yeah you can't really trust what people say about how hard they work in either direction.


What do you mean "in either direction"?

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Re: So you thought you did it all, but you get median Pwned.

Postby smaug_ » Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:11 am

manofjustice wrote:
IAFG wrote:yeah you can't really trust what people say about how hard they work in either direction.


What do you mean "in either direction"?


People both overstate and understate how hard they work…?

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Re: So you thought you did it all, but you get median Pwned.

Postby dingbat » Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:11 am

IAFG wrote:yeah you can't really trust what people say about how hard they work in either direction.

I can honestly say I didn't work my ass off, but I didn't slack off totally either, and I got medianish

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Re: So you thought you did it all, but you get median Pwned.

Postby IAFG » Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:18 am

hibiki wrote:
manofjustice wrote:
IAFG wrote:yeah you can't really trust what people say about how hard they work in either direction.


What do you mean "in either direction"?


People both overstate and understate how hard they work…?

some overstate some understate. also tons of people lie/mislead about how well they did.

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Re: So you thought you did it all, but you get median Pwned.

Postby manofjustice » Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:27 am

I just felt naked going into class or going into an exam without actually having read the case. What I take to be potentially useful on an exam might be different than the writers of the case briefs.

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Re: So you thought you did it all, but you get median Pwned.

Postby bk1 » Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:31 am

manofjustice wrote:I just felt naked going into class or going into an exam without actually having read the case. What I take to be potentially useful on an exam might be different than the writers of the case briefs.

What you think is potentially useful isn't important, it's what your prof thinks is useful. That you can probably glean entirely from someone else's outline which doesn't really require reading the case or even a brief of the case. Of course reading the case or brief can help you understand better, but it is quite possible to learn all you need to know from another's outline.

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Re: So you thought you did it all, but you get median Pwned.

Postby manofjustice » Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:55 am

bk1 wrote:
manofjustice wrote:I just felt naked going into class or going into an exam without actually having read the case. What I take to be potentially useful on an exam might be different than the writers of the case briefs.

What you think is potentially useful isn't important, it's what your prof thinks is useful. That you can probably glean entirely from someone else's outline which doesn't really require reading the case or even a brief of the case. Of course reading the case or brief can help you understand better, but it is quite possible to learn all you need to know from another's outline.


Maybe it's just that I feel I understand the rules better by reading them in the cases.

I don't brief cases, but I read um and try to pull out the nuggets of fact and law on my own. I like doing it that way. Just my thing.

Didn't really touch supplements. When I did, I just thought they were way too 30,000 feet...and way too broad.

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Re: So you thought you did it all, but you get median Pwned.

Postby bk1 » Fri Jan 18, 2013 2:55 am

manofjustice wrote:Maybe it's just that I feel I understand the rules better by reading them in the cases.

I don't brief cases, but I read um and try to pull out the nuggets of fact and law on my own. I like doing it that way. Just my thing.

Didn't really touch supplements. When I did, I just thought they were way too 30,000 feet...and way too broad.

Definitely do your thing. There are many ways to do well and the worst thing anybody can do is try to force themselves to adapt to a style that doesn't work for them.

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Re: So you thought you did it all, but you get median Pwned.

Postby cinephile » Fri Jan 18, 2013 3:08 am

manofjustice wrote:Wow. So 20 to 30% don't read the casebook AT ALL? What kinda school are you at, IYDM?


As a 1L we had only one professor who did not believe in cold calling. Probably 75-90% of the class did not touch let alone buy the casebook.

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Re: So you thought you did it all, but you get median Pwned.

Postby ThreeRivers » Tue Jan 22, 2013 2:48 pm

I'm seriously debating not reading this semester and spending time outlining / doing Cali lessons... feels like I can get everything from online briefs..

Worried it'll backfire though..




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