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Re: TheSeaLocust's 1L Anxiety Meditation Retreat & Spa

Postby whats an updog » Mon Jan 19, 2015 1:34 pm

STILL ONLY HAVE ONE GRADE. FUUUUCK - how can these guys take so long. even my small section prof hasn't turned in grades apparently

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Postby AlanShore » Wed Jan 21, 2015 11:43 am

whats an updog wrote:STILL ONLY HAVE ONE GRADE. FUUUUCK - how can these guys take so long. even my small section prof hasn't turned in grades apparently

amazing username.

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Re: TheSeaLocust's 1L Anxiety Meditation Retreat & Spa

Postby MKX » Fri Jan 23, 2015 10:48 pm

Waiting on one more grade but based off numbers last year it looks like I will only be in the 25-30% range of my class (top). 2 members of my study group will be in the top 10% while a couple more will be around 50%. I am the median in the group. However I just feel dumb now. Legitimately dumb. I can't get focused on this semester that just started because of it.

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Postby pancakes3 » Fri Jan 23, 2015 11:33 pm

MKX wrote:Waiting on one more grade but based off numbers last year it looks like I will only be in the 25-30% range of my class (top). 2 members of my study group will be in the top 10% while a couple more will be around 50%. I am the median in the group. However I just feel dumb now. Legitimately dumb. I can't get focused on this semester that just started because of it.


Dumb like a fox. You outperformed 7 out of 10 people in your section.

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Re: TheSeaLocust's 1L Anxiety Meditation Retreat & Spa

Postby jbagelboy » Sat Jan 24, 2015 1:48 am

MKX wrote:Waiting on one more grade but based off numbers last year it looks like I will only be in the 25-30% range of my class (top). 2 members of my study group will be in the top 10% while a couple more will be around 50%. I am the median in the group. However I just feel dumb now. Legitimately dumb. I can't get focused on this semester that just started because of it.


You should feel dumb for typing this, not for your performance. Seriously you're in the top third of the class at least. You're good

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Postby Thrive » Sat Jan 24, 2015 2:25 pm

jbagelboy wrote:
MKX wrote:Waiting on one more grade but based off numbers last year it looks like I will only be in the 25-30% range of my class (top). 2 members of my study group will be in the top 10% while a couple more will be around 50%. I am the median in the group. However I just feel dumb now. Legitimately dumb. I can't get focused on this semester that just started because of it.


You should feel dumb for typing this, not for your performance. Seriously you're in the top third of the class at least. You're good


What if OP is at a TTT?

Who knows, OP might be right :lol:

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Postby whats an updog » Sat Jan 24, 2015 3:12 pm

natural to feel that way though - i feel the same (however unjustified) in a similar situation at a t10. you just gotta put it to the side and know that objectively you're doing well (and anyway, how well you are doing in law school doesn't necessarily reflect how 'smart' you are one way or the other)

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Postby Kratos » Sat Jan 24, 2015 5:58 pm

MKX wrote:Waiting on one more grade but based off numbers last year it looks like I will only be in the 25-30% range of my class (top). 2 members of my study group will be in the top 10% while a couple more will be around 50%. I am the median in the group. However I just feel dumb now. Legitimately dumb. I can't get focused on this semester that just started because of it.

you should probably wait until that last grade hits before feeling anything

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Postby MKX » Sun Jan 25, 2015 6:49 pm

Kratos wrote:
MKX wrote:Waiting on one more grade but based off numbers last year it looks like I will only be in the 25-30% range of my class (top). 2 members of my study group will be in the top 10% while a couple more will be around 50%. I am the median in the group. However I just feel dumb now. Legitimately dumb. I can't get focused on this semester that just started because of it.

you should probably wait until that last grade hits before feeling anything
Hit. Rough.

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Postby jayessbee » Mon Jan 26, 2015 1:44 pm

MKX wrote:
Kratos wrote:
MKX wrote:Waiting on one more grade but based off numbers last year it looks like I will only be in the 25-30% range of my class (top). 2 members of my study group will be in the top 10% while a couple more will be around 50%. I am the median in the group. However I just feel dumb now. Legitimately dumb. I can't get focused on this semester that just started because of it.

you should probably wait until that last grade hits before feeling anything
Hit. Rough.
Are you still in that 25-30% range? If so, that's good. You did better than 70% of your classmates. Be proud of that, your hard work paid off.

If not, it isn't the end of the world. You got into law school, you'll get out of law school, and you'll pass the bar. A few years in and no one will care what your grades where your first semester of your first year.

Hell, if you talk to your profs and figure out where to improve, there's no reason you wont be able to pull yourself up. You'll need to be in it for the long haul, but first semester grades don't determine where you'll be at the end of three years.

So chin up, and get back into the grind. Hard work pays dividends.

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Re: TheSeaLocust's 1L Anxiety Meditation Retreat & Spa

Postby MKX » Tue Jan 27, 2015 12:35 am

jayessbee wrote:
MKX wrote:
Kratos wrote:
MKX wrote:Waiting on one more grade but based off numbers last year it looks like I will only be in the 25-30% range of my class (top). 2 members of my study group will be in the top 10% while a couple more will be around 50%. I am the median in the group. However I just feel dumb now. Legitimately dumb. I can't get focused on this semester that just started because of it.

you should probably wait until that last grade hits before feeling anything
Hit. Rough.
Are you still in that 25-30% range? If so, that's good. You did better than 70% of your classmates. Be proud of that, your hard work paid off.

If not, it isn't the end of the world. You got into law school, you'll get out of law school, and you'll pass the bar. A few years in and no one will care what your grades where your first semester of your first year.

Hell, if you talk to your profs and figure out where to improve, there's no reason you wont be able to pull yourself up. You'll need to be in it for the long haul, but first semester grades don't determine where you'll be at the end of three years.

So chin up, and get back into the grind. Hard work pays dividends.

Thank you, this helps. I'll be in the top 30-40 i believe. Closer to 30 based off last year. I have some decent connections in mid law which I'd be content with, but was hoping for big law. Going to really have to make a come back.

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Postby thisiswater » Sat Mar 07, 2015 1:11 pm

I don't think I can write my brief. I've procrastinated on it for two weeks and now I only have a week and a half left and I haven't even done the research and I don't even think I know how to start. I keep freaking out and crying and then not starting on my actual work

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Postby BigZuck » Sat Mar 07, 2015 1:19 pm

thisiswater wrote:I don't think I can write my brief. I've procrastinated on it for two weeks and now I only have a week and a half left and I haven't even done the research and I don't even think I know how to start. I keep freaking out and crying and then not starting on my actual work

I have a really hard time sitting down and just starting stuff like this too (it's especially hard to sit down and start writing, but it can be tough with research as well). I know this isn't like, original or anything, but you really need to just sit down and start. Open up Westlaw and search for something. I promise you as soon as you start you'll feel a lot better and it won't be nearly as bad as you think it will be.

I think you also have plenty of time. It's not optimal, but a few days to do research and synthesize, a few days to write and then a day or so to revise is plenty of time. You're ok. Just force yourself to start.

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Postby chem! » Sat Mar 07, 2015 2:00 pm

thisiswater wrote:I don't think I can write my brief. I've procrastinated on it for two weeks and now I only have a week and a half left and I haven't even done the research and I don't even think I know how to start. I keep freaking out and crying and then not starting on my actual work

I know that feeling very, very well. I did the same thing on my memo and ended up having to pull two all-nighters to get it done.

Just take a deep breath, and start working in chunks. Don't second-guess yourself at every turn, either. You can do it.

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Postby Easy-E » Mon Mar 09, 2015 1:24 pm

thisiswater wrote:I don't think I can write my brief. I've procrastinated on it for two weeks and now I only have a week and a half left and I haven't even done the research and I don't even think I know how to start. I keep freaking out and crying and then not starting on my actual work


Was in the same position as you. Open a word document. Fill out your headings and stuff. Then, go on LexisNexis. Do the quizzes and stuff for points. Close LexisNexis, open WestLaw. Search about the issue broadly, go to secondary sources, let someone else's research guide you. You have plenty of time. Don't work yourself to death. Go see your professor as much as you can, with real questions and concerns.

But just opening the document and writing your headings and cover page and shit always helps me.

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Re: TheSeaLocust's 1L Anxiety Meditation Retreat & Spa

Postby chuckbass » Tue Mar 10, 2015 2:28 pm

When is it valid to worry about not having found a summer job yet?

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Re: TheSeaLocust's 1L Anxiety Meditation Retreat & Spa

Postby pancakes3 » Tue Mar 10, 2015 2:40 pm

scottidsntknow wrote:When is it valid to worry about not having found a summer job yet?

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Postby sublime » Tue Mar 10, 2015 3:30 pm

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Postby Easy-E » Wed Mar 11, 2015 10:15 am

scottidsntknow wrote:When is it valid to worry about not having found a summer job yet?


Not yet. Assuming you're fine with unpaid work, you will find something.

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Re: TheSeaLocust's 1L Anxiety Meditation Retreat & Spa

Postby xael » Thu Mar 12, 2015 11:29 pm

:|

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Postby Mal Reynolds » Thu Mar 12, 2015 11:31 pm

xael wrote::|


Lol quarter system.

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Postby xael » Fri Mar 13, 2015 12:11 am

Mal Reynolds wrote:
xael wrote::|


Lol quarter system.


yeah this is bullshit

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Postby sesto elemento » Fri Mar 13, 2015 12:13 am

xael wrote:
Mal Reynolds wrote:
xael wrote::|


Lol quarter system.


yeah this is bullshit


#bleSLSed

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Postby xael » Mon Mar 16, 2015 3:02 am

xael wrote: :|


:(

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Re: TheSeaLocust's 1L Anxiety Meditation Retreat & Spa

Postby Manteca » Tue Mar 17, 2015 6:38 pm

I'm burnt out already :cry:




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