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

Postby brotherdarkness » Thu Dec 05, 2013 11:08 am

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

Postby espressocream » Thu Dec 05, 2013 11:16 am

stillwater wrote:
espressocream wrote:took my first exam yesterday (K), have another tomorrow. accepting that i will get B's now. feeling relaxed. will just take the damn test, show all i know, and then move on. nothing i can do now. :?


Hi espressocream. I'm stillwater, yes, i am still water, 80%+ in fact. you won't know how you did until you get your grade. everything is on a curve. and i can tell you, the curve works in mysterious ways. keep the faith, keep grinding and you could be pleasantly surprised when you are done.


I know people will say not to worry about how much time others have put in, but I really feel like I've done nothing compared to my peers. I've been relaxed through this whole process, read everything, went to every class (minus a few K classes towards the end), just quietly have been working all semester. I even inserted a few K jokes in my exam as well, because why not -- she likes puns and wordplay. My answer was very short. 3600 words for a 3.5 hour exam. I outlined for 20 minutes for each problem, so I hit a lot of things (or maybe all the wrong things), but I didn't write enough.

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

Postby stillwater » Thu Dec 05, 2013 11:19 am

espressocream wrote:
stillwater wrote:
espressocream wrote:took my first exam yesterday (K), have another tomorrow. accepting that i will get B's now. feeling relaxed. will just take the damn test, show all i know, and then move on. nothing i can do now. :?


Hi espressocream. I'm stillwater, yes, i am still water, 80%+ in fact. you won't know how you did until you get your grade. everything is on a curve. and i can tell you, the curve works in mysterious ways. keep the faith, keep grinding and you could be pleasantly surprised when you are done.


I know people will say not to worry about how much time others have put in, but I really feel like I've done nothing compared to my peers. I've been relaxed through this whole process, read everything, went to every class (minus a few K classes towards the end), just quietly have been working all semester. I even inserted a few K jokes in my exam as well, because why not -- she likes puns and wordplay. My answer was very short. 3600 words for a 3.5 hour exam. I outlined for 20 minutes for each problem, so I hit a lot of things (or maybe all the wrong things), but I didn't write enough.


at this juncture, you just need to move on to the next exam. stop thinking about Ks. while i truly believe you have no idea how you did until the grades come back, at this point further discussion of past exams is harmful. focus on tomorrow's. though of course if you learned anything procedurally about taking an exam that will make you more efficient, by all means apply it. however, don't think about the substance of the Ks exam. move on.

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

Postby Easy-E » Thu Dec 05, 2013 12:58 pm

K's outline should be done in two hours. On to property flash cards. Puff and Biggy "Victory" on loop.

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

Postby Merylian » Thu Dec 05, 2013 3:40 pm

I just took my first practice exam, felt pretty decent about it, and then read the model answer. So much analysis missed. Can I think about this like an LSAT diagnostic, or is this probably a sign of bad things to come?

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Postby sublime » Thu Dec 05, 2013 4:27 pm

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Postby MarkinKansasCity » Thu Dec 05, 2013 4:31 pm

sublime wrote:Should I feel bad about being wastinged the rest of the day after an exam?


Do whatever you want. I'm waiting until it's over to relax.

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

Postby Presidentjlh » Thu Dec 05, 2013 4:35 pm

I can't relax. Need to return to working on Contracts now. Already have wasted 2 hours.

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Postby Presidentjlh » Thu Dec 05, 2013 4:40 pm

sublime wrote:Between prez and merkin, it would seem my next exam is filled with gunners :lol:

Best of luck to you guys.

Lol I'm just hoping I at least get median, haha.

Best of luck to you as well.

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

Postby Easy-E » Thu Dec 05, 2013 9:47 pm

Finished my Ks outline. I thought I would feel a lot better right now, but the weight of the other 3 classes is crushing down on me.

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

Postby Frothingslosh » Thu Dec 05, 2013 9:58 pm

Just one bite at a time. That's the only way to get through it all. When does your exam grind start?

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Postby espressocream » Thu Dec 05, 2013 10:06 pm

wasted entire day. exam tomorrow. i dont even know who i am anymore. dont know how this happened.

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Postby kay2016 » Thu Dec 05, 2013 10:12 pm

espressocream wrote:wasted entire day. exam tomorrow. i dont even know who i am anymore. dont know how this happened.



you'll surprise yourself. you got this!

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Postby espressocream » Thu Dec 05, 2013 10:19 pm

kay2016 wrote:
espressocream wrote:wasted entire day. exam tomorrow. i dont even know who i am anymore. dont know how this happened.



you'll surprise yourself. you got this!


i'm reading model answers and realizing i didn't hit half the stuff this student did. who are these people?!

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

Postby arklaw13 » Thu Dec 05, 2013 10:20 pm

I'm absolutely terrified of how bad my civpro exam is going to be. We had a review session and some of the questions people asked were premised on a total misunderstanding of the related concepts/rules, so that made me feel better. But then I didn't, I'm still woefully behind.

On the bright side, none of my doctrinal class grades can possibly be as bad as what I'll probably get for LRW.

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

Postby kay2016 » Thu Dec 05, 2013 10:21 pm

espressocream wrote:
kay2016 wrote:
espressocream wrote:wasted entire day. exam tomorrow. i dont even know who i am anymore. dont know how this happened.



you'll surprise yourself. you got this!


i'm reading model answers and realizing i didn't hit half the stuff this student did. who are these people?!



Model answers may not be student answers. What subject?

I know for Torts my professor said that most "As" only get about 50-60% of the possible points.. Yay curve!

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Postby arklaw13 » Thu Dec 05, 2013 10:22 pm

espressocream wrote:
kay2016 wrote:
espressocream wrote:wasted entire day. exam tomorrow. i dont even know who i am anymore. dont know how this happened.



you'll surprise yourself. you got this!


i'm reading model answers and realizing i didn't hit half the stuff this student did. who are these people?!


A lot of time the model answers are ones that the prof wrote themselves. At least that's how my profs do it. One said that she took a lot more time than she gives on an exam and actually sits and edits her answer. She also goes over the world limit somewhat. She doesn't expect people to hit all the issues/analysis that she does.

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

Postby espressocream » Thu Dec 05, 2013 10:22 pm

kay2016 wrote:
espressocream wrote:
kay2016 wrote:
espressocream wrote:wasted entire day. exam tomorrow. i dont even know who i am anymore. dont know how this happened.



you'll surprise yourself. you got this!


i'm reading model answers and realizing i didn't hit half the stuff this student did. who are these people?!



Model answers may not be student answers. What subject?

I know for Torts my professor said that most "As" only get about 50-60% of the possible points.. Yay curve!


civ pro. definitely a student answer.

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

Postby espressocream » Thu Dec 05, 2013 10:24 pm

i should have started with the practice problems way early like everyone else said to, but i was so fixated on outlining.

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

Postby thesealocust » Thu Dec 05, 2013 10:28 pm

Bro Tip: If you're going through hell, keep going.

It's almost over.




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