Printing in color

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waxecstatic
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Printing in color

Postby waxecstatic » Sun Dec 08, 2013 7:25 pm

I have an open book final and I've found my outline would be way easier to navigate if I just had certain categories of information color-coded. I've heard you can print things in color at Kinkos but it's like $.49 a page, which means I'd probably be spending $25 at least. Anyone have experience doing this? Do you think it's worth it?

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rinkrat19
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Re: Printing in color

Postby rinkrat19 » Sun Dec 08, 2013 7:34 pm

We can print in color at school for $.25 a page. Does your school not have any color printers?

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Re: Printing in color

Postby acw1213 » Sun Dec 08, 2013 7:38 pm

waxecstatic wrote:I have an open book final and I've found my outline would be way easier to navigate if I just had certain categories of information color-coded. I've heard you can print things in color at Kinkos but it's like $.49 a page, which means I'd probably be spending $25 at least. Anyone have experience doing this? Do you think it's worth it?


You could highlight it. Although, I have found that the more materials I bring into an exam with me, the worse I do. You should think of your outline as a security blanket rather than a reference book. Whenever I see people with color-coded/tabbed outlines and 12039 hornbooks with them in the exam, it seems like they spend half their time looking at them. Despite what professors say, I've found that more words = more points. I did 1L at TTT and 2L/3L at a T25 and found this to be true at both schools. So what I'm saying is that in my opinion, you should really only be looking at your outline a few times during the exam; therefore, there is little benefit it having a rainbow outline. YMMV.

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Re: Printing in color

Postby waxecstatic » Sun Dec 08, 2013 7:42 pm

I'm pretty sure we must somewhere. I'm really just more interested at this point in whether it will make a difference. I just think that with open book finals, the biggest issue is time, and if you've got a 50+ page outline single-spaced, it's going to be kind of cumbersome to have to sift through so much info. I'll probably just buck up and print it in color, since I don't really wanna have to highlite so much either.

Yeah, I will definitely spend a day just going over it. I totally agree that in a limited amount of time walking into a classroom with an E&E or some other supplement and some gargantuan outline is just going to slow you down.

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Re: Printing in color

Postby echooo23 » Sun Dec 08, 2013 8:57 pm

Don't cheap out. $25 is completely worth it if it'll actually help you on your exams and/or give you the peace of mind to do better on your exams.

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Re: Printing in color

Postby salix » Tue Dec 10, 2013 6:01 pm

echooo23 wrote:Don't cheap out. $25 is completely worth it if it'll actually help you on your exams and/or give you the peace of mind to do better on your exams.


ITA. My CivPro prof is allowing only a 20 page single spaced or 40 page double spaced O/L. You can bet I'm color coding/tabbing the hell out of it.

BTW, it can be any font we want, but must be at least 12pt. Recommendations?

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Re: Printing in color

Postby cynthia rose » Tue Dec 10, 2013 6:34 pm

salix wrote:
echooo23 wrote:Don't cheap out. $25 is completely worth it if it'll actually help you on your exams and/or give you the peace of mind to do better on your exams.


ITA. My CivPro prof is allowing only a 20 page single spaced or 40 page double spaced O/L. You can bet I'm color coding/tabbing the hell out of it.

BTW, it can be any font we want, but must be at least 12pt. Recommendations?

Bodoni MT Condensed is the smallest font that I know of, but it's a serif font with a bit of weight to it so you might feel like you have to strain a bit to be able to read it. If that is too small for your eyesight's liking I would just go with Arial Narrow. Double space so that you can write in your own notes if needed. And of course make sure your tab stops are not far apart so you don't lose space b/c of bullet lists.

I can't imagine having to worry about condensing my outline to get it under 20 pages, but then again that should be entirely unsurprising coming from someone whose civ pro outline is still borderline nonexistent. The struggle is real.




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