Alright. All grades back, so I'm ready for my TLS debrief and ready to contribute. Not.. you know, offering brief, noncontributory remarks.
School: T1/T50 - whatever you want to call it.
Civil Procedure: ... open book, felt most confident about it, but oh well. Used Glannon E&E. Went running to a hornbook a couple of times for clarification on specific issues. Used CALI, also.
Torts: ... closed book. Better than expected. Used Glannon E&E, CALI. Used Prosser hornbook only to clarify what this nebulous thing called "proximate cause" was. Memorized major cases, outlined, did a three-page table of cases grouped by subjects. Matched certain Restatements to principles and cited to them during the exam.
Contracts: best grade ... closed book. I really have no idea how this happened. Used part of the Blum E&E, but it was so dense I really couldn't effectively use it in crunch time. Lots and lots of CALI. No hornbooks, no other supplements. No case name memorization, but took in all of the holdings and laid them out based on a memorized syllabus structure to help map out themes. Obviously I will be doing this more often.
LRW: ... I'll live.
A huge thank you to TLS for everything. I didn't use all of the study tips given by the great posters (maybe I should...?) but you guys helped me keep the eyes on the prize and navigate the roadbumps along the way.
Second semester's here - clean slate. Time to start anew and approach it with the same level of motivation, etc. Taking nothing for granted.
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