Your slacking off will literally ruin your life in one month

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Re: Your slacking off will literally ruin your life in one month

Postby CardozoLaw09 » Wed Nov 19, 2014 5:55 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
Nekrowizard wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:I had a friend who studied 18 hours a day Nov-Test. No joke. Got straight Bs.


Do you think it would've helped him all that much to study 18 hours a day Aug-Test?


Probably not, no. But if he had studied 12 hours a day it could have been worse. He didn't get any B- and that is probably because all teh studing.


18 hours is excessive and inefficient - his burning out probably played a role in his processing ability which led to his underachieving

I would think studying for law school exams is no different than preparing for the LSAT in terms of the quality and amount of work you need to put in; what matters, I think, is whether you study efficiently + have a good grasp on how to take a law school exam (apply the law to facts, spot the issues and analyze - admittedly, easier said than done).

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Re: Your slacking off will literally ruin your life in one month

Postby legends159 » Wed Nov 19, 2014 6:02 pm

just do HYS

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Re: Your slacking off will literally ruin your life in one month

Postby ymmv » Wed Nov 19, 2014 6:46 pm

CardozoLaw09 wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
Nekrowizard wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:I had a friend who studied 18 hours a day Nov-Test. No joke. Got straight Bs.


Do you think it would've helped him all that much to study 18 hours a day Aug-Test?


Probably not, no. But if he had studied 12 hours a day it could have been worse. He didn't get any B- and that is probably because all teh studing.


18 hours is excessive and inefficient - his burning out probably played a role in his processing ability which led to his underachieving

I would think studying for law school exams is no different than preparing for the LSAT in terms of the quality and amount of work you need to put in; what matters, I think, is whether you study efficiently + have a good grasp on how to take a law school exam (apply the law to facts, spot the issues and analyze - admittedly, easier said than done).


Yup. The only person I knew who studied anywhere near 18 hours a day was doing it completely wrong, poring through extensive case and class notes instead of taking practice exams and reviewing supplements. Not to mention stressing himself the fuck out and refusing to relax for a minute throughout the fall semester. He did pretty poorly gradewise, but thankfully got something through OCI anyway.

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Re: Your slacking off will literally ruin your life in one month

Postby B.B. Homemaker » Wed Nov 19, 2014 7:44 pm

flawschoolkid wrote:
Nekrowizard wrote:So the moral here is that if you're naturally talented, sweet, but if you're not, studying will provide marginal improvement at best?


Welcome to the world.

Yeah, exactly.

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Re: Your slacking off will literally ruin your life in one month

Postby NotMyRealName09 » Thu Nov 20, 2014 2:47 pm

B.B. Homemaker wrote:
flawschoolkid wrote:
Nekrowizard wrote:So the moral here is that if you're naturally talented, sweet, but if you're not, studying will provide marginal improvement at best?


Welcome to the world.

Yeah, exactly.


Yep. Luck has a larger role in law school exams than most people want to admit. Luck that you have inherent skill at taking exams, luck that the exam touched on topics you understood deeply, luck that your peers did not score better than you, luck that your life didn't interfere with your ability to absorb what you need to know.....

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Re: Your slacking off will literally ruin your life in one month

Postby UnamSanctam » Fri Nov 21, 2014 8:33 pm

You make 10% of your own luck, and it's a buyer's market. If you don't have the ability you're pretty fucked but you can't do anything else but study.

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Re: Your slacking off will literally ruin your life in one month

Postby utahraptor » Fri Nov 21, 2014 8:35 pm

UnamSanctam wrote:You make 10% of your own luck, and it's a buyer's market. If you don't have the ability you're pretty fucked but you can't do anything else but study.


Well, you can chill out and know that you're probably not changing tons by not grinding like a madman.

There's no point in gunning like a fool.

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Re: Your slacking off will literally ruin your life in one month

Postby Desert Fox » Fri Nov 21, 2014 8:39 pm

utahraptor wrote:
UnamSanctam wrote:You make 10% of your own luck, and it's a buyer's market. If you don't have the ability you're pretty fucked but you can't do anything else but study.


Well, you can chill out and know that you're probably not changing tons by not grinding like a madman.

There's no point in gunning like a fool.


BE EARNEST

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Re: Your slacking off will literally ruin your life in one month

Postby utahraptor » Fri Nov 21, 2014 8:41 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
utahraptor wrote:
UnamSanctam wrote:You make 10% of your own luck, and it's a buyer's market. If you don't have the ability you're pretty fucked but you can't do anything else but study.


Well, you can chill out and know that you're probably not changing tons by not grinding like a madman.

There's no point in gunning like a fool.


BE EARNEST


That was earnest. We both know that the people who are doomed are doomed anyway.

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Re: Your slacking off will literally ruin your life in one month

Postby Hopefully2012 » Sat Nov 22, 2014 2:35 pm

How do you guys stay motivated after 1L?

I should probably be studying for exams, but my firm doesn't ask for 2L/3L grades at all. So now I'm logged on to TLS for the first time in a couple years to procrastinate. Feeling guilty, but can't be motivated to study.

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Re: Your slacking off will literally ruin your life in one month

Postby Skump » Sun Nov 23, 2014 2:39 am

Hopefully2012 wrote:How do you guys stay motivated after 1L?

I should probably be studying for exams, but my firm doesn't ask for 2L/3L grades at all. So now I'm logged on to TLS for the first time in a couple years to procrastinate. Feeling guilty, but can't be motivated to study.


Unask the question. Why do you need to stay motivated after 1L, if not to secure employment? You're on the law firm track, and yet you still view law school in non-instrumental terms?

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Postby hdunlop » Sun Nov 23, 2014 4:02 am

This thread was great in conception and somehow even better in execution.

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Re: Your slacking off will literally ruin your life in one month

Postby victortsoi » Sun Nov 23, 2014 5:21 pm

I have to say, i wish i just took one more year off before lawschool. I am so much more disciplined, organized, and hard working than I was when I started. I slacked off a ton first year. I'm pretty much that, if i got a chance to repeat law school, my outcome might be very different. But sometimes you don't know you're slacking until your slacking hits you in the face.

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Re: Your slacking off will literally ruin your life in one month

Postby ManoftheHour » Sun Nov 23, 2014 5:27 pm

ymmv wrote:Skip class all semester. Read E&E and past outlines over Thanksgiving break. Profit.

I skimmed all my readings all semester and just read E&Es and studied/made outlines. We'll see how that works out. Going to start practice exams during Thanksgiving break.

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Re: Your slacking off will literally ruin your life in one month

Postby Desert Fox » Sun Nov 23, 2014 7:17 pm

ManoftheHour wrote:
ymmv wrote:Skip class all semester. Read E&E and past outlines over Thanksgiving break. Profit.

I skimmed all my readings all semester and just read E&Es and studied/made outlines. We'll see how that works out. Going to start practice exams during Thanksgiving break.

You fell for that flame lol. Better just drop out now

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Re: Your slacking off will literally ruin your life in one month

Postby ManoftheHour » Mon Nov 24, 2014 2:28 am

Desert Fox wrote:
ManoftheHour wrote:
ymmv wrote:Skip class all semester. Read E&E and past outlines over Thanksgiving break. Profit.

I skimmed all my readings all semester and just read E&Es and studied/made outlines. We'll see how that works out. Going to start practice exams during Thanksgiving break.

You fell for that flame lol. Better just drop out now

Fuck. Welp. It's not too late to be a cop. Have no debt yet.

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Re: Your slacking off will literally ruin your life in one month

Postby ManoftheHour » Mon Nov 24, 2014 2:38 am

I've seriously considered it/am still considering it.

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Re: Your slacking off will literally ruin your life in one month

Postby sopranorleone » Mon Nov 24, 2014 11:12 am

Hopefully2012 wrote:How do you guys stay motivated after 1L?


You don't.

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Re: Your slacking off will literally ruin your life in one month

Postby ymmv » Mon Nov 24, 2014 11:13 am

ManoftheHour wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
ManoftheHour wrote:
ymmv wrote:Skip class all semester. Read E&E and past outlines over Thanksgiving break. Profit.

I skimmed all my readings all semester and just read E&Es and studied/made outlines. We'll see how that works out. Going to start practice exams during Thanksgiving break.

You fell for that flame lol. Better just drop out now

Fuck. Welp. It's not too late to be a cop. Have no debt yet.


Keep calm, P.E. on. Dropout deliberation is for after finals.

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Re: Your slacking off will literally ruin your life in one month

Postby bruinfan10 » Mon Nov 24, 2014 12:03 pm

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Postby cannibal ox » Sun Nov 22, 2015 12:54 am

bump

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Re: Your slacking off will literally ruin your life in one month

Postby barkschool » Sun Nov 22, 2015 12:55 am

Desert Fox wrote:median pwnd? LOL you wish you were going to get median.


Today's slacker is July's, "I'm bottom 1/3, what vault firms should I bid?"

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Re: Your slacking off will literally ruin your life in one month

Postby xael » Sun Nov 22, 2015 2:41 am

Desert Fox wrote:Lol I was a dick last year.


Tbf, we are the class you threatened to boycott at OCI.




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