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 eagle2a » Sun Nov 22, 2015 4:03 am

Finals in 2 weeks and I'm just now starting to study. Is my life ruined?

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Postby ManoftheHour » Sun Nov 22, 2015 1:36 pm

eagle2a wrote:Finals in 2 weeks and I'm just now starting to study. Is my life ruined?

Depends. You got good outlines and PTs? If so and you're a naturally good law school exam taker, you're good.

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Postby umichman » Sun Nov 22, 2015 2:32 pm

eagle2a wrote:Finals in 2 weeks and I'm just now starting to study. Is my life ruined?


are you a 1l or a 2l

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

Postby TheSpanishMain » Sun Nov 22, 2015 4:07 pm

eagle2a is building an impressive body of work on these fora.

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

Postby xael » Sun Nov 22, 2015 4:27 pm

eagle2a wrote:Finals in 2 weeks and I'm just now starting to study. Is my life ruined?

You should probably drop out

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

Postby Poldy » Sun Nov 22, 2015 4:28 pm

I don't see why starting serious studying two weeks out from your first final means you're toast. If you've kept up all semester, I'd think it would be fine.

I'm a 1L so you probably shouldn't listen to me.

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Postby WestWingWatcher » Sun Nov 22, 2015 4:51 pm

Poldy wrote:I don't see why starting serious studying two weeks out from your first final means you're toast. If you've kept up all semester, I'd think it would be fine.

I'm a 1L so you probably shouldn't listen to me.


Agreed. I started studying 10 days before my first exam (no outlining or anything before that) and did fine (top 10%). That said, as Poldy said, I did do all my readings throughout the semester (and attended every class), and I think that is what made it okay.

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

Postby Poldy » Sun Nov 22, 2015 4:53 pm

WestWingWatcher wrote:
Poldy wrote:I don't see why starting serious studying two weeks out from your first final means you're toast. If you've kept up all semester, I'd think it would be fine.

I'm a 1L so you probably shouldn't listen to me.


Agreed. I started studying 10 days before my first exam (no outlining or anything before that) and did fine (top 10%). That said, as Poldy said, I did do all my readings throughout the semester (and attended every class), and I think that is what made it okay.


This is my hope. I've done all the reading, attended every class, and started one of my three classes (contracts) early. The other two I'm just now starting but I don't feel that I'm behind at all. Guess I'll see if it worked out in January.

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

Postby Poldy » Sun Nov 22, 2015 4:54 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
Poldy wrote:I don't see why starting serious studying two weeks out from your first final means you're toast. If you've kept up all semester, I'd think it would be fine.

I'm a 1L so you probably shouldn't listen to me.


see you at OCI - "My first semester doesn't accurately match my abilities and work ethic"


It matches my work ethic just fine. Stay on top of shit so that you don't have to make yourself miserable at the end.

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Postby eagle2a » Mon Nov 23, 2015 1:59 am

Yeah I mean I go to class 90% of the time and have mostly kept up with the readings. I've got outlines from people who were top 15%. I'm planning on studying those/supplements/and doing practice exams for the next 2 weeks

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Postby n1o2c3a4c5h6e7t » Mon Nov 23, 2015 2:55 am

That is easily sufficient to do very well.

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

Postby cannibal ox » Mon Nov 23, 2015 3:19 am

So long as you are naturally good at the thing that you have literally never done in your life, and have no way of knowing whether or not you are good at until it is too late, then yes, everything will be fine.

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

Postby barkschool » Mon Nov 23, 2015 12:40 pm

Poldy wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
Poldy wrote:I don't see why starting serious studying two weeks out from your first final means you're toast. If you've kept up all semester, I'd think it would be fine.

I'm a 1L so you probably shouldn't listen to me.


see you at OCI - "My first semester doesn't accurately match my abilities and work ethic"


It matches my work ethic just fine. Stay on top of shit so that you don't have to make yourself miserable at the end.


Miserable is the sweet spot

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

Postby Companion Cube » Mon Nov 23, 2015 12:46 pm

Bust dat ass 1L so you can phone it in 2L

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

Postby star fox » Tue Nov 24, 2015 2:30 am

Now is the time to be in the Library from 7:30 am - 11:00 pm, fyi

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Postby cannibal ox » Tue Nov 24, 2015 2:43 am

star fox wrote:Now is the time to be in the Library from 7:30 am - 11:00 pm, pray to the patron saint of median fyi

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Postby NotMyRealName09 » Tue Nov 24, 2015 10:48 am

star fox wrote:Now is the time to be in the Library from 7:30 am - 11:00 pm, fyi


Every law library this time of year is a nervous hell hole of stress pheromones transmitted via stress farts that become trapped between the pages of the books. Unless it has some sort of exclusive, limited access quiet study room (I miss you law library at MSU, you were cool like that), I recommend staying away from the library. That was just me though.

My belief is that once its go-crunch time, work hard, but if we feel a nap coming on, take it, regardless of time of day. Don't study with sleepy eyes.

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

Postby Nebby » Tue Nov 24, 2015 12:47 pm

Poldy wrote:I don't see why starting serious studying two weeks out from your first final means you're toast. If you've kept up all semester, I'd think it would be fine.

I'm a 1L so you probably shouldn't listen to me.

I kept up with my work all semester so I started final exam studying one week before finals. Spent about 10 hours, spread over two days, for each class.

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

Postby Poldy » Tue Nov 24, 2015 12:54 pm

Nebby wrote:
Poldy wrote:I don't see why starting serious studying two weeks out from your first final means you're toast. If you've kept up all semester, I'd think it would be fine.

I'm a 1L so you probably shouldn't listen to me.

I kept up with my work all semester so I started final exam studying one week before finals. Spent about 10 hours, spread over two days, for each class.


Because it is you, I don't know if you're serious or trying to troll me into poor grades.

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

Postby Nebby » Tue Nov 24, 2015 12:55 pm

Poldy wrote:
Nebby wrote:
Poldy wrote:I don't see why starting serious studying two weeks out from your first final means you're toast. If you've kept up all semester, I'd think it would be fine.

I'm a 1L so you probably shouldn't listen to me.

I kept up with my work all semester so I started final exam studying one week before finals. Spent about 10 hours, spread over two days, for each class.


Because it is you, I don't know if you're serious or trying to troll me into poor grades.

I'm serious. I don't troll the on-topics.

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

Postby TheSpanishMain » Tue Nov 24, 2015 2:24 pm

Nebby wrote:
Poldy wrote:
Nebby wrote:
Poldy wrote:I don't see why starting serious studying two weeks out from your first final means you're toast. If you've kept up all semester, I'd think it would be fine.

I'm a 1L so you probably shouldn't listen to me.

I kept up with my work all semester so I started final exam studying one week before finals. Spent about 10 hours, spread over two days, for each class.


Because it is you, I don't know if you're serious or trying to troll me into poor grades.

I'm serious. I don't troll the on-topics.


Yeah, this doesn't strike me as crazy. If you've been attending class diligently all semester, doing the readings, and filling in your understanding with supplements as needed, there really isn't a need to go HAM. I had median grades my 1L year though, so make of that what you will.

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

Postby totesTheGoat » Tue Nov 24, 2015 3:08 pm

Poldy wrote:
Nebby wrote:
Poldy wrote:I don't see why starting serious studying two weeks out from your first final means you're toast. If you've kept up all semester, I'd think it would be fine.

I'm a 1L so you probably shouldn't listen to me.

I kept up with my work all semester so I started final exam studying one week before finals. Spent about 10 hours, spread over two days, for each class.


Because it is you, I don't know if you're serious or trying to troll me into poor grades.



We had an ice storm blow through my fall 1L semester. Therefore, I was chopping wood to get it off my house out of my driveway instead of studying. The result was starting studying for certain exams 18 hours beforehand. I was barely on the happy side of median that semester. I wasn't particularly great at keeping up with the readings, but I didn't just slack off in class.

Studying can be done in a crunch, but it's not recommended. Start prepping at least a week in advance.

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

Postby barkschool » Tue Nov 24, 2015 7:55 pm

Who are you people who pay for tuition, but slack on the readings?




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