Can review for exams be (dare I say it) fun?

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Can review for exams be (dare I say it) fun?

Postby crisgcia » Sat Dec 06, 2014 11:56 am

Maybe I'm not doing law school the right way if I'm trying to make exam review enjoyable, I think my study group and I have come up with a number of games to help us review for our Contracts and Civil Procedure exam. We've started memorizing concepts via Taboo style with flashcards (where losing team has to do the dishes, etc.) and talking things out as we understand them or not. When doing hypos, we've started a point system based on what our professor is looking for and the person with the most points gets to redeem then for a round once we're done studying.

Yes the material is thick, but I don't understand why law students can't step outside of this "studying is impossible and I'm doomed to fail" mentality that makes it so miserable.

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Re: Can review for exams be (dare I say it) fun?

Postby Ron Don Volante » Sat Dec 06, 2014 12:24 pm

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Re: Can review for exams be (dare I say it) fun?

Postby NotMyRealName09 » Sat Dec 06, 2014 12:37 pm

If studying law is fun you are doing it wrong.

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Re: Can review for exams be (dare I say it) fun?

Postby ymmv » Sat Dec 06, 2014 12:50 pm

How do you dress yourself in the morning?

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Re: Can review for exams be (dare I say it) fun?

Postby Manteca » Sat Dec 06, 2014 12:51 pm

NotMyRealName09 wrote:If studying law is fun you are doing it wrong.

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Re: Can review for exams be (dare I say it) fun?

Postby nothingtosee » Sat Dec 06, 2014 12:57 pm

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Re: Can review for exams be (dare I say it) fun?

Postby whats an updog » Sat Dec 06, 2014 1:09 pm

i think taking practice exams is actually pretty fun. i've always liked tests. i just hate the studying, outlining, etc part.

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Re: Can review for exams be (dare I say it) fun?

Postby twenty » Sat Dec 06, 2014 1:21 pm

If I've learned anything this semester, it's that law students are (collectively) the biggest bunch of whiners ever.

If you enjoy studying, good for you. You came to law school because you, presumably, wanted to be a lawyer. The fact that you find the material intellectually stimulating or at least enjoyable enough to make a game out of it is probably an indicator that you don't completely suck at life.

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Re: Can review for exams be (dare I say it) fun?

Postby Sheriff » Sat Dec 06, 2014 1:31 pm

We'll see how many games you're playing when you're below median.

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Re: Can review for exams be (dare I say it) fun?

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Sat Dec 06, 2014 1:38 pm

If you find/make studying for finals fun, great. If you hate studying for finals, great. It's not a competition and there isn't one right way to do it.

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Re: Can review for exams be (dare I say it) fun?

Postby Ron Don Volante » Sat Dec 06, 2014 2:29 pm

twenty wrote:If I've learned anything this semester, it's that law students are (collectively) the biggest bunch of whiners ever.

If you enjoy studying, good for you. You came to law school because you, presumably, wanted to be a lawyer. The fact that you find the material intellectually stimulating or at least enjoyable enough to make a game out of it is probably an indicator that you don't completely suck at life.

people actually find 1L material intellectually stimulating?

i've been more stimulated by buzzfeed listicles

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Re: Can review for exams be (dare I say it) fun?

Postby twenty » Sat Dec 06, 2014 2:41 pm

Personally, I think most of it is boring as fuck. But I also think Cat Stevens is boring as fuck. If someone wants to tell me that Cat Stevens is a wonderful and inspiring musician, I say good for them for finding enjoyment where I can't. As long as they're not turdish about it (see: most 1Ls that are SUPER into law), hats off to them.

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Re: Can review for exams be (dare I say it) fun?

Postby Kratos » Sat Dec 06, 2014 3:04 pm

crisgcia wrote:Maybe I'm not doing law school the right way if I'm trying to make exam review enjoyable, I think my study group and I have come up with a number of games to help us review for our Contracts and Civil Procedure exam. We've started memorizing concepts via Taboo style with flashcards (where losing team has to do the dishes, etc.) and talking things out as we understand them or not. When doing hypos, we've started a point system based on what our professor is looking for and the person with the most points gets to redeem then for a round once we're done studying.

Good for you.
Yes the material is thick, but I don't understand why law students can't step outside of this "studying is impossible and I'm doomed to fail" mentality that makes it so miserable.

Why do you care how other people feel about studying?

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Re: Can review for exams be (dare I say it) fun?

Postby WestWingWatcher » Sat Dec 06, 2014 3:12 pm

Ron Don Volante wrote:
twenty wrote:If I've learned anything this semester, it's that law students are (collectively) the biggest bunch of whiners ever.

If you enjoy studying, good for you. You came to law school because you, presumably, wanted to be a lawyer. The fact that you find the material intellectually stimulating or at least enjoyable enough to make a game out of it is probably an indicator that you don't completely suck at life.

people actually find 1L material intellectually stimulating?

i've been more stimulated by buzzfeed listicles

:lol:

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Re: Can review for exams be (dare I say it) fun?

Postby AT9 » Sat Dec 06, 2014 11:46 pm

"Fun" in that you finally get to tie it all together and apply it. Beats being cold-called to recall useless case details from some 1850's English case.

Granted, first exam is Tuesday - may need to edit this after that exam.

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Re: Can review for exams be (dare I say it) fun?

Postby chuckbass » Sun Dec 07, 2014 12:02 am

Ron Don Volante wrote:die

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Re: Can review for exams be (dare I say it) fun?

Postby BmoreOrLess » Sun Dec 07, 2014 12:47 am

Taking practice exams is probably more fun than the rest of law school, but it still fucking sucks.

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Re: Can review for exams be (dare I say it) fun?

Postby KD35 » Sun Dec 07, 2014 12:53 am

My concern is just that you may be worrying too much about doing studying a "fun" way and not doing it an "effective" way.

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Re: Can review for exams be (dare I say it) fun?

Postby BigZuck » Sun Dec 07, 2014 1:15 am

crisgcia wrote:losing team has to do the dishes


I think if you're the type to start up a commune with your law school study group you're probably the type of person that would find exam prep fun and class material stimulating

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Re: Can review for exams be (dare I say it) fun?

Postby 03152016 » Sun Dec 07, 2014 6:22 am

i'm an adult
i don't need to create "fun" games to engage challenging material
but to each their own i guess

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Re: Can review for exams be (dare I say it) fun?

Postby encore1101 » Sun Dec 07, 2014 9:49 am

nothingtosee wrote:Image


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