HELP HELP HELP CONTRACTS EXAM TOMORROW

(Study Tips, Dealing With Stress, Maintaining a Social Life, Financial Aid, Internships, Bar Exam, Careers in Law . . . )
Doingmybest
Posts: 2
Joined: Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:10 am

HELP HELP HELP CONTRACTS EXAM TOMORROW

Postby Doingmybest » Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:18 am

So, the title is pretty much explanatory. Spent the past three days reviewing outlines, trying to remember cases, and completed two tests from my professor. I did alright on the tests, probably getting about half the issues (about two days ago). The problem is that all of his model answers are so diverse, I don't really trust them. feel like I understand the material, but in regards to memorization THERE IS JUST SO MUCH. I don't know if I should be spending the rest of the day remembering rules, exceptions, etc. Or only doing hypos. My school has a B curve, I believe 5-15% have to get a C- just don't really know how to be approaching this. At this point just thinking about writing everything I can possibly think of on the test (my teacher doesn't deduct points). Any advice? Am I fucked?

User avatar
kellyfrost
Posts: 6032
Joined: Mon Nov 09, 2015 3:58 pm

Re: HELP HELP HELP CONTRACTS EXAM TOMORROW

Postby kellyfrost » Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:49 am

Try to draw as many analogies to Leonard v. PepsiCo as possible in your essay answers.

User avatar
zhenders
Posts: 923
Joined: Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:21 pm

Re: HELP HELP HELP CONTRACTS EXAM TOMORROW

Postby zhenders » Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:47 am

You'll be okay; try to calm your nerves a bit. I would recommend making an attack outline in your case--a very short (one to two pages) bullet point outline that basically just lists every testable concept you learned. The point of this outline isn't to go into any detail; it's to give you a checklist of all of the things you should be looking for during the exam. Once you've made it, read through it today and review any concepts you're still unclear on. On the exam, use it to confirm that you've thought about whether any of the things in your attack outline apply; this helps prevent you from missing issues that may not have jumped out at you.

Good luck!

User avatar
mjb447
Posts: 1234
Joined: Fri Jul 26, 2013 4:36 am

Re: HELP HELP HELP CONTRACTS EXAM TOMORROW

Postby mjb447 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:04 pm

zhenders wrote:You'll be okay; try to calm your nerves a bit. I would recommend making an attack outline in your case--a very short (one to two pages) bullet point outline that basically just lists every testable concept you learned. The point of this outline isn't to go into any detail; it's to give you a checklist of all of the things you should be looking for during the exam. Once you've made it, read through it today and review any concepts you're still unclear on. On the exam, use it to confirm that you've thought about whether any of the things in your attack outline apply; this helps prevent you from missing issues that may not have jumped out at you.

Good luck!

Pretty much agree. It'll help your issue spotting, which is a prerequisite to getting most of the points (can't get points for the rule and application if you blow by the issue entirely), and hopefully you'll be done early enough to spend some time trying to decompress and try to get in the right mindset. It's probably too late to improve much on the minutiae, anyway.




Return to “Forum for Law School Students”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: baberuth3 and 9 guests