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RTR10
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Re: School supplies

Postby RTR10 » Mon May 19, 2008 11:15 pm

highlighters, pens, jumpdrive (must have if your school uses examsoft), flags, and binder clips

and for those crazies out there...a binding machine

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Re: School supplies

Postby est1980 » Mon May 19, 2008 11:31 pm

ajlrf03 wrote:and for those crazies out there...a binding machine



i bought one in grad school, to put together my own weekly reading packets, and i imagine it will be very hand for putting together outlines...

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NewHere
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Re: School supplies

Postby NewHere » Mon May 19, 2008 11:37 pm

ajlrf is the queen of outlines (see her blog). If you want cool outlines like hers, now you know what to buy. :wink:

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M20009
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Re: School supplies

Postby M20009 » Tue May 20, 2008 9:24 am

Diogo wrote:
SgtBilko wrote:I like euphemisms. You call it stealing, I think of it as miking the company teet. You think of it as separate from me, I think of it as conforming to the accepted standards of professional behavior I see around me.


Only now I got it...
Can't he afford these materials?!


I don't think so. When he was in undergrad, he jacked kids on the way to junior high for their school supplies.

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Re: School supplies

Postby Da Stain » Tue May 20, 2008 1:58 pm

And some days the elementary school kids. They always had the neat toys like mini-staplers shaped like a dinosaur mouth. You can never have too many of those handy.

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Re: School supplies

Postby IStillPlayVideoGames » Tue May 20, 2008 3:18 pm

They always had the neat toys like mini-staplers shaped like a dinosaur mouth. You can never have too many of those handy.



TITCR.

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Re: School supplies

Postby Corsair » Tue May 20, 2008 3:50 pm

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Da Stain
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Re: School supplies

Postby Da Stain » Tue May 20, 2008 4:28 pm

I can get you a commercial paper cutter from work.

http://www.biggestbook.com/nav.jsp?N=4294858814

Pick one for under 50 bucks so I don't need to get approval.

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Re: School supplies

Postby valrp » Tue May 20, 2008 4:33 pm

SgtBilko wrote:I can get you a commercial paper cutter from work.

http://www.biggestbook.com/nav.jsp?N=4294858814

Pick one for under 50 bucks so I don't need to get approval.

:lol: :lol:

i remember when i had to order office supplies for my old job...fond memories. i should have never left.

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Eriro
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Re: School supplies

Postby Eriro » Tue May 20, 2008 4:53 pm

flash drives are useful, but I think everyone should have an external hard drive.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010150414+4026&name=%2450+-+%2475
you can basically back up your whole computer onto them. this is really helpful if you wind up getting a new computer and still want access to the stuff on your old one. I actually got one to hold all the files from my old laptop, to back-up the files on my office computer, and to back-up stuff on my laptop. Most of them are like 120 GB. Not ideal for carrying everywhere with you, but they fit nicely in a back-pack or larger purse.

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Re: School supplies

Postby bigshoulders » Tue May 20, 2008 6:30 pm

Perhaps a dumb question, but -- is highlighting necessary? Perhaps it's a superstitious reverence for books, but I have NEVER used highlighters outside of editing someone else's papers -- I always hated buying a used textbook in college and finding it had been marked up. Are reading and careful note-taking not enough in law school?

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Re: School supplies

Postby NewHere » Tue May 20, 2008 6:47 pm

Nice question. It took me while to get over my highlight phobia. But yes, it is necessary. There's just no way you're going to remember all of it otherwise, and taking down the important things -- I tried that in the beginning -- is going to take you hours and hours longer than just highlighting the text in the book. Get used to treating your casebooks as exercise notebooks.

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Re: School supplies

Postby underdawg » Tue May 20, 2008 8:39 pm

M20009 wrote:Just asking all you students what school supplies I should order before I quit my job. How many binders, boxes of printer paper, etc.

wtf????

what's next, uzu talking about law school or saying a bad word about a woman?

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Re: School supplies

Postby sbjohnsn » Wed May 21, 2008 11:10 am

Highlighting is not necessary if you continue to brief cases. I hate highlighting in books, so I prefer to take detailed case briefs that have all of my comments and notes on my computer rather than scattered through all of my case books.

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Re: School supplies

Postby M20009 » Tue May 27, 2008 10:28 am

thedogship wrote:1. At least 20 highlighters.
2. Get a couple of jump drives/USB drives/whatever you want to call them. You're going to be needing to back up files all over the place in case of computer failure, plus you might have to use different computers to print stuff, etc... Always a good idea to have your notes backed up and saved in a few places other then just on your computer.
3. My school makes you pay to print, so expect that most of your money will go to printing costs and books.


I call them flash drives. Please go back and edit your post so it reflects my style.

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Re: School supplies

Postby sjk » Wed May 28, 2008 1:55 pm

M20009 wrote:
thedogship wrote:1. At least 20 highlighters.
2. Get a couple of jump drives/USB drives/whatever you want to call them. You're going to be needing to back up files all over the place in case of computer failure, plus you might have to use different computers to print stuff, etc... Always a good idea to have your notes backed up and saved in a few places other then just on your computer.
3. My school makes you pay to print, so expect that most of your money will go to printing costs and books.


I call them flash drives. Please go back and edit your post so it reflects my style.


M: i was seriously about to ask if jump drives were flash drives.

how much memory should we have on the flash drives?

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Re: School supplies

Postby 06072010 » Wed May 28, 2008 2:06 pm

I have a 4GB that is super useful. Take mp3's, movies, some law school related crap, emulator games, etc.

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Re: School supplies

Postby lishi » Wed May 28, 2008 2:43 pm

PKSebben wrote:I have a 4GB that is super useful. Take mp3's, movies, some law school related crap, emulator games, etc.


So if you need it just for some law school related crap, 2GB would plenty??

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Re: School supplies

Postby M20009 » Wed May 28, 2008 3:17 pm

sjkarlina wrote:
M20009 wrote:
thedogship wrote:1. At least 20 highlighters.
2. Get a couple of jump drives/USB drives/whatever you want to call them. You're going to be needing to back up files all over the place in case of computer failure, plus you might have to use different computers to print stuff, etc... Always a good idea to have your notes backed up and saved in a few places other then just on your computer.
3. My school makes you pay to print, so expect that most of your money will go to printing costs and books.


I call them flash drives. Please go back and edit your post so it reflects my style.


M: i was seriously about to ask if jump drives were flash drives.

how much memory should we have on the flash drives?


Four GB should be plenty.

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limegreen
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Re: School supplies

Postby limegreen » Wed May 28, 2008 3:21 pm

I plan on getting an external hard drive to use with time machine, and I can see how a flash drive would be useful, but what exactly are you guys using them for?

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Re: School supplies

Postby dat_raw_n_tellect » Wed May 28, 2008 3:32 pm

Something I found useful (and it's free!!):

I set up a second gmail account to send myself backup copies of my one note files. It was helpful because I had access to my files, even when I didn't have my computer, as long as I had the internet. After a semester (or two) of notes...those babies can get huge.

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Re: School supplies

Postby dat_raw_n_tellect » Wed May 28, 2008 3:36 pm

Another free tidbit:

I also used Microsoft Groove for my Con Law study group this past semester...it is the most awesomest thingy I ever did see! I plan on setting up a different Groove workspace for each of my study groups in the fall.

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Re: School supplies

Postby NewHere » Wed May 28, 2008 3:43 pm

What is Groove? I've never heard of it.

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Re: School supplies

Postby dat_raw_n_tellect » Wed May 28, 2008 3:57 pm

NewHere!! How is summer going for you?!

I didn't know what Groove was either until about 3 months ago. I was playing around in the Microsoft Office 2007 Suite trying to find a way to send my study group members the class recordings from our Con Law class. I opened Groove and was able to post all of the recordings in one place. It is like a collobrative workspace thingy.

I think it is meant for corporations who have group projects going on and the members are in different locations/countries. You can post messages and rough draft of assignments in the program and other members have access to it. So it eliminates the need to email because you all have access to latest draft of the document.

I found that it worked well for our study group as well. Here is some info on it: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/groov ... 31033.aspx

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Re: School supplies

Postby M20009 » Wed May 28, 2008 4:21 pm

dat_raw_n_tellect wrote:Something I found useful (and it's free!!):

I set up a second gmail account to send myself backup copies of my one note files. It was helpful because I had access to my files, even when I didn't have my computer, as long as I had the internet. After a semester (or two) of notes...those babies can get huge.


Isn't your first gmail account enough?




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