How many words (on average) do you write for exam answer?

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Re: How many words (on average) do you write for exam answer?

Postby 1474292940502124 » Sun Dec 13, 2009 3:31 pm

superserial wrote:based on my exam software's running character count.. 7,000 - 8,000 words for torts.

Running character count? Can you see anything after you submit? Would be very interested to find out.

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Re: How many words (on average) do you write for exam answer?

Postby caoyun » Sun Dec 13, 2009 3:55 pm

sperry wrote:Caoyun, the Penn exam soft has word count, you just need to hit the Tools menu at the top.


My contracts exam this morning was miserable. Professor has always used an issue spotter as the large essay question on the past exams, and this year it was instead a weird policy/ hypo hybrid. The hypo part was easy, but I'm sure I did terribly on the policy part.


It's really frustrating too, because I felt like I knew black letter contract law, and we spent virtually no time discussing policy. This came out of nowhere for me and everywhere in the class, and the people who will be rewarded are those that are better at bullshitting. I know you have to expect a curve ball, but it doesn't change the fact that it completely sucks when so much is riding on it.


Which Prof do you have? I'm fairly certain my contracts exam this morning was relatively policy-less, but now you've got me nervous.

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Re: How many words (on average) do you write for exam answer?

Postby superserial » Sun Dec 13, 2009 4:14 pm

betasteve wrote:
superserial wrote:based on my exam software's running character count.. 7,000 - 8,000 words for torts.

Running character count? Can you see anything after you submit? Would be very interested to find out.


see anything? like the exam file I submitted?

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Re: How many words (on average) do you write for exam answer?

Postby vanwinkle » Sun Dec 13, 2009 4:21 pm

Here we do all our exams in MS word, which automatically shows a page count and word count at the bottom of the screen. If I had to go through a whole bunch of work just to figure out my word count I probably wouldn't bother.

Okay, that's a lie. Yes I would.

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Re: How many words (on average) do you write for exam answer?

Postby superserial » Sun Dec 13, 2009 4:26 pm

can't find where softest hides the exams I've submitted. probably a good thing.

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Re: How many words (on average) do you write for exam answer?

Postby Esc » Sun Dec 13, 2009 4:43 pm

5000 words on my 3 hour Con Law final, which from what I've heard is 1000-2000 words more than the average answer length for my prof's exams. Since he is a strength-of-analysis type of guy, I'm not sure if typing so much did me any good.

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Re: How many words (on average) do you write for exam answer?

Postby youpiiz » Sun Dec 13, 2009 4:45 pm

my school exam software system is so complicated.. it took me about 40 mins to find my backup but no biggie. i apparently typed 7600 words for my 2.5 hr in-class con law exam. i hope thats enough. im glad ive been practicing religiously on typeracer all semester.

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Re: How many words (on average) do you write for exam answer?

Postby vanwinkle » Sun Dec 13, 2009 4:51 pm

youpiiz wrote:my school exam software system is so complicated.. it took me about 40 mins to find my backup but no biggie. i apparently typed 7600 words for my 2.5 hr in-class con law exam. i hope thats enough. im glad ive been practicing religiously on typeracer all semester.


Jesus christ, dude, I took a 3.5 hour exam and typed less than 7000 words on it... that's just insane. Were you actually thinking about what to say first or just kind of streaming words onto a page?

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Re: How many words (on average) do you write for exam answer?

Postby youpiiz » Sun Dec 13, 2009 4:52 pm

i can type 120 wpm so i just spent about an hr analyzing the prob and outlining it. and then i typed.
the 3 hr torts i typed 11300... for that one i only spent about 40 mins thinking and outlining tho. the fact pattern was only 14 pages long.

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Re: How many words (on average) do you write for exam answer?

Postby Leeroy Jenkins » Sun Dec 13, 2009 4:57 pm

youpiiz wrote:i can type 120 wpm so i just spent about an hr analyzing the prob and outlining it. and then i typed.
the 3 hr torts i typed 11300... for that one i only spent about 40 mins thinking and outlining tho. the fact pattern was only 14 pages long.

can you teach me to type 120wpm

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Re: How many words (on average) do you write for exam answer?

Postby youpiiz » Sun Dec 13, 2009 4:58 pm

Lxw wrote:can you teach me to type 120wpm


i play a lot of stepmania and ddr. using my keyboard.

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Re: How many words (on average) do you write for exam answer?

Postby CE2JD » Sun Dec 13, 2009 5:12 pm

I think some people are confusing word counts on law school exams with scoring points on guitar hero:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Sbdq4AF3Fc
(start at 1:20)

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Re: How many words (on average) do you write for exam answer?

Postby youpiiz » Sun Dec 13, 2009 5:16 pm

ITS IN MY GENES

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Re: How many words (on average) do you write for exam answer?

Postby CE2JD » Sun Dec 13, 2009 5:19 pm

I was BORN and BRED for SUCCESS and ACHIEVEMENT.

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Re: How many words (on average) do you write for exam answer?

Postby youpiiz » Sun Dec 13, 2009 5:24 pm

i loled irl.
well. perhaps next semester ill actually write so much.

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Re: How many words (on average) do you write for exam answer?

Postby Leeroy Jenkins » Sun Dec 13, 2009 5:25 pm

youpiiz wrote:i loled irl.
well. perhaps next semester ill actually write so much.

you were lying to us!! how can we ever trust you nao

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Re: How many words (on average) do you write for exam answer?

Postby bilbobaggins » Sun Dec 13, 2009 5:38 pm

Pew pew pew.

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Re: How many words (on average) do you write for exam answer?

Postby sperry » Sun Dec 13, 2009 6:08 pm

caoyun wrote:
sperry wrote:Caoyun, the Penn exam soft has word count, you just need to hit the Tools menu at the top.


My contracts exam this morning was miserable. Professor has always used an issue spotter as the large essay question on the past exams, and this year it was instead a weird policy/ hypo hybrid. The hypo part was easy, but I'm sure I did terribly on the policy part.


It's really frustrating too, because I felt like I knew black letter contract law, and we spent virtually no time discussing policy. This came out of nowhere for me and everywhere in the class, and the people who will be rewarded are those that are better at bullshitting. I know you have to expect a curve ball, but it doesn't change the fact that it completely sucks when so much is riding on it.


Which Prof do you have? I'm fairly certain my contracts exam this morning was relatively policy-less, but now you've got me nervous.



I had Finkelstein.

That final was so depressing. I had a 50 page outline that I never opened once. We had some multiple choice questions that were bad like most multiple choice questions are. Then we had a policy question when policy really wasn't much of a focus of our class. I mean we did discuss some policy issues, but the class was focused 95% on black letter contract law.


I have a hard time believing that the exam that we were given was even remotely close to the best way to test us on a semester's worth of material. The question was just bizarrre, and I'm not even sure what I was supposed to write about.

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Re: How many words (on average) do you write for exam answer?

Postby youpiiz » Sun Dec 13, 2009 6:09 pm

Lxw wrote:you were lying to us!! how can we ever trust you nao


im pretty normal irl you know lol

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Re: How many words (on average) do you write for exam answer?

Postby Leeroy Jenkins » Sun Dec 13, 2009 7:11 pm

youpiiz wrote:im pretty normal irl you know lol

doubtful!

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Re: How many words (on average) do you write for exam answer?

Postby youpiiz » Sun Dec 13, 2009 7:13 pm

Lxw wrote:
youpiiz wrote:im pretty normal irl you know lol

doubtful!


now whos mean to who?

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Re: How many words (on average) do you write for exam answer?

Postby Leeroy Jenkins » Sun Dec 13, 2009 7:14 pm

I'd rather be weird than ugly!

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Re: How many words (on average) do you write for exam answer?

Postby youpiiz » Sun Dec 13, 2009 7:15 pm

so so so superficial!

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Re: How many words (on average) do you write for exam answer?

Postby dresden doll » Sun Dec 13, 2009 7:21 pm

Dude, I spent three hours of Civ Pro exam brain vomiting whatever I could think of onto pages and I still wound up with around 4,500 words. No way could I have written more than that and I wasted practically no time looking at the outline.

8,000 in three hours = insane.

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Re: How many words (on average) do you write for exam answer?

Postby Leeroy Jenkins » Sun Dec 13, 2009 7:22 pm

youpiiz wrote:so so so superficial!

I am not superficial!




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