Closed Book vs. Open Book Prep

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KD35
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Closed Book vs. Open Book Prep

Postby KD35 » Sun Jun 16, 2013 5:39 pm

Okay, as a preliminary note: I have already used the Search function to try and find the answer to this question...the best I saw was "memorize your outline."

A lot of the law school guides for 1Ls on here tend to be geared towards open book exams. I was wondering if there is any substantially different approaches for closed book exams and how you study for them over the span of a semester? As far as I know, I think most of my 1L exams are closed book, and I was curious if anyone knows how they are approached differently.

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Re: Closed Book vs. Open Book Prep

Postby stillwater » Sun Jun 16, 2013 5:46 pm

KD35 wrote:Okay, as a preliminary note: I have already used the Search function to try and find the answer to this question...the best I saw was "memorize your outline."

A lot of the law school guides for 1Ls on here tend to be geared towards open book exams. I was wondering if there is any substantially different approaches for closed book exams and how you study for them over the span of a semester? As far as I know, I think most of my 1L exams are closed book, and I was curious if anyone knows how they are approached differently.


I don't approach them any differently. and i find on my open book notes if I refer to my notes once, thats a lot. the more you can stuff into your head, the better.

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Re: Closed Book vs. Open Book Prep

Postby KD35 » Sun Jun 16, 2013 6:00 pm

So essentially you should've memorized most info on open-book outlines anyway...okay that makes sense.

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Re: Closed Book vs. Open Book Prep

Postby stillwater » Sun Jun 16, 2013 6:13 pm

KD35 wrote:So essentially you should've memorized most info on open-book outlines anyway...okay that makes sense.


yea, its just a matter of having a security blanket or not. others may disagree but i prefer to just treat them the same.

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Re: Closed Book vs. Open Book Prep

Postby UnderrateOverachieve » Sun Jun 16, 2013 6:51 pm

Are you logging all these responses somewhere. Seems to be a lot of of questions for someone who hasn't started school yet.

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Re: Closed Book vs. Open Book Prep

Postby KD35 » Sun Jun 16, 2013 6:53 pm

UnderrateOverachieve wrote:Are you logging all these responses somewhere. Seems to be a lot of of questions for someone who hasn't started school yet.


Me? As in am I recording the answers for my questions? I have all of my old posts that I can access, that's about it...
Figure it is better to ask any questions I have when I think of them so I don't forget them, and hopefully I can pay it forward to someone here later on

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Re: Closed Book vs. Open Book Prep

Postby UnderrateOverachieve » Mon Jun 17, 2013 5:45 pm

KD35 wrote:
UnderrateOverachieve wrote:Are you logging all these responses somewhere. Seems to be a lot of of questions for someone who hasn't started school yet.


Me? As in am I recording the answers for my questions? I have all of my old posts that I can access, that's about it...
Figure it is better to ask any questions I have when I think of them so I don't forget them, and hopefully I can pay it forward to someone here later on


I have seen you asking a ton of questions (maybe I am exaggerating). It may be a good idea to archive that in a document you can access easily. A lot of the information you are getting is in one ear and out the other until it becomes actually applicable.

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Re: Closed Book vs. Open Book Prep

Postby KD35 » Tue Jun 18, 2013 12:11 am

UnderrateOverachieve wrote:
KD35 wrote:
UnderrateOverachieve wrote:Are you logging all these responses somewhere. Seems to be a lot of of questions for someone who hasn't started school yet.


Me? As in am I recording the answers for my questions? I have all of my old posts that I can access, that's about it...
Figure it is better to ask any questions I have when I think of them so I don't forget them, and hopefully I can pay it forward to someone here later on


I have seen you asking a ton of questions (maybe I am exaggerating). It may be a good idea to archive that in a document you can access easily. A lot of the information you are getting is in one ear and out the other until it becomes actually applicable.


If I ask questions it is because I have them and I think they are at least worth asking. I'm aware of the questions I've asked AND the responses I've received from helpful people.




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