2Little 2Late

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2018)

How much are you regretting your extracurricular choices?

Not at all, I can manage my time.
4
4%
I get busy sometimes, but it's not the worst.
14
16%
Every couple of weeks I briefly lose my sanity.
22
25%
I long for the sweet release of death.
28
31%
I am smart and didn't sign up for unnecessary BS
21
24%
 
Total votes: 89

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Re: Fa1Lure is Imminent

Postby DCfilterDC » Sat Jan 16, 2016 10:28 am

I'm happy with my grades, and even before they came out I knew there was a lot I needed to changed/step-up for next semester. But now I'm nervous for next semester. I feel like I would have been less nervous if I got median and just thought that the worse that can happen is I get median again. Now I need to replicate what I really think was just luck...

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Hand
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Re: Fa1Lure is Imminent

Postby Hand » Sat Jan 16, 2016 12:01 pm

Still no grades. All we got so far is an email from a prof saying "submitted your grades, y'all did really well, tight curve on that bitch, so don't cry too much if your grade is lower than you thought it would be," which was not reassuring.

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Re: Fa1Lure is Imminent

Postby LoganCouture » Sat Jan 16, 2016 12:06 pm

Congrats to everyone w/ grades out!!

For those still waiting I'm sending good thoughts your way.

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Re: Fa1Lure is Imminent

Postby Joscellin » Sat Jan 16, 2016 1:17 pm

DCfilterDC wrote:I'm happy with my grades ... But now I'm nervous for next semester. Now I need to replicate what I really think was just luck...


This is pretty much exactly how I feel. I'm over the moon about my grades, but now I have to repeat, or at least do something reasonably close.

I think most law students just have to be neurotic about something.

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Re: Fa1Lure is Imminent

Postby DCfilterDC » Sat Jan 16, 2016 1:20 pm

Joscellin wrote:
DCfilterDC wrote:I'm happy with my grades ... But now I'm nervous for next semester. Now I need to replicate what I really think was just luck...


This is pretty much exactly how I feel. I'm over the moon about my grades, but now I have to repeat, or at least do something reasonably close.

I think most law students just have to be neurotic about something.


True, I guess with all these threads of "I'm at median/below median, can I jump up next semester," a bunch of replies of saying "yeah I did," scares me that the luck of this semester is going to dissipate next semester.

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Re: Fa1Lure is Imminent

Postby FloridaCoastalorbust » Sat Jan 16, 2016 1:28 pm

I second the nervousness. I'm happy and proud of my grades but know people will come roaring back next semester. Just remember to give it all you got again.

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Postby Hikikomorist » Sat Jan 16, 2016 1:41 pm

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Re: Fa1Lure is Imminent

Postby DCfilterDC » Sat Jan 16, 2016 1:45 pm

Hikikomorist wrote:
Joscellin wrote:
DCfilterDC wrote:I'm happy with my grades ... But now I'm nervous for next semester. Now I need to replicate what I really think was just luck...


This is pretty much exactly how I feel. I'm over the moon about my grades, but now I have to repeat, or at least do something reasonably close.

I think most law students just have to be neurotic about something.

I don't get this mindset at all.


I think he meant not that he has to repeat the work he did, but he has to repeat or get close to the same grades, and no one really knows what the actual causal chain is, so it's kind of a crap shoot to know whether you're going to repeat those same grades.

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Re: Fa1Lure is Imminent

Postby Joscellin » Sat Jan 16, 2016 1:47 pm

DCfilterDC wrote:
Hikikomorist wrote:
Joscellin wrote:
DCfilterDC wrote:I'm happy with my grades ... But now I'm nervous for next semester. Now I need to replicate what I really think was just luck...


This is pretty much exactly how I feel. I'm over the moon about my grades, but now I have to repeat, or at least do something reasonably close.

I think most law students just have to be neurotic about something.

I don't get this mindset at all.


I think he meant not that he has to repeat the work he did, but he has to repeat or get close to the same grades, and no one really knows what the actual causal chain is, so it's kind of a crap shoot to know whether you're going to repeat those same grades.


Bingo.

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Postby Hikikomorist » Sat Jan 16, 2016 1:53 pm

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Re: Fa1Lure is Imminent

Postby Joscellin » Sat Jan 16, 2016 1:55 pm

Hikikomorist wrote:
DCfilterDC wrote:
Hikikomorist wrote:
Joscellin wrote:
DCfilterDC wrote:I'm happy with my grades ... But now I'm nervous for next semester. Now I need to replicate what I really think was just luck...


This is pretty much exactly how I feel. I'm over the moon about my grades, but now I have to repeat, or at least do something reasonably close.

I think most law students just have to be neurotic about something.

I don't get this mindset at all.


I think he meant not that he has to repeat the work he did, but he has to repeat or get close to the same grades, and no one really knows what the actual causal chain is, so it's kind of a crap shoot to know whether you're going to repeat those same grades.

My point was, if you were happy with median going into your first set of finals (presumably because that would get you the outcome you wanted), you should feel relaxed and cool with slipping a little below median this semester.



Well it's a sliding scale of outcomes, right? With the grades I got, new outcomes are on the table if I can come close to maintaining. There's outcomes you're happy with coming in, and there's outcomes that are aspirational.

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Re: Fa1Lure is Imminent

Postby DCfilterDC » Sat Jan 16, 2016 1:55 pm

Hikikomorist wrote:My point was, if you were happy with median going into your first set of finals (presumably because that would get you the outcome you wanted), you should feel relaxed and cool with slipping a little below median this semester.


"A taste of honey is worse than no honey at all." - Smokey Robinson

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Re: Fa1Lure is Imminent

Postby Big Red » Sat Jan 16, 2016 7:30 pm

to succeed in 1L I think you need to be able to maintain a baseline level of anxiety, and to nurture and grow that anxiety as the year goes along, until it all explodes into a panic that gets you through the ~2 weeks before finals

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Re: Fa1Lure is Imminent

Postby FloridaCoastalorbust » Sat Jan 16, 2016 11:25 pm

Big Red wrote:to succeed in 1L I think you need to be able to maintain a baseline level of anxiety, and to nurture and grow that anxiety as the year goes along, until it all explodes into a panic that gets you through the ~2 weeks before finals


this could, and should, be an introductory quote to a number of law books. the list would include getting to maybe, 1L of a ride, planet law school, every E&E, and so on. lol, that a student should "nurture and grow" anxiety is so gunner (in a good way, trust me, cuz i'm the exact same). we each need to maintain our own personal gardens of anxiety.

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Postby Hikikomorist » Sat Jan 16, 2016 11:33 pm

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Re: Fa1Lure is Imminent

Postby Minnietron » Sun Jan 17, 2016 12:15 am

Hikikomorist wrote:
FloridaCoastalorbust wrote:
Big Red wrote:to succeed in 1L I think you need to be able to maintain a baseline level of anxiety, and to nurture and grow that anxiety as the year goes along, until it all explodes into a panic that gets you through the ~2 weeks before finals


this could, and should, be an introductory quote to a number of law books. the list would include getting to maybe, 1L of a ride, planet law school, every E&E, and so on. lol, that a student should "nurture and grow" anxiety is so gunner (in a good way, trust me, cuz i'm the exact same). we each need to maintain our own personal gardens of anxiety.

I guess I wasn't anxious enough last semester. Are there pro-anxiety pills one can take?

Just read the inspirational words of Iron Mike, and then convince yourself you have to fight him if you don't get A-s.

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Re: Fa1Lure is Imminent

Postby dabigchina » Sun Jan 17, 2016 3:33 am

DCfilterDC wrote:
Hikikomorist wrote:
Joscellin wrote:
DCfilterDC wrote:I'm happy with my grades ... But now I'm nervous for next semester. Now I need to replicate what I really think was just luck...


This is pretty much exactly how I feel. I'm over the moon about my grades, but now I have to repeat, or at least do something reasonably close.

I think most law students just have to be neurotic about something.

I don't get this mindset at all.


I think he meant not that he has to repeat the work he did, but he has to repeat or get close to the same grades, and no one really knows what the actual causal chain is, so it's kind of a crap shoot to know whether you're going to repeat those same grades.

I take it you are above median at CCN.

I think you will be just fine. Chill out.

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Re: Fa1Lure is Imminent

Postby Kinky John » Sun Jan 17, 2016 1:17 pm

Wahrheit wrote:so


I liked it, would have been better if he was actually funny, but I still give it a perfect 5/7

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Re: Fa1Lure is Imminent

Postby DCfilterDC » Sun Jan 17, 2016 1:20 pm

dabigchina wrote:
DCfilterDC wrote:
Hikikomorist wrote:
Joscellin wrote:
DCfilterDC wrote:I'm happy with my grades ... But now I'm nervous for next semester. Now I need to replicate what I really think was just luck...


This is pretty much exactly how I feel. I'm over the moon about my grades, but now I have to repeat, or at least do something reasonably close.

I think most law students just have to be neurotic about something.

I don't get this mindset at all.


I think he meant not that he has to repeat the work he did, but he has to repeat or get close to the same grades, and no one really knows what the actual causal chain is, so it's kind of a crap shoot to know whether you're going to repeat those same grades.

I take it you are above median at CCN.

I think you will be just fine. Chill out.


Not really worried at all, we're all gonna be fine.

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Re: Fa1Lure is Imminent

Postby Hand » Sun Jan 17, 2016 1:26 pm

Kinky John wrote:
Wahrheit wrote:so


I liked it, would have been better if he was actually funny, but I still give it a perfect 5/7

Wahr are you telling us your plan is to drop out after 2L? Bold plan, I like it

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Re: Fa1Lure is Imminent

Postby unsweetened » Sun Jan 17, 2016 1:32 pm

Weird feeling that this spring semester will be a bloodbath. All the students who did really well are probably going to keep doing what they are doing and continue doing well. All the students who did okay are going to ratchet up the effort even more in an attempt to do really well since they were so close. Many median students will figure out how to get better and things may start to click for even those that ended up below median. Everyone is against you.

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Re: Fa1Lure is Imminent

Postby czpczp » Sun Jan 17, 2016 1:36 pm

Kinky John wrote:
Wahrheit wrote:so


I liked it, would have been better if he was actually funny, but I still give it a perfect 5/7


Was that supposed to be comedy? Because I felt like I was watching a Lifetime drama on poor decisions.

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Re: Fa1Lure is Imminent

Postby DCfilterDC » Sun Jan 17, 2016 1:36 pm

czpczp wrote:
Kinky John wrote:
Wahrheit wrote:so


I liked it, would have been better if he was actually funny, but I still give it a perfect 5/7


Was that supposed to be comedy? Because I felt like I was watching a Lifetime drama on poor decisions.


Yeah I didn't think this was a comedy thing, I thought it was like him just speaking.

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Re: Fa1Lure is Imminent

Postby czpczp » Sun Jan 17, 2016 1:38 pm

DCfilterDC wrote:
czpczp wrote:
Kinky John wrote:
Wahrheit wrote:so


I liked it, would have been better if he was actually funny, but I still give it a perfect 5/7


Was that supposed to be comedy? Because I felt like I was watching a Lifetime drama on poor decisions.


Yeah I didn't think this was a comedy thing, I thought it was like him just speaking.


Which I think actually made it more effective. Like bro this is real. im not fucking around. I. made. a. boo boo.




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