Interesting, what are you reading? Just curious, there's lots of opinions out there on 0L prep as far as content is concerned.
all E & E for now, then a few casebooks. In all reality, opinions mean nothing. Whatever brings me/you the confidence and understanding needed to succeed is what counts.
What's your plan?
My plan is to listen/record/read/memorize!
I don't plan to do a bunch of 0L prep and I don't plan to get psyched out either. I studied Law in undergrad (or am, rather, until May) and so I know how to read and brief cases and how to outline a course, which I think are some of the only things I would spend energy learning to do for 0L prep for the most part. So I feel comfortable there. I will spend some time going over previous tests, however, so I can get a good understanding of what to prep for throughout the semester. I am hoping that my undergrad prepared me for this (somewhat) in that I have had legal theory application tests from professors with J.D.s before so I'm hoping they at least help me a little now. But that is my only real agenda for 0L prep.
What I want to do within the law isn't cut-throat or crazy-competitive and so I believe that I can trust in my natural abilities and my drive and my work-ethic to carry me through when we get there. I'm not a slacker by any means and will work hard when I'm in it, but I honestly don't believe there is much I can do now that I wouldn't just end up re-doing then.
I read a great little book debunking the myths of law school (I cleared out the law section of two Borders when they went out of business) that was of great help to me when I caught myself thinking: OMG I gotta do this/this/this/this/this/this/this today. Turns out I'm going to have to do all of those tomorrow anyway, and that a clear head and a can-do attitude will be invaluable while my previous nerves and that feeling of being overwhelmed without having even yet started was only going to hurt me.
So now I'm trusting. (And checking out the test bank, too)