OFFICIAL 1L Exam Prep & Motivation Thread (CSWS)

(Study Tips, Dealing With Stress, Maintaining a Social Life, Financial Aid, Internships, Bar Exam, Careers in Law . . . )
Post Reply
User avatar
eaper

Silver
Posts: 662
Joined: Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:31 pm

Re: OFFICIAL 1L Exam Prep & Motivation Thread (CSWS)

Post by eaper » Sun Dec 09, 2012 12:33 am

SportsFan wrote:Hm... tomorrow is my final day before before my first final on Monday. Any suggestions on how I should spend it?
Go over your outline, do some practices, relax after dinner and get to bed early (if it is a morning exam, anyways). If you have flashcard (torts), go over those right before bed. Don't stress yourself out. Put out food/clothes/outlines for the exam day.

swimmer11

Bronze
Posts: 478
Joined: Thu Jul 05, 2012 1:54 pm

Re: OFFICIAL 1L Exam Prep & Motivation Thread (CSWS)

Post by swimmer11 » Sun Dec 09, 2012 12:42 am

First exam is in 3 days. FREAKING OUT. SCARED ALL OF MY WORK THROUGHOUT THE SEMESTER IS GOING TO BE FOR NOTHING. FUCK.

JG7773

Bronze
Posts: 333
Joined: Mon Mar 22, 2010 2:02 am

Re: OFFICIAL 1L Exam Prep & Motivation Thread (CSWS)

Post by JG7773 » Sun Dec 09, 2012 1:27 am

swimmer11 wrote:First exam is in 3 days. FREAKING OUT. SCARED ALL OF MY WORK THROUGHOUT THE SEMESTER IS GOING TO BE FOR NOTHING. FUCK.
I am with you. I am trying to avoid the thoughts creeping in!

minnbills

Gold
Posts: 3311
Joined: Thu Sep 02, 2010 2:04 pm

Re: OFFICIAL 1L Exam Prep & Motivation Thread (CSWS)

Post by minnbills » Sun Dec 09, 2012 1:56 am

It's going to be okay guys. State the rule. Analyze. Apply law to fact. And above all remember to answer the question. We're going to be fine.

JG7773

Bronze
Posts: 333
Joined: Mon Mar 22, 2010 2:02 am

Re: OFFICIAL 1L Exam Prep & Motivation Thread (CSWS)

Post by JG7773 » Sun Dec 09, 2012 2:02 am

minnbills wrote:It's going to be okay guys. State the rule. Analyze. Apply law to fact. And above all remember to answer the question. We're going to be fine.
That is the part I think will be missed the most on the exam. It is easy to just start brain dumping and get 5 or 6 pages in before you start answering the actual question.

Want to continue reading?

Register now to search topics and post comments!

Absolutely FREE!


User avatar
ThreeRivers

Silver
Posts: 1139
Joined: Thu Sep 01, 2011 12:54 am

Re: OFFICIAL 1L Exam Prep & Motivation Thread (CSWS)

Post by ThreeRivers » Sun Dec 09, 2012 2:07 am

Just weird not knowing at all how we'll do on an exam... I don't ever remember feeling like this lol.

Seriously I can picture myself getting anywhere from 5-95th percentile... just no clue

User avatar
Blumpbeef

Gold
Posts: 3814
Joined: Sat Sep 11, 2010 3:17 pm

Re: OFFICIAL 1L Exam Prep & Motivation Thread (CSWS)

Post by Blumpbeef » Sun Dec 09, 2012 2:08 am

I've started writing "and the court should rule..." Before anything else and then write out my analysis above that to make sure I get to t at the end and fill in that blank.

swimmer11

Bronze
Posts: 478
Joined: Thu Jul 05, 2012 1:54 pm

Re: OFFICIAL 1L Exam Prep & Motivation Thread (CSWS)

Post by swimmer11 » Sun Dec 09, 2012 2:11 am

ThreeRivers wrote:Just weird not knowing at all how we'll do on an exam... I don't ever remember feeling like this lol.

Seriously I can picture myself getting anywhere from 5-95th percentile... just no clue
That is what scares the shit out of me, considering how hard I have worked this semester knowing that I can be anywhere from the top to the bottom is just terrifying.

minnbills

Gold
Posts: 3311
Joined: Thu Sep 02, 2010 2:04 pm

Re: OFFICIAL 1L Exam Prep & Motivation Thread (CSWS)

Post by minnbills » Sun Dec 09, 2012 3:12 am

JG7773 wrote:
minnbills wrote:It's going to be okay guys. State the rule. Analyze. Apply law to fact. And above all remember to answer the question. We're going to be fine.
That is the part I think will be missed the most on the exam. It is easy to just start brain dumping and get 5 or 6 pages in before you start answering the actual question.
Yeah after doing a few PEs I was stunned when, during, review, I realized I hardly ever did that.

I think it's a really common mistake.

Want to continue reading?

Register for access!

Did I mention it was FREE ?


JG7773

Bronze
Posts: 333
Joined: Mon Mar 22, 2010 2:02 am

Re: OFFICIAL 1L Exam Prep & Motivation Thread (CSWS)

Post by JG7773 » Sun Dec 09, 2012 3:16 am

minnbills wrote:
JG7773 wrote:
minnbills wrote:It's going to be okay guys. State the rule. Analyze. Apply law to fact. And above all remember to answer the question. We're going to be fine.
That is the part I think will be missed the most on the exam. It is easy to just start brain dumping and get 5 or 6 pages in before you start answering the actual question.
Yeah after doing a few PEs I was stunned when, during, review, I realized I hardly ever did that.

I think it's a really common mistake.
I would agree. If you can keep it concise and efficient we will probably find that the time crunch is eased a bit and it will serve as a way to separate ourselves from the pack.

SportsFan

Silver
Posts: 727
Joined: Thu Oct 11, 2012 5:26 pm

Re: OFFICIAL 1L Exam Prep & Motivation Thread (CSWS)

Post by SportsFan » Sun Dec 09, 2012 9:47 am

JG7773 wrote:
minnbills wrote:
JG7773 wrote:
minnbills wrote:It's going to be okay guys. State the rule. Analyze. Apply law to fact. And above all remember to answer the question. We're going to be fine.
That is the part I think will be missed the most on the exam. It is easy to just start brain dumping and get 5 or 6 pages in before you start answering the actual question.
Yeah after doing a few PEs I was stunned when, during, review, I realized I hardly ever did that.

I think it's a really common mistake.
I would agree. If you can keep it concise and efficient we will probably find that the time crunch is eased a bit and it will serve as a way to separate ourselves from the pack.
Totally depends on the professor though. For my first exam, in the past my professor has just given a huge hypo and then said "Discuss all the possible claims" or once just said "Discuss". Though in a way its kind of nice, because it takes some of the pressure off worrying about being wrong. :lol:

User avatar
thelong

Silver
Posts: 992
Joined: Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:55 am

Re: OFFICIAL 1L Exam Prep & Motivation Thread (CSWS)

Post by thelong » Sun Dec 09, 2012 12:58 pm

Just realized my voice is gone, haha. Would have known about it yesterday if I weren't holed up in my study fort the whole time.

User avatar
gaud

Platinum
Posts: 5765
Joined: Sat Feb 05, 2011 2:58 am

Re: OFFICIAL 1L Exam Prep & Motivation Thread (CSWS)

Post by gaud » Sun Dec 09, 2012 1:01 pm

I know I won't be the first to say this, but I'm nervous for my final tomorrow.

Register now!

Resources to assist law school applicants, students & graduates.

It's still FREE!


User avatar
20130312

Gold
Posts: 3814
Joined: Wed Nov 09, 2011 8:53 pm

Re: OFFICIAL 1L Exam Prep & Motivation Thread (CSWS)

Post by 20130312 » Sun Dec 09, 2012 1:08 pm

gaud wrote:I know I won't be the first to say this, but I'm nervous for my final tomorrow.

User avatar
Jsa725

Gold
Posts: 2002
Joined: Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:20 pm

Re: OFFICIAL 1L Exam Prep & Motivation Thread (CSWS)

Post by Jsa725 » Sun Dec 09, 2012 1:11 pm

.
Last edited by Jsa725 on Wed Jul 30, 2014 1:44 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
20130312

Gold
Posts: 3814
Joined: Wed Nov 09, 2011 8:53 pm

Re: OFFICIAL 1L Exam Prep & Motivation Thread (CSWS)

Post by 20130312 » Sun Dec 09, 2012 1:12 pm

Torts.

User avatar
Jsa725

Gold
Posts: 2002
Joined: Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:20 pm

Re: OFFICIAL 1L Exam Prep & Motivation Thread (CSWS)

Post by Jsa725 » Sun Dec 09, 2012 1:15 pm

.
Last edited by Jsa725 on Wed Jul 30, 2014 1:44 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Get unlimited access to all forums and topics

Register now!

I'm pretty sure I told you it's FREE...


User avatar
gaud

Platinum
Posts: 5765
Joined: Sat Feb 05, 2011 2:58 am

Re: OFFICIAL 1L Exam Prep & Motivation Thread (CSWS)

Post by gaud » Sun Dec 09, 2012 1:15 pm

civ pro.

it's the class I feel most comfortable with (lol, as if i'm comfortable with it)... but the problem is: once i finish the civ pro final, my Ks final will be in a few days :shock:

User avatar
Jsa725

Gold
Posts: 2002
Joined: Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:20 pm

Re: OFFICIAL 1L Exam Prep & Motivation Thread (CSWS)

Post by Jsa725 » Sun Dec 09, 2012 1:16 pm

.
Last edited by Jsa725 on Wed Jul 30, 2014 1:44 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
gaud

Platinum
Posts: 5765
Joined: Sat Feb 05, 2011 2:58 am

Re: OFFICIAL 1L Exam Prep & Motivation Thread (CSWS)

Post by gaud » Sun Dec 09, 2012 1:16 pm

Jsa725 wrote:
gaud wrote:civ pro.

it's the class I feel most comfortable with (lol, as if i'm comfortable with it)... but the problem is: once i finish the civ pro final, my Ks final will be in a few days :shock:
yeah, K's tomorrow :shock:

good luck bro.

Ks is the scariest class I have by faaarrrrr

User avatar
Jsa725

Gold
Posts: 2002
Joined: Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:20 pm

Re: OFFICIAL 1L Exam Prep & Motivation Thread (CSWS)

Post by Jsa725 » Sun Dec 09, 2012 1:19 pm

.
Last edited by Jsa725 on Wed Jul 30, 2014 1:45 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Communicate now with those who not only know what a legal education is, but can offer you worthy advice and commentary as you complete the three most educational, yet challenging years of your law related post graduate life.

Register now, it's still FREE!


User avatar
Jsa725

Gold
Posts: 2002
Joined: Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:20 pm

Re: OFFICIAL 1L Exam Prep & Motivation Thread (CSWS)

Post by Jsa725 » Sun Dec 09, 2012 1:21 pm

.
Last edited by Jsa725 on Wed Jul 30, 2014 1:45 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
gaud

Platinum
Posts: 5765
Joined: Sat Feb 05, 2011 2:58 am

Re: OFFICIAL 1L Exam Prep & Motivation Thread (CSWS)

Post by gaud » Sun Dec 09, 2012 1:30 pm

wish i could help you there good sir

User avatar
Oklahoma2014

New
Posts: 95
Joined: Sun Aug 08, 2010 9:50 pm

Re: OFFICIAL 1L Exam Prep & Motivation Thread (CSWS)

Post by Oklahoma2014 » Sun Dec 09, 2012 2:06 pm

Civ Pro final yesterday. First time I've ever had a final on a Saturday but honestly at this point having trouble keeping up with what day of the week it is anyway. Test went well I think. Completely open book and I had time to look everything up that I wasn't 100% sure about. Of course, that means everyone else had that opportunity. Haha.

Hope everyone is doing well!

Now on to Contracts, my last final!

User avatar
Robert Paulson

Bronze
Posts: 159
Joined: Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:44 pm

Re: OFFICIAL 1L Exam Prep & Motivation Thread (CSWS)

Post by Robert Paulson » Sun Dec 09, 2012 3:02 pm

For torts do you think it is a good idea to restate the law each time you have a new claim? I have been restating the rule, and then making subheaders for each element, but it takes a shit ton of time! Also, most of the model answers I see from schools don't use headers, or even address each element of a claim (or are very conclusory). Any thoughts from the torts masters out there?

Seriously? What are you waiting for?

Now there's a charge.
Just kidding ... it's still FREE!


Post Reply

Return to “Forum for Law School Students”