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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: Final Exams - Help!
« on: November 16, 2004, 01:29:31 PM »
No problem :)

I have four finals.  12/7, 12/10, 12/14 and 12/17.

Do you guys have secure exams?  We do...it's a computer program that locks you out of all other programs while taking your exam.


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Nashville School of Law / Re: Contracts exam
« on: November 15, 2004, 12:12:47 PM »
First of all...get it together!  Calm down!  Perhaps try studying w/JeffJoe and bounce ideas and hypos around.  I'll email you my contracts outline if need be!  Then look around for old exams and model answers.  You are smart!  You can do it!

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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: Final Exams - Help!
« on: November 14, 2004, 11:08:25 PM »
I need some advice about preparing for finals.  I am so crunched for time with a memo, outlining, and the usual coursework that I don't think I will have time to prepare much, if at all, for finals before the reading period starts.  I think it'll take me the entire Thanksgiving break to finish outlining. Before my first final I have 4 full days to study.  For the remaining three I have 3 to 3 1/2 days between each one.  Is this enough time to prepare? 

First of all...calm down. You will be fine.  You would not be in law school if you weren't smart or couldn't handle the pressure.  What you need to do is skim over the reading this week and bust your ass on your outlines.  My goal is to have all of my outlines up to date by Friday and I'm studying my ass off all Sat - Tues of next week.  YOU WILL BE FINE!

Print out a calendar, write down what you plan to do each day and stick to it!  We will pull through this together!

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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: Studying for Final Exams
« on: November 14, 2004, 11:02:59 PM »
About mid-November, first-year law students around the country begin to perspire, wake up in the middle of the night, and generally work themselves into some level of frenzy.  Why?  Their first real honest-to-goodness grade-determining final exams of their law school career are approaching.

When lawyers face significant barriers (oh, say, trials, appellate arguments, etc.), they often do this: plan.  So do successful law students.

How can you create a strategic plan to prepare for your first-ever law school finals?  I published one example of strategic planning on my website today (11-14).  Go the site (see URL below), click on the FAQ button on the left, then click on Final Exam Study Strategy (lower left corner of the FAQ grid). 

Let me know what you think.



I think it's great!  Sounds like everything the successful 2Ls and 3Ls at my school have said.  It's nice to have it all in one document.  I will be printing it out...as long as it's ok with you.


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Nashville School of Law / Re: JJ at NSL
« on: November 13, 2004, 03:57:31 PM »
A classmate dropped criminial law the day before the final.  That seemed pretty drastic, but I guess if you're tanking the class it makes sense to drop and avoid the bad grade.  Or does it?

What?!?!  What's the deal w/people at your school dropping classes?  Is that typical in law school?  Maybe people are doing it here and I just don't know about it.  I'd rather suck it up and get it over with.  I'd hate to take LRW, Crim, K, Prop or Torts ever again!!!

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General Board / Re: Most hated people on this board
« on: November 13, 2004, 03:55:09 PM »
Hmmm...weird.  I like all 3 but I'm sure Downy would win.

How do you weigh in on someone's rep???

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Nashville School of Law / Re: JJ at NSL
« on: November 09, 2004, 09:09:25 PM »
Last night, one of my classmates decided to drop LWR and take it again next year.  We're 10 weeks into the class, but she was feeling the pressure and decided to drop this class because ..... well, because it's the worst class of the bunch.  We are learning the least.

I thought seriously about dropping it, too, because it would seem LWR provides a foundation for other classes.  Doesn't it?   

DO NOT DROP LRW!  At my school LRW is a pass/fail course but I hear that it is very important b/c a lot of employers want to see your writing samples from that course.  Also, I hear that if you do well your LRW prof will be more willing to write a LOR for you.

Whitney

PS:  How is you neighbor doing?  Is he holding on or did he pass away?

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General Board / Re: Old Exams
« on: November 07, 2004, 01:15:09 PM »
Well I know for my school old law school exams are password protected and only a few have answers with them.  I think a lot of other schools have a similar system and I was wondering if people would be interested in swapping old exams with answers included.


I would be willing to but my school's online exams do not offer model answers.  Have you tried looking in the back of commercial outlines?

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Nashville School of Law / Re: JJ at NSL
« on: November 05, 2004, 07:22:17 PM »
I have finished my first law school course!  Last night I took the crimes final.  I know I got at least two of the 25 wrong, and probably more than that.  But I believe I passed. 
So that's one credit down and only 47 to go.  Woohoo   :D  Do you hear that?  That's me dancing for joy.

2 of the 25 wrong?  Was it a multiple choice exam?  Not even 1 essay question?

And was it a FINAL or a midterm?  You are completely finished w/the course at the beginning of November?  If so, CONGRATS!!!

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Studying and Exam Taking / Practice Exams
« on: November 05, 2004, 07:17:46 PM »
When do you guys plan on taking Practice Exams?  I'm starting next week.  By Sunday all of my outlines should be up to date (I'm happy to report that my TORTS outline is in tip top shape).

How many practice exams are you going to take?

Are you guys nervous or excited about exams?!?!?!?!?!

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