There are state judges who have graduated from Nova. I voted for one in the 2004 election. Federal-probably not.
If they make a big deal about it just tell them that you're a recovering alcoholic. That'll shut 'em up.I've heard that drinking is a big part of the summer experience, but I don't drink. Will anybody notice if I order my coke without rum? I don't want to appear stuffy, but I really can't drink. Is there a diplomatic way to handle it, or is unlikely that anybody will care?
Just so you know, you're giving bad advice. If you have an open book test, why the hell would you get your outline down to 1 page? That's the most retarded "advice" I've heard on this board. (and you hear a lot of it here) The point of an open book test is to have access to things such as a detailed outline.
Personally, I like to make my outline as detailed as possible. I usually end up with an outline between 40 to 70 pages. It just depends on the class. However, this is all for an open book class.
I know someone will say that this is stupid to have such a long outline, but for those people that say it's stupid, I'll take the Pepsi grade challenge and we'll compare how I did in these classes and how you did. I like my chances.
For a closed book class, I agree that smaller is better. That being said, a one page outline is still pretty ludicrous advice. I'd say 15 to 20, depending on what the subject is.
Also, I second reading over your outline over and over again, and marking it the hell up with a pen and a highligher. I also like to put sectional tabs on it so I can flip to a subject during the test when I'm unsure how to proceed on an issue. But if you actually take the time to make a great outline, and study it, then you really don't end up having to use it that much during the exam. It's just something nice to have in case you need it. It's like a security blanket.
Chances are you have a lot off extra junk in there. Narrow it down as much as you can. I have people in my section whose K outlines are over 40 pages, and one dudes is 60!
Mine is 8 pages.
Your grade is based on your analysis of the facts.
You have to know the rules and principles, and be able to recognize the ones that apply to the facts of the question.
Once you have the rules down pat, create a 1 page outline of your entire outline and memorize it. If you know your outline, this will take about 20 minutes. Then the first 5 minutes of the exam jot down this 1 page outline on some scrap paper.
Just so you know, I haven't taken an exam yet.