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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: where the heck to start with outline
« on: September 16, 2007, 09:46:07 PM »
Thorc, I know you said to wait until October, but I've been hearing many differing opinions on this, such as start NOW, after a month of class.

So, just to practice, I started my contracts one -- but I'm just copying/pasting the info around from my class/reading notes files. And that's no good.

Also, when I mention the cases under the appropriate sections, should I just put like a brief synopsis of what the case is about, the rule, and the holding?

Thanks for anyone's help. I'm stressing about this.

Also -- I'm poor and can't really afford to buy any commercial outlines to compare mine to. Is this a big impediment?

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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: where the heck to start with outline
« on: September 09, 2007, 09:00:02 PM »
thanks for the advice! i do spend quite a bit of time getting reading done, but not as much as i thought i would.. but, like i said, i know it will pick up. some nights have been rough so far, but not all.

thanks again.

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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: where the heck to start with outline
« on: September 09, 2007, 07:54:21 PM »
heck, if it's too early -- i'm all about procrastinating :) i just thought maybe i'd try to get a leg up and start. but if everyone usually waits later or if waiting helps you do better, then that's cool too.

did you use similar tactics for torts, crim and contracts?

edited to say: i just feel like i'm not doing enough at this point.. i'm keeping up with reading and briefing and all. i just feel like i should be doing more.

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Studying and Exam Taking / where the heck to start with outline
« on: September 09, 2007, 07:19:08 PM »
So I was going to start my civ pro outline tonight, but I have no idea where to start. I started making the main headings and subheads from my casebook's contents, but when I opened class and reading notes, I didn't know what the heck to do.

Tips?

Am I supposed to just attempt to synthesize everything together? This is nuts.

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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: is this normal?
« on: August 26, 2007, 09:33:24 PM »
Yeah, one of my profs said we're responsible for rules and cases brought up in the notes of the casebooks, as well as in the cases themselves. Blah. So I'm wondering if it will be like that in the other classes.

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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: is this normal?
« on: August 26, 2007, 09:19:51 PM »
Hmm, well I'm definitely doing more than 2 to 4 hours a day (sometimes 8 or so), but I just don't feel like it's that bad. I don't know.

What do profs normally say before the exam -- do they give you ANY idea on what to review or what would be best to remember? Or is it just like, "OK, see you at the exam!"

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Studying and Exam Taking / is this normal?
« on: August 25, 2007, 09:54:21 PM »
OK, I know last week was only the first week of law school and the workload will probably pick up.

I don't know if I just over-hyped it or if I'm doing something wrong, but I don't really feel like it's as unmanageable as everyone says.

I'm keeping up with the reading, briefing the cases, and even typing up notes from the casebooks, as well as looking to primers and study aids to make sure I understand certain concepts. And I kinda still feel like there should be something else I'm doing.

What does everyone else's studying consist of on a day-to-day basis?

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