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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: Con law - Crunchtime?
« on: April 24, 2008, 03:40:29 PM »
hardy har har

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Studying and Exam Taking / Con law - Crunchtime?
« on: April 23, 2008, 04:24:24 PM »
Anyone heard if CrunchTime for Con law is good? someone said the flow charts are helpful.. and i'm having a ton fo trouble trying to get all this stuff into my brain :(

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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: outlining/class reading
« on: April 21, 2008, 09:04:51 PM »
Well I am done 2 out of 3 of my outlines and will finish my last one tonight. How is everyone else doing?


I'm not done with any of mine, but am trucking along. Also, a million Qs have come up about the material for me during outlining.

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General Board / Re: Post Your Grades as you get them!
« on: January 27, 2008, 07:51:45 PM »
Yeah, a couple of my friends also got straight As. (I know one is telling the truth, because she wouldn't lie, LOL.) I'm happy for that one though, because she is completely modest and still makes time for fun in her life rather than making a 24/7 appearance at the library so everyone can see.

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General Board / Re: What do you feel you learned this year?
« on: April 17, 2008, 12:49:27 PM »
The hardest part for me was not "getting" the material- i think that just comes down to persistent study- but the style of writing that is needed is the tricky part- the law favors brevity and my entire life in school i was forced to fill up pages of papers with asinine page requirements simply for the sake of filling up pages, i accomplished editorial wizardry, the ability to bull through 20 pages when everything that needed to be said was in the first 5- I always thought "man, i could say this in half the space" but for some stupid reason the non-legal writing world encourages us to beat around the bush, etc.  now in law school, im finding it hard and almost unnatural to "tell you what im going to say, say it, and then tell you what i told you" 

d**mn public education! d**mn legal writing- my worst class by far...

Yeah, the law favors brevity until you read court cases that contain four-line sentences. Legal writing kicked my rear too.

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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: outlining/class reading
« on: April 14, 2008, 04:00:14 PM »
NOTA, those were my original feelings too. I guess it's different for everyone.

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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: outlining/class reading
« on: April 07, 2008, 05:36:51 PM »
I guess I do need to just try to be faster, because I literally am spending tons of hours studying (reading, outlining, briefs) both during the week and weekend, and I have virtually no time for anything else. I started outlining last month.

Thanks guys, I'll just try to press on.

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Studying and Exam Taking / outlining/class reading
« on: April 07, 2008, 04:03:35 PM »
In terms of when you guys were outlining for exams, did you tend to get behind in your class reading? How did you balance it all? My finals begin the 28th, and optimally, I could have them done with a few days before the test to spare, but I don't know if that will happen. I am a snail at outlining. But if I outline during the week, I get behind in class reading.

Tips?

:)

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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: I don't type quickly...am I screwed??
« on: April 05, 2008, 08:06:54 AM »
I knew a guy who took notes in class by hand because of this problem. You could do that, or, you could take some typing tutorials before school starts. I don't really see it being a big problem. Some people don't type fast, but they still use the computer in class. But like I said, you could always take notes by hand if it makes you feel more comfortable.

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I would love something like that for Property if people are sharing. 

haven't got anything for prop yet, but keeping my eyes peeled.

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