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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: How to tell if an outline is good?
« on: July 27, 2008, 06:31:00 PM »
A person's grade in a class has very little to do with quality of the outline. Success in law school is about good exam taking skills, not including every single item of information from the class.

And the definition of a *good* outline varies from person to person. The outline is quite personal–everyone learns and remembers material differently.

I was never a fan of relying heavily on old outlines. I might glance at an old one to see how another person organized the material or to see if I left anything out, but that's about it. That said, the best outline comes from a student who took the same prof within the last year or two. Even then, it might not be 100% perfect because the prof could include different things or leave some stuff out.

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: CNN's Black In America
« on: July 27, 2008, 06:25:32 PM »
The woman who hosted it was pretty hot, even though I'm not sure if she was black, white, Hispanic, Asian, or Middle Eastern. 

Soledad O'Brien. Quite fine. I remember reading somewhere that she's Cuban and Australian.

Whoa!  Cool name.  She seemed very...non-controversial.  She didn't really push anyone. 

She used to be on CNN's morning show, but she got bumped for some skinny white bimbo. I like her so much better.

Does anyone know if it's going to re-air? I was kind of afraid to watch it after seeing Christian Amanpour's special on religion. Blech.

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I'm drinking a beer while my man makes dinner.

Life is good....  :)

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Sales clerks at the Gap, Macy's, Victoria's Secret, and pretty much every retail chain that asks THREE f-ing TIMES whether I'd like to sign up for one of their credit cards.

Also, calling customer service and getting a sales pitch.

Also, people who I already do business with (bank, credit card company, etc) who send me junk mail.

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The bright side of wisdom tooth surgery is getting to eat as much ice cream, pudding, and macaroni as you want.

Drugs + big plate of macaroni + Golden Girls reruns = hopefully it doesn't suck so much.

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Career Services told us that some firms prefer women to wear skirt suits. I look like a grandmother in every skirt suit I have ever tried on (I'm short and my legs are not my best feature).

Should I keep looking or just ignore this advice?

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: 1L Timing -- Winter Break
« on: July 22, 2008, 09:32:41 PM »
Probably depends on where you go to school and what kind of summer position you're after. At my school they told us not to worry about things, just have the resume ready to go for when the OCI schedule comes out at the end of break. It's probably a good time to get in touch with networking contacts should your grades disappoint.

I didn't do anything at all over break and got my summer job through OCI. I go to a T2.

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I was signed up for “The Law of Natural Resource Agreements: Writing the Contracts” and I saw it required a scientific calculator. Dropped it.

'Sup "hates math enough to completely restructure his schedule" buddy? :D

its true. I wanted to be a hydrologist, but for the math and science stuff

Yep. I wanted to go into research until I took my first stats class. And after that when I actually had to build surveys, as well as interact with people long enough to poll them. @#!* me, I hated that *&^%.

My prof said it's supposed to make us more sensitive to people who call us up on the phone wanting us to take a survey. Um, no.

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I was so good at math when I was in high school, they didn't make me take any when I was in college (because I was a poli sci major). If you can find the square root and factorial button on the calculator, you can do introductory stats.

I'm scared for the econ/finance class I have to take in the fall. But if it makes me more employable, I'll get through it.

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but it envolves MATH right, like numbers and things, no thanks. I'm in law school cuase I suck at math.

I haven't had a math class since high school. We got to the chapter on probability, and I had to do a Google search for "adding fractions." I got a website for 5th grade math--it used pizza slices to illustrate the concept. I got through it though, because the answers in the back show you how to do the problems.

Law school has taught me that I can learn how to do just about anything.

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