I signed up for 4 paralegal courses, so it's a full load for me, and I did it for two reasons. 1) to find out if they would teach the law, or just teach how to be a paralegal. 2) I was hoping if I was studying the law, I would hate it, thus not ever worrying about law school again.
Problem, all they teach is law, it's harder, more time consuming than my Econ degree, and I have already learned more in 1/2 a semester than I did in all of my Econ major.
I enjoy studying, am completely prepared for classes, and look forward to going to class. I don't know how many can say that, at least I never could before.
Last problem. I am horrible at standardized tests, especially when one Instructor (who teaches 2 of my classes) tries to trick you on purpose, and also has her own lingo (trust me it's not lawyer lingo) that is abbreviated and patterned only after her. Thus, I not only have to know the correct answer, I have to know what she thinks is the correct answer. Because of my age, I know things that they do not. Thus, I answer questions correctly, but are marked wrong because they don't know that particular part of the law that well. Don't even get me started when they talk about taxes, especially what it means by double taxation on Corps, they don't know. This is just to let you know I am not arrogant, I do know somethings they don't, and this is problematic when taking tests.
The kicker: my law school numbers already suck, and because of how the exams are going, it is unlikely I will get all A's. It's quite possible that I will end up with all B's.
and I know more about the law than any other student in each class. The adcoms are going to love this. "This guy takes paralegal courses because he doesn't think he can cut it as a lawyer (not true), and he can't even get an A?"
I could drop them still, and get 4 more W's and trust me, I have enough of those. Maybe that's what Bush's middle initial means. I see the program director today, (the one who teaches 2 of my classes) and I am going to tell her every question she has asked, that had the incorrect answer as the right one, just to piss her off, and let her know she is
not playing fair. I'm still keeping the classes because I am learning a shitload of interesting stuff, and that's really what it should be all about, regardless of grades.
Tell that to the adcoms. I hate life, I can't find my gun, so I can't bring it with me when I meet with the lady today.
Lastlly, I just got out of an Exam in my Evidence class. It is time sensitive, and nobody in the class knows how to manage time. They simply are used to having as much time as they need. This is an advantage for me, I finish the test, they don't, they do better because they don't know the law, at a level I do, they just take tests better than I do, even without finishing. I missed 6 out of 50. 88. That is a B+ at least, but they don't give +'s or minues. The six I missed I could arguably claim that my answer is better than the supposed correct one. I can't believe anybody is still reading this at this point. I am down, but not out, close, but not yet, hanging on by a hair on my chinny chin chin. .
I quit drinking, it's been about a year and 1/2 now, I'm seriously thinking about heading up to Tahoe, (storm just dumped 2 feet of snow up there) so it's a great fun drive, and I will get drunk and gamble all night. Who knows if I'll ever come back. They have computers in Tahoe, no reason to leave.