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Studying and Exam Taking / Real Estate Finance Hypos?
« on: May 04, 2010, 08:57:29 PM »
Hi everyone,

I'm taking Real Estate Finance this semester with Prof. Douglas Grant. Does anyone have any hypos available for that class or the topic in general?

Studying and Exam Taking / Re: What does a model answer look like?
« on: May 01, 2010, 01:19:21 AM »
Personally, I found THE best way to figure out how to write an exam was to read a model answer beforehand. That way I know how to analyze the fact pattern the professor has given me. This method hasn't failed me yet. And as someone else said earlier, Headings are your friend. The easier you make it to read for the professor, the more likely they will be able to find the points you have buried in a 25 page exam.

I should also add that by "model answer" I don't mean the crap in the supplements or what a professor writes. I mean a real model answer from a student written under time pressure. They're usually hard to find via google but definitely worth the glance.

I've found the commercial model answers always suck and bring up too much crap that is rule heavy and not analysis heavy. Bad way to write an exam.

Thanks so much! I will email you.

I should mention that I've already googled for outlines and the pickings were extremely slim. If anyone needs a Real Estate Transaction Outline or a Wills Outline I'm willing to trade.

Studying and Exam Taking / Re: Prep materials for first term exams?
« on: April 30, 2010, 12:39:03 AM »
Acing Civil Procedure by Spencer. THE best 25 bucks you'll ever spend. Completely geared toward helping you answer the essay questions. I'd supplement it with something a little heavier only if you have not been taking notes during class. Otherwise, this is gold.

Studying and Exam Taking / Re: Where to find study materials
« on: April 30, 2010, 12:37:27 AM » usually has a good collection of that stuff.


So I've read the book for immigration law (Legomsky) and I've gone to class. I just have NO freaking clue how to outline for this class. Our professor is a statutes heavy tester, and she told us the test is going to be pretty much like the hypos in the book, as in practically applying the statute to the situation. I really need an outline that does that. I'm usually a casebook heavy person and have been lost this whole semester regarding the immigration code. If someone could help me I would be forever grateful. Been trying to outline and I'm just flat out panicking. Never been so clueless about a subject before. Thanks in advance!

Studying and Exam Taking / Re: Alternative Civ Pro Supplements?
« on: May 02, 2009, 10:27:23 PM »
I highly HIGHLY recommend Acing Civil Procedures by Spencer. There's an invaluable checklist and the hypos are spot on. The only thing it doesn't cover is class actions, but other than that, it's gold. Helped me get through civ pro, and I never even cracked E&E or emmanuels. It's short too, and cheap. Small paperback at about 23 bucks. Check it out:

Studying and Exam Taking / What constitutes "good grades"?
« on: February 13, 2009, 01:50:04 PM »
My school hasn't ranked us yet as that won't happen until the end of the year, but I'm freaking out about staying in the top third of the class. I go to UNLV and they have a B curve. So in a B curve, what is considered a good grade/ very good grade? How much are B+ and A- really worth? It would be great if someone would tell me. I don't need specifics I just mean generally, if you were at a B curve school, what would grades mean to you? Also, what would be a very good GPA?

Studying and Exam Taking / Re: Torts: Trespass v case for 1L
« on: August 27, 2008, 11:17:06 AM »
Thanks so much for the help guys. You probably have a pretty good idea of how much I appreciate that clarification. :D

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