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I've heard of friends having finals where they are being tested on citations and stuff- but not on the ability to brief. Sorry, that kinda sucks. At least you are done today - I still have to memorize pages and pages of statutes cuz my professor doesn't want to provide us with any of that kinda stuff for our final on monday, and wants us to cite them specifically. But anyway - congrats to people making it through their first semester. I'm almost there.

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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: What to do when friends go crazy with exams?
« on: December 14, 2007, 03:39:33 PM »
Yeah, either get a different study group, or just don't use a study group at all. I stopped going to meeting after my first exam and I feel that I have become a lot less stressed and a lot more productive. There's one kid i've been friendly with all year, and now when he comes anywhere near me i start to stress out. Try to surround yourself with people who don't outwardly or obviously project that kind of vibe - its really contagious - especially right now at semester's end. However if you feel the need to meet with people - try calling up one of your friends and doing it one on one - I find this to be easier, more respectful, and a lot less stressful - even though you are sacrificing a couple other opinions...

However, as a disclaimer: I am just a silly 1L and this plan may not ACTUALLY be working for me. But i am having a much easier time getting through exams now that i have seperated myself from stressful people.

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General Board / Re: sick of it yet?
« on: December 12, 2007, 08:21:44 PM »
I can't believe people are still saying they like law school...I didn't hate it during the year, but I didn't like it either. I can't stand it right now. 5 More days to freedom...

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General Board / Re: Any Hope for Hopeless Situation?
« on: December 11, 2007, 05:58:08 PM »
good to know that finishing an exam early isnt the worst thing in the world - finished an hour early yesterday and everyone around me was still hammering away at their keyboards - it sucks cuz it gets you thinking "oh man, either I'm an idiot and I missed a bunch of stuff, or i was just really prepared..." inevitably you just assume you missed something. Oh well, over now, can't go back and change it.

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11. not in the amount I will be consuming - which will be about 1/4 of what I would have consumed a year ago. But i'm pretty sure my tolerance has dropped about 70% - i'll probably regret it. Oh well

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tried to again today - completely impossible - study group met for 15 minutes then disbanded cuz our brains did not function

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tried to do it after torts, for civ pro - lasted about 10 minutes cuz my brain was mush - so i watched tv instead - but i have to try it again tomorrow after civ pro to get a start on property - i'll let you know how that goes.

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General Board / Re: Any Hope for Hopeless Situation?
« on: December 08, 2007, 11:55:53 AM »
Like I qualified TWICE in my post, I didn't mean for it to be a put-down or anything like that (since you quoted me there, completely out of context) I just don't think law school is for everyone - and personally I often doubt whether or not it is for me. All I was saying was that if you feel like its too much for you - then maybe it is? I'm not passing judgment - I just think everyone should evaluate what they are doing once in a while. I hope nothing but the best for the OP, and again, did not mean to be discouraging.

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General Board / Re: Any Hope for Hopeless Situation?
« on: December 08, 2007, 10:18:57 AM »
Unfortunately, your Dean, and your professor will probably not be very sympathetic. I have a teacher that mentioned that these sorts of things happen to some people and they will be given the grade that they deserve. However, the teacher also mentioned that she has had students fail her exams, then come back the next semester and do much much better. The point is that this could go two ways: (1) you take it as motivation to improve yourself, get your nerves together and work even harder next semester to make up for it, or (2) If its just too much for you to handle (which is completely understandable) this may tell you to follow another path.

I am not trying to be harsh at all...maybe the teachers are right about students who can't handle the pressure, and maybe they are wrong. I feel from your post that you take this very seriously, unfortunately you probably will not be able to have the grade dropped - so take it as a learning experience and try to do better next time. Good Luck!

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General Board / Re: Using your outline on finals
« on: December 07, 2007, 07:41:31 PM »
further down as in T3/T4...or as in not T25?

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