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Re: Do u get called on once or more than once???
« Reply #80 on: September 01, 2006, 01:08:18 AM »
our profs singled out one guy and put him on call for every single class within the first week. When we protested, they denied conspiracy. Bull. Their purpose was to put everone on notice.  :-X

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Re: Do u get called on once or more than once???
« Reply #81 on: September 03, 2006, 09:42:14 AM »
What have you people seen happen when somebody gets called on, they are not prepared, etc. 

Funniest thing I ever saw was a buddy who got called on in Ks and had actually brought a commercial brief to class.  The Prof did a double-take and said, "Is that a commercial brief?  I have never seen someone bring one to class."

Ouch!

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Re: Do u get called on once or more than once???
« Reply #82 on: September 05, 2006, 01:35:08 PM »
I have three classes where the professor goes all Socratic on people randomly, 2 or 3 people per class.  So far I've gotten called on in two of those three classes, and the semster is six days old.
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Re: Do u get called on once or more than once???
« Reply #83 on: September 11, 2006, 03:29:48 PM »
Wow, I hope you have relatively small classes. If not, you have very bad luck!

I have three classes where the professor goes all Socratic on people randomly, 2 or 3 people per class.  So far I've gotten called on in two of those three classes, and the semster is six days old.
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Re: Do u get called on once or more than once???
« Reply #84 on: September 11, 2006, 08:55:55 PM »
About 35 in one, and about 70 in the other.  And yeah, I just have bad luck.  :)
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Re: Do u get called on once or more than once???
« Reply #85 on: November 20, 2006, 03:09:11 PM »
It's now the end of the semester... I've gotten called on once in each class.

Seems like the more you raise your hand, the less you get called on.

Contracts is the worst. He calls on one person for the entire class period (1 hour and 45 minutes) and has them stand up. He then asks only that person questions and has them brief about five cases.  :o That was fun.

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Re: Do u get called on once or more than once???
« Reply #86 on: November 20, 2006, 03:39:42 PM »
I been called on once in torts for about 30 minutes, 5 times in civ pro, and havent been alled on in property or crim law

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Re: Do u get called on once or more than once???
« Reply #87 on: November 23, 2006, 08:05:10 PM »

Socrates suffered from ADD


Can anyone confirm this?

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Re: Do u get called on once or more than once???
« Reply #88 on: November 24, 2006, 02:04:52 PM »
leave your name off the seating chart - u'll never get called on - profs rarely reference the seating chart against the class roster

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Re: Do u get called on once or more than once???
« Reply #89 on: November 24, 2006, 04:31:21 PM »
I have yet to get cold called (two of my three doctrinal profs don't do cold calls), but I have to say that when my civ pro professor calls on others and they're not prepared, it is one of the most uncomfortable feelings there is.  She doesn't yell, she just stands at the front of the room.  Meanwhile, the silence in the class is absolutely deafening.  Finally, after about a minute or two, she asks "Are you prepared today?" As if it wasn't obvious that the moron is not prepared.  I think I'd much rather have a screamer.