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Dicta

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Contracts exam
« on: November 14, 2004, 09:49:48 PM »
Ok, I am in a blind, sweaty panic about the Contracts exam.
I am certain I am going to bomb it.
I just don't get the big picture....I can't tie it all together.
I'm screwed!
Susan ???
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Re: Contracts exam
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2004, 09:55:08 AM »
Deep breaths, then panic.
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Re: Contracts exam
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2004, 10:45:25 AM »
Ok, I am in a blind, sweaty panic about the Contracts exam.
I am certain I am going to bomb it.
I just don't get the big picture....I can't tie it all together.
I'm screwed!

Check out "Murray on Contracts" Professor Lewis has provided in the library.  It should be helpful.

http://bookstore.lexis.com/bookstore/catalog?action=product&prod_id=10850&cat_id=L&pcat_id=114&pub_id=

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Re: Contracts exam
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2004, 11:57:33 AM »
What is Murray on Contracts? A book? A study guide?

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Re: Contracts exam
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2004, 12:12:47 PM »
First of all...get it together!  Calm down!  Perhaps try studying w/JeffJoe and bounce ideas and hypos around.  I'll email you my contracts outline if need be!  Then look around for old exams and model answers.  You are smart!  You can do it!

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Re: Contracts exam
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2004, 01:25:45 PM »
What is Murray on Contracts? A book? A study guide?

Looks like a hornbook to me.

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Re: Contracts exam
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2004, 03:28:23 PM »
Thanks 1LWhit. You are always so positive. I took a practice test last night and REALLY bombed!
It's like I understand each case and the black letter law, but I can't really compare them...I will get my outline together by the end of this week. I think that will help tremendously, but I am still flipped.
And thanks Chuck for the reminder about the book, I had forgotten about that.
And Jeff, well, ahem.....


First of all...get it together!  Calm down!  Perhaps try studying w/JeffJoe and bounce ideas and hypos around.  I'll email you my contracts outline if need be!  Then look around for old exams and model answers.  You are smart!  You can do it!
Until you go too far, you will never know how far you can go.
TS Eliot (poorly paraphrased by myself)

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Re: Contracts exam
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2004, 04:49:14 PM »
Get the practice test out of your mind. It would be normal to struggle on practice tests if you haven't completed your outlines and studied them by trying to understand the big picture.

First, finish your outline. Then, piece it out into sections and study it in sections. Study offer first, then study acceptance, and then study consideration. Then stop and don't go any further. Don't do any practice exams or multiple choice questions yet. Go back over all three again separately and then as a whole and see how they interact. Group your outline into sections: study the sections individually and then study them as a whole. It makes it easier if you piece sections out because then it doesn't seem so overwhelming. Once you have studied each section individually and then as a whole, and once you start to see how it all comes together, then start doing the practice exams. You should find a big difference.

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Re: Contracts exam
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2004, 11:38:28 PM »
 As always, level headed soothing advice lawgirl.
If I ever get into a legal jam, I am calling YOU! Seriously, would you represent me in Tenn?
Please take the Tennessee bar!
What kind of law are you thinking of practicing?
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Re: Contracts exam
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2004, 11:53:48 AM »
what is a hornbook again?