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Which of these guys would you love to be with??

Matt Damon- yummy
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Ben Affleck- ya, no more Jennifer
 2 (22.2%)
Richard Gere, Who cares about the gerbil
 1 (11.1%)
Denzel Washington, hmm hmm good
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George Clooney, i'll take you away from being single
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Donald Trump, lets go shopping
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My current boyfriend , husband, fiance
 3 (33.3%)
My Ex, why can't we be together still
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carrie

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Best study method
« on: March 16, 2005, 07:41:59 PM »
What would all you pro's recommend?

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Re: Best study method
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2005, 08:15:00 PM »
Good question!!

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Re: Best study method
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2005, 10:38:53 PM »
Outline. I either try to keep up with my outlines over the course of the semester, or if that is not possible b/c of time constraints, I at least try to have them done at least two weeks before my study period.

I study my outline in chunks. Example to explain my process to you is how I handled my 1L class in Torts.

I separate the specific class into topics (ex: Torts: Intentional Torts first). Under intentional torts, I study each tort separately (battery, then assault, then IIED, etc.). I make sure I know each specific intentional tort separately and then make sure I know intentional torts as a whole. Then I move on to the next topic in that course (ex: negligence). I study each element of negligence separately and then together as a whole. And so on, and so forth.

It usually takes me three days per class to learn an entire class outline for my final exam. I pretty much learn it to the extent that I can recall the entire thing from memory.

If you have any other questions, email me.

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Re: Best study method
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2005, 11:10:12 PM »
You go girl! I just commended you! :-*

Outline. I either try to keep up with my outlines over the course of the semester, or if that is not possible b/c of time constraints, I at least try to have them done at least two weeks before my study period.

I study my outline in chunks. Example to explain my process to you is how I handled my 1L class in Torts.

I separate the specific class into topics (ex: Torts: Intentional Torts first). Under intentional torts, I study each tort separately (battery, then assault, then IIED, etc.). I make sure I know each specific intentional tort separately and then make sure I know intentional torts as a whole. Then I move on to the next topic in that course (ex: negligence). I study each element of negligence separately and then together as a whole. And so on, and so forth.

It usually takes me three days per class to learn an entire class outline for my final exam. I pretty much learn it to the extent that I can recall the entire thing from memory.

If you have any other questions, email me.

LawGirl

carrie

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Re: Best study method
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2005, 11:14:18 PM »
So did I!  18!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D


You go girl! I just commended you! :-*

Outline. I either try to keep up with my outlines over the course of the semester, or if that is not possible b/c of time constraints, I at least try to have them done at least two weeks before my study period.

I study my outline in chunks. Example to explain my process to you is how I handled my 1L class in Torts.

I separate the specific class into topics (ex: Torts: Intentional Torts first). Under intentional torts, I study each tort separately (battery, then assault, then IIED, etc.). I make sure I know each specific intentional tort separately and then make sure I know intentional torts as a whole. Then I move on to the next topic in that course (ex: negligence). I study each element of negligence separately and then together as a whole. And so on, and so forth.

It usually takes me three days per class to learn an entire class outline for my final exam. I pretty much learn it to the extent that I can recall the entire thing from memory.

If you have any other questions, email me.

LawGirl

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Re: Best study method
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2005, 11:41:06 PM »
LOL. Thanks!!!  ;D

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Re: Best study method
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2005, 06:31:41 PM »
Practice exam writing.  Look at old exams from your profs.  You may know your law but if you cannot put it down in your "blue book" then you will be SOL.

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Re: Best study method
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2005, 09:27:42 PM »
Practice exam writing.  Look at old exams from your profs.  You may know your law but if you cannot put it down in your "blue book" then you will be SOL.

I don't do it (and I know I should) but it hasn't hurt me. For some reason, I seem to do fine without doing it. I think it was the training my law school gave me during 1L year prior to exams, but not all schools do what they do for new students.

BUT, I would still highly recommend it anyway, especially for 1L's.

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Re: Best study method
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2005, 09:09:33 PM »
Any books, etc., you can recommend for pre-law students to practice their outlining amongst other things?

Outline. I either try to keep up with my outlines over the course of the semester, or if that is not possible b/c of time constraints, I at least try to have them done at least two weeks before my study period.

I study my outline in chunks. Example to explain my process to you is how I handled my 1L class in Torts.

I separate the specific class into topics (ex: Torts: Intentional Torts first). Under intentional torts, I study each tort separately (battery, then assault, then IIED, etc.). I make sure I know each specific intentional tort separately and then make sure I know intentional torts as a whole. Then I move on to the next topic in that course (ex: negligence). I study each element of negligence separately and then together as a whole. And so on, and so forth.

It usually takes me three days per class to learn an entire class outline for my final exam. I pretty much learn it to the extent that I can recall the entire thing from memory.

If you have any other questions, email me.

LawGirl

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Re: Best study method
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2005, 12:15:25 AM »
Lawgirl, where do you go that prepped you so well in terms of exam-taking?