Just be aware that when Nov. hits, it all hits the fan, and the craziness begins.
hey sort of off-topic but i'm beginning my outlines now and i don't really have the slighest clue as to what i'm doing.basically i'm going on a case by case basis comparing what i have briefed with the notes that i've taken in class and outlining a very brief description of the facts (usually four or five words to remind me what the case was about, ex: boat damages pier, private necessity)followed by a brief description of the legal principleis this the general idea?i've seeen elsewhere on this site discussion of "outlines" that take up over 100 pages - this seems semi-ridiculous to me as the totality of my case briefings per class probably will amount to 100 pages or so .... i'm looking to keep my outlines in the 15 page region - but then again, i really have no clue about what i'm doingany suggestions as an experienced and weathered 2L about putting together outlines?
typical outline is about 50 pages or so.
Hello all: I am in the begining of my 2nd month of my 1L 1st semester. I feel lost, frightened, and rather confused at all times. I study at the library about 7 hours a night on avg, (2pm - 9 or 10) and on the weekends spend my days there. I feel as if I am not catching the socratic method and feel almost bogged down with the material as the teacher doesnt necc. say much towards it but allows people to kind of compass their way to a possible answer. I dont sleep much, my smoking habit that was all but gone has flared to a pack a day, and I barely eat. I find it difficult to concentrate and have a sinking feeling and extreme fear of failure. Being completely honest here. I read all of my stuff, stay slightly ahead, and when I study in my study group and were orally going over the material, Im quite quick and it s hows that the material is sinking in, but in class, I feel lost, and far too tempted by the internet. I tend to turn of my WLAN so that I dont have the option to surf. I have study guides and notecards that really help me understand, but once again, teh class methods just throw me off. My favorite classes are civ pro and writing, I dislike torts and contracts mostly because my teachers seem more disinterested in the subject matter than the stoner in the back row... Id greatly appreciate any advice you guys can give to help me out in getting over these rather unpleasant and foreboding feelings. I dont like it and would really like to succeed in this endeavor. Please Advise.