my study group consisted of 2 other people. We did our own outlines, but just started talking about the whole course from beginning to end - we put in 10 hour days - we were fortunate enough to have 2 - 3 days between finals. I found I needed to see the info, hear the info, write the info, and talk about the info. I was fortunate because the other 2 people also found that this system worked for them. But then again, everyone is very different. I think it is a waste to have a study group to prepare for class, but will try and do review sessions with my group every Friday morning just to make sure we are all getting teh same info out of classes.
I was petrified about being put on probation - I don't know if I put it on this post, but my school puts you on probation at 2.5 and you are out 2.1. I don't want to hear how unfair it is for a T4 to do this, blah blah blah. THis is the school that I am at, and there is nothing I can do about it. Everyone told me I would be fine, and I didn't believe them. And lo and behold they were right. The funny thing is my best grades were in Legal Writing and Civ Pro, both of which I struggled with during the semester. I had been out of school for 15 years, so my writing skills are more than rusty.... Torts was my worst grade, which seemed like the easiest class to me, so you just never know.
We were lucky enough to get our grades by Dec 16 - I can't imagine not knowing until January!!!