ive read advice to take as many practice tests from your teacher as possible. how are these tests made available? do schools stockpile old tests and allow their students to access them? if so that seems a little strange, almost like encouraging the same actions that fraternities do in undergrad. granted the tests wont be exactly the same but it still seems a little strange to me. or am i wrong in thinking that you can access these tests through the schools? is there another way of gaining this kind of info?
oh, and also, why have i heard so much talk of 1L's being so scared about their first set of finals because they dont know what to expect. i can understand anxiety about your first tests and being nervous about how much value is placed on them for your grade, but if sample tests are available, then why is it that people get scarred and say they dont know what to expect, etc.