Hey everyone. Just finished my first exam this morning - torts.
Set-up - 6 "short" answer questions in 3 1/2 hours.
Now, torts has been my absolute favorite subject all semester, and I studied and felt like I knew everything, but I thought the exam was VERY hard. Everyone agrees that it was difficult, and seemed to have some random things in there, and NOT some things that we had studied a lot in class. Blah.
I felt it was hard, but I gave it my all, and finished in time.
But now I just feel so AWFUL about it. Probably b/c I couldn't help but overhear others post mortem-ing and realized that not only had I missed a couple things (which I assumed I would), but I think I got a couple things WRONG (just due to stress and not reading correctly ... stupid contractor/subcontractor respondeat superior thing that I do NOT want to go into!) But, on the other hand, a couple people didn't even finish the exam ... so ... I don't know.
And now I just feel super depressed and like I want to cry, but I've got to get ready for civ pro, con law, and contracts (you know the deal!)
How can I shake this feeling?
I keep telling myself that it doesn't matter ... and even if you are in the bottom percentage of the class you can still be a lawyer, but ... you know, it's just so hard, b/c none of us are used to failure (in terms of grades). I'm afraid that I will do horribly (like ... below the gentleman's C even).
Am I just freaking out too much? How do I shake this feeling and get over it? I'm never usually like this ... usually I'm like "it's out of my hands, so oh well!" .... ughhhhh.