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Getting to Maybe

Getting to Maybe
« on: June 15, 2008, 04:54:15 AM »
For those you who who've read Getting to Maybe, do you feel it was worthwhile and/or beneficial?

Re: Getting to Maybe
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2008, 07:15:14 AM »
tag, I'm planning on reading it this summer.

Re: Getting to Maybe
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2008, 07:17:09 AM »
Yes - I think it is a helpful book.  I didn't read it until a few weeks before my SECOND semester exams, though ... but it was a lot of stuff I'd already figured out by then.  I would NOT recommend reading it before you start law school, though ... there are a lot of really specific examples that will mean NOTHING to you (about Contracts, torts, etc.) before you have learned some of them.  Save it for fall break!


Re: Getting to Maybe
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2008, 09:36:02 AM »
I am reading this book right now, seems pretty helpful.


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Re: Getting to Maybe
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2008, 09:55:59 AM »
It depends.  On one hand, it probably helped me focus my reasoning.  On the other, I might have figured out the same stuff without it and spent my time reading the actual material on which I was tested.

Re: Getting to Maybe
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2008, 10:17:50 AM »
I recommend it as well and I agree with Jhuen that it is best to wait until after school has begun to read it.  I also think fall break is a good place to read it.

Re: Getting to Maybe
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2008, 09:09:28 PM »
It is useful if you pay attention to the very specific warning in the book.
i.e. If your professor says something different, do what the PROFESSOR wants.

But I found the book helpful for the first round of exams.  I disagree about waiting till school starts.  I think that having an idea about what your end product should resemble will give you clues on what to look for during class.

I found that having an idea of what sort of stuff I would be writing on an exam helped me organize my notes and outlines in such a way as to make it easy to write exams.

I did fairly well my first year, not super-fantastic, but well enough for my purposes.

Re: Getting to Maybe
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2008, 03:43:34 PM »
Totally worth reading at least twice.  Lots of very sensible advice.