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Just started outlining now

Just started outlining now
« on: April 24, 2009, 06:36:17 PM »
and exams are May 11. Kill self, or any study tips to survive? Yipes.

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Re: Just started outlining now
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2009, 06:38:54 PM »
I think you may be at the point where making your own outline isn't worth it anymore. Try to find old outlines and a good hornbook.

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Re: Just started outlining now
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2009, 12:52:21 AM »
For what it's worth, I know a ton of people (myself included) that have been slacking hard on outlining this semester. Guess the sense of urgency from last semester just isn't there anymore.

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Re: Just started outlining now
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2009, 01:48:55 AM »
For what it's worth, I know a ton of people (myself included) that have been slacking hard on outlining this semester. Guess the sense of urgency from last semester just isn't there anymore.

Same here. Complacency from last semester's grades will do that.

I did the same thing last semester though. OP, most people are still outlining at this point. No worries.

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Re: Just started outlining now
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2009, 11:41:10 AM »
I think you may be at the point where making your own outline isn't worth it anymore. Try to find old outlines and a good hornbook.

Agreed on getting an old outline from someone who had your prof in the last year or so.  Then spend a day or so updating it thoroughly.  Updating serves 2 purposes - first, you make sure the outline actually covers what you did in class, and second, it serves as a pretty good review of the material (which is sort of the point of outlining to begin with).

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Re: Just started outlining now
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2009, 12:14:22 PM »
Get an old outline and then do your own using the old outline as a guide.  For me, by the time I get done outlining I feel pretty prepared for the exam.  Just need to take a few old practice exams to fine tune any rough edges. 

I know a lot of people who get really good grades who outline up til the day before the exam.

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Re: Just started outlining now
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2009, 02:38:57 PM »
old class outline + your own notes from class + gilberts (for clarification and gap-filling) = you'll be just fine.

Re: Just started outlining now
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2009, 02:42:32 PM »
I intentionally waited to start my outlining until about this time last semester. While I'm having a harder time getting myself to start this time around, I'm sure you'll be fine. For reference, my first final exam is a week from Monday, but that exam is closed-book and doing a comprehensive outline wouldn't be terribly helpful.

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Re: Just started outlining now
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2009, 02:52:25 PM »
Just started outlining today. Finals start in a week. Wah-hey!

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Re: Just started outlining now
« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2009, 04:42:53 PM »
I started a few days ago.  Exams start a week from Monday.  You can do it.