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Re: 1L Advice
« Reply #260 on: October 11, 2006, 11:15:29 AM »
I write my casebook notes in the margains of the book, and then go back and add it into an outline based on class notes.  I'm just a 1L, so we'll see how well it works...
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« Reply #261 on: October 11, 2006, 03:56:50 PM »
I write my casebook notes in the margains of the book, and then go back and add it into an outline based on class notes.  I'm just a 1L, so we'll see how well it works...

Sounds excellent if you do it religiously! 
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« Reply #262 on: December 29, 2006, 02:11:30 PM »
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Re: 1L Advice
« Reply #263 on: January 02, 2007, 09:49:44 PM »
I don't remember if I put this advice anywhere, but here it is:

Make a play list for your exam.  Make it 30 minutes shorter than the alloted exam period.  Then, study with the playlist for at least a month.  The songs will help refresh your mind and put it in the same frame as when you were studying PLUS the songs will screen out distracting typing and other sounds while you are taking your exam.  I couldn't study with music on for the first month or so because the reading was so demanding, but I did for the month before the exam.

By making the play list 30 minutes shorter than the alloted exam time, I knew I was almost out of time when the play list started to repeat.  It put me on notice that I needed to wrap things up.  I didn't use the music the whole exam period, but I did once people started typing.
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« Reply #264 on: January 02, 2007, 09:52:33 PM »
we werent allowed to have any cd players, ipods, etc in the exam room.  we typists had to use software that locked out the rest of our systems.   :P
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« Reply #265 on: January 02, 2007, 09:54:19 PM »
That SUCKS!  We had people listening to music even on closed book exams.  W&M doesn't lock anything down.  It is all honor code.  They juswt trust us not to cheat or have our iPod playing a recording of LEEWS or whatever.   :D
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Re: 1L Advice
« Reply #266 on: January 02, 2007, 10:01:10 PM »
We all found it surprising that W&M really does just trust us.  We can take closed book exams out of the exam room and write them anywhere we want.  Lots of students write the exam in the library rather than the exam room.  Computers aren't locked down and there are no proctors or anything.  We can listen to music.  It is pretty nifty.
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« Reply #267 on: January 02, 2007, 10:03:00 PM »
That SUCKS!  We had people listening to music even on closed book exams.  W&M doesn't lock anything down.  It is all honor code.  They juswt trust us not to cheat or have our iPod playing a recording of LEEWS or whatever.   :D

I found it vaguely insulting that our school has us under an honor code and then acts as if we'll disobey it -- open-book in-class exams using lock-down software, no music, etc.


no *&^%.  its like 'we absolutely think you will cheat'
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« Reply #268 on: January 02, 2007, 10:03:24 PM »
I don't think it's typical for schools to allow MP3 players during exams. We just got earplugs from the SBA to block out the typing noise. We also have to use the crappy exam softare because IT claims that people lose to much data with word, even though you can set it to autosave just as often as ShitExam.  :-\ The blasted thing tends to crash when you use spellcheck or word count, so I don't see how it's really an improvement on Word.

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« Reply #269 on: January 02, 2007, 10:09:33 PM »
we had an open book/computer exam, and it crashed when i tried to cut and paste from one of my outlines.  i hate it.
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