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a current student
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Michigan Class of 2011: where you should be

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Re: Michigan Class of 2011: where you should be
« Reply #2760 on: August 29, 2008, 04:33:22 PM »
There's a party tonight on Facebook - it said invite 1Ls, so you should go to that.

What a shitshow that's going to be.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2011: where you should be
« Reply #2761 on: August 29, 2008, 04:35:02 PM »
There's a party tonight on Facebook - it said invite 1Ls, so you should go to that.

What a shitshow that's going to be.

Agreed.

But are you going?

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Re: Michigan Class of 2011: where you should be
« Reply #2762 on: August 29, 2008, 05:34:28 PM »
I was kind of disappointed at being put in EFGH, since it seems that all the cool people on here are from MNOP.  But after talking to several MNOP 2Ls, I have officially decided, and they agreed, that EFGH is totally the new MNOP.  So I'm happy now.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2011: where you should be
« Reply #2763 on: August 29, 2008, 06:53:27 PM »
I was kind of disappointed at being put in EFGH, since it seems that all the cool people on here are from MNOP.  But after talking to several MNOP 2Ls, I have officially decided, and they agreed, that EFGH is totally the new MNOP.  So I'm happy now.

Yeah right... keep telling yourself that! MNOP is totally the bomb.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2011: where you should be
« Reply #2764 on: August 29, 2008, 08:17:59 PM »
I was kind of disappointed at being put in EFGH, since it seems that all the cool people on here are from MNOP.  But after talking to several MNOP 2Ls, I have officially decided, and they agreed, that EFGH is totally the new MNOP.  So I'm happy now.

Yeah right... keep telling yourself that! MNOP is totally the bomb.

Yeah, MNOP 2010 aka EFGH 2011

You need to give up, it became clear you were the new gunner section when a certain frog boy was put in there.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2011: where you should be
« Reply #2765 on: August 29, 2008, 11:55:24 PM »
What a shitshow that's going to be.

It was not that bad.  It was good times.

P.S.  Every single 2L/3L I've met here has been really cool. 

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« Reply #2766 on: August 30, 2008, 07:18:00 PM »
Agreed. Almost everyone at Michigan has been uber cool, with only a couple of isolated exceptions.

Kudos, Michigan!

Re: Michigan Class of 2011: where you should be
« Reply #2767 on: August 30, 2008, 07:41:49 PM »
Holy work! Is anybody else feeling swamped? How much time should this stuff be taking? What is a "normal" amount of time to study for a class?

Re: Michigan Class of 2011: where you should be
« Reply #2768 on: August 30, 2008, 09:07:47 PM »
Holy work! Is anybody else feeling swamped? How much time should this stuff be taking? What is a "normal" amount of time to study for a class?

You'll stop feeling that way in a few years.  Seriously, you'll eventually start to get through stuff more quickly, but the reading takes a while at first. 

It should generally take you at least a couple of hours of study for every hour of class--more on some days.  If you're feeling like there aren't enough hours in a day, you're in good company.

In the summer, I generally got to school at 7:00, went to my classes, read in between, and stayed in the library until 8:00 or 9:00.  Some days I would read more when I got home, and some days I would do a lot of screwing around because the reading was a little easier.  This semester, I'm going to try to do more side study when I have time (investigating some of the things that the reading deals with that I usually don't have time to worry about).

Re: Michigan Class of 2011: where you should be
« Reply #2769 on: August 30, 2008, 11:42:17 PM »
Holy work! Is anybody else feeling swamped? How much time should this stuff be taking? What is a "normal" amount of time to study for a class?

i think over summer, i spent at least a couple hours on each course like ender. but it gets faster and you learn you don't need to know every single detail of each case. bear in mind though our classes were longer in length, and thus we probably had more reading assigned per day than you will have. how long you spend on reading will also depend on what work you do on the side. if you type up notes as you read, expect to spend a longer time on each reading. i preferred book briefing, but near the end I didn't even do that and opted to spend most of my time with supplements.