Friday, November 03, 2006

And We're Back!

Okay, sick of worrying about people at school reading my blog. If you're in my section and you read this, you're probably sick and tired of the same people I am.

Anyway, back to more important issues....
Exams are rapidly approaching.

Oh, ye wiser 2L's and 3L's, share your exam preparation tips and exam taking tips for a lowly, humble 1L who wants to make good grades.

My outlines are all current. I have Emanuel's outlines and all the E&E's. I've read most all of all of them.

Why is it that I'm having so much trouble getting myself to study? I don't want to work on this stupid memo, either.

Mostly, I'd just like to sleep.



Butterflyfish said...

>>>My outlines are all current....E&E's.... I've read most of all of them.

Yeah, you're doing a damn sight better than me. As a lowly 1L myself, the only advice I can give you is get hold of old exams and start practicing them... I'm not doing enough of that and it shows.

>>>Why is it that I'm having so much trouble getting myself to study?

Emapthy hug! Same boat.

Glad you're back on. Screw 'em anyway.

CM said...

You can find many, many exam tips in the archives of the various 2/3L blogs. A particularly good one, which you might not have seen because she graduated and stopped blogging, is Letters of Marque (google it).

My advice: get as many practice exams as you can and do them. (I mean past years' exams from the same professor.) If you can, review the answers to one of them with the prof to get a sense of what s/he wants. Get your friends to do some closer to exam time, and get together to review your answers. This was the most helpful thing for me.

It might be a little early to start doing this now, but I would suggest at least getting your hands on an old exam for each class and reading it, so you have an idea of what it will be like. They can vary wildly depending on the professor.

Another thing that really helped me was talking to 2/3Ls who had the same professors during their 1L year, and asking them for specific tips about those classes.

My biggest tip: sleep now! You will get stressed enough the closer exams come -- try to put off the stress while you can. Good luck, you'll be fine.

Stare Decisis said...

I second CM on the tip to find Letters of Marque, as well as on doing practice exams. My best suggestion for how to study is that it's not enough to know the rule, you have to think about how it will show up in a fact pattern, whether it's an essay or a multiple choice question. And also: be sure to take time to relax - watch TV, read some fiction, etc.

Anonymous said...

Glad to have you back! :)

I third the practice exams advice, wholeheartedly. It is especially to either go over them with the professor or compare it with a model answer released by the professor.

Examples and Explanations are amazing study guides, in general.

Anonymous said...

How the heck have you had time to not only be up to date on outlining and read all those E & E's? My school has 30 pages per class of reading per day minimum. That's 150 pages. Do you sleep at all???