Thursday, November 30, 2006

One Down

I had my Civil Procedure final Tuesday. Wednesday I was so tired I could barely study for Contracts today. I went to bed at 8pm and didn't get up until Mr. D dragged me out of bed at 6am.

Mr. D's been kind of worried about me. He says I seem really defeated.

In the old days (because it DOES feel like eons ago), when I would finish a test, I would feel like a champion. I would have complete confidence in myself. I'd feel like a champion, like I'd kicked that test's ass.

My non-law school acquaintances eagerly ask me how I did on my test. My reply is, "Well, I don't think I failed it."

This feeling sort of reminds me of how I felt after my first upper level history exam. I made a B+ and my study partner made a C. Neither of us had made such low grades on essay exams before. We got our grades back, reconfigured our study strategy and I made an A+ on my final in that class.

The Torts tutor gave us a finals study schedule that began the month before school ended. We were supposed to study for the last final 3-5 hours a day for that week, then switch to the second to last final the next week, etc. Well, that week sucked for me study-wise. It took me that week to figure out how I wanted to prepare. My second week was better. By the third and fourth week I had my plan down. That was Contracts and Civil Procedure. I still didn't feel prepared enough for Civil Procedure.

I'm worried about Crim Law and Torts. They're on Monday and Wednesday, only three days after this.

Like I said earlier, I don't think I'll fail. But that's all I think. It makes me sad.

I know what to do for next semester to feel more prepared by this point. I feel confident that by then I'll be able to do far better.

Unfortunately, everything seems to ride on this semester. That stinks.

I'm a good student. I work hard and study a lot. I just need to focus the whole semester on preparing for the exam.

And don't get me started on how almost nothing in class helped me for the exam.


Stare Decisis said...

My experience in law school has been that the worse I feel when the final is over, the better I did in terms of the grade. I don't know why this is true, but I hope it's some consolation.

Butterflyfish said...

God I am feeling the same way. I'd really like law school... if it weren't for the effing zams

Spectacles said...

As long as you put in the time, you will be ok. And by the sounds of it I think you will be fine. Top 10

Anonymous said...

Law School = Oxymoron

Anonymous said...

Oh Civ Pro. I just got out of my final about six hours ago. This is the ONE class that I felt like I knew the material best in, but ironically felt worse after turning in the exam than I have for the other two I've already had. How many credits is Civ Pro worth for you?? My only consolation is that it's only worth 2 this semester, and then three next semester, so my impending bad grade won't affect me as much as my other finals.