As the title indicates, I'm going to deviate from my schedule today (actually I do that a lot, just not intentionally). I need to find a way to write an essay here at home in one hour. At this point, I would be happy if I could somehow write one in two hours.
I sat down yesterday at noon to write the 1st essay from the July '06 CA Bar Exam. Five hours later I was still working on it. I'm real happy with the content in that it would likely get an excellent grade from one of my profs. The challenge obviously is that I would be turning it in to the cleaning people if I took that long to write in on a final exam.
Don't misunderstand me, I get good grades when I write them at school under test conditions. It's just that, being something of an anal retentive perfectionist, I'm never satisfied with the rule, it's relation to the facts, my analysis, and all of it together. These days it's the critical eyes of the Bar graders I feel peering over my shoulder. No matter what I write I imagine them scribbling a 50 on it, muttering to themselves "conclusionary", then moving on.
Does anybody have any tips on holding one's own feet to the fire regarding this issue?
I'm going to finish it this morning. The negligence analysis for Mark is almost complete so it should be clear sailing from here. But six total hours for a one hour essay is not going to cut it.
Did I say "blah"?
Or rather, as the Captain from the original 1947 version of "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir" would say, "Blast! Blast! Blast! Blast!"
Hey.... that makes sense here because I'm engaged in an ultrahazardous and/or abnormally dangerous activity.
Heh... get it? "Blast"? I'm "Blast"-ing?
Okay, I apologize. It's back to work for me now.