Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Wow... has it really .....?!?!?

Okay. I know. Silence is Golden. Sometimes.

I'm silent these days because I've been sequestering myself in a spare office, in a friend's law office, surrounded by outlines and old essays, with no internet access.

I figured the best way to study these last few weeks was to insulate myself (almost) completely from the real world. So far, so ... insulated.

Hey, look, the sun is shining today!

Now, it's time to get back over to my remote study dungeon.

Happy studying/practicing/cramming!


Anonymous said...

Just a question...are you memorizing the law for each subject for the essays or just reading outlines and/or old essays. A tutor asked me to memorize all of them ,one by one, re -reviewing what wa aalready memorized each day. Its tough, but maybe it will work, as long as it stays in your head and you identify the issues. Let me know what you guys think. Anything in these last few days will help.

Anonymous said...

Anon 12:04:

Obviously, everyone studies differently, but I would suggest doing some memorizing - knowing the "concepts" is useful, but having pre-memorized nuggets for the essays is pretty helpful too. Bonus: memorizing a digestible outline will pretty much double as a conceptual review!

If you haven't started memorizing yet, I would at least memorize PR (you can't miss - it's on every test!)

Weezy said...

GP, no explanation needed!
I did the same thing last year as I sequestered myself to my bedroom. It was really for the best. No distractions. Just law. Occasionally, a family member would leave food or check if I was still breathing.

Keeping doing what you need to do!

Good luck!!!

Alli said...

To Anon 12:04. I took the bar in Feb 08 and missed by 30 points because I bombed the MBEs. I spent so much time focusing on doing essays and MBEs (per Barbri's instructions), I forgot to simply make sure I knew the law and all of the nuances, which is necessary for the MBEs. This time (I skipped July), I stopped doing essays on Monday and have spent the last few days simply memorizing and rewriting my flash cards. I do two subjects a day. It's tedious and my hand hurts something fierce, but it's the one thing I'm doing differently this time and I wish I had one it the first time. I figure that at this point, I can either write a passing essay or I can't. Moreover, I started doing MBEs in November (!!) and am burning out on them. This is a nice break to the monotony of multiple choice and essays from the last few weeks. Finally, I took BarGraders this time, and I if I learned nothing else, I learned that they are in fact sticklers for accurate statements of the law. BarBri tells people to make it up, but I don't think that's wise. Anyway, that's my two cents.

Anonymous said...

After missing the bar by three points last time, I am not sure what else I can do but continue what got me close and hope that the questions are frindly. In a strange way I am less stressed because I have no delusions that bar passage will matter that much in this job market. Sad to say we may be at the point of applying for clerk jobs even with a license, but good luck to all and let's hope the economy gets back on track.

Anonymous said...

"It is not work that kills men, it is worry. Work is healthy; you can hardly put more on a man than he can bear. But worry is rust upon the blade. It is not movement that destroys the machinery, but friction."

-Henry Ward Beecher

Good luck to all of you taking the California Bar this time around. I feel for each and every one of you.

Anonymous said...

Best of luck to you GP, I know this will be your bar. Sending you positive energy all the way from San Francisco.

jaybad said...

It's been crazy. My head feels like its exploding. All the subjects are starting to merge together. All I can do, is procrastinate, because I'm afraid to study more!!! Yet, I know I'm three days away. Breathe....

Anonymous said...

GP - Just wanted to send you my best wishes. Good luck on the exam! ~VA bar girl

Anonymous said...

Hi GP!
4 days to go...just think a week from today you will be DONE! Unless of course you have special accommodations.

But best of luck! We are all rooting for you!

Anonymous said...

grand poobah,
you the Man, man!
I can't wait til we say good riddance to this damn thing-
lets get pumped! and do this thing!
See you on the other side friend,
and best of bars to the rest of you,

I hope we never see the likes of us here again,
and I mean that in the best possible way

-Stranded and studyin' in the Sierras, in a deep hole of civ pro back with contracts, wills and torts (the faint strains of my daughter's Mamma Mia DVD in the distance-
when thisis over I'm gonna b the SuperTrouper Dancing Queen!!!)

kris said...

All the best!

Green Street said...

Rock the boat GP! We are rooting for you all the time. Make us proud.

Anonymous said...

Stay focused and relaxed. You can do it! I too am about to take bar, and it is nice to see that I am not alone in this journey!!!! Good luck! Stay relaxed!

Anonymous said...

Best of luck to all of you. Sending you my good wishes.

Anonymous said...

Good Luck! I'm taking it for the 7th time on Tuesday, and this will be the last time for all of us! We can do it! Hang in there!