thanks. One more question for those willing to give feedback. I've slipped a little in my civ pro outlining. A 2L who had the same prof. last year sent me her huge outline, as well as a skeleton outline. I'm thinking about using a big chunk of her larger outline and then cutting it down in my own way, in the interest of time. Does any one think this is REALLY harmful? I've gone through and made sure all of her info is correct and am inserting things here and there, but this seems like a major time save so i can focus on doing practice questions and outlining for all other classes. Thought?
i''m doing this now and i really don't care what anyone says, whether it be good or bad. my only advice is make sure that person did well and the outline is 100% correct and be sure to add any new things your professor may have added/changed from the year prior.
i changed some things but for the most part i've just simply memorized their outline. people say the process of making an outline is where you learn the material, and i can see that it is valid for many people, but it isn't necessary. i have no problem committing things to memory if i want to; i just sit down, and memorize the outlines cold. i know the law, and i know the things brought up in class. i've saved so much time that way (took me about 2-3 full days to go through and memorize an outline) and i just need to focus on applying it on an exam. if i don't do well on exams, it won't be because of the outline, that's for sure.
Yea, I'm doing the same, but going even further for one of my classes. I'm not going to do my own outline and I'm not going to read anymore for the class either. I'm not sure how awful of an idea this is but here's my reasoning if anyone can see any flaws in my plan. The professor pretty much lectures straight from the book, so everything in the book is covered in class. And he's been teaching the class for 10 years so his class hasn't changed at all in the past few years. And he talks slow enough that you can write down exactly what's said. So the outline I have from someone who got an A in the class last year covers the book and his lecture pretty much word for word but just in a much prettier and organized format than I can.
I don't really learn by writing down stuff from outlines myself, but learn much more better by doing practice tests, so I'm just going to do a ton of practice tests with the time I save not reading or outlining on my own for this class.
On a different not, god I love P/F legal writing. Open memo outline started at midnight and finished in 2 hours, while the rest of my classmates can't let go of their inner gunner type A personalities and have spent multiple days working on theirs. Can't imagine what a huge time sink it would be if it was graded. But then again we have 4 substantive classes, so that kinda makes up for it