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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Posted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 8:13 pm
by ph5354a
milkandcheerios wrote:
ph5354a wrote:
milkandcheerios wrote:Do you guys think using an iPad w/ a keyboard for taking notes in class is doable?


Meh, unclear. I tried an ipad without an external keyboard and found that my typing speed slowed down too much to take adequate notes. Legal Methods, if your prof allows laptops, is a good time to try out different note-taking methods and see what works for you. Though if you also plan to take reading notes electronically, you might find that an iPad makes it too difficult to have multiple windows open at once during class. Also use Evernote, and then your notes will be available on all your devices regardless.

ETA: I just realized this was the c/o 2017 thread and not the ask 1Ls thread. I hope you're not offended by my unsolicited advice.


Not at all! Your advice is appreciated.

Should some notes not be taken electronically? I actually prefer to hand write my notes; i did it all through my undergrad, but I thought it would be a good time to switch to typed notes in law school.


It's entirely up to what works for you, and you'll find that you want to switch up your technique based on the prof. There are still a not-insignificant number of profs that don't allow laptops, so it's wise not to lose your ability to take handwritten notes. I definitely had friends that found they were too distracted by having a laptop and took handwritten notes in most classes regardless, and it didn't affect their performance in the least. But I type over 100wpm and still found there were times that I would be typing furiously and still miss something and then have to turn to my neighbor frantically after class like "OMG I MISSED THE END OF THE RULE WHAT WAS THAT ABOUT THE UNBORN WIDOW?!?!?' so it's highly likely that you'll veer away from handwritten notes for that reason.

Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Posted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 8:57 pm
by scoobysnax
ShrimpToastMasters wrote:kk - we should plan something for Monday (because who has anything to do on a Monday anyways, psha)

I'm in!

Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Posted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:07 pm
by astaris
Longtime lurker (hello!)

So just wondering about the move-in process...is our move-in time the time we should arrive at the UAH office to fill out our paperwork and such, or is that the time we should actually anticipate getting our keys from the building super and moving in?

Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 12:43 am
by KingFish
astaris wrote:Longtime lurker (hello!)

So just wondering about the move-in process...is our move-in time the time we should arrive at the UAH office to fill out our paperwork and such, or is that the time we should actually anticipate getting our keys from the building super and moving in?

It's the time you should arrive at UAH.

Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 11:42 am
by EquallyWrong
got a pretty dire email warning about getting my shot records in, spun up the freakout machine, but then when I checked Columbia's health website there were only little green checkmarks saying my stuff had been properly processed yesterday. no holds on my registration :) , I've done it :D , yippie :lol: ! relieved I will not have to take any desperate measures or commit some kind of fraud in order to get my loans disbursed/register.

Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 11:44 am
by papercut
EquallyWrong wrote:got a pretty dire email warning about getting my shot records in, spun up the freakout machine, but then when I checked Columbia's health website there were only little green checkmarks saying my stuff had been properly processed yesterday. no holds on my registration :) , I've done it :D , yippie :lol: ! relieved I will not have to take any desperate measures or commit some kind of fraud in order to get my loans disbursed/register.


Nice. Feelsgood.jpg

Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 12:18 pm
by EquallyWrong
papercut wrote:
EquallyWrong wrote:got a pretty dire email warning about getting my shot records in, spun up the freakout machine, but then when I checked Columbia's health website there were only little green checkmarks saying my stuff had been properly processed yesterday. no holds on my registration :) , I've done it :D , yippie :lol: ! relieved I will not have to take any desperate measures or commit some kind of fraud in order to get my loans disbursed/register.


Nice. Feelsgood.jpg

Kafkaesque nightmare successfully avoided, let's paaaaaaaarty! (hits jukebox Fonzie style and a song comes on that nobody quite knows how, or is equipped, to dance to. they begin to sway noncommittally to the beat as they try to avoid making eye contact. enthusiasm quickly drains from the room just as quickly as it had arrived.)

Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 3:27 pm
by drevo
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 3:37 pm
by EquallyWrong
drevo wrote:
EquallyWrong wrote:got a pretty dire email warning about getting my shot records in, spun up the freakout machine, but then when I checked Columbia's health website there were only little green checkmarks saying my stuff had been properly processed yesterday. no holds on my registration :) , I've done it :D , yippie :lol: ! relieved I will not have to take any desperate measures or commit some kind of fraud in order to get my loans disbursed/register.


Really dumb question, but where are we able to see the green check marks to make sure they got everything? I sent my stuff in a while ago and figured they would contact me if they needed anything else, but I'd like to see the check marks for peace of mind!

not a dumb question. the email came with some useful links that are worth sharing.
for immunization records status go here (https://secure.health.columbia.edu/) log in and look under immunizations.
also, you can check info on your current status wrt everything else here: https://ssol.columbia.edu/

Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 3:48 pm
by drevo
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:04 pm
by moopness
EquallyWrong wrote:got a pretty dire email warning about getting my shot records in, spun up the freakout machine, but then when I checked Columbia's health website there were only little green checkmarks saying my stuff had been properly processed yesterday. no holds on my registration :) , I've done it :D , yippie :lol: ! relieved I will not have to take any desperate measures or commit some kind of fraud in order to get my loans disbursed/register.

Just got this email and also freaked the fuck out. Unfortunately on the website it says the requirements are unmet, but I faxed everything on July 21st :( I called them and they said to wait one to two days to make sure it's not still being processed. I really hope I don't get fucked over by this :(

Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 5:50 pm
by Tariffs
EquallyWrong wrote:got a pretty dire email warning about getting my shot records in, spun up the freakout machine, but then when I checked Columbia's health website there were only little green checkmarks saying my stuff had been properly processed yesterday. no holds on my registration :) , I've done it :D , yippie :lol: ! relieved I will not have to take any desperate measures or commit some kind of fraud in order to get my loans disbursed/register.

Got the same e-mail. My doctor says he faxed everything in 10 days ago but when I called the office they couldn't find anything...he sent them over again for good measure but I'm not enjoying these clerical blunders that seem to keep happening.

Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 6:07 pm
by EquallyWrong
sounds like Columbia is continuing to punish moopness for requesting more time to make his housing deposit as I, who have always shown unquestioning obedience, got my last minute hail mary immunization records processed pretty quickly.

Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 9:34 pm
by runthetrap
it looks like the 0Ls over at NYU have their section placements already.. i'm jealous

but like, not

lol

it's august where i am!!! woooooo it's all happening you guys

Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 10:18 pm
by milkandcheerios
moopness wrote:Just got this email and also freaked the fuck out. Unfortunately on the website it says the requirements are unmet, but I faxed everything on July 21st :( I called them and they said to wait one to two days to make sure it's not still being processed. I really hope I don't get fucked over by this :(


Same thing happened to me even though I faxed mine in before the deadline. I faxed it again this morning just in case but they wouldn't confirm over the phone whether it'd been received or not cuz they're too busy or whatevs. Guess I just gotta wait and hope they remove the block from my registration before the 15th.

Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Posted: Fri Aug 01, 2014 12:18 am
by AdInfinitum
Anyone have experience ordering big items from Amazon into the city?

My move-in time on UAH is 12:00. I'd like my bed to arrive the day I move in, but I'm afraid it'll get there before noon and i'll be sol.

Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Posted: Fri Aug 01, 2014 7:45 pm
by moopness
EquallyWrong wrote:sounds like Columbia is continuing to punish moopness for requesting more time to make his housing deposit as I, who have always shown unquestioning obedience, got my last minute hail mary immunization records processed pretty quickly.

Basically this haha.
Seems like a bunch of people are having this problem, so that makes me feel a little better at least.

Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Posted: Sun Aug 03, 2014 2:50 pm
by dc91
so, who's already here again?

Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Posted: Sun Aug 03, 2014 2:51 pm
by papercut
dc91 wrote:so, who's already here again?


yo

Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Posted: Sun Aug 03, 2014 2:54 pm
by tlsapp2017
Anyone want to grab drinks somewhere tonight? I'm bored haha

Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Posted: Sun Aug 03, 2014 2:57 pm
by papercut
tlsapp2017 wrote:Anyone want to grab drinks somewhere tonight? I'm bored haha


I may be down. I'm getting some food with a friend but it might end early. Which building are you living in?

Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Posted: Sun Aug 03, 2014 2:58 pm
by dc91
tlsapp2017 wrote:Anyone want to grab drinks somewhere tonight? I'm bored haha

me!

Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Posted: Sun Aug 03, 2014 2:59 pm
by tlsapp2017
papercut wrote:
tlsapp2017 wrote:Anyone want to grab drinks somewhere tonight? I'm bored haha


I may be down. I'm getting some food with a friend but it might end early. Which building are you living in?


I'm on 122nd st. You?

Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Posted: Sun Aug 03, 2014 3:00 pm
by tlsapp2017
dc91 wrote:
tlsapp2017 wrote:Anyone want to grab drinks somewhere tonight? I'm bored haha

me!


Awesome! Also, important follow-up - anyone know of a good place in the area?

Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Posted: Sun Aug 03, 2014 3:02 pm
by papercut
tlsapp2017 wrote:
papercut wrote:
tlsapp2017 wrote:Anyone want to grab drinks somewhere tonight? I'm bored haha


I may be down. I'm getting some food with a friend but it might end early. Which building are you living in?


I'm on 122nd st. You?


I'm on 112th.