Big Bad Test is Dead
School continues to wind down. Yesterday I had what was in all probability the most difficult to study for final I've had in all my school days - Virginia Civil Procedure. Immediately after the exhileration of being done with my last class, I had to begin studying. I studied some each of the 4 days leading up to the final, and had to pull a near all nighter on Monday night to get through the last bits of material. And that was the problem - SO much material, and a closed book test.
In an average law school class, I have 40-50 pages of notes (hand written, front and back counting as 1 page). Further, a lot of it is intense detail, so the notes "compress" well when I sit down to outline. Here, I had 90-100 pages of notes and very little of it compressed. By the time I was done outlining, I had 47 typed pages, and I even skipped a section because the prof had handed out an outline of sorts for it!
So then came the test. Designed to be doable in 3 hours, but he gave us 6 for good measure. I got it home, and finished it in about 1hr 45mins! I took a brief nap, got up, looked at it again, and spent another 30-45 min on it polishing it up and adding some stuff to my answers. It wasn't bad at all - but I think its because I put the time in studying. Its the sort of material that is not difficult - there are no real "tricky issues" or anythin else - its very straightforward. There's just a TON of it. So you either know it or you don't.. and for the most part, I knew it. I'm pretty sure I got an A or B on it, and I'm certain I passed it. So I am *very* pleased. Now all thats left is about 2-4 hours of edits on my paper, and two more MUCH EASIER TO STUDY FOR finals. Then I'm outta here, and off to the city by the bay :).