|First year/last year
||[Dec. 14th, 2005|04:46 pm]
Fall semester 2002: Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers opens on December 18. I have my last final on December 19. Despite being ready for it, I refrain from attending opening night and wait until finals are over.
Fall semester 2005: King Kong opens today. My last final isn't until Monday, but I have something going on every single night between tomorrow and Monday, and one weekend afternoon spoken for. I have done nothing to prepare for this final. I call Ferrett on the phone: "Hon, you better order tickets so we can get into an early showing tonight."
Now granted, I'm totally ready to study for this class. I have my outlines finished and a pretty good grasp on the material already. And part of the game plan has now become "review on the bus," which is surprisingly effective.
But still. I am amused at how much more casual I am after 3 and a half years of this.
But only about some things. I am adamant about attendance, and about actually reading the assignments. Butt-in-the-seat and prepared is 90% of the secret of law school. It boggles me, the people who don't read. I must be stupid or something, because the only class I didn't read ahead for was Constitutional Law, and that was because the prof always focused on the strangest angle. I developed a plan: I reviewed the case summary for each case and took copious notes in class, and then I read the assignments in light of the notes. I had several other students convinced that this was the way to go before the semester was over.
Okay, babbling now. Anyway....