I have received this advice from many different sources, including some very wonderful people. But I didn't really get it until now, since I am of course a seasoned 1L at this point (HA!)
The advice? Don't talk to anyone about anything related to class.
That includes: how much reading you've done, how you're reading it, how you're briefing it, how long it takes you to read a case, how long it takes you to read a page, how long it takes you to read a paragraph, how many words you look up in Black's, what supplements you've purchased, what supplements you think are awesome, what supplements you think suck, how many hours a day you study, how many weekend hours you don't spend studying, how worried you are about exams, how much you "get it", and how much you don't "get it"
This list is in no way complete. I'm guilty of most of them, but I recognize the wrongness of my ways and pledge to be better.
Back to...something or other. Maybe I'm studying, maybe I'm not. You don't know.
"If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion."
-- The Dalai Lama
- ▼ September (12)