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My name is Michael Hartley and I am 21 years old. I went to undergraduate school at Rhode Island College where I graduated with a B.A. in Political Science with a concentration in Public Administration and a minor in History. While at college, I served as a member of the Student government for...

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Turkey, Reading, and Studying (But not much is about Turkey)

Posted by Michael Hartley on 11/15/2012 at 11:46 AM

We all had to take a lot of steps to get to law school.  This opportunity for us means a missed opportunity for someone else.  We can easily lose sight of that especially with our final memos being due in a week and exams being right around the corner.  Don’t forget this because when things seem impossible you can think, “I was smart enough to make it here, and I am smart enough to get through (fill in the blank but the blank is probably exams).”

I know this blog is coming very late in the semester but I think that is very symbolic of how this semester is going.  It is flying by and I don’t know how it’s already Thanksgiving.  We were just at Orientation; I remember taking a class picture with our sunglasses!  I don’t know where the time’s gone, but I can tell you I’ve learned a lot and I know that’s true for a lot of people (if not everybody).

I want to talk about exams.  I know some people dread them but I don’t understand why.  It’s the only chance we have to apply what we have learned to facts and we can see how much we’ve learned.  I’m really pumped to take these exams because I feel like I’m ready to tackle the problems that lie ahead with the knowledge I’ve gained. (Also, I don’t feel like taking in too much more information.)  Granted I have never had classes where the entire grade rests on one exam, so in a month or two I may be singing a different tune entirely, but my morale is going to remain high for the next few weeks!

Now let’s talk memos… Totally kidding, that’s against course policy.  Good luck with the rest of your semester!