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Flashcard Rant

In Bar Prep Problems, Somewhat disjointed rant..., Uncategorized on July 27, 2013 at 12:07 am

I have attempted to refrain from an angry woman studying for the bar rant.

But, I can’t.

The straw that drank that last of my milkshake: FLASHCARDS. So, studying for the bar exam is an industry. There are companies that offer bar prep packages. There are live classes, online lectures, online practice tests, practice essays, workbooks, tip sheets, outlines, and (ta-da) pre-made flash cards all ready for one to study.

Except–except for one point. Now, I’m putting myself out on a limb. This statement could be

(a) Slanderous

(b) Tortious

(c) Defamatory

(d) Testamentary

But, who ever programmed the flashcard maker has not quite yet mastered that ancient art of flashcardery. You see, the concept of the flashcard is wreathed is mysticism. But, I will try my best to explain it (spoiler: I’m being a douchebag). Here it is: on one side of the flashcard is a word or incomplete statement. On the opposite side of the flashcard, there appears the definition of the word or the completion of the statement.

Let’s take for instance CATS.

Therefore, one side of the flash card should say

CAT

As a result, the opposite side might say

A FELINE THAT IS THE SUBJECT OF ABOUT HALF OF THE INTERNET.

However, the opposite side should not say

A CAT IS A FELINE THAT IS THE SUBJECT OF ABOUT HALF OF THE INTERNET. (Saying CAT on both sides is pointless)

neither should the opposite side say

DOG. (How does that help me remember what a cat is?)

nor should the opposite side say

FELINUS RETICATUS E PLURIBUS UNUM WHENCE THE TESTAMENTARY INCAPACITY OF THE BENEFICIARY TWENTY ONE YEARS FROM SOME LIFE IN BEING, BUT ONLY IF THE INTEREST IN THE DEFAMATION IS PERFECTED BY A REASONABLY PRUDENT PERSON. CANINUS DEFICIENCY JUDGMENT MAY BE A LIEN HOWEVER THE CROPS MUST BE ASCERTAINABLE FROM A DISTANCE THAT DOES NOT POSE A NUISANCE TO THE ADVERSE POSSESSOR. INTENT CAN BE NEITHER MORE THAN OR LESS THAN DEPRAVED HEART MURDER.

The above does not make sense. Putting something on a flashcard that is several sentences long and fills up the whole flashcard and does not make sense and is silly.

That is all. It may seem insignificant, but when one has just graduated from law school (with a bill of at least $10,000 rolled up inside your JD) and has shelled out another grand to take the bar exam and has further shelled out a couple of thousand for the bar prep course: THE FLASHCARDS. ALL THE FLASHCARDS should be helpful.

 

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