Saturday, July 5, 2008

Eff Off

From the blog Quiz Law some hilarious advice on the bar exam paired with a story from England. Oh, and if you're studying for the Bar exam, good luck and do take the holiday off.

If I knew you could get credit for this, school would’ve been so much more fun

Over in the UK, a British student was taking something called the GCSE English exam, when he was faced with this question: “Describe the room you’re sitting in.”

The student’s eloquent response?

“Fuck off.”

A senior examiner was grading the paper and gave the student two points out of a possible twenty-seven, saying: “It would be wicked to give it zero, because it does show some very basic skills we are looking for - like conveying some meaning and and some spelling,” The examiner went on to say that the student would’ve gotten more points had he included an exclamation point, “because it would have been showing a little of skill.”

Fucking brilliant.

They should give points for such cuss-laden creativity on the Bar Exam. Speaking of which, I know at least one of our regular readers is getting ready for the final crunch of the post-3L hell that is studying for the Bar Exam.

A word of advice — take this Fourth of July weekend off and don’t study at all. Put that shit aside for three days, tell your Bar/Bri books to “fuck off” and enjoy yourself. You’ll be the better for it.