I improvised a lot (but this is normal, I’m an improviser) and I won the bet with my friends by saying the word “dragon” during the discussion. A piece of advice: do not take it as a fundamental step in your existence, the discussion of the thesis is a formality that interests only two people:
Your graduation grade is already established, you don’t have to worry about anything anymore. Take it as a ceremony.
They asked a couple of questions to my thesis, yes. But they ask you things you should already know, because they are in your thesis. More than questions to put you in difficulty, they are curiosities that the professors ask you. Many of my friends have not asked for anything. As long as you know what you are talking about in your thesis, questions are the last thing you need to worry about. The hardest part of the discussion day is deciding where to go for an aperitif.
in 2 days I have yet another private law appeal. It is my thorn in my side! I have looked at the questions of the previous appeals, and on a 15 ina I know (very very very in general) less than half. What can I do in these 2 days to give my best on Monday’s exam?
Look, with private law I don’t get along either, it was the last exam I passed! I took and studied the 450-page book by heart, it took me 5 months. The problem with private law is that you can’t use logic to go back to the answer, you just have to know it. Knowing the general principles of law will help you study faster, but it won’t get you out of trouble. In 2 days there is not much you can do: if you have already taken the exam and you have the questions from the previous sessions at hand, review those topics: the questions are not the same, but usually at least some of them are similar.
To avoid finding yourself in a similar situation in the future, I recommend a course on the study method. This is by far my favorite and will come in handy next: Study System
I also attend law and I manage (I’m in the third year, even with the exams and with the average of 26.5).
The only sore point: I study on average from 4 to 7 hours a day during the exam period and like many of my colleagues I spent May, June, July, August studying to give Civil, Civil Procedure and Criminal Law (for a total of 3100 pages repeated 3 times) in this session. The problem that I often ask myself is that I fear that all this studying will not lead me to much also because after a few months (and this happens to many of my colleagues with excellent averages) the mind resets. In fact, I studied the Civil Law exam practically from scratch, despite having taken 30 in Private Law.
This is obviously deleterious by virtue of future public competitions and more specifically in the state exam.
I really appreciate the work you have done, and I am of the idea of buying your book too.
However, I reserve the right to give you further positive feedback if the method is as effective as it seems
It is normal for you to forget everything after an exam: school learning has minimal effectiveness. You can withhold important information with the article method, but everything else evaporates in a few days because you are studying it without applying it and the brain does not make connections. However, when you go to re-study it, the links reform and you learn faster.
In 11 days I have an exam that I had to postpone for health reasons. It is quite heavy, I study on the schemes that gave me about 350 pages.