Let’s be clear. Not all people do well in a study group. Some people rely too heavily on them, thereby confusing their group’s collective knowledge as their own individual knowledge (Spoiler alert: this will cause huge problems come exam day!). Other people mistakenly believe one of the many myths about law school study groups, like that being in one will guarantee you good grades (Spoiler alert: it won’t if you don’t put in the work!). That said, study groups can be amazingly beneficial. Assuming you have considered the pros and cons of joining a study group (discussed here), and you have selected the best group conducive for studying (discussed here), below are three tips that will help you shine as the star of your study group. [Read more…] about How to be the Star of Your Study Group
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Law school is challenging. Not just because of the kind of things that are daily required and expected of you, but because of the things that you must do to survive the marathon that is an entire semester’s worth of material. So, what’s a law student who wants to succeed to do?
As discussed in this article, preparing for class alone is not enough. You need to incorporate key tasks after each lesson, chapter, and (ultimately) semester in order to survive and ultimately thrive in law school! By planning ahead, you will improve your performance throughout your entire law school career. [Read more…] about Ahead of the Curve: Time Management – The Value Of Valuable Work Throughout The Semester
Imagine that you have just settled into your seat and the proctor states “Begin.” You flip your test packet over and see the longest essay you have ever faced. Because you read this article, you do not panic. You are prepared. You remember the following steps and begin attacking this test like a pro: