A student came to my office this week to ask for help. She is one month out from finals and hasn’t started outlining. Even worse, she doesn’t know how to start outlining let alone how to take practice exams.
Now, I doubt that she is alone. I think many students may be in a similar position.
They are in their second semester of law school and perhaps didn’t do as well as they had hoped in their first semester. Although they promised this semester would be different, so far it has not been.
Now they are staring down the road to finals and are frozen because they don’t know what to do. They are in crisis mode.
All is Not Lost
Well, I don’t think all hope is lost. I think that with some very disciplined and dedicated work you can actually save this semester and get ready for finals.
Will your outlines be as good as if you had been working on them for months? No! But does that mean that you shouldn’t try? No!
Here is a plan of attack for students who are in crisis mode: