The study group is a staple of the law school experience. We know study groups are important because we have been told they are important—by graduates, movies, and novels. Have you found your study group yet? Is it the key to success? Does it really matter? Today, we debunk five myths about law school study groups. [Read more…] about Five Myths About the Law School Study Group
Preparing for class means something totally different in law school than it did in your previous academic life. Reading takes forever (it seems) and even if you do all the reading, you may not understand it or be able to answer the professor’s questions in class. How frustrating is that! [Read more…] about Top 5 Mistakes Students Make Preparing for Class
We’re finishing our series on different learning styles and study habits by focusing on kinesthetic learners. Not sure if you’re an kinesthetic learner? Take this quiz to find out! Also check out our strategies for visual learners and auditory learners, or our podcast with lots more tips for kinesthetic learners in law school
Are you one of those people who cannot sit still in lectures and being forced to sit and read will make you feel as if your head will explode? Did you get the best grades in drama or science labs? If this describes you, chances are you are a kinesthetic learner. This type of learning style comprehends information best through hands-on studying and doing things. [Read more…] about 5 Study Tips for Kinesthetic Learners
We’re continuing our series on different learning styles and study habits by focusing on auditory learners. Not sure if you’re an auditory learner? Take this quiz to find out! Also check out our strategies for visual learners and kinesthetic learners, or our podcast with lots more tips for auditory learners in law school
Have you found yourself struggling to retain information that you read in books? Do you write out your notes constantly, but make little progress remembering the information? But put in a classroom lecture, you can recite the professor’s words almost verbatim. If that describes you, chances are you are an auditory learner. This type of learning style comprehends information best by hearing things. [Read more…] about 5 Study Tips for Auditory Learners
As a law student, it can be useful to understand your learning preferences, so that you can craft your studying habits accordingly. (Although no one is only one style, and certain tasks are more suited to one style than another. Don’t be afraid to mix it up!)
There are three types of learning styles: visual, auditory and kinesthetic. If you’re not sure what type of learner you are, take this quiz to find out.
Today’s post will focus on the best study tools for visual learners. But don’t worry; we also have tips for auditory learners and the kinesthetic folks. And, if you’d like more strategies for visual learners, check out this podcast.
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This is the time of year that we talk to a lot of different law students — 1Ls, 2Ls and 3Ls. And one thing seems to be on everyone’s mind – how do I “study smart” to maximize the effectiveness of my study hours.
In order to be effective, you want to evaluate your study process from reading cases before class to working on outlines. Because we appreciate that everyone is worried about how much time they are putting into studying and preparing for class, we wanted to dedicate this month to helping you get the most out of your study time. [Read more…] about September: Studying Smart in Law School