Obviously this isn’t an ideal situation to be in, but it might be possible to avoid an exam disaster. Here are a few tips: [Read more…] about You’re Totally Unprepared for a Law School Exam! How to Avoid a Disaster
Many law students struggle with time management during the law school exam period. One culprit of this can be spending too much time trying to make your essay perfect for the grader. News flash — under timed conditions, your professor does not expect perfection. So let go of the idea of perfection (I know, many of us are type A and this is challenging.) [Read more…] about Should You Proofread Your Law School Exams?
I’m not talking about the normal “this is pretty un-fun” experience that is every exam — but one of those really horrible, terrible, awful exams. Maybe you studied all the wrong topics, or the procter gave out the wrong questions (happens), or you got sick, or had a meltdown, or didn’t sleep the night before, or overslept, or whatever.
But you’re eventually going to walk out going, “WTF just happened?!?”
If this is your final exam, so be it. You can wallow for the entire Winter Break if you like.
But what if you’ve got other exams to get ready for? You don’t have the luxury of wallowing, so here are a few tips to help you recover from a terrible exam experience and get ready to study again.
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Hello December! It is hard to believe that final exam season is upon us. For most law students around the country, exams start either this week or next. Exams can be an exhausting and stressful time. We are here to help you with some tips to get through and find exam success! Stay tuned for posts on getting through exams this month. And remember, your reward is a lovely, relaxing winter break. [Read more…] about December: It’s Law School Exam Time
Now, don’t get me wrong — there’s nothing wrong with having a lot of legal rules and such in your law school outlines. (You do need them.) It’s just that that isn’t all you should have.
What else do you need? Read on.
[Read more…] about Taking Your Law School Outlines Beyond “Legal Trivia”
If you’re a typical student, you probably answered in one of two ways:
- Um, does anyone actually have time to read those things?
- Yeah, I looked at a couple and noticed a few things I missed.
If you had either of these responses, you are missing out on a great opportunity to improve your exam taking skills!