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.
To get you started, here are some posts you can check out:
- What Should You Bring with You to a Law School Exam? We were comparing notes recently about what we brought with us when we went to take our law school exams. Since we totally disagree about what’s necessary, we’ll each share our approach.
- Why Sample Answers are Law School Gold: Did you know the sample answers your professors hand out in law school are like receiving gold?
- Get Feedback on Your Law School Exam Writing: Check out these other options for getting valuable pre-exam feedback.
- The Single Most Important Word in Any Law School Exam Answer: Can one word really change your law school GPA for the better? Yes. Find out what it is.
- What Makes a Law School Exam Answer “Good”? Seems like a no-brainer: Before you can write a successful law school exam answer, you need to know what makes an answer “good.” Check out our list here.
- Copy and Paste: Your Worst Enemy on a Law School Exam? When Lee is grading exams, she always has her eyes out for habits law students pick up that can negatively affect their grades. One of them is using copy and paste.
- Should Your Law School Essay Be Wearing Sweatpants or a Suit? Students sometimes tell us that their professor said typos don’t matter on an exam. Is that an excuse to ignore the most basic rules of grammar and spelling, and write like a slob? Definitely not!
- How to Organize Your Exam Answers. Although it depends on the preference of the professor (which you’ll suss out by examining their sample answers and asking questions), there are some generally accepted organizational strategies that you’ll want to consider.
- The Law School Mental Game: Performing Under Pressure You’ve studied your tail off and now it’s time to walk into the exam. What if you panic? What if you blank? And how do you get the best out of yourself when it matters most?
- The Law School Mental Game: Creating Plans of Action If you are worried about something on exam day, plan, plan, plan, then practice, practice, practice.
- The Law School Mental Game: Slay Your Self-Doubt Dragons Many people worry that they won’t be able to bring out the best in themselves on test day. Self-doubt and other negative thoughts can skew confidence.
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