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.
What will be covered?
We will talk about preparing for class, briefing, and note taking. We will talk about how you can figure out what type of a learner you are so you can pick the right study style for you. We will also share a few tips for those of you who have midterms coming up this month. (Wow, midterms already??)
You are working hard! We want you to be productive and effective with your study time!
Want to get started now? Check out these helpful posts!
- How to Brief a Case in Law School This may be different than what your LRWA professor told you!
- Five Things to Include in Your Law School Class Notes What should go into your law school class notes? There are five critical things to include. Learn what they are, and why they matter. (Check out this graphic on how to best take class notes.)
- Pay Attention in Class — It Can Save You Time Turns out you can actually learn things in class if you pay attention!
- Is Handwriting Notes a Good Thing or a Bad Thing? We think there may be value in handwriting your class notes.
- How to Keep Track of Ambiguity When you’re sitting in class, it’s critical to think through the areas of ambiguity that may make an appearance later on an exam. Here’s one technique for keeping track of everything.
- My Love Affair with Microsoft OneNote Determined to use a computer in class? Some advice for organizing your class notes using OneNote.
Are there specific topics related to this theme you would like to see us write about? Just leave a comment and we’ll see what we can do.
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