Oh, the chaos! Or just another week of law school, and wow, it is challenging. Unlike your undergraduate experience, most new students will be wondering around the early year with many more questions than answers. At Lawyers Help Lawyers, not only do we provide resources for legal professionals and students to thrive and go about their day with a bit more money in their pocket, but we also have some tips here to guide all of you that are going through this first-time frenzy. We guarantee if you follow these 7. Steps, you will be answering many of those questions and more to come.
Step 1. Go to class
A pet peeve for most professors, and a penalty for more than normal percentage of the course, attendance is necessary in law school so failure to attend lectures is an utter disadvantage.
Step 2. Prepare an outline -for each of your classes
You may know some students, or follow by example, preparing outlines tailored to the preferred topic and course. Professors do provide material, but their teaching styles and subject never remain the exact same, even from one year to the next. By preparing a course outline you will easily determine the necessary rules applicable to the subject matter of the course. Please do not wait to do the outline until the reading period or you’ll never get them done in time.
Step 3. Form a study group
The wolf survives better in the pack, as do you with your classmates; thus, study groups are a viable and valuable learning tool. Talking through material among st peers and acquaintances can increase you greater understanding of the course material. Seek out students who are well-prepared for class and have similar academic goals to decrease changes of group sessions turning into gossip sessions. You’re not sharing your workload, but you are benefiting from your group. Resign from the group if any problems arise that lead you astray from academic achievement.
Step 4. Attend review sessions
If you are still facing issues after the first four steps, it is then necessary to attended review sessions conducted by your professor, or other academic fellows, preferably prior to exams. This is an ingenious way to fix any confusion or clarify how to earn more points in your course.
Step 5. Get help if needed
Still confused? It’s okay, it’s not uncommon for most of law students to be confused about material covered in their classes, how to prepare for class, how to study for exams, and how to properly manage time. Using our site can really help there, but nonetheless, if you have questions there are a number resources available to you. Those office hours every professor holds or releases to their students is more important than you think.
Step 6. Review, review, review
The exam may seem far away, I mean heck, it’s not usually until the end of the semester, but does not that mean that you should wait to begin your review. This is not undergraduate school- you cannot cram everything the night before. So, with that said, it is wise to make room for frequent review over the entirety of the course.
Step 7. Focus on the present
Above all, remember that you can become overwhelmed and distracted by far-off deadlines, but you need to remain motivated and concentrated toward you present efforts.