Author: Academic Achievement Department

How to Avoid Getting Burned Out During Finals

Once again we welcome back 3L student, Grace Williams, with her advice on making it through final exams. I can’t even. That’s how I feel about everything during finals time so I developed the following process to help myself stay focused and actually study and learn what I need to: 1. Determine if you need a win or to eat a frog. There is a school of thought that was inspired by Mark Twain who famously said that if the first thing you do in the morning is eat a live frog, you can go through the rest of...

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Midterm Madness

This week we once again welcome 3L student Grace Williams. Check out her mid-semester advice:  Even though most of my classes don’t have midterms, midterm season is when I start to get pretty stressed. My 1L year, I applied for a job outside of law  because I was concerned I’d made a huge mistake. Luckily that experience gave me the confidence boost to keep going and I’ve realized that there are some important things that I need to do each semester during the midterm season to stay sane. 1. Intentionally Plan for the Season Change The Oklahoma weather is...

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Advice from Fellows on Preparing for Exams

You can’t cram for a law school exam – you have to work diligently and effectively throughout the semester. Now that we’ve moved past the halfway point the semester, it’s especially important to have a study schedule that allows you to studiously prepare for class and complete the outlining, reviewing, and practicing necessary to prepare for exams. Taking your first set of law school exams may seem downright terrifying at times, but with the right approach you should feel confident going into finals week. To help you be successful, we’ve asked our academic fellows for the best advice on...

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Wellness Resources

In honor of law school mental health week, we want to remind everyone of the importance of staying well! Make sure you are getting enough sleep, eating well, exercising regularly, and finding time to take breaks from studying. You can’t succeed in law school if you’re sick or overly stressed, so take care of yourself! If you’re struggling with anxiety, depression, substance abuse, or any other problems, please reach out for help. Learning healthy ways to manage these issues will not only serve you well in law school, but also when you start practicing. Check out these resources for...

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Flashcards in Law School

Preparing for a law school exam will likely demand that you employ study strategies that are different from what you used in college. In place of reviewing class notes and cramming the night before a test, you will now need to synthesize the material into outline format, complete numerous practice exams, and space your review out over several weeks. But although law school will require a new level and style of preparation, you don’t necessarily need to completely abandon your college study strategies. Instead, adapt the study strategies that have been successful for you in the past to suit...

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