Author: Academic Achievement Department

The More That You Read…

With the semester coming to a close soon, we wanted to wish you all the best as you prepare for finals over the next couple of weeks. Remember, we’re here to help, so don’t hesitate to make an appointment or stop by the Academic Achievement Office if there is anything we can do! Preparing for final exams is always a stressful, exhausting exercise, so wanted to leave you with a quote that was both appropriate for the occasion and also introduced a little levity: “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you...

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10 Practical Tips to Prepare for Finals

When you’re smack in the middle of studying for finals, it can be easy to forget about the logistical details and practical arrangements you need to take to get ready for exam week. Fortunately, there’s several finals preparations that you can complete ahead of time. Reduce your stress during finals week by taking the following steps before the end of classes: Check your computer. It goes without saying that the middle of a final exam is not an ideal time to realize you have a problem with your computer. Make sure your laptop is operating well and if it’s...

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Can You Afford to Take a Break in Law School?

Finals are only about a month away, which means most students are starting to kick their study efforts into high gear. It’s important to enter the reading week prior to finals as prepared as possible, so start incorporating some self-testing into your study routine and aim to have outlines for each course completed by the last day of class. Of course, with all that extra review, practice, and preparation, you will likely see an increase in the hours you spend studying. Thorough preparation for finals exams requires a lot of hard work, but to maintain your focus throughout this...

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Why Getting it Wrong Can Actually be a Good Thing

Whether it’s multiple choice question sets, writing out mock essays, or just issue spotting some old exams, practice is key to improving your performance. Think about the skills that you will use on final exams and make time in your schedule to practice all of them. Of course, as you complete practice questions, you’re likely to find that you’re getting some (or most) of the answers wrong. Don’t let incorrect multiple choice responses or incomplete analysis on an essay discourage you! Sometimes getting the wrong answer can actually be a good thing! Wrong answers are an important part of...

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Tips for Mastering Multiple Choice Questions

One of the most common refrains we hear at Academic Achievement is “I hate multiple choice questions! What’s the best way to study for them?” If you struggle with multiple choice questions or are simply looking to improve your multiple choice scores, keep these tips in mind: First and foremost, you have to understand the blackletter rules and the facts that trigger those rules in order to be successful on multiple choice questions. Could you spot issues and analyze an essay question without knowing the law? No, of course not. Well, multiple choice questions are the same. No strategy...

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