Author: Academic Achievement Department

The Little Things That Add Up to Academic Success

Sometimes the little things can really add up. Many new law students believe that all they’ll need to be successful is a great course outline and a few days to cram before the test. In fact, the most successful students are the ones who put forth consistent effort throughout the semester, often in seemingly small ways. So while a great course outline (made by you of course) is definitely a must-have for finals, there are many other important steps you need to take along the way in order to be prepared for exams. One of those important steps is...

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Live the Life You’ve Imagined

Welcome back to school everyone! We hope you had a productive summer and are as excited as we are about the new academic year. Be sure to check this blog frequently throughout the semester for study tips and advice on succeeding in law school. The start of the academic year is always an interesting time, because it’s an opportunity for each of us to evaluate our progress over the prior months and set new goals for the upcoming term. For our first post of this academic year, we want to encourage you to imagine your ideal professional life. Think...

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It’s Finals Time!

Good Luck with Finals Exams! We’re sure we don’t have to tell you that final exams start this week, but we did want to wish you the best of luck. This is your opportunity to show off your knowledge and display all the hard work you’ve put in over the semester. The only thing left to do now is to stay focused, be confident, and try your best. Keep this quote from President Teddy Roosevelt in mind as you make this final push to the end of the semester: “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” Good luck over...

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Proven Learning Strategies to Help You Remember!

The last few weeks of the semester can be hectic and stressful. You’ve got a limited amount of time to get a lot of studying done, so it’s important to be as efficient as possible. To help you maximize your study time, we wanted to make sure you knew about the following three learning strategies. These strategies are proven to techniques to help you increase your retention and master large amounts of information. Start incorporating them into your finals study schedule to make the most of the time you have remaining! Interleaving – this learning technique involves mixing in...

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The Downsides of Commercial Outlines

Most students start to get a little nervous at this time in the semester because they look at their calendar and realize that classes are almost overs. That means that there’s only a few short weeks left to outline your class notes and prepare your study aids before finals. If you haven’ been as diligent about outlining throughout the semester as you had originally planned, you might be tempted at this late date to simply abandon the process and buy a commercial outline or borrow an outline from another student. While we understand the temptation, we also know that...

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