Author: Academic Achievement Department

Helpful Apps for Law Students

Our last post extolled the virtues of going low tech and handwriting your class notes, but we want to be clear that we don’t think all technology is bad. There are plenty of apps and websites that can be incredibly helpful for busy law students. Whether you’re trying to stay organized, stay motivated, or study smarter, using technology the right way can help you achieve your goals. Below are just a few of the resources you may want to incorporate into study routine. There’s nothing like a good calendar! Make sure you’re making use of a good calendar app...

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One Simple Change that Will Improve Your Comprehension

Students are always on the lookout for the magic trick or quick fix that will improve their law school performance. In their search, they often turn to technological resources – electronic flashcards, online quizzes, recorded lectures, etc. It seems there is no end to the number of supplemental resources that are available to today’s law students, and they’re nearly all accessible with a few clicks on the keyboard. But, as it turns outs, the simplest way to improve your academic performance may actually require you to avoid technology. That’s right, if you want to improve your comprehension of these...

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5 Reasons Why Every 1L Should Attend Our Spring Workshops

Here at the Academic Achievement Department, we are all about helping you succeed! Whether you scored high or low, we want to give you the tools you need to improve your performance throughout law school. To achieve that goal, we offer lots of valuable resources, and one of those resources is our voluntary workshop series. Here are 5 reasons why every 1L should attend these workshops: They are specially designed for you! Our spring series is designed to give 1L students specific strategies that will improve their exam performance. Regardless of your final exam grades, there will be something...

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How to Make the Most of Final Exam Reviews

If you’re lucky enough to have a professor who will conduct a one-on-one review of your final exam, you should take advantage of the opportunity. Whether you’re pleased or disappointed by your final grades (or somewhere in between), reviewing your answer with your professor can help you identify what needs to be improved before the next round of exams. Reviewing your answer may also provide insight into what your specific professor is looking for in a strong answer, which is particularly helpful if you will have that professor again sometime in the future. To make the most of a...

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Keeping Grades in Perspective

With the release of fall grades, we thought we’d share some of our favorite quotes to help you process your results in a positive frame of mind. “In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.” –Albert Einstein “Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.” – Stephen King “The expert in anything was once a beginner.” -Helen Hayes “Defeat may serve as well as victory to shake the soul and let the glory out.” –Edwin Markham “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through...

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