Author: Academic Achievement Department

Time to Start Those Outlines

Believe it or not, you’re already a month into the Spring semester. Hopefully you’ve had a chance over the last four weeks to process you’re first semester grades, settle into your new classes, and think about the goals you want to achieve this year. Now that the Spring semester is in full swing, it’s time to start your course outlines. You should have covered more than enough material in your classes to start your outlines and it’s important to stay up to date with the outlining process so that you don’t have an overwhelming amount of material to outline...

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Advice from Our Fellows!

Review Sessions for 1L courses taught by our wonderful Academic Fellows will be resuming this week for the Spring Semester! These sessions are a great opportunity to receive some additional instruction in the black letter law as well as insight into how specific professors like you to tackle hypos and exam problems. Academic Fellows have achieved success in these classes, and they want to make sure you do the same. Here is some of our Academic Fellows’ best advice to help you succeed this semester:   “Read the material! If you do not understand it, find a supplement or...

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Bouncing Back After Grades Are Released

The start of a new semester is always a little bit exciting: you’re rested and refreshed from the break, learning about your new classes and professors, and anxiously awaiting the release of grades. When the big day finally comes and grades are released, some students will be overjoyed, some will be content, and some will be very disappointed. If you are one of those students who were pleasantly surprised with your grades, congratulations! Celebrate this accomplishment and keep up the hard work! But, if you were one of those students who was disappointed in their grades (or maybe even...

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Bar Prep Logistics: 7 Steps to Take Before the Bar Exam

During the final weeks of bar prep, and certainly on the actual exam days, you’ll want to be able to devote all of your energy to preparing for and taking the test. To help ensure that you can focus on the exam, make sure you’ve taken care of the following logistical details in advance. Confirm your registration – Make sure that you’ve completed every step you need to in order to sit for the exam. Confirm that you registered to take the test, your background check is complete, you paid all the necessary fees, etc. Review any and all...

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Reaching Your Goals

For many students, being admitted to law school represents the achievement of an important goal (and the culmination of a lot of hard work). Once law school starts, you should set new academic, professional, and personal goals to give yourself direction and help you stay motivated. But not all goals are created equal. As you’re considering what you hope to achieve in law school, and beyond, keep the following attributes in mind to ensure that you are setting goals that are effective, meaningful, and attainable. Get Specific It’s easier to stay focused on a goal that is tailored and...

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