Author: Academic Achievement Department

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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Want to Have a Productive Semester? Do This One Thing!

Welcome back to school everyone! It’s so great to see the hallways and classrooms full of students after a nice long winter break. Some of you may find it difficult to focus on classes this week as you anxiously await the release of Fall grades. Remember, last semester’s final exams are over and done with. There’s nothing you can do to change those results. You can, however, start taking steps that will help you have a productive Spring semester. One of the easiest, but most valuable, steps you can take to set yourself for success this semester is to...

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Wondering What to Do During Winter Break?

The semester is finally over! No more reading, no more case briefing, no more studying, and most importantly, no more exams for three whole weeks! Now that you have a (much deserved) break from law school, you may be wondering what to do with all your free time. Well, first and foremost, get some rest! Sleep in, get caught up on your Netflix queue, and enjoy the holidays with your friends and family. You’ve worked hard this semester and you deserve a break. Giving yourself a chance to rest and recharge over the next few weeks will help you...

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Stay Calm!

It’s essentially the last week of classes, which means there isn’t much time to go until your sitting down for your first final exam of the semester. Whether your a 1L getting ready to take your very first law school exam or a seasoned 3L who can almost feel that law diploma in your hand, final exams can cause stress and anxiety. While preparation for finals does require focus and a lot of hard work, it’s important to make time for self-care as well. Preparing for finals should not involve pulling all-nighters, abusing caffeine (or worse), or anxiety attacks. Yes,...

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