вівторок, 12 квітня 2016 р.

TIPS FOR RETURNING TO LAW SCHOOL

Returning to law School is not an easy decision. It’s like back to square one and starting afresh. There are some tips that help this return a bit comfortable and easy. I won’t explain some obvious of them like, you’ll be making new friends, starting from scratch with your organizational goals and actually attending the classes this year. The others that would turn out to be really helpful for you are as follows:

1. ATTEND ALL OF YOUR LECTURES. REALLY?

In my first year after returning to school, almost every second person told me to attend all the classes but believe me my experience has been altogether different! I received C for the subject in which I attended all of the lectures and A in the subject where I hardly attended any! The reason is, I was not an early bird and an early morning lecture was something like attending physically with everything transmitting over my head. I couldn’t grasp anything in terms of learning. In the other class, I watched the videos online and paused in between at instances to write notes. So, it is the effective learning that matters more not the attendance!

2. PREPARING FOR CLASSES HELPS TO GRASP

Through my experience, I acknowledged that nothing can enhance learning than an advance preparation of the class. This certainly doesn’t mean preparing summary notes and reading all the required readings but to have a brief knowledge of what the class would be all about. This helps to grasp the things easily and effectively.

3. READING CASES

There is a major difference in the time consumed in reading a case brief or the full judgment. Sometimes, reading a case brief can suffice the purpose as the concept is straight-forward or simply gives an authority but if the concept seem to be tricky and is likely to appear on an assignment or research, reading the full judgment is required to understand the concept better.

4. TUNING IN TO THE WAVELENGTH OF YOUR LECTURES

Your lecturer is the person who is going to set the question paper for your exams and sometimes even marks the exams as well. Listening carefully to his lectures for hints, personal opinions, interests and viewpoints certainly helps. No doubt, your exams are based on your textbook, but tuning in to the wavelength of the lectures can help the law essay writers to a great extent.

5. STUDY GROUPS. WASTE OF TIME?

Many people advocate the importance of study groups but to be honest, this never worked for me. It is true that the study groups help people to share ideas, help and encourage each other but this holds true only if you have a group of students that meet for the very specific purpose of study. The purpose of forming study groups defeat when people start wasting time chit-chatting.

6. KNOWING WHEN TO STEP IN

If you feel someone is pulling you down or have been detrimental to you, stand up for yourself. Know when to extend a helping hand or step in to other’s matters or step out. Remember, you can study your best only when you are happy, healthy and positive. Lastly, the most important tip is Do what works best for you!!!