Academic Success Tip - Reserve Time for Outlining
Posted September 18th, 2009 by Kimberly K. Ballard
Congratulations! You have just completed your fifth week of law school. If you have not done so already, reserve time THIS weekend to begin your outlines for each course - do not wait! We forget 80% of what we learn within two weeks if we do not review; by outlining regularly and reviewing your outline often, you will retain more information and not have to re-learn it. If you are unsure how to start your outline, consider using the topics and sub-topics in your course syllabus or in the general table of contents in your casebook as a framework. Remember that you want to focus on the bigger picture of the course and fit the parts into that bigger picture; avoid a case-based outline. If you have already started outlining your courses, keep up the good work and reserve time this weekend to supplement those outlines.