Academic Success Workshops

The Academic Success Office sponsors workshops on a variety of topics, including notetaking, outlining, time management, stress resilience, and exam preparation. Look for the full schedule at the beginning of each semester.

All Academic Success Workshops are on Wednesdays, in Room 275, from 11:50 to 12:50.  

Orientation Workshop - CSI: Case Strategy Institute. Reading and Briefing Cases.

Watch the Presentation again.

 

Orientation Workshop - Taking Notes in Law School.

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Fall 2013 Academic Success Workshops 

August 28Taking the Reins: You Own This.  How do I learn best? Tools for self-directed learning.  Prior to Workshop, Take the VARK Questionnaire: A Guide to Learning Styles.

Watch the Presentation again.


September 11 Brick Road: One Block at a Time. Outlining throughout the semester.  Draft. Edit. Redraft.

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September 25

Making Mistakes (While They're Free).  Best Practices for preparing for exams.

Review the Presentation.


October 16 – Gimme a Break!  Catch your breach, relax and maintaining a positive perspective.

Review the Stress Resiliency Tips.

November 6
Spot On.  Strategies for writing winning exam answers.

Watch Professor Jamie Abram's Presentation again.

Review Tips for How to Excel on Law School Exams. (Sample answers and grader's comments are based on the Fall 2013 Contracts Practice Exam.)

 

 

 

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Time Management Schedule Template15.33 KB
Case Reading Checklist32.39 KB
Embry Brief (columns template) 17.16 KB
Embry Brief (left margin key template)18.75 KB
Embry Brief (right margin template)17.08 KB
Embry Brief (split page template)18.54 KB
Case brief format25.12 KB
Handout for Active Reading12.94 KB
TIPS FOR AURAL (LISTENING) LEARNERS21.62 KB
TIPS FOR KINESTHETIC-TACTILE LEARNERS22.23 KB
TIPS FOR ORAL (TALKING) LEARNERS21.65 KB
TIPS FOR VERBAL (READ-WRITE) LEARNERS20.86 KB
TIPS FOR VISUAL LEARNERS24.28 KB
How Corn Chips, A Cold Room and a Couch Could Help You Learn Contracts137.23 KB
Steps to Build an Outline Handout56.5 KB
Creating a Course Outline77.5 KB
Fall 2013 1L Finals Schedule28.5 KB
Handout for Friends & Family of Law Students734.31 KB
10 scientific ways to be happy420.64 KB
Breathing and Progressive Muscle Relaxation 24.16 KB
STRESS BUSTERS26 KB
Take Control of Your Stress27.5 KB
Giesel Fall 2013 Contracts Practice Exam Answer.docx13.68 KB