Learning How To Learn

Module 1 of 6 - Learning How To Learn  — The Basics

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COURSE OBJECTIVE

In Learning How to Learn the Law students will

  • understand the expectations of law school and their 1L professors
  • enter a community of scholars
  • learn specific skills and strategies to promote success and mastery
  • begin to read critically and with engagement
  • experience entry-level analysis, fact-identification, and issue-spotting
  • step into the role of the active learner
  • develop an overview of the legal system and the hierarchy of the courts

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MODULE OBJECTIVE

Upon completing this module, students will

  • understand the basics of law study and the "case method"
  • learn about flash cards, outlines, flow charts, and study groups
  • practice critical reading and briefing cases
  • practice active learning through issue-spotting and fact-identification
  • assess their readiness for online learning

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  • Bridging the Gap Between College and Law School, 2nd Edition: Chapter 2 (Learning to Read and Brief Law School Cases), 3rd Edition: Chapter 3 (Learning to Read and Brief Law School Cases) , 0.5 hrs.

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CEO's Welcome: Kaplan’s CEO Lisa Gefen Sicilian

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Critical Reading - Dean Stacey Sharp. Please have the PDF on Critical Reading with you for the lecture.

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A Demonstration of Critical Reading - Dean Stacey Sharp. Please have the PDF of Hadley v. Baxendale with you for the lecture.

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  • Click here to view the handout (A Guide to Getting Started at Concord: Frequently Asked Questions).

  • Click here to view the handout (Terms to Get You Started).