Learning How To Learn

Module 2 of 6 - Learning How To Learn  — What to Expect in 1L

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Upon completing this module, students will

  • expand their knowledge of law study and the "case method"
  • continue to practice critical reading
  • practice and improve their skills in briefing cases
  • continue to implement and practice active learning
  • experience a first opportunity to apply their skills to "rule synthesis"

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1.5 hrs

  • Bridging the Gap Between College and Law School, 2nd Edition: Ch. 3 (Effective Notetaking in Law School) and Ch. 4 (Putting It Together Part One: Synthesis), 3rd Edition: Ch. 4 (Effective Notetaking in Law School) and Ch. 5 (Putting It Together Part One: Synthesis) , 1.5 hrs.

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Expectations of a 1L Student - Dean Stacey Sharp

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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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Critical Reading - Have this handout available while listening to this 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 (Model Answer/Feedback - Reading and Briefing Cases (chapter 2), in Stropus and Taylor.).