Learning How To Learn

Module 4 of 6 - Learning How To Learn  — Time Management and Getting Started

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Students will:

  • appreciate the need to establish priorities and set time aside for Concord study
  • understand ways to increase their success at Concord
  • begin to set realistic goals for their 1L experience
  • begin to disengage from activities that limit their commitment to legal studies

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  • Bridging the Gap Between College and Law School, 2nd Edition: Chapter 9 (Time Management), 3rd Edition: Chapter 10 (Time Management) , 1.0 hr.

    [Many of the strategies in Stropus & Taylor are designed for students in full-time fixed- facility programs. Nonetheless, with this in mind, this chapter is helpful because it stresses the need for students to manage their study time and not let life events erode their commitment. The short section on "Scheduling Tips for Part Time Students is useful.]


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Getting Started - Dean Stacey Sharp

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Successful Learning Strategies - Dean Stacey Sharp

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PDF Link: Time Management Worksheet (interactive PDF)
Pause your studying and estimate your current commitments on the Time Management Worksheet. As you input and "enter" your hours, the "sum" at the bottom will let you monitor your commitment to Concord and/or your over-commitment to other activities. Some hard choices may need to be made, and now is a good time to begin the evaluation process and set your priorities. This worksheet is a guide to help student plan their schedules in order to set aside enough time to devote to their legal studies. Please save it and use it throughout the year to review how you are spending your time. Your Assistant Dean of Students (Law Advisor program) is a source of advice at any time during 1L - and beyond. Generally, students in both the JD and EJD programs need to put aside about 25 hours a week to do their best in their legal studies.

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An Introduction to Multiple Choice Testing - Associate Dean of First Year Programs, Professor Steve Bracci

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Students should download, read, and have this handout ready for use during the lecture.

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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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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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