Research Shows Flashcards as Best Learning Technique

by Sarah Prosory 15. January 2013 10:54

Law school is all about studying. Reading and studying.

This article from Time magazine caught my eye, as it discusses the best learning techniques for retaining information. Surprisingly, reading and highlighting are mentioned as not being as effective as using flashcards! The article goes on to explain how taking practice tests and using flashcards are great because, "[r]esearch shows that the mere act of calling information to mind strengthens that knowledge and aids in future retrieval."

 
Be sure to check out the Law Library's flashcards, located in the Academic Success collection. They can be checked out for 4 hours, no renewals.
 
Search the Law Library Catalog to find the flashcard set that is right for you!
 

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Studying for Finals? Don't Forget CALI!

by Sarah Prosory 11. December 2012 13:37

Hi Students!

While the law library does have many study aid options for you to use, we want to highlight one more, which you may have used for a class already... CALI!

Check out the lists of lessons they have. Take the lessons as many times as you need to!

And once you're done with finals, you can use CALI to get a head start on your upcoming classes for Spring!

If you need to register for CALI, please see our YouTube video for instructions.

Click here for access to the student CALI authorization code (you'll need to log-in to Juristec to view it).

 

Good luck with finals!

Study Aids Workshop - Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

by Michelle Vallance 27. August 2012 17:34

Would you like to gain a better understanding of a legal topic you are studying this Fall? Are you interested in finding out more about the Law Library's Academic Success collection and Westlaw's online study aids? How about learning to use some new legal apps that can help with your studies?

Come learn some tips for success from your very own Law Library staff this Tuesday, August 28th. The workshop will be offered at the following times in the Library's Teaching Lab, located on the 13th floor in classroom 1337.

  • 12 - 1 pm
  • 5 - 6 pm

 

We hope you will join us! Take a look at our library workshops page to view a list of descriptions and a link to the calendar.

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