If you wish to know the road up the mountain, you must ask the man who goes back and forth on it. (4) Maintain balance/have a life outside of law school.
TOP TEN PIECES OF ADVICE FOR 1Ls TOP TEN TRAITS FOR DOING WELL IN LAW SCHOOL TOP TEN PIECES OF ADVICE FOR LEGAL WRITING CLASS BEST ADVICE FOR DOING WELL ON FINAL EXAMS BIGGEST MYTH/MISCONCEPTION ABOUT LAW SCHOOL (1) Keep up with the reading/don’t fall behind. (5) Get involved with things that interest you/student organizations.
(6) Don’t become obsessed with grades/become competitive. (8) Maintain a healthy lifestyle (exercise and diet).
(10) Don’t Facebook/surf the internet during class.
(1) Hard work/Commitment/Discipline (2) Focus (3) Having/Maintaining a positive mental outlook (4) Time management (5) Critical thinking (6) Ability to maintain balance (7) Perseverance (8) Patience (9) Learn how law school works (10) Having thick skin (1) Start assignments early – they will take longer than you think.
(2) Plug into the format your professor gives you (IRAC/CRAC, etc) and don’t try to be creative.
(3) Go to your writing professor’s office hours and ask questions. (7) Double and triple check your citation and proofreading.
(4) Be prepared to write in a style completely different than what you are used to. (8) Take it seriously (even if it is worth fewer credits) because it’s probably the most important class you will take.
(9) Learn how to research well as quickly as you can/attend research training classes.
(10) Put in your best effort on ungraded assignments too.
What is the best piece of advice you could give someone for doing well on final exams? You are learning the teacher’s teaching style just as much as you are learning the material.
The best way to prepare for this is to be able to apply the material well in any situation, which means answering as many practice questions as you can.