Welcome to the year of the workhorse! You've got a lot to juggle this year with school, job prospects, co-curricular activities and life in general. You're now expected to know more than you did last year, but you may still be wondering how you got through it! The Academic Success Program has workshops, panels and information especially designed for the busy 2L student. Learn how to excel on multiple choice exams, write better essay exams, keep up with your now busier schedule, and handle the pressures of your job search while still remaining successful in your courses. Here are a few keys to success for 2L's:
Manage Your Time Wisely:
Students that have, and stick to, a weekly schedule tend to get more done, have less stress, and have more time for fun activities. You don't need to schedule out months in advance, but each week (generally Sunday night) you should plan your week ahead, putting into your schedule your classes, must-do appointments, time for studying (with a specific study topic noted) and time for the things in life that keep you balanced: food, sleep, exercise and fun.
Assess Your 1L Performance:
By now you have learned some about what works for you and what doesn't in the areas of reading, studying, preparing for exams and exam taking. Use the document Assessing Your First Year of Law School (below) to learn even more about how you performed during your first year and what new strategies you may want to employ for year two. Remember too, to meet with the Director of Academic Success to discuss your year-two goals!
Get to Know Your Resources for Academic Success:
Take advantage of the Academic Success Program! ASP hosts study and exam skills workshops, study plan and learning styles assessments, study aid and study group assistance and personal academic counseling. Stop by the Academic Success Resource Center on the second floor of King Hall at Room 2312.