By Katherine Larkin-Wong • November 18, 2012•Law School
As everyone heads into the Thanksgiving holidays, there's the excitement for turkey day and time with friends and family, the lure of Christmas carols, stores filled with holiday cheer, and ... for all of our law school women, the DREAD OF FINALS.
Never fear! Ms. JD is here to help. I thought about writing a post dedicated to my best finals tips and tricks and then I realized that I didn't need to because over the years almost all of my tips and tricks have come from these very pages of Ms. JD. Therefore, as Thanksgiving gift to you, I'm putting those tips together in a Final Exam Round Up! So without delay, here are some of Ms. JD's best Final Exam Study Tips.
1. You should take practice tests IN GROUPS. You can do this with a study group or, as Jessie suggested here, if you're involved with your women's law association, consider hosting a practice exam event. She suggests a group test time complete with hot chocolate. YUM!
2. Jessie also offers the big picture on law school exam studying here.
3.Having trouble synthesizing the material? Elizabeth recommends trying Notecards. Personally, I loved the recommendation to do Law Math. Although Janet wrote this post about studying for the bar, I think the recommendations hold true for final exams too!
SIDE NOTE: Need a fun study break? You can learn 15 Things You Didn't Know About Janet, who is also Ms. JD's Vice President, here. Basically, she's Ms. JD's fun one!
4. Ms. JD's NWLSO Liaison, Connie, recommends that you don't forget the basics during finals. Feed thyself well!
5. And if you're looking for a BUNCH of great tips, try this #1LTools Twitter Chat Transcript. Ms. JD and a number of other groups dedicated to supporting law students answered lots of finals related questions!
But most importantly, don't forget to take some time and ENJOY your Thanksgiving Break. It's there for a reason! As this Ms. JD Writer in Residence explains, there's no need to feel guilty - a little R&R can go a long way to helping you return to campus more ready for the long haul to finals.
If you have specific exam questions, post them in the comments and we'll see what we can do to help answer them. Do you have great exam tips? Post those as well!