words Al Woods
Not all students who sign up for law degrees every year end up graduating, and some of the graduates don’t finish with the best grades. Becoming a lawyer is one of the best careers in the world, but getting there takes work. This article highlights some tips that can be helpful when studying a law degree.
In law school, there will be lots and lots of reading. If you don’t have a plan, you can easily give way to procrastination and miss the deadlines, or fail to read for your exams on time. Have a plan with specific timelines, and once you make a time plan, stick to it. Don’t watch TV or go out when you should be reading for your next class. You may have to cut down the amount of time you spend on TV and other things to focus more on your studies. However, this doesn’t mean your plan shouldn’t include extra curriculum activities. You need a good study-life balance. Make plans to relax, spend time with friends and family, travel, and engage in your hobbies, but dedicate the bigger percentage of your time to your studies. Read Extensively
In addition to your coursework, you’ll want to explore books, magazines, journals and blogs. Read about law and anything affecting law students and lawyers. Some of the knowledge you gain outside your coursework may not contribute much to your degree, but it can be helpful once you start practising. Don’t Miss Lectures
Consider these three key tips if you don’t want to miss lectures – one, prepare ahead for the next lecture. Know what you will be covering, do some reading, and gather all the materials you need on time; two – block your lecture times from all distractions. Let your friends and family know when you have lectures so that they don’t tempt you with invitations to hang out when you should be in class; three – take good care of your health by eating right, exercising and getting enough sleep. If you stay up late at night, you […]