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How to survive law school without losing your mind: Note Taking
This engaging book is your battle manual for the art of war in the legal arena. Chris Scott Graham shares the skills you'll need--developed and honed by trial lawyers over the years--to succeed in the battles you'll undertake on behalf of your clients.
It answers questions students have as they begin their studies. What is a tort? Hornbook? Should I join a study group? It also explains and gives examples of the best methods for studying and for taking exams. It provides questions and model answers from actual law school exams. The Nutshell also provides information about the types of legal practice that are available to you when you graduate. And it describes the opportunities that will be available to you during your second and third years of law school, such as law journals, law clinics, internships, joint degree programs, and study abroad.
This link lists suggestions on how to improve your ability to take and use notes.
How to take notes
The Law Library subscribes to PowerNotes to help you keep track of citations, notes, and sources and you’ll have more time to focus on the important stuff. Remember to register using you illinois.edu email.
Studies show . . .
A Learning Secret: Don’t Take Notes with a Laptop
Students who used longhand remembered more and had a deeper understanding of the material
This article shows you how to create a Cornell Notes template using Microsoft Word. The nice thing about learning how to create a template is you can tweak it to your style. The template also works with Google Docs.