Overcoming Laziness – 5 Effective Tips For Law Students
The thought of sitting in front of a feisty book or a high pile of files would feel so much irksome for a law student who knows how important it is for him to be through with all of those. After all, who would want to bang their heads against the complicated terminologies of law, when it is biting cold outside and you feel like watching your favorite movie with a bowl of hot crackers to accompany you?
It is crucial though for the law students, to be mindful of the fact that they are pursuing their chosen line of profession and that success is determined by the amount of hard work they would put into their careers. The hardest part of accomplishing any goal is to get started. The following tips would help the law students overcome laziness and procrastination which often bock their way.
1) Do Not Cram
Your mind is not a computer that it would store everything you put into it. So, before you sit down with that fat book in your hand and begin cramming every detail that is mentioned in those pages, remember that cramming the terms and details might give you the impression that it is all getting engraved into your head, however in reality your mind slate would be wiped clean and clear when you would wake up the next day.
Instead of mugging up the chapters, pay attention during lectures and understand the concept with the help of practical examples. In case your lecturer is not giving you enough understanding by citing examples from real cases, ask her or him to make you understand that way. In this manner, chances are that you would hardly ever forget what you learnt in class.
2) Revision Everyday
Every day your study course progresses, hence try to keep up with its pace. Revising the portions on the same day would recapitulate whatever was taught to you in class and therefore reinforce it into the minds. Why go through the scary pile of books during examinations when you already have a good hang of your course?
3) Use PDF format Of Journals To Ease Your Search
While studying you would be required to refer to legal terms and phrases. Keeping a manual journal would waste a lot of your time in looking up the details. Hence, save time and download the PDF format and just do CTRL+F to get on with your search.
4) Make Notes and Highlights
Do not mindlessly flip pages. When you are going through the chapters first time, ensure that you make notes, underline points and highlight important definitions then and there only. In this way, when you come back to the chapters during exams, your revision file would be ready!
5) Smart Work Instead Of Hard Work
It is a myth that law students need to have a tedious and grueling study schedules to score high. Real achievers believe in smart work. So instead of aimlessly going through the chapters, buy the ten years exam papers and see which questions have been asked the most frequently. Also, look up for the questions which have never been asked. See the pattern and then do your preparation according to it.
Alistair George is a blogger for Drug-Attorney-Reno. He likes to blogging about legal issues related to Criminal Defense, Crime and Drug.