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Upcoming Academic Success Events

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1.     Thursday, August 30, 4:00 PM, Classroom A:
The First-Year Experience and Preparing for and Participating in Class
Workshop: Class Simulation with Comments (download the presentation)

2.     Thursday, September 6, 4:00 PM, Classroom A:
Workshop: Using Rules: Rule-based Reasoning/Analogical Reasoning. What do they mean when they say, “Think Like a Lawyer?” (download the presentation)

3.     Thursday, September 20, 4:00 PM, Classroom A:
Organizing Your Learning: Outside Materials, Outlines, Study Groups, Class Participation, etc.
Workshop: Prepare an Outline (Presentation | PDF Document)

4.     Thursday, September 27, 4:00 PM, Classroom A:
The Anatomy of an Exam: What’s the point??
And…the most common ways to steer off course during the exam.
Workshop: A Short Sample Exam Question

5.     Thursday, October 11, 4:00 PM, Classroom A:
 Organizing an Answer for an Exam Question: Time Management, Reading the Question, Outlining a Response, Writing the Response
Workshop: Outlining a Response to an Exam Question

6.     Thursday, October 18, 4:00 PM, Classroom A: 
Preparing for Exams; Laying the Base and Developing and Exercising your “M-Cubed”-- Mental Muscle Memory
Workshop: Practice Exam Question (Presentation)

7.     Thursday, November 8, 4:00 PM (Moot Court Room):
Exam Advice from a Student Panel and Open Questions

8.     Thursday, November 15, 4:00 PM (Moot Court Room):
Tips for Taking Exams, from a Professor Panel and Open Questions

In addition to these sessions, Professor Eggert is available for individual meetings (eggertd@wlu.edu, Room 486).  Also, every Thursday from 2:30 till 3:30 or so, he will set up shop in the Fishbowl (378) – or when weather permits, the picnic shelter.   It will be an informal time when students can gather for input about Academic Success issues.  Recommended Reading: Open Book: The Inside Track to Law School Success, by Barry Friedman and John Goldberg.