Thursday, April 28, 2011

Resources to Help Law Students Prepare for Final Exams

It’s that time of year when those of us who work in the library can feel the final exam tension in the air.  Students procrastinate and stress over final exams for weeks, often turning to commercial outlines and study aids, hoping they can cram for an exam.  Here are some resources that may help alleviate some of their anxiety:

Burkhart, Ann M. & Robert A. Stein, Law School Success in a Nutshell: A Guide to Studying Law and Taking Law School Exams, 2d ed. (Thomson/West 2008).

Calleros, Charles R., Law School Exams: Preparing and Writing to Win (Aspen Publishers 2007).

Darrow-Kleinhaus, Suzanne, Mastering the Law School Exam: A Practical Blueprint for Preparing and Taking Law School Exams (Thomson/West 2007).

Dernbach, John C., Writing Essay Exams to Succeed in Law School (Not Just to Survive), 3d ed. (Aspen Publishers 2010).

Strong, S.I., How to Write Law Essays & Exams, 3d ed. (Oxford University Press 2010).

Whitebread, Charles H., The Eight Secrets of Top Exam Performance in Law School: An Easy-to-Use, Step-by-Step Program for Achieving Great Grades!, 2d ed. (Thomson/West 2008).

Good luck on finals!


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