Do you understand what you are reading?

Be careful to read critically and test yourself actively and frequently. Highlighting every word does not mean you have absorbed the concepts and will be able to recall and apply them on an exam. Learning is hard work. Lean in!

For more on effective learning, read this excellent piece: Highlighter Junkies.

#lawschool, #barprep, #barreview, #lawstudent, #barsuccess

Author: Sara J. Berman

Sara J. Berman, a graduate of the UCLA School of Law, is a Professor of Law and Assistant Dean at the Touro Law Center. She formerly served as a Director at the Washington DC-based Center for Legal Education Excellence.

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