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1 Academic Success Program Presents Academic Success Program Presents Ready or Not, Here It Comes: Effective Outlining Strategies for Before, During, and After Class Us:

2 Feel Bombarded? CONTRACTS TORTS R&W

3 OBJECTIVES Learn Like A Champion! 0 Define “Outlining” 0 Identify Content and Formats 0 Before Class: Class Assignments & Preparation 0 During Class: Deciphering What’s Important 0 After Class: Synthesizing Your Notes 0 Practical Exercise in Outlining

4 DEFINITION 0 “OUTLINING” – Creating a document that represents information covered in an entire class over the course of the semester. 0 CONTENT: 0 Vocabulary 0 Rules 0 Policy 0 Examples and Non-Examples 0 Cases 0 Hypotheticals 0 Unanswered Questions

5 Two Types Of Outlines 1. “ACTIVE” 2. “FINAL” 0 CASE DRIVEN 0 Case Briefs 0 In-Class Notes pages 0 Think Daily Details! 0 RULE DRIVEN 0 Synthesized & Manageable < 10% 0 Examples and Non- Examples 0 Think Black-Letter Law!

6 Getting Started: Before Class 0 Decide on a Method: Handwrite v. Computer 0 Decide on a Template: 0 Table of Contents 0 Class Syllabus – Assignments 0 Commercial Outline 0 Recreate Template in an editable document 0 Save Two Skeleton Copies

7 BEFORE CLASS: ACTIVE OUTLINING 0 Context –Focus on Relevant Subject Matter 0 Organization 0 Case Briefs: 0 Case Name, Rule, Facts, Reasoning, Holding, Policy 0 Questions: Include Unresolved Questions/Concepts 0 **Practical Tip: AGREE or DISAGREE?

8 DURING CLASS: ACTIVE OUTLINING 0 Decide Method of Note-Taking: Hand v. Computer 0 Two Most Common Fears of Students: 0 Note-Taking: All or Nothing 0 Getting Called On: The Socratic Method

9 During Class: Practical Tips on What’s Important 0 Verbal Cues: 0 Hypotheticals 0 Professor’s Own Words 0 Rules 0 Conclusions 0 Rationales & Public Policy 0 Repetition 0 Reference to Authored Book or Article 0 Last Two Weeks of Class 0 Physical Cues: 0 Timing 0 Illustrations 0 Excitement 0 Watch Professor’s Eyes

10 During Class: Practical Tips

11 POST-CLASS: FINAL EXAM OUTLINING 0 When to Create 0 Daily v. Topic Completion 0 What to Include 0 RULES, Policy, Examples or Non-Examples 0 Cases (brief fact to jog memory) 0 Hypotheticals 0 Where 0 SECOND TOC/Syllabus Document created 0 Why 0 Manageable document to prepare for finals 0 How 0 Traditional Outline, Case Comparison Chart, Flow Chart

12 Examples & Practice HANDOUTS: 0 Case Driven Outlines 0 Rule Driven Outline 0 Case Comparison Chart 0 Practice Question

13 Office Hours and Prof. MinnetiNina L. Hayden, Esq. Mondays 3:00pm-5:00pmMondays 12:00pm-1:30pm Wednesdays 11:00am-12:00pmTuesdays 4:30pm-6:00pm Thursdays 12:00pm-1:30pm Kathryn J. Pelham, Esq. Tuesdays 12:30pm-2:00pm Thursdays 4:30pm-6:00pm **Tampa Law Center Fridays 12:30pm-2:00pm

14 NEXT WORKSHOP : Practice Makes Perfect: Reading and Responding to Essay Questions Wednesday, October 17 th from 12pm-1pm (A) OR Tuesday, October 30 th from 5pm-6pm (F) Learn Like a Champion Today


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