Fall 2021 Workshops

Academic Success 1L Workshop Series

Practice makes progress! Join Academic Success and Bar Programs (ASBP) for a series of 1L Workshops. Each Workshop will provide first-semester 1Ls with an opportunity to learn effective academic skills and ask questions to our team. Along the way, we will share tips and tricks for improving organization, analysis, multiple choice skills, and more. If you are unable to attend any workshops live, you can access a recording on our ASBP TWEN page!

 

1L Workshop #1 - Case Reading and Briefing

August 31, 2021 from 4:30pm-5:20pm

Join ASBP for the opportunity to learn some strategies for reading cases more efficiently and effectively. This workshop will also cover strategies for drafting accurate and concise case briefs to help you prepare for your classes. This workshop will be recorded and available on our TWEN page.

1L Workshop #2: Time Management & Effective Study Strategies

September 7, 2021 from 4:30pm-5:20pm

Failing to plan is planning to fail! Get off to the right start by joining ASBP and learn how to create an effective study schedule that maximizes opportunities for learning, memorization, and practice throughout the semester. This workshop will be recorded and available on our TWEN page.

1L Workshop #3: Outlining

September 21, 2021 from 4:30pm-5:20pm

A good outline is worth its weight in gold (especially when it comes time for exams)! Join ASBP to learn the “why,” “when,” and “how,” of creating outlines for your casebook courses. This workshop will be recorded and available on our TWEN page.

1L Workshop #4: From Outlining to IRAC

September 28, 2021 from 4:30pm-5:20pm

Much of exam success is dependent on how well you spot and handle issues. The infamous “IRAC” is a valuable tool to aid in the organization of analysis. Join ASBP to learn how to create pre-writing outlines for essay exams and unravel the mysteries of IRAC and sub-IRAC. This workshop will be recorded and available on our TWEN page.

1L Workshop #5: Essay Writing (Analysis)

October 5, 2021 from 4:30pm-5:20pm

It’s no coincidence that “analysis” starts with an “A.” This is where most points on essay exams tend to be earned or lost. Join ASBP to review strategies for making your analysis the best it can be. This workshop will cover strategies for drafting inferential reasoning, raising and explaining ambiguities, and more. This workshop will be recorded and available on our TWEN page.

1L Workshop #6: Multiple Choice

October 19, 2021 from 4:30pm-5:20pm

A, B, C, or D? All of the above or none of the above? Join ASBP to learn some basic strategies and tactics for approaching multiple choice questions, how to diagnose and remedy common multiple choice problems, and more. This workshop will be recorded and available on our TWEN page.

1L Workshop #7: Preparing for Final Exams

November 9, 2021 from 4:30pm-5:20pm

Finals are fast approaching! Get ahead of the curve and join ASBP and Live Well @ USD Law for the Preparing for Final Exams Workshop. ASBP will cover time management strategies, growth-mindset, and academic perseverance. Students will utilize these strategies to create a comprehensive and effective final exam study schedule. Live Well @ USD Law will offer tips and strategies on how to take care of your mental and physical health during final exams. This workshop will be recorded and available on our TWEN page.