I don’t think it’ll come as a shock to anyone that studying law at University is not a walk in the park; although I have been on a number of those recently for a quick refresh revision break.
I have been revising or researching for most of the holiday, with the odd day or afternoon off for family get-togethers, pub lunches and to enjoy the wonderful sunshine.
I thought I’d share with you a couple of tips and things that I try to keep in mind when revising:
- Mix it up – revise and review more than one topic in one day, dedicating a set time to each to keep your mind active and avoid getting bogged down.
- Keep the course aims and learning outcomes for each of your modules in mind when revising
- Make use of the additional reading list to add depth to your notes where possible
- Make use of past papers to test your understanding and find the gaps in your knowledge.
- Teach someone else – if you have a willing volunteer to hand (a non-law student is particularly helpful because they won’t have their lawyer googles on) teach them the area of law you have just been revising. This will help you to ensure that you understand a topic. It’s a bonus if your student asks you questions because this might result in you considering a particular topic in a new or different way.
I hope you are all having a good Easter holiday and wish you all the best of luck with revision and exams.