betasteve wrote:Oh, and already: Things I am going to do different this semester - take notes with outlines in mind. I am going to fully prescribe to the notes build outlines mentality. Last semester I took a lot of notes in the book, both on the filler text and the cases... It was a horrendous bitch to build an outline off of that.
What I did last semester: Handwritten notes in a notebook, typed up into a notes file, then used that notes file to build an outline. While normally I hate handwriting, this process worked really well for me because it created extra steps that forced me to review the material multiple times, which increased my familiarity with it.
But this requires repeatedly reviewing and typing up notes through the semester. I got lazy about Torts (well, I got sick, excuses excuses) and never got them all typed up properly, and I had to scramble to finish my outline directly out of my handwritten notes. I haven't gotten that grade yet so I don't know how badly that hurt me.