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BCLS
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Taking notes

Postby BCLS » Fri Aug 27, 2010 3:31 pm

Hi all,

This may sound weird but how exactly does one take notes on the material in the casebook? Would briefing suffice? I intend on listening closely to class lectures and extracting the pertinent information which eventually will end up in my outline.

Besides taking notes in class, outlining, and briefing cases, what other ways are productive to take notes?

thwalls
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Re: Taking notes

Postby thwalls » Fri Aug 27, 2010 3:48 pm

Edit: No, I won't do it.

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savagedm
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Re: Taking notes

Postby savagedm » Fri Aug 27, 2010 4:29 pm

If you go to Seattle U I would highly suggest not ever taking notes or going to class. I need more scholarship security ;)

/sarcasm

BCLS
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Re: Taking notes

Postby BCLS » Fri Aug 27, 2010 4:31 pm

savagedm wrote:If you go to Seattle U I would highly suggest not ever taking notes or going to class. I need more scholarship security ;)

/sarcasm

hahaha. I'm just wondering if I should be taking detailed notes throughout the casebook (other than briefing.)

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Re: Taking notes

Postby savagedm » Fri Aug 27, 2010 4:37 pm

BCLS wrote:
savagedm wrote:If you go to Seattle U I would highly suggest not ever taking notes or going to class. I need more scholarship security ;)

/sarcasm

hahaha. I'm just wondering if I should be taking detailed notes throughout the casebook (other than briefing.)


Very simple rule: highlight the procedural history (known as procedural posture) if your prof cares about it. Know the basic facts of the case and the issue/rule. You should use supplements to go over the concepts you will discuss in class and write out a few notes beforehand. This takes roughly 10 extra mins of your time for the first few weeks per class. When class comes around, spend your time listening, participating (but for the love of God don't gun), and refining your notes.




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