bgdddymtty wrote: Foosters Galore wrote:
RodneyBoonfield wrote:You read your notes a few times? It takes me a good hour and a half to read them well once. I can't imagine how long it takes people to make flash cards and stuff like that.
It really depends on the subject. For Torts, I have like a 12 page outline. For Contracts, its like 21.
Not criticizing, just wondering: Why are you making/using an outline other than the fill-in-the-blank lecture outline? That seems that a lot of time/effort when the professor has already prepared something that basically says "this is the stuff they're likely to test."
My first lecture subject was torts which did not have a handout, so I just took notes. Lectures are pretty much structured in outline form, so after the two torts lectures, I had a pretty damn good outline. Instead of having a 60-70 page stack of handout pages, I just take notes during each lecture. I realize that each lecture only contains stuff that is on the test, so I'm not picking and choosing what to include. I'm pretty much copying verbatim what they say.
So, I now have word doc outlines that are 12-20 pages for each subject that pretty much mirrors the handouts except I will leave out examples if Its a concept that's fairly easy to grasp.
I've also reduced a couple of them into attack outlines so that I have 5 page outline for torts, con law, and crim with just the BLL. I find it much easier to study and less overwhelming than that 500 page Handout book.