How do I read legal texts faster?

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PotLuck
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How do I read legal texts faster?

Postby PotLuck » Wed Oct 09, 2013 11:23 pm

As the subject suggests, I am a very slow reader. I have googled some speed reading exercises but I still find that I read legal texts (cases primarily) incredibly slow. Do you guys have any tips on increasing speed and retaining information?

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Danger Zone
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Re: How do I read legal texts faster?

Postby Danger Zone » Wed Oct 09, 2013 11:37 pm

With practice.

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hephaestus
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Re: How do I read legal texts faster?

Postby hephaestus » Wed Oct 09, 2013 11:43 pm

PotLuck wrote:As the subject suggests, I am a very slow reader. I have googled some speed reading exercises but I still find that I read legal texts (cases primarily) incredibly slow. Do you guys have any tips on increasing speed and retaining information?

Don't speed read cases. Be patient and it will come with time.

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Re: How do I read legal texts faster?

Postby LSL » Wed Oct 09, 2013 11:52 pm

Also, if your textbook has canned briefs (ex: High Court Case Summaries), look at those first. Then read the case. The briefs aren't always great or complete, but they give you an idea of what to look for. Saves an insane amount of time.

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Re: How do I read legal texts faster?

Postby Bronx Bum » Thu Oct 10, 2013 10:50 am

Read case briefs. Don't read text.

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Re: How do I read legal texts faster?

Postby swimmer11 » Thu Oct 10, 2013 11:55 am

Cases can sometimes be excruciatingly boring to read. However, with time, you will be able to skim read and find the few things you actually need from the case




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