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This chapter discusses study skills for criminology students. It includes practical advice on different approaches to note-taking and organizing notes, time-management and planning, working with others, and getting the most out of seminars and lectures. It also includes an introduction to personal development planning (PDP) as a means of reflecting, planning, and taking action in respect of personal, educational, and career development.

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This chapter presents guidelines on how to study law effectively and approach assignments and examinations. The discussions cover the efficient management and organization of study time and how to best take advantage of lectures, tutorials, and seminars. It explains the importance of developing the technical skills of good note-taking for formal teaching sessions and for private reading. It highlights the importance of summarizing and referencing text. The chapter explains how and where case reports and statutes can be located, both electronically and on paper. Advice is given on how to approach essay and problem-based assignment questions. The chapter concludes with a discussion on preparation for exams.

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This chapter introduces you to the study of the English legal system in higher education. After explaining some of the different expectations of studying at this level, the chapter’s focus is on how you will learn and how to succeed on the module. There is considerable advice and tips on how to get the most out of lectures and seminars. The coverage introduces some key terminology and emphasises the importance of independent research and reading both primary (legislation and case law) and secondary sources (textbooks and journal articles). Finally, the chapter discusses and provides guidance on how to tackle commonly used assessments such as written essays, oral presentations, and examinations.

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This chapter considers the contributions of academic activities to the acquisition of key employability skills. Specifically, it discusses each of the academic activities undertaken by law students and explains how these develop key employability skills. These activities include essay writing; answering problem questions; dissertation; other forms of assessment; revision and examinations; and lectures and tutorials.

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This chapter focuses on the skills needed to study law. It begins by describing how a law degree is structured and what sorts of activities students are likely to take part in as part of that degree. It then discusses lectures, seminars and tutorials, note-taking, working with others, time management, learning from feedback, and personal development planning.

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This chapter focuses on the skills needed to study law. It begins by describing how a law degree is structured and what sorts of activities students are likely to take part in as part of that degree. It then discusses lectures, seminars, and tutorials; note-taking; working with others; time management; learning from feedback; and personal development planning.

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This chapter introduces you to the study of the English legal system in higher education. After explaining some of the different expectations of studying at this level, the chapter’s focus is on how you will learn and how to succeed on the module. There is considerable advice and tips on how to get the most out of lectures and seminars. The coverage introduces some key terminology and emphasises the importance of independent research and reading both primary (legislation and case law) and secondary sources (textbooks and journal articles). Finally, the chapter discusses and provides guidance on how to tackle commonly used assessments such as written essays, oral presentations, and examinations.

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The Successful Law Student provides insights, advice, and perspectives on the student experience in the field of law. The focus is on the things that will make a big difference to the student experience, including making a smooth transition to university level study, getting the most out of lectures and feedback from tutors, advice on how to approach law exams, and finding a rewarding career. Complemented by a variety of insider voices, which add valuable context and real-life insight, the text includes extensive experience from the perspective of law teachers to explore the learning process and look beyond it to consider the wider definition of success and to provide help against the pressures of legal study.

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This chapter is aimed at getting you started in your legal studies. It addresses some of the questions and concerns that students have about studying law and starting at university. It explains something of the nature of the law and how it impacts on society before moving on to look at some of the practicalities involved in studying law as it considers how the degree is structured and how teaching and assessment will work.

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This chapter is aimed at getting you started in your legal studies. It addresses some of the questions and concerns that students have about studying law and starting at university. It explains something of the nature of the law and how it impacts on society before moving on to look at some of the practicalities involved in studying law as it considers how the degree is structured and how teaching and assessment will work.

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This chapter explores the range of different classes and related learning opportunities the student may come across during their legal studies and how to get the best out of them. The chapter explains the main types of law classes, including lectures and other large group classes, tutorials, and seminars, and considers how they differ in aim and approach. It provides guidance on how classes may be conducted and how students can prepare for and benefit most from them. Different approaches to legal learning, including blended learning, problem-based learning, peer learning, and clinical legal education are also considered.