@picola1922
Lisa
a month ago
I would completely blank on things I knew well. I would vomit an answer hoping that the more I would write, then the sooner what I knew would appear in my head onto my exam soft screen.
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@picola1922
Lisa
a month ago
I made Dean's List for my last semester of law school. I also made it for the semester prior. It took me to the 4th year to get it all down. This makes me think about other law students or future. If I knew what I know now, I would have been making Dean's List the entire time.
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@picola1922
Lisa
a month ago
It wasn't about the content. I clearly knew what was going on in all of my classes from day 1. I was always prepared for class. I worked very hard. What I didn't know what how to execute what I knew on the exam under exam conditions. Anxiety took over.
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@picola1922
Lisa
a month ago
It wasn't until a Professor wanted to know how I could be prepared for each class yet do so poorly on a midterm. After talking with her, she connected me with another Professor who helped me with a plan to study better & overcome exam anxiety based on how I think.
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@picola1922
Lisa
a month ago
I see everything with a color. That means when I look at a list that is typed out, my brain associates colors to it. I found writing in colors - or typing in my computer because writing hurts my hands, was very helpful to memorizing.
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@picola1922
Lisa
a month ago
I also found that the techniques I was given to ease exam anxiety helped immensely. I started to make sure I blocked time prior to every exam to clear my head. Doing that didn't cause everything I memorized to vanished. I instead helped me to recall it for the exam.
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@picola1922
Lisa
a month ago
Anyway, I wish I would have known this prior to law school starting. I didn't and it was a frustrating struggle until a concerned Professor lead me to another who gave me the tools to succeed.
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@picola1922
Lisa
a month ago
PS. The spelling errors in this are frustrating to me as well. I was trying to move quickly so I could get back to bar prep.
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