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Tips for Finals

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Good news: The semester is almost over and summer is just around the corner!

Bad news: That means it is exam time.

The end of the semester is always filled with studying and outlining and stress. The Law Library has several suggestions for ways to cope with the end of the semester crunch time:

  1. Use the library’s study resources:
    The Law Library’s staff has prepared study aids guides for the major study aids in the library’s collection. These guides are organized by class subject, including guides for all 1L classes and many of the 2L and 3L classes. In these guides, you will find links to the Law Library’s popular print and eBook study aids; audio and visual resources (such as the Sum & Substance Audio series & LexisNexis Courtroom Cast); and online, print, and eBook resources you can use to test yourself on concepts from class.

  2. Reserve a Study Room:
    There are twelve small rooms which can be used for study and/or audio/video review. Three of the rooms are equipped for audio/visual use. Use of these rooms is governed by a room reservation policy which covers advance reservations, room renewals, cancellations, and consequences of the misuse of rooms. More information about reserving a study room is on the Library’s website

  3. Find a Reflective Space on Campus:
    RWU has many areas (indoor and outdoor) which can be used as a study space or a study break space for quiet reflection. Before you venture outside your comfort zone, you can take a virtual tour of these places.

  4. Take an Exercise Break:
    The RWU Campus Recreation Center offers exercise equipment and a variety of group exercise classes to engage your body. Exercise, including walking, sports, and other fun physical activities, can help you maintain a healthy mind body balance. You can even rent a kayak or paddleboard if you want to spend some time exercising outside.

  5. Check out our Stress Management, Mindfulness and Wellness LawGuide:
    The library’s guide for Stress Management, Mindfulness and Wellness provides information and links to help you manage stress in serious ways and not-so-serious ways.

Breathe deeply, think positive thoughts, and good luck on exams!

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