Thursday, May 23, 2013

Collection Highlight: Reading Like a Lawyer

Reading Like a Lawyer: Time-Saving Strategies for Reading Law Like an Expert is a 2012 release by Ruth Ann McKinney that provides valuable and researched strategies for becoming a more efficient reader and additionally, at times, provides exercises to help put these new techniques into practice. This title, Amazon Link & Catalog Link, is written generally with a law student in mind to help them more efficiently deal with the massive reading load that law school entails. Below is a condensed version of the table of contents. The book can be found at the call number - KF 283. M398 2012.

Chapter 1 - Reading in Law School
Chapter 2 - Basic Briefing: Developing an Initial Strategy for Managing Cases
Chapter 3 - Advanced Thinking Leads to Advanced Reading
Chapter 4 - Expert Reading: A New Take on a Familiar Skill
Chapter 5 - Engage with Energy
Chapter 6 - Monitor Your Reading and Read for the Main Idea
Chapter 7 - Always (Always!) Read with a Clear Purpose
Chapter 8 - Get Oriented and "Own" Your Prior Knowledge and Experience
Chapter 9 - There's More to the Five W's (Who, What, When, Where, and Why) Than Meets the Eye
Chapter 10 - Evaluate What You're Reading - Your Ideas Matter
Chapter 11 - Review, Rephrase, Record
Chapter 12 - Casebook Reading: A Summary
Chapter 13 - Reading Statutes
Chapter 14 - Reading Cases Outside of Casebooks
Chapter 15 - Reading on a Screen
Chapter 16 - Conclusion

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