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Discover Law in a Flash powered by SpacedRepetition.com, One of the Best Tools for Learning the Law

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As a law student, you know that to succeed in class you need to finish ahead of the curve. That means not only keeping up with the reading, mastering the material and utilizing new skills like case briefing and outlining, but also outperforming your peers.

In addition to the grading curve, there are two other “curves” you need to consider. There is the learning curve, which assesses a student’s progress in gaining knowledge by learning from their mistakes through practical experience over time, and the often-overlooked forgetting curve, which measures a student’s inability to recall information after periods of time.

Law students are constantly in a race against time to commit black letter law to memory and make connections between legal concepts. Consequently, the learning curve and forgetting curve have considerable impact on performance when taking exams.

Retain More of What You Learn

As exams approach, you may find yourself cramming to prepare. However, research shows that this method of studying doesn’t work very well. According to one landmark study, students’ ability to recall information learned this way drops dramatically over time. After 24 hours the retention rate is less than 34%, and after a week it’s 25%.

A learning method based on the spaced repetition learning technique was designed to help law students conquer this forgetting curve and has proven effective in helping users remember 92% of the material. Named one of the Top 20 Legal IT Innovations 2017, SeRiouS (short for spaced repetition systems) uses a learning platform with a unique algorithm—SpacedRepetition.com—to help law students learn and remember more efficiently.

Even better, this remarkable study tool now combines the trusted, comprehensive content of one of Wolters Kluwer’s most popular study aids—Emanuel Law in a Flash—with its sophisticated algorithm for learning. Law in a Flash powered by SpacedRepetition.com is the perfect digital tool for quizzing yourself on black letter law and reviewing important definitions and hypotheticals throughout the semester and at exam time.

Law in a Flash powered by SpacedRepetition.com begins by asking users to quiz themselves on a series of electronic flashcards using any device with an internet connection. They then grade themselves on how well they know the answer before flipping the card over. The algorithm learns from their ratings: it knows what students are struggling with, and what they know well. It then uses this information to predict when someone is going to forget something and reminds them just in time by showing them the flashcard – effectively saying “study and remember this.” As a result, students who review information at the right time forget more slowly and eventually need to review less often.

Law in a Flash powered by SpacedRepetition.com is available for the following course areas: Civil Procedure, Civil Procedure II, Constitutional Law, Contract Law, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Evidence, Property, Torts, and Wills, Trusts and Estates. Already used by more than 6,000 law students in the United States, SpacedRepetition.com has been proven to help students outperform their peers in class and significantly improve bar exam passage rates.

Want to start saving more information in your memory bank in the all-important weeks leading up to final exams? Go to https://spacedrepetition.com/law-in-a-flash to get started today.

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