Monthly Archives: December 2015

Yale Finds Error in Legal Stylebook: Harvard Did Not Create It

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Yale Finds Error in Legal Stylebook: Harvard Did Not Create It by The New York Times Supreme Court Correspondent and Lawyer, Adam Liptak

Among the low points in an American legal education is the law student’s first encounter with The Bluebook, a 582-page style manual formally known as “A Uniform System of Citation.” It is a comically elaborate thicket of random and counter-intuitive rules about how to cite judicial decisions, law review articles and the like. It is both grotesque and indispensable.

The Harvard Law Review has long claimed credit for creating The Bluebook. But a new article from two librarians at Yale Law School says its rival’s account is “wildly erroneous.” The librarians, Fred R. Shapiro and Julie Graves Krishnaswami, have done impressive archival research and make a persuasive case that their own institution is the guilty party.

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Six Tips for Surviving Finals Week

Six Tips for Surviving Finals Week by professional SAT tutor, Brian Witte

Don’t pull an all-nighter.

Even after months of dedication and hard work, your success or failure in a class can hinge on a single, heavily weighted assignment – the final. To further complicate matters, many schools compress all course finals into a single week. This may understandably seem like a recipe for stress and dread, but there are a number of ways to improve your performance during finals week. Here are six to try this fall:

  1. Verify the details
  2. Get some sleep
  3. Stay active
  4. Eat well
  5. Experiment with different methods of studying
  6. Silence your social media accounts

Read the full article here.