Entries by emmacalderwood

What to Expect as a 1L

Congratulations on being accepted to law school. Many people feel that getting in is the challenging part, but ask most 1Ls about two weeks into their first semester how things are going and you might get a less than confident response. This is due, in large part, to the differences between college and law school. […]

What is Law School Like?

The daily life of a law student involves two things that you may not be familiar with: case briefing and outlining. These two skills are necessary in order to be successful because of the Socratic Method.   What is the Socratic Method, you may wonder?  Well, the Socratic Method of teaching involves almost no lecturing and […]

Top Tips for Law School Success

Law School is not like undergrad, or really any other educational experience.  Therefore, it is important to change your mindset and adopt new strategies in order to be successful as a law student.  Here are some tips that will help on this journey:   Schedule in enough time to complete assignments: Especially in the beginning […]

Your test has been cancelled, so what now?

The voicemail from the testing center is garbled, but the message is clear: “Your test will not be offered on such-and-such a date. Please go online to check your account…  “If a new test date and location has not been added to your account, you may call our 1-800 number. Note that we are experiencing […]

Average Nurse Salary

The average salary of a nurse can be an important consideration when you are deciding whether you want to pursue a nursing degree and what kind of nurse you’d like to be. Knowing about how much money you might make can help you make decisions about your nursing career.  We’ll break down the median annual […]

AP World History: Modern Sample Long Essay Question

The AP World History: Modern Exam requires you to complete a long essay question. Read on for an example long essay question. On the actual exam, you will read three questions and determine which you can answer most confidently. For this sample question, note that you will be evaluating how changes in the spread of ideas […]

AP World History: Modern Sample DBQ

The AP World History: Modern Exam requires you to complete a document-based question. Read on for an example DBQ. First, read the prompt itself. You’ll need to develop an argument using the skill of causation: how did empire-building processes affect political structures in the years from 1500 to 1900? The prompt uses the verb evaluate, […]

How to Approach AP World History: Modern DBQs

Question 1 in Section II of the AP World History: Modern Exam is the document-based question (DBQ). It will always include seven documents offering a variety of perspectives on a historical development or process that took place between the years 1450 and 2001. A high-scoring DBQ response will include the following components: Thesis: Make a […]