Distance Learning: Direction on the Road to Success
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a permanent shift in the way all students, not just law students, experience the learning process. The physical move and mental transition from classroom to the bedroom have presented new challenges, if not obstacles, for teachers and students alike. Distance learning is a reality that demands students adapt to achieve and maintain academic success.
Law school is much more intense than undergraduate studies and demands more time and commitment. Adhering to a predetermined and well-thought schedule that optimally takes advantage of the ways that you learn as an individual is a good way to start. Get an overview of what it will take for you to succeed and do your best in your law school courses. Simply put, in most cases, smart people make it to law school. Use this as the foundation of a confident approach to excelling. If you do your best, you will excel.
Of course, studying and learning at home is filled with so many more distractions than the environment of a law school facility. Finding consistency in the maintenance of a healthy balance between work and play is key. Following a work schedule will maintain this consistency and also make the entire process considerably easier in the long run.
For some students, maintaining consistent academic success through remote learning tools may provide more problems than solutions. The inability to access libraries, computer labs, archived materials, and even student gathering places may be a formidable obstacle for some. Then there are those students who are mentally fatigued from spending hours using video conferencing applications to interact with their professors and fellow students. This fact supports the necessity to balance studying with any activity unrelated to law school to maintain an eager, fresh approach that helps avoid burnout and isolation.
Distance learning makes the use of resources more crucial than ever before. The good news is that the internet exists to help access and utilize these valuable resources. The California Desert Trial Academy (CDTA) provides its students with an extensive distance learning platform available at any time, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The CDTA provides an enriching, academic experience that prepares students to be effective advocates on their first day of practice. To this end, the CDTA utilizes many effective, easy-to-use online tools.
Finding another person with whom you can work despite the constraints of the pandemic may help as you can divide the use of resources and then share the results of your work. The academic success of any student is directly related to the use of study tools and the like without any resource limitations. For students to fully optimize their desired learning experience, distance learning systems with adequate resources must always be available.
Like traditional law schools, California Desert Trial Academy’s curriculum is designed to teach students the substantive law of core subject areas. Unlike traditional law schools, CDTA emphasizes training and developing students to be capable advocates in any courtroom. The California Desert Trial Academy (CDTA) is a 21st Century law school that moves students toward a successful legal career on the first day of class. We believe that practical experience in tandem with legal knowledge is the best road to a successful, rewarding, and prosperous legal career. Call us today at (760) 342-0900 or find out more online here.