The semester has only begun, and exams are, thankfully, months away. However, study aids can be used throughout the semester to help prepare for class or to review
topics that didn’t seem to quite make sense in class. If your eyes grow weary of the constant reading (in print or online), if you’d like to try and
study while doing other things, or if you want to try the odd-sounding and
probably dubious hypnopedia (sleep learning), audio study aids can offer
something different. Check out the options available to UNC Law students below.
West Academic Study Aids
, which publishes the Nutshell series and the
Short and Happy series, also offers the Sum and Substances audio series.
It covers 1L topics like Criminal Law, Contracts, but also higher-level courses like Wills and
Trusts. If you are in a paper class, they even have audio resources on essay writing and legal
research. One great feature is how West Academic divides each
resource. Instead of a single long recording where you might have to guesstimate
your place or would take a large loading time, subjects are broken down into topic
segments that range from a couple of minutes to an hour for the very complex
Another beneficial feature from West Academic Study Aids is their app. It
is the beginning of the year and my favorite weather for going for walks in the
woods. The chill makes a mug of a coffee just that much better. If you feel similar,
you can pull up an audio book on your phone and listen to it like a podcast as
you walk. Now to make sure your
audio book appears on your phone, you will have to sign into your personal West
Academic account through a browser and select the book for offline viewing.
Wolters Kluwer Study Aids Digital Library
, the publisher of Examples and Explanations, also has an audio resource section called
the “In Other Words Series.” You’ll find coverage of a wide range of legal
topics from 1L to more advanced topics such as Administrative
Law. Wolters Kluwer breaks down each audio resource into small chunks for
easy listening as well.
If you want to take a Wolters Kluwer audio books with you
on the go you can login on a mobile browser or, their website will
direct you to the iPublishCentral Reader app and a guide on how to
download your study aids into the app.
Try something different and give your eyes a break from black 11-point serif font ink on glossy white pages. If you have any questions about navigating theses resource, please contact the Reference Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Posted by Nor Ortiz on Fri. January 22, 2021 2:00 PM