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Undergrad Final Semester Courses
« on: January 11, 2005, 01:52:55 PM »

Starting law school in the fall, and need a few more credits to graduate?  What a great position to be in.  Your biggest dilemma is what courses to take so that you can coast to graduation.  Consider taking public speaking and writing courses. 

Your gut reaction to that suggestion may be “That’s crazy.  I hate public speaking and writing, and I want an easy, not hard final semester.” 

Despite that reaction, put aside your preconceived notions for a moment and consider the following reasons for taking such courses. 

1.Writing is the most important skill for doing well in law school. 

2.The ability to speak confidently and well is the most important skill for career success.

3.Public speaking and writing courses often generally do not have final exams.



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Re: Undergrad Final Semester Courses
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2005, 05:30:12 PM »
I couldn't agree more. This is my last undergrad semester and I am taking a writing course as my final course. No final and the need to hone my writing skills was my motivator. I'm sure I'll appreciate it come August when class starts.

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Re: Undergrad Final Semester Courses
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2005, 12:20:18 AM »

Your gut reaction to that suggestion may be “That’s crazy.  I hate public speaking and writing, and I want an easy, not hard final semester.” 
Did you forget where you were posting? I don't think many of us would call it crazy... and even fewer would think that it is hard.

My last semester in college, I took Biochemistry lecture, and lab for graduate students... that was crazy and hard. I don't mean to offend you, but law students read, write, and speak in public very often.... and that is the easy part.

Good luck, and have fun with your last semester.