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Take a (Cognitive) Load Off: Creating Space to Allow First-Year Legal Writing Students to Focus on Analytical and Writing Processes


Terri L. Enns


Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law

Monte Smith


Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law

April 29, 2014

Ohio State Public Law Working Paper No. 242

Abstract:     
This article examines the ways in which excessive cognitive load interferes with the process of learning analytical doctrine, with a particular focus on the doctrine of legal writing. It suggests methods for reducing cognitive load to bring law students’ undivided attention to the acquisition of doctrine.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 57

Keywords: cognitive, legal writing, sample, analytical process, writing process, scaffolding, discovery learning

JEL Classification: K1, K10, K19

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Date posted: April 30, 2014  

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Enns, Terri L. and Smith, Monte, Take a (Cognitive) Load Off: Creating Space to Allow First-Year Legal Writing Students to Focus on Analytical and Writing Processes (April 29, 2014). Ohio State Public Law Working Paper No. 242. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2430741 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2430741

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Terri L. Enns (Contact Author)
Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law ( email )
55 West 12th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210
United States
Monte Smith
Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law ( email )
55 West 12th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210
United States
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