Teaching First-Year Contracts Students How to Read and Edit Contract Clauses
University of Toledo Law Review, Vol. 34, 2003
13 Pages Posted: 30 Oct 2010
Date Written: 2003
The teaching of critical reading skills in law school has received attention in some excellent articles, but doctrinal teachers have paid scant attention to them. The downside of this inattention is that professors misdiagnose some common student mistakes as analytical shortfalls, rather than reading deficiencies. When professors are frustrated about students' inability to spot and grasp certain complexities in assigned readings, the solution may well lie within the professors' grasp, if only they are willing to define the reading skills that are eluding their students and willing to teach those reading skills overtly, as a part of the course. This article discusses how law professors can go about teaching these skills to their students.
Keywords: Education, law school, teaching, professors, reading comprehension
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