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When to Start Outlining & What to Use


When to Start Outlining:

                When you have enough of a “chunk” to outline --> after each unit

                As soon after a unit as you can

Make sure you start early enough that you have time to road test the outline you created with the professor’s former exam questions


What to use:

                Course Syllabus

                Course Book

                Class notes

                Case briefs

                Professor ‘s handouts

                Materials on TWEN

                Professor’s quizzes

                Commercial materials and/or another student’s outline as a cross checking tool