From the Law School Tool Box. "Everyone wants to do well on law school exams, but but curve makes it tough to rise to the top. Read on for strategies for the making the most of your exam prep time, dealing with different types of exams, handling the pressure of the exam period, and much more!"
"For those of you with closed book law school exams coming up, here are a few exam prep strategies that you might find useful: (1) assess course expectations, (2) organize, memorize and master the course material, (3) practice, practice, practice, (4) rest your brain, and (5) take the exam with confidence."
Part of a series. See Law School Exams below for more in the series.
From the Lawyerist..."In law school, your grade is often determined by a single test: the final exam. Getting good grades in law school therefore depends on just a handful of tests at the end of each semester.
Obviously, it makes sense to put your best efforts into these exams.
This series of posts is a deliberate approach to final exams, from study strategy to open- and closed-book exams, take-home exams, and final papers."
" Introduction -- Preparing to enter law school -- The American legal system -- What do lawyers do? -- The study of law -- First-year curriculum -- Finding your way around the law library -- Preparing for class -- Classroom experience -- Learning after class -- Study aids -- Exams -- Other activities during the first year -- Beyond the first year -- Sample exam questions and answers."
"Your law school experience is about to change -- Preparation for exam writing -- Taking the actual exam -- The finishing touches -- Working throughout the semester -- Six critical tips -- The big mistakes -- Final thoughts"
Contents The what and why of exams -- The pinball method of exam-taking -- IRAC : a framework for analysis -- Issue spotting and issue sorting -- Rules -- Application -- Conclusions -- Make your lists, check them twice : scoring on irac exams -- Tackling other exam formats -- Practice (exams) makes perfect -- Exam trouble : how to avoid it, what to do about it -- Outlining for exam success -- What's class got to do with it?