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    Law School Secrets Outlining for Exam Success

    ISBN-10: 0314278923
    ISBN-13: 9780314278920
    Edition: 2012
    Author(s): Jeffrey S. Batoff
    Description: This book answers the most-asked questions of first, second, and third year law school students.
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    Copyright Year: 2012
    Publisher: West Academic
    Publication Date: 1/26/2012
    Binding: Paperback
    Pages: 107
    Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
    Weight: 0.308
    Language: English

    This book answers the most-asked questions of first, second, and third year law school students.

    A Note to Law Students
    Overview
    The Psychological Approach
    Exam Preparation
    Writing the Exam
    Anxiety
    Preparing for Law School Exams
    Study Methods
    Study Groups
    Form a Group With Only Serious Students
    Limit the Number of Members to 4
    Prepare for the Sessions
    Never Swap Outlines to Avoid Preparing Your Own
    Scheduling Your Time
    What Is an Outline?
    Preparing Your Outline
    What Sources Should You Use?
    The Casebook
    Statutory Materials
    Professor's Materials
    Case Briefs
    Class Notes
    Secondary Sources
    Hornbooks
    Prepared Outlines
    The Choice Is Yours
    What Is Your Objective in Outlining?
    How Long Should Your Outline Be?
    Should You Make Your Outline With Another?
    Preparatory Tasks
    The Outlining Process
    Your Outline Headings Have Already Been Written
    It Is Best to Make Two Outlines-The Index/Index System
    The Hierarchy of Importance
    Material Heavily Emphasized in Class
    Material Briefly or Not Covered in Class
    Material Assigned as Background Reading
    Skim the Whole Course
    Divide the Course Into Logical Units
    Outlining the Logical Unit
    Creating the Index
    Outlining Cases
    Outlining Notes
    Synthesize the Logical Unit
    Repeat the Process
    Ask SAM-Strategic Analysis Memo
    Studying the Outline
    The First Review
    Review Old Exams
    The Next Review/The Mnemonic Device
    The Night Before the Exam
    Writing the Exam
    Fear and Self-Confidence
    Pre-Exam Tips
    Should You Type Your Exam?
    The Psychological Approach-Reprise
    Write Neatly
    Read the Instructions
    Recreate Your Mnemonic Device
    Schedule Your Time
    Intra-Question Scheduling
    Do the Most Heavily Weighted Question First
    Adjust Your Style to the Question
    Planning Your Answer
    Reading the Question for the First Time
    First Determine the "Assignment"
    Read the Entire Question
    A Chart of the Parties Will Help You Identify Issues
    Read the Question for a Second Time
    Outlining the Answer
    Outlining is an Essential Organization Tool
    Do Not Forget the Psychological Approach
    Order the Issues in a Logical Sequence
    Fill in Your Outline With Facts and Analysis
    Your Analysis Need Not Be Extremely Detailed
    Adhere to Stylistic Concerns When Outlining
    Summary of the Answer-Outlining Process
    Issues
    Rules of Law
    Analysis
    Conclusion
    IRAC
    Remember to Watch Your Time
    Write the Answer From Your Outline
    The Order of Your Analysis
    Miscellaneous Exam Tips
    Never Avoid Issues
    Do Not Analyze in Detail Issues Not on the Exam
    You Can Not Discuss All of the Issues
    Maintain Your Style
    Assumptions
    Citation of Cases and Statutes
    Open Book Exams
    Closed Book Exams
    What if You Run Out of Time?
    Humor
    After the Exam
    Sample Exam Questions and Answers
    Torts
    Sample Question
    Chart of the Parties
    List of Issues
    Outline of the Answer
    Answer
    Contracts
    Sample Question
    Factual Outline
    List of Issues
    Outline of Answer
    Answer
    Appendk A
    Sample Skeletal Outline
    Appendix B
    Sample Substantive Outline

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