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Open Book: Succeeding on Exams From the First Day of Law School
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Open Book: Succeeding on Exams From the First Day of Law School

by Friedman, John C. P. Goldberg
 

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ISBN-10: 1454806079

ISBN-13: 9781454806073

Pub. Date: 07/22/2011

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory

High-profile, experienced authors

• Advice derived from years of hands-on experience teaching almost every standard 1L course

• Distinctive central pedagogy: “the pinball method” of exam-taking

• Explains not just the “how” but the “why” of law school exams— what

Overview

High-profile, experienced authors

• Advice derived from years of hands-on experience teaching almost every standard 1L course

• Distinctive central pedagogy: “the pinball method” of exam-taking

• Explains not just the “how” but the “why” of law school exams— what makes law school exams unique

Numerous detailed examples provide concrete demonstrations of exam-taking techniques

Straightforward, often humorous style encourages engagement

Key points accented with memorable illustrations

Not just an exam prep book; guidance on getting the most out of classes and law school

Extensive developmental reviews from 1L professors, writing instructors, and law school administrators, unanimously stellar

Current law students reported the manuscript changed study habits and outlook on law school

• Accompanied by Web site www.openbooklaw.com

• Free content: sample outlines, class notes, case briefs

• Paid content: actual exams, real student answers annotated, feedback memos from professors

Testimonial:

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781454806073
Publisher:
Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory
Publication date:
07/22/2011
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
180
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface

How to Use This Book

Part I: Understanding the Law School Essay Exam

Chapter 1: The What and Why of Exams

Chapter 2: The Pinball Method of Exam-Taking

Chapter 3: IRAC – A Framework for Analysis

Chapter 4: Issue-Spotting and Issue-Sorting

Chapter 5: Rules

Chapter 6: Application

Chapter 7: Conclusions

Part II: Beyond IRAC – How to Take Exams

Chapter 8: Make Your Lists; Check Them Twice: Scoring on IRAC Exams

Chapter 9: Strategies for Tackling Other Exam Formats

Chapter 10: Practice (Exams) Makes Perfect

Chapter 11: Exam Trouble – How to Avoid It, What to Do About It

Part III: Succeeding on Exams by Succeeding at Law School

Chapter 12: Outlining for Exam Success

Chapter 13: What’s Class Got to Do With It?

Afterword: The Zen of Law School

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