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

Overview

A concise, highly accessible guide to exam success. Provides an insider s view of what professors look for in exam answers, and how exam-taking connects to good lawyering. Accompanied by a Web site with content that is both free (e.g., sample outlines, class notes, case briefs) and for-sale (e.g., sample exams and memos written by professors giving feedback on the answers).

Features:

  • High-profile, experienced...
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Open Book: Succeeding on Exams From the First Day of Law School

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Overview

A concise, highly accessible guide to exam success. Provides an insider s view of what professors look for in exam answers, and how exam-taking connects to good lawyering. Accompanied by a Web site with content that is both free (e.g., sample outlines, class notes, case briefs) and for-sale (e.g., sample exams and memos written by professors giving feedback on the answers).

Features:

  • High-profile, experienced authors from elite schools with hands-on experience teaching the majority of the courses in the traditional 1L curriculum
  • Distinctive central pedagogy: the pinball method of exam-taking
  • Accompanied by Web site with content that is both free (e.g., sample outlines, class notes, case briefs) and for-sale (e.g., sample exams and memos written by professors giving feedback on the answers).
  • Explains to students not just the how but the why of law school exams what makes law school exams different from exams students have encountered in other settings
  • Detailed examples provide concrete demonstrations of exam-taking techniques
  • Highly readable: prose is straightforward and humorous; key points accented with memorably amusing illustrations Not just an exam prep book; students are offered guidance on getting the most out of classes, and law school more generally
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781454830085
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
  • Publication date: 7/26/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 494,952
  • File size: 4 MB

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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