What NOT to Write: Real Essays, Real Scores, Real Feedback (Massachusetts Edition)

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Overview

No lecture on technique or the substantive law prepares you for writing bar exam essays like reading and critiquing actual scored essays — both the good essays and the bad ones. All of the sample essays in What NOT to Write have been written by bar candidates. Nothing, not even grammar or spelling, has been changed. Through step-by-step instruction, examples, and critiques, What NOT to Write gives you insight into and practice writing consistently strong bar exam answers in the allotted amount of time.

Authored by the founder and head instructor for LawTutors, a highly respected bar exam preparation program, What NOT to Write features:

Real essay answers to real bar exam questions
Step-by-step guidance on how to successfully write the answer to a bar exam essay question
Opportunities to practice writing bar exam answers in essay form
Exercises in critiquing sample essays — both good and bad ones
Self-critiquing exercise
The authors' critical analysis of both high-scoring and low-scoring essays

• Critiques highlight similarities between all bad essays and all good essays

Exam-taking advice and suggestions
A flexible organization from top-scoring essays to lowest-scoring essays, which can, alternatively, be covered from back to front
Rules of law are signposted and explained where applicable

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735578340
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
  • Publication date: 12/16/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 120
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

The Massachusetts Bar Exam

An Introduction to the Massachusetts Bar Exam
Format of the Massachusetts Essay Exam
Tested Areas
How is this Different from Every Essay You Have Written in Law School
Writing the Essay Examinationpart of the Massachusetts Bar Exam
How to Answer an Essay Question

Question 1: Torts
Question 2: Criminal Procedure
Question 3: Domestic Relations
Question 4: Constitutional Law
Question 5: Wills and Trusts
Question 6: Evidence
Question 7: Torts
Question 8: Criminal Law and Procedure
Question 9: Constitutional Law
Question 10: Contracts
Question 11: Domestic Relations
Question 12: Evidence
Question 13: Domestic Relations
Question 14: Wills and Trusts
Question 15: Torts [Question 1 Revisited]
Question 16: Property
Question 17: Torts
Question 18: Secured Transactions
Question 19: Evidence

Conclusion

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