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8 Steps for a Better Final Exam Grade

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Success on law school exams is about demonstrating knowledge dandydan04/26/18
You might want to post this on law school reddit or TLS. Mo trijocker04/26/18
Not only that, but most people here seem frustrated with the patenttrollnj04/29/18
It does seem like a great deal of people here hate their wor trijocker04/29/18
I know plenty of people in other professions that hate their patenttrollnj04/29/18
1. Study 2. Adderall and/or cocaine. (For 24+ hour exams.) isthisit04/29/18
1) go to a school with a higher average GPA / friendlier cur dingbat04/29/18
beaubaez (Apr 26, 2018 - 11:42 am)

Just created this video on 8 steps for a better essay on a final exam. Are there other things you are doing that work for you? https://youtu.be/ZuVkK9gSmaE

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dandydan (Apr 26, 2018 - 2:17 pm)

Success on law school exams is about demonstrating knowledge of the subject. Many are very knowledgeable but do not score well because they do not demonstrate that knowledge. Use techniques like a whether/when technique for discussing the issue and use a brain-dump and make notes while reading the fact pattern.

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trijocker (Apr 26, 2018 - 3:51 pm)

You might want to post this on law school reddit or TLS.
Most of the posters here seem long removed from law school, or writing essays.

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patenttrollnj (Apr 29, 2018 - 12:29 am)

Not only that, but most people here seem frustrated with their law school experience and the subsequent practice of law--or lack thereof.

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trijocker (Apr 29, 2018 - 12:33 pm)

It does seem like a great deal of people here hate their work now.

I personally enjoyed law school. I got to study abroad and took several "catalog glamorous" courses that I never ended up using. We had lots of clubs and enjoyed going out several nights a week. For myself, I would really have enjoyed attending either Tulane or Pepperdine, as I like the campus.

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patenttrollnj (Apr 29, 2018 - 3:09 pm)

I know plenty of people in other professions that hate their job. That's not really the problem.

The problem with law is that there is a real lack of good jobs and opportunities out there for law school graduates, thereby rendering all the time and effort (and money) invested into a legal education wasted. To add insult to injury, many law schools have a rather draconian curve, which just dispirits and frustrates law students.

As for law school itself (in terms of curriculum), it was fine. Sure, it was a bit more theoretical than practical, but that's how school is. The real problem is the job market, and I'm not so sure law schools can do anything about that--other than shut down.

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isthisit (Apr 29, 2018 - 12:18 pm)

1. Study
2. Adderall and/or cocaine. (For 24+ hour exams.)

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dingbat (Apr 29, 2018 - 1:22 pm)

1) go to a school with a higher average GPA / friendlier curve
2) don't take a conditional scholarship to a school that'll stack all scholarship students in one section
3) go to Cooley where the competition is aweful
4) bribe the professor
5) steal the exam
6) cheat during the exam (printed notes in the toilet is the go-to method)
7) sit next to the smartest kid in class and copy their answers
8) study and practice

Seriously, though, just study the material, organize your outlines in a way that is useful,take practice exams, and learn how to provide model answers (IRAC/CREAC is a good start)

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