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

  • ISBN-13: 9781454806073
  • Author: Barry Friedman
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer
  • Publication date: 2011-07-25
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 200
  • $28.62
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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 curriculumDistinctive central pedagogy: the pinball method of exam-takingAccompanied 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 settingsDetailed 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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