Take Home Exams with Word Limits

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GeePee
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Take Home Exams with Word Limits

Postby GeePee » Fri Sep 24, 2010 1:09 pm

Slowly, I'm learning that a majority of my exams will be take home with a rather long time limit (6-8 hours). Also, all of these take-homes will have word limits (1500-2500 words).

Should these types of exams be approached differently in terms of how to study/think about law school exam-taking? Has anyone found learning for a take-home/word limit exam to be different? Everyone always says to be learning for the exam, and to go out and learn how to take law school exams, and I was wondering if the advice differed at all for these types of exams. It seems like this brings luck into the picture a lot more and compacts the differences between answers.

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Re: Take Home Exams with Word Limits

Postby go4hls » Fri Sep 24, 2010 3:35 pm

GeePee wrote:Slowly, I'm learning that a majority of my exams will be take home with a rather long time limit (6-8 hours). Also, all of these take-homes will have word limits (1500-2500 words).

Should these types of exams be approached differently in terms of how to study/think about law school exam-taking? Has anyone found learning for a take-home/word limit exam to be different? Everyone always says to be learning for the exam, and to go out and learn how to take law school exams, and I was wondering if the advice differed at all for these types of exams. It seems like this brings luck into the picture a lot more and compacts the differences between answers.


I would like to know an answer to this as well.




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