58103 wrote:goosey wrote:Just killed my civ pro exam--feel awesommmmeee. But then, everyone thought it was easy too so who knows. Pre writing answers was the best decision of my liiife. I accidenyally spent 20 min saying somethng was issue preclusion when it was clm preclusion--i went back and changed it, and stil had time to triple chk my multiple choice.
I'm probably unworthy of being here just for asking this, but how did you pre-write your answers?
I'm assuming it worked because it was civil procedure and because of the way my professor is, but basically, I took each possible topic in my outline and wrote the rule in paragraph form, followed by the policy behind it. At times I wrote in examples of cases (because he likes that) and the "test" for each topic. Then all I had to do for the exam was recopy it and add "here, xyz.." it was a breeze
It worked because everything was worded already and I didnt forget the nuances...a lot of times during the exam today, while I was typing out my pre-written answer, I realized something about the fact pattern that I didnt see off the top of my head. It helped a lot in terms of time and substance. Plus, the process of writing out the blurbs helped me learn it...cuz its only when you sit down to write things out that you see gaps in your knowledge. A lot of times I would have to look into things further and explain them to myself so that I could make sense in a paragraph.
I dont know if this will work for any of my classes next semester [property, con law, and Ks] but if so, I will definitely do it again.