vamedic03 wrote:dougroberts wrote:Except outlines are usually not full sentences or thoughts, but fragments and short rules. I'm talking about a full paragraph stating the rule from, say, a statute and then a case backing it up. Then, when this topic comes up on the exam (which you know it will if it is an important one), then you just copy/paste it in (or retype it in), then next paragraph would be a more specific rule if there is, and then apply/conclusion.
I don't get why you need a paragraph explaining a rule and where it comes from. The statement of a rule should take a sentence. An exam is won and lost in the application, not in the rule statement. Remember, an exam cares less about the origin of a rule and more about the application of the rule. This isn't a legal brief/memo.
This seems to be the general good advice in exam taking butit really doesn't always seem to apply. For civ pro our prof gave us last years sample A answer and the majority of the paper was long rule paragraphs and policy behind them. For this class I've written out t
Nice big rule statements in a similar way as the sample A answer ad plan on just copying the general rule attempts word for word from my outline and spending the brunt of my thinking on a really good application of said rule to the facts.
I mean is it really feasible to state the rule for SMJ in one sentence?