1L Exam Responses

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FrankieFlye
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1L Exam Responses

Postby FrankieFlye » Tue May 10, 2011 7:41 pm

A lot of the 1L exam banks are now restricted access and I my goal with this thread is 2 part:

1) If you have any Exams/Model Responses for your school, could you please share? (Please let us know what school/prof/class) <- Be careful to avoid honor code violations. If your school doesn't allow you to share material (ie: password/login/authorization required) then don't do it!

2) If you have received an A/A+ for your exam response in a 1L class, could you post a sample and tell us what you did, how you did, and why? I think seeing "A" work and comparing it against "B+" work would give us a great idea on how to make that extra push to break past median and into top 1/3-top 15%.


I imagine with all the successful 1Ls we have on here that have gone on to 2L, or other 1Ls who have had access to resources, we can all help share the wealth and save each other from the dark realities of a median 1L year.


Thanks TLS!
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Cupidity
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Re: 1L Exam Responses

Postby Cupidity » Tue May 10, 2011 7:43 pm

Great idea, I may help later. Be careful not to violate honor codes.

Morgan12Oak
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Re: 1L Exam Responses

Postby Morgan12Oak » Tue May 10, 2011 7:54 pm

this is an honor code violation waiting to happen

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Re: 1L Exam Responses

Postby TTH » Wed May 11, 2011 10:04 am

Morgan12Oak wrote:this is an honor code violation waiting to happen

FrankieFlye
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Re: 1L Exam Responses

Postby FrankieFlye » Wed May 11, 2011 11:03 am

Thanks for your helpful responses. I am now aware that "this is an honor code violation waiting to happen".

With that being said, let me amend my request. If you are a law student who has gotten an A/A+ in your 1L classes, please share with us the strategies to craft our exam responses. Perhaps share any experiences you had with comparing your own answers (maybe while taking practice exams and sharing with study group to examine) to those of other students and how your end result differed.

I understand it will depend/differ per professor/school/class as some use IRAC, RAC, etc etc but I believe that you can only know what a good model response looks like after you see the responses and query what goes on in the student's head while he's typing and analyzing the hypo for his response. This can help those of us starting 1L in the fall begin to get a sense of a "bad" answer vs. a "good" answer. It can also help those of us on TLS who are going to be 2Ls next year figure out why their answers in 1L exams came back as "B/B+" rather than "A", allowing them to better measure the difference as well.

Be smart. I'm not asking you to violate honor codes or anything of the sort. I'm simply asking you to help show us your thought process and sample of exam response in which you've been graded by a professor as sufficiently displaying "lawyer like" analysis in a manner deserving of an "A/A+".

Thanks in advance to those of you who decide not to quote the same "honor code violation waiting to happen" line and actually decide to help. :roll:




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