Do you retype a rule/policy when you use it more than once?

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Do you retype a rule/policy when you use it more than once?

rehash it again slightly differently
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6%
copy pasta the one you typed out earlier in the exam
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24%
say, e.g., "applying the chevron deference framework as set out above...."
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71%
 
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Garden District
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Do you retype a rule/policy when you use it more than once?

Postby Garden District » Sat May 02, 2015 9:09 pm

Okay one more exam minutiae thread.

When you have to apply a rule or policy justification more than once over the course of an exam, do you:

1. rehash it again slightly differently
2. copy pasta the one you typed out earlier in the exam
3. say, e.g., "applying the chevron deference framework as set out above...."

I feel like more words = more points, but

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Pleasye
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Re: Do you retype a rule/policy when you use it more than once?

Postby Pleasye » Sat May 02, 2015 9:23 pm

"See above for rule," don't waste time typing a rule you already typed. You won't get points for stating the rule twice.

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Re: Do you retype a rule/policy when you use it more than once?

Postby haus » Sat May 02, 2015 9:50 pm

Pleasye wrote:"See above for rule," don't waste time typing a rule you already typed. You won't get points for stating the rule twice.

+1, especially when the exam software is set to restrict copy and paste.

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Re: Do you retype a rule/policy when you use it more than once?

Postby BVest » Sat May 02, 2015 9:52 pm

Pleasye wrote:"See above for rule," don't waste time typing a rule you already typed. You won't get points for stating the rule twice.

That's how I do. Or "as in question 2" if it's in a separate question (in case they're grading exams one question at a time).

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Re: Do you retype a rule/policy when you use it more than once?

Postby scruffy556 » Thu May 07, 2015 8:56 am

If it's in two different questions I'll restate it fully. There are plenty of professors that will not consider what you wrote in other answers and treat all answers discretely.

If you're going to not restate the rule you should at least make sure your professor will look at other answers

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Re: Do you retype a rule/policy when you use it more than once?

Postby Zensack » Tue May 12, 2015 5:19 pm

I usually skip the canned rules/definitions because torts and crim law are the only classes I've had that credited them (eg cite Chevron and do the steps instead of describing them then applying). When I do state rules or list elements I cross reference later on. The words = points doctrine is often correct, but it only applies to new information, not redundant copy/pasting.

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Re: Do you retype a rule/policy when you use it more than once?

Postby rpupkin » Tue May 12, 2015 5:28 pm

scruffy556 wrote:If it's in two different questions I'll restate it fully. There are plenty of professors that will not consider what you wrote in other answers and treat all answers discretely.

This kids. Some (perhaps most) professors will grade by answer--e.g., they'll grade question #1 on every test, then go back to the beginning and grade question #2 on every test, etc. If you're dealing with two different questions, I think it's worth it to restate the rule in full.




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