4 hour final Civ Pro

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4 hour final Civ Pro

Postby goodman1 » Fri Dec 02, 2016 12:18 pm

I have a four hour final which is completely open book, open notes whatever. 60 percent multiple choice, 40 percent essay. How do I write this exam any suggestions?

I've studied for it as a closed book test. 4 hours is just going to be a pain. I know the essay fact pattern will be about 8 pages long with numerous issues and the multiple choice questions all have five answer choices (A,B,C,D,E).

Her exams are very difficult as she mentions and getting a little over half the points gets you a decent grade.

Any tactics?

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Re: 4 hour final Civ Pro

Postby KissMyAxe » Fri Dec 02, 2016 12:26 pm

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Re: 4 hour final Civ Pro

Postby zhenders » Fri Dec 02, 2016 12:51 pm

KissMyAxe wrote:I'd also be very interested in this. Our Civ Pro exam is very similar, with the exception that there's no multiple choice, the fact pattern is a little longer (maybe 12 pages?) and it's a 7 hour in-class exam (you can only have your computer for half that though).

This is some seriously weird shit. What's wrong with your professor? Jesus. I mean we do 8-hour take-homes and such, but what you'e doing is just weird af.

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Re: 4 hour final Civ Pro

Postby pancakes3 » Fri Dec 02, 2016 1:04 pm

I've had a professor do that. The idea is for you to think/plan your answer instead of just throwing everything down and seeing what sticks. Good for the prof because the work product is probably more readable but for a 1L that's a major anxiety bomb.

For CivPro you can prewrite your answers fairly easily, or at least flow chart it.

I would go through the various discrete topics that you've learned and flowchart the different ways you can answer.

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