paulshortys10 wrote:I'm sure this has been asked to death in the forum and this thread.....but how are you guys approaching the PT. It can be a very easy way to get a lot of points, but it can also be a very time consuming thing to practice if you already possess that skill (not saying I do). How many complete-timed PT's will you guys be doing? How many will you guys be outlining or just looking over?
My biggest concerns are knowing how to organize and do particular assignments (such as a letter to a client) and being able to finish everything in time.
How many have you done so far? Are you running out of time? Also, are you using a prep course or self study?
If your main concern is how to structure a response but you feel comfortable with your ability to digest the prompts and write, then I would just review a few varieties of calls to see how the model answers are structured. If you're running out of time or don't feel comfortable I'd probably outline one or two so I get more practice.
My question is this... What's the best way to memorize rules for the essays? I'm trying to write out rule outlines on my own right now and it's definitely helping but there are still smaller rules that I am having trouble remembering. Is it just a matter of practicing or do people have tricks they use?
I used acronyms for everything. I also created the most ridiculous associations possible so that I would remember the acronyms. For example, I still remember that the elements for a covenant are privity, intent, notice, touch and concerns land, and statute of frauds. The acronym for those elements is PINTS (that much is taught in many courses). How I remembered PINTS, however, is what is unique to me. Here is my ridiculous association:
In the movie underworld, Selene breaks the covenant to awaken the elder vampires in a specific order. Victor gets mad when he is awakened and yells "YOU HAVE BROKEN THE COVENANT." Now I associate covenants with vampires. Vampires drink blood, which they store in..... PINTS! Bizarre association complete