Essay Exam Writing for the California Bar Exam

Essay Exam Writing for the California Bar Exam

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Based on the authors' proven-effective methodology, Essay Exam Writing for the California Bar Exam contains everything you need to pass the essay portion of the California bar exam. Your roadmap to success, it combines instruction and practice in essay writing, fact analysis, and issue spotting, with a remarkably efficient review of substantive law. Along the way, you'll learn how to manage your time, develop a strategy for improving your testing performance, and ensure the consistent quality of your answers. Essay Exam Writing for the California Bar Exam From beginning to end, it's all here! The elements of a passing essay: Format, Issues, Rules, Analysis, Conclusion * How to spot the issues and cite the rule correctly * How to use the facts to craft effective analysis * Making it easy for the exam grader to locate your analysis of the issues * Practice Essays and Answer Grids--based on analysis of previous California bar exams * Sample essay answers that provide a model of a passing answer * Self-assessment and strategy--how much time to spend on each issue in light of time constraints * Troubleshooting tips to improve exam performance An efficiently condensed, user-friendly review of substantive law * Focusing on the relationships among the rules * Prioritizing most-frequently-tested topics * Issues Tested Matrix--a detailed graph that analyzes the questions asked in each subject over the past 25 years, broken down by sub-topic frequency * Issues Checklist--a one-page list of the issues tested in each subject, organized to aid issue spotting * Memorization Attack Sheet--a bulleted list of the rules that apply to the Issues Checklist--a tool for memorization that also reinforces issue-spotting skills * Annotated Rule Outline--a more complete version of the rules, in grammatically correct language--annotated with fact triggers , where helpful, to assist with issue spotting

Title:Essay Exam Writing for the California Bar Exam
Author:Mary Basick, Tina Schindler
Publisher:Aspen Publishers - 2012


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