Imagine what law professors have to deal with when they want to go on that same break from school – a pile of bluebooks and ExamSoft printouts. After grading, they match the anonymous ID numbers to students’ names. Was the student who was caught on Facebook actually paying attention? Was the eager participant or the law school gunner merely talking a good game during the semester?

Professors are constantly surprised by who did well on their exams. The ABA requires students to attend classes. So do not be the student who makes the professor wonder if you were even in the same class for all of those hours during the semester.

What makes the professor question if you attended their class?

Do not butcher your IRAC. The “R” has to be complete. Professors expect students to set out the whole rule, including its sub-parts and exceptions, just like LST – Law School Tutor teaches you.

Focus on what they focused on. Some professors are really on point. If they spent a lot of time on one particular issue over another, they test more heavily on that issue. Remember, that this is not always the case. However, if you have one of these professors, do not be the student who truly butchered the issue that you spent the most time learning during class.

Do not ramble but do not short-change yourself. Do not be the student who turns in their exam really early during the testing period. This usually reflects your grade. While the longest answer may not be the best, it is very likely that the shortest answer will be the worst. Students who are engaged in contemplating and discussing issues for an entire semester should have a lot to say at the end.

Follow the Professor During Class

Determine what is important and what is not important by following the professor’s cues. Most students butcher this concept and even assume things that are exactly the opposite of what the professor demonstrated. This is where we come in. We know what is and what is not important. And if there is some grey area, we tell you and prepare you with questions to ask your professor before you head into that dreaded law school final exam. Look around in class: How did she respond to a student’s answer to her question? How did she redirect a discussion that was getting off track? If a student asked a question, what was the answer?

Outlines are personal. But one thing all good outlines have in common is accurate rule statements. This is the easy part. Do not get it wrong.

If there is anything you are unsure about, ask while there is still time for you to process and internalize the answer – and apply it during the exam. It is possible that you were in the room, but you were confused by what you heard. It is even possible that you think you understood what your professor said but you actually do not – this is even more devastating than the former because you do not know you even need help. Ask and you shall receive! Call or email us at LST – Law School Tutor. We have an answer for every question.

There is no better way to prepare for a final exam than to do practice exams before your finals. Most professors hit upon a style and structure for their exams and stick with it. These professors found a model that works. It is usually a certain layout of IRACs with certain headers and it is designed to flow well and make for easy-grading. LST – Law School Tutor teaches you how to do this. Do not make it hard on the reader. Make your exam answer easy to grade.

Try to form relationships with your classmates for social, professional and academic reasons. You need friends and future professional contacts. And to succeed academically, you need to study with people who caught something you did not catch, or who can explain something in a way you will understand. You need other people who were in the room. Do not select a person who has the ability to perform well on exams but cannot verbalize the topics well. Constant rambling of complicated terminology will only make you more frustrated. We break things down for law students so that they can easily understand concepts they learn in law school.

LST – Law School Tutor assists students in achieving high grades during law school, in order to ensure that they have better academic opportunities during law school and better job opportunities after law school.

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