Hi Marc! For me, the big picture flowcharts were helpful for reminding myself that I really do have everything I need in my head. So if I’m finding myself lost on an evidence essay question, I can take a deep breath and remember that there are really only five things I have to consider: the Form of any Question, Relevance, Presentation, Hearsay and Privileges. Addressing those things in that order keeps an essay answer organized. As for the task of memorizing the details at each step, I would say yes, the charts can be helpful for that as well. I had them posted on the walls of my apartment, so for instance I could run through the list of objections in my head, then glance up at the chart to check whether I remembered them all correctly. But flashcards (paper or electronic) are also helpful for memorization, and spaced repetition works wonders. Good luck!
(4) Time allocation: There are several theories for allocating the proper amount of time for each step of writing a good essay. At Bar Exam Doctor , we believe our students should allocate approximately 5 minutes to reading the facts and questions (atleast twice!) and separating their materials accordingly. The next 20 minutes should be allocated to outlining. The next 30 minutes should be spent writing the essay. Because the answer is so important - take your time. Do a good job outlining the essay so you don't have to go back and cherry pick! The last 5 minutes should be spent reading over your answer. Check your spelling, spacing, headings, etc! Would you feel confident submitting this to a judge? The answer should be yes!
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Passing Score: 264/400, (132 out of 200-point scale)
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