I would really hesitate to criticize other's methods until grades come out. The person you think is the dumbest or the most behind, or the most naive may get the best grades.
This is true. My problem is there is not enough time in a day to type a nice brief for all of the cases. Plus, I remember some sage advice I read somewhere on this board. At least, I hope it was sage. That advice was not to worry about looking smart in class every day, just worry about the exam because that's all that really counts in the end anyway. Truthfully though, I really don't know sh-t and that is becoming more and more apparent with each passing day I'm in law school.
Oh, here's another thing. None of my professors will let us in the exam with briefs, outlines, notes or anything other than the assigned texts. Given that, it makes more sense for me to book brief everything, and take notes in the margins.