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Studying for Closed Book Torts Exam

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Studying for Closed Book Torts Exam
« on: April 14, 2007, 07:45:01 AM »
How does one go about this?  The other subjects lend themselves to making an outline and then learning from that outline as you do it.  For torts, it seems wasteful to make your own outline when there are plenty of good ones already available and you need to memorize much more information.

Any advice?

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Re: Studying for Closed Book Torts Exam
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2007, 09:01:12 AM »
Make an outline

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Re: Studying for Closed Book Torts Exam
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2007, 04:35:44 PM »
Flashcards

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Re: Studying for Closed Book Torts Exam
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2007, 04:45:48 PM »
Flashcards

Re: Studying for Closed Book Torts Exam
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2007, 07:20:46 PM »
I find that the act of making the outline is what helps me, not the finished product. While they are nice to have, I found that I barely looked at my outlines on the two exams where I was allowed to have them. By actually going back through my notes and the book to make the outline, I had no trouble remembering the material on the exam.

After you make the outline, try doing some practice exams without any notes. I also like flashcards, but I find them more useful after I have combed through all my notes.