Reading the cases, talking to profs in office hours, reviewing / taking old exams, writing outlines, study groups...NOT LEEWS
No its not helpful, and may give you a bad grade.
With this in mind, Just read "The 8 Secretes of Top Exam Performance" by Yale Professor Whitebread, it costs 10 dollars, and 1/100 of the time, and ia 1,000 times more effective. It gives you key general tips on preparing and writing an exam, not some specific formula that all-too-often goes against the grain of what the professor has taught, or style of exam. LEEWS may be helpful but can also f* up ur grades, the risk is urs.--M.
I just don't think the information in LEEWS is worth $150. There's good advice in there--match up all the conflict pairings, don't get bogged down in the question, learn how to write concise legal principles in an outline, do lots of practice exams--but c'mon. So much of that is common sense.If it were $25 or $50, I would say go ahead and do it. But $150 is way too much money.
if u did well using lEEWS, you could have done much better w/out it, that is, ur A- could have been an A+ if u didn't waste those minutes on minsucile issues like LEEWS says so.
Well thats really nice that you got a 4.0, but I reasonably doubt it was due to LEEWS. The technique is a waste of valuable time, it can cause you to overlook key-facts and see the test not wholistically, paying too much attention to possibly made-up issues and too little focus on writing. Don't get me wrong, if the teacher wants to see dialectic then may-be LEEWS is helpful, but it seems to me, all he is saying is to Look at both points of view, outline, and see what issue you think are applicable. --> His whole superiority complex thing, not feeling it. If one get A's with LEEWS one surely can them w/out it, its a question of degree & the "right stuff."