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Any advice for an open-book, open-note Torts Exam?
« on: December 16, 2008, 04:55:20 PM »
Any helpful advice or tips would be greatly appreciated!
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Re: Any advice for an open-book, open-note Torts Exam?
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2008, 05:35:23 PM »
Treat it like it's closed-book; people tend to slack in preparation if they feel like they'll have their notes right there. Only refer to your notes if you really blank out...there's not going to be any time to flip through outlines and stuff anyway.

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Re: Any advice for an open-book, open-note Torts Exam?
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2008, 06:03:06 PM »
Treat it like it's closed-book; people tend to slack in preparation if they feel like they'll have their notes right there. Only refer to your notes if you really blank out...there's not going to be any time to flip through outlines and stuff anyway.

Agreed. 

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Re: Any advice for an open-book, open-note Torts Exam?
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2008, 08:30:21 PM »

Have something like a flowchart or attack sheet, and keep it really basic.  I wouldn't count on having much time to look at notes.

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Re: Any advice for an open-book, open-note Torts Exam?
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2008, 08:44:12 PM »
I never memorized things for open book exams.  I did, however, know my outlines backwards and forwards, I had it highlighted and tabbed, and always had plenty of time to use it.  And I did very well. 

That said, a very short, one page list/checklist with main/basic elements of negligence, intentional torts, and defenses may help speed the process of issue spotting up, and help prevent missing issues because the applicable rule didn't automatically pop into your head.

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Re: Any advice for an open-book, open-note Torts Exam?
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2008, 11:25:02 PM »
agreed just did that today and I feel comfortable with my performance. I dont think memorizing would have helped at all.

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Re: Any advice for an open-book, open-note Torts Exam?
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2008, 11:37:23 AM »
Great, thanks all!
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