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Cover Concentrate Questions and Answers Equity and Trusts

16. Skills for Success in Coursework Assessments  

The Concentrate Questions and Answers series offer the best preparation for tackling exam questions. Each book includes typical questions, bullet-pointed answer plans, suggested answers, and author commentary. This book offers advice on what to expect in exams and how best to prepare. This chapter gives advice on skills for success in coursework assessments.

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Cover Environmental Law

19. Planning Law  

Planning law regulates development. Given that environmental problems are often caused by development, planning law has an important role to play in environmental law. With that said, planning law is a vast subject. This chapter provides a basic introduction to planning law and its relationship to environmental law. Its objective is to ensure students have a robust understanding of how planning law works. It begins with a brief overview of the history of planning law, its major themes, and provides a map of the main legal frameworks in planning. It then considers the role of planning policy, the development application process, and the relevance of a range of environmental issues in that process.

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Cover Concentrate Questions and Answers EU Law

10. Skills for Success in Coursework Assessments  

The Concentrate Questions and Answers series offer the best preparation for tackling exam questions. Each book includes typical questions, bullet-pointed answer plans and suggested answers, author commentary, and illustrative diagrams and flowcharts. This chapter presents a sample coursework essay question on EU law along with the examiner’s guidance to approaching coursework questions, tips, an answer plan, and a suggested answer for the sample question.

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Cover Legal Skills

14. Essay writing  

This chapter focuses on essay writing. Earlier sections of the book outlined techniques for locating and understanding primary and secondary legal sources. The chapter builds upon those skills by exploring the ways that this source material can be used in coursework. It guides students through the stages of planning, research, and construction of an essay, with practical advice on interpreting the question and producing a structured response that demonstrates the required skills and knowledge.

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Cover Legal Skills

16. Revision and examination skills  

This chapter provides a selection of practical tips on formulating an effective revision strategy from planning and organization through to a series of practical tasks that can be undertaken alone or in groups. The overall aim is to provide some insight into the various ways that revision can be made more variable, engaging, and effective. The discussions cover how to prepare for revision; reviewing each subject; revision strategies; and issues related to exams.

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Cover Legal Skills

14. Essay writing  

This chapter focuses on essay writing. Earlier sections of the book outlined techniques for locating and understanding primary and secondary legal sources. The chapter builds upon those skills by exploring the ways that this source material can be used in coursework. It guides students through the stages of planning, research, and construction of an essay, with practical advice on interpreting the question and producing a structured response that demonstrates the required skills and knowledge.

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Cover Legal Skills

16. Revision and examination skills  

This chapter provides a selection of practical tips on formulating an effective revision strategy from planning and organization through to a series of practical tasks that can be undertaken alone or in groups. The overall aim is to provide some insight into the various ways that revision can be made more variable, engaging, and effective. The discussions cover how to prepare for revision; reviewing each subject; revision strategies; and issues related to exams.

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Cover The Oxford Textbook on Criminology

33. Employability and careers  

This chapter highlights employability and career learning. The term ‘employability’ refers to the skills, attributes, and knowledge individuals need for successful careers. Many higher education institutions now include employability as an integral part of undergraduate courses. It may feel a little daunting to focus on employability while grappling with the demands of criminology studies, but both challenges can be tackled simultaneously. Developing an understanding of what employers are looking for will lead to more effective and targeted employability development, and taking the time to explore career options will result in better decision-making. The chapter introduces various tools and techniques to use to support employability development and career planning.

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Cover Criminology Skills

11. Revision and examinations  

This chapter focuses on skills that will help criminology students ensure that their revision is effective and productive. It includes putting together a realistic and achievable revision plan by using the syllabus to identify appropriate topics to revise. It also covers different strategies for active revision, including writing practice answers. It gives advice on planning answers in an exam setting together with tips on avoiding the most common problems that arise in exam answers.

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Cover Criminology Skills

9. Essay writing  

This chapter, which focuses on essay writing, explores the ways source material can be used in coursework. It offers practical advice on interpreting the question, together with guidance on planning, researching, and constructing an essay. It explains how to conduct effective research to find relevant information and to use that information to produce a focused and well-supported essay. It also gives practical advice on producing a well-structured response with a strong introduction and conclusion that demonstrates the required skills and knowledge.

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Cover Concentrate Questions and Answers EU Law
The Concentrate Questions and Answers series offer the best preparation for tackling exam questions. Each book includes typical questions, bullet-pointed answer plans and suggested answers, author commentary, and illustrative diagrams and flowcharts. Concentrate Q&A EU Law looks at a wide range of up-to-date issues relating to EU law, starting with the origins, institutions, and development of the EU communities and the legislative processes. Chapters then look at the sources and forms of EU law, supremacy of EU law, and the reception of the law in the EU Member States. The chapter on Supremacy will also consider Brexit, but the extent to which that will be covered will be determined by just how far the exit negotiations have themselves progressed. The Court of Justice has a chapter devoted to it. The book then considers the free movement of goods and persons. Finally, the text turns to competition and merger law and sex discrimination and equality law.

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Cover Concentrate Questions and Answers EU Law

1. Exam Skills for Success in EU Law  

The Concentrate Questions and Answers series offer the best preparation for tackling exam questions. Each book includes typical questions, bullet-pointed answer plans and suggested answers, author commentary and illustrative diagrams and flowcharts. This introductory chapter sets out the book’s purpose, which is to provide a number of example questions on European Union (EU) law, which should be fairly typical of those met on degree level courses on EU law. The questions are then followed by a few sentences or paragraphs of comment on the type of question, the main aspects or elements to be considered in the question, various examiner’s tips on particular issues to be aware of, to include or indeed to avoid, and advice on structuring the answer. The suggested answers are designed to demonstrate how the particular questions should be answered to get a good mark, i.e., an upper second or better.

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Cover Pearce & Stevens' Trusts and Equitable Obligations

3. Equity and the management of property  

This chapter provides some examples of the use of trust in everyday life. The way in which trusts underpin much of the modern law of property is often unnoticed or under-appreciated. For instance, the family home is, in most cases, held on trust. While trusts first emerged in an entirely different social environment, they have proved extremely adaptable to modern family and commercial contexts, and they play a key role in the modern law of charities. Those who invest in a pension or a unit trust are likely to find that the underlying assets behind their investment are held under a trust. Persons with considerable wealth may utilize trusts to help in tax planning.

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Cover Legal Skills

10. Study skills  

This chapter focuses on the skills needed to study law. It begins by describing how a law degree is structured and what sorts of activities students are likely to take part in as part of that degree. It then discusses lectures, seminars, and tutorials; note-taking; working with others; time management; learning from feedback; and personal development planning.

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Cover Legal Skills

17. Dissertations  

This chapter focuses on the range of different skills involved in the production of a dissertation. It begins by outlining the reasons for writing a dissertation. It then discusses the choice of dissertation topic and formulating a research question; writing a dissertation proposal; planning and organization; researching for a dissertation; and the writing process.

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Cover Company Law

21. Corporate reconstructions and takeovers  

This chapter looks at the legal framework that regulated takeovers, as well as discussing corporate reconstruction via a scheme of reconstruction, a scheme of arrangement, and the restructuring plan. A reconstruction under s 110 of the Insolvency Act 1986 involves all or part of a company’s business or property being transferred or sold to one or more new companies, and the original company is then voluntarily wound up. A s 110 reconstruction binds all members and creditors who are affected by it, even those who did not vote for it. Meanwhile, a scheme of arrangement or a restructuring plan, under Pts 26 and 26A of the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006) respectively, is a compromise or arrangement between a company and its creditors, or any class of them; or its members, or any class of them. Takeovers are regulated by the Panel on Takeovers and Mergers, which is responsible for drafting and updating the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers.

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Cover Legal Skills

10. Study skills  

This chapter focuses on the skills needed to study law. It begins by describing how a law degree is structured and what sorts of activities students are likely to take part in as part of that degree. It then discusses lectures, seminars, and tutorials; note-taking; working with others; time management; learning from feedback; and personal development planning.

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Cover Legal Skills

17. Dissertations  

This chapter focuses on the range of different skills involved in the production of a dissertation. It begins by outlining the reasons for writing a dissertation. It then discusses the choice of dissertation topic and formulating a research question; writing a dissertation proposal; planning and organization; researching for a dissertation; and the writing process.

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Cover Concentrate Questions and Answers Human Rights and Civil Liberties

12. Skills for Success in Coursework Assessments  

The Concentrate Questions and Answers series offers the best preparation for tackling exam questions. Each book includes typical questions, diagram answer plans, caution advice, suggested answers, illustrative diagrams and flowcharts, and advice on gaining extra marks. Concentrate Q&A Human Rights & Civil Liberties offers expert advice on what to expect from your human rights and civil liberties exam, how best to prepare, and guidance on what examiners are really looking for. Written by experienced examiners, it provides: clear commentary with each question and answer; bullet point and diagram answer plans; tips to make your answer really stand out from the crowd; and further reading suggestions at the end of every chapter. The book should help you to: identify typical law exam questions; structure a first-class answer; avoid common mistakes; show the examiner what you know; all making your answer stand out from the crowd. This chapter covers the skills required from students when completing assessments, including how to achieve success and high marks. It highlights the approach that needs to be taken when writing coursework in this legal area. The need for logical structured answers is also stressed. A coursework example question, with accompanying answer guidance, is also available.

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Cover Concentrate Questions and Answers Family Law

13. Skills for Success in Coursework Assessments  

The Concentrate Questions and Answers series offers the best preparation for tackling exam and assignment questions. Each book includes key debates, typical questions, diagram answer plans, suggested answers, author commentary, and tips to gain extra marks. This chapter builds upon the guidance provided in chapter one regarding the completion of coursework or assignment questions. It sets out the expectations lecturers will have in relation to coursework submissions and provides advice on: planning and how to research assignment tasks; how to evaluate and critically analyse the law; how to adhere to the word count; how to reference; how to proofread; and the practicalities of submission. It then contains a sample coursework answer.