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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

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 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 Concentrate Questions and Answers Employment Law

1. Exam skills for success in employment law  

The Q&A 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 gives students advice on skills for success in employment law exams. It includes tips on how to get the most out of an employment law course and how best to use the revision period. Students are also provided with helpful hints on what to do in the exam room to ensure that they have the best chance of success, as well as advice on the structure and approach to problem questions and essays.

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Cover Introduction to Business Law

20. Study Skills  

This chapter presents guidelines on how to study law effectively and approach assignments and examinations. The discussions cover the efficient management and organization of study time and how to best take advantage of lectures, tutorials, and seminars. It explains the importance of developing the technical skills of good note-taking for formal teaching sessions and for private reading. It highlights the importance of summarizing and referencing text. The chapter explains how and where case reports and statutes can be located, both electronically and on paper. Advice is given on how to approach essay and problem-based assignment questions. The chapter concludes with a discussion on preparation for exams.

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Cover Legal Systems & Skills

15. Revision and assessment  

Scott Slorach, Judith Embley, Peter Goodchild, and Catherine Shephard

This Chapter provides guidance on revision and assessment. It provides guidance on how to plan for effective revision, including time management techniques and memory aids. Engagement, and motivation, and how they link to success, is covered. Guidance is given about wellbeing and mental and physical health, including disability support. Suggestions are provided about how to respond to feedback and practice resilience. The role and importance of assessment criteria is highlighted. Information is provided about different types of assessment, including traditional assessment methods such as exams, courseworks and dissertations, together with more contemporary methods of assessment such as online exams, MCQs and SBAQs, projects, presentations and reflective portfolios. Other relevant contemporary issues, such as the rise in cheating and grade inflation, are discussed. Guidance is provided about good exam technique, including timing, observing word limits, clarity of communication, focus and stamina.

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Cover Concentrate Questions and Answers Company Law

1. Exam Skills for Success in Company Law  

The Concentrate Questions and Answers series offers the best preparation for tackling exam questions and coursework. Each book includes typical questions, suggested answers with commentary, illustrative diagrams, guidance on how to develop your answer, suggestions for further reading, and advice on exams and coursework. This chapter provides advice on exams and exam questions in company law to ensure you are best prepared for your assessment, including guidance on how to approach essay and problem questions. It provides lots of important tips for exam success, covering both your preparation for the exam, and your approach to the exam itself. The well-known approaches of IRAC (Issue, Rule, Apply, Conclude) to problem questions and PEA (Point, Explain, Analysis) to essay writing are reviewed.

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Cover Concentrate Questions and Answers Evidence

1. Exam skills for success in evidence  

The Concentrate Questions and Answers series offers 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 flow charts. This book is a supplementary aid to coursework preparation and particularly to revision for examinations and coursework. It does not present model answers to be slavishly imitated but, rather, examples to help the student understand the topic and see how it might be approached. The examinee’s objective is to accumulate in the time allowed as many marks as possible, a goal that needs to be broken down into three stages: namely, planning, execution and review. These days law examinations can take different forms, including seen questions, open book exams and so on. To take account of this, the book includes essay answers that are closer to more fully researched pieces than to the answers in a traditional unseen examination.

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Cover Concentrate Questions and Answers Tort Law

6. Product Liability  

Dr Karen Dyer and Dr Anil Balan

Each Concentrate revision guide is packed with essential information, key cases, revision tips, exam Q&As, and more. Concentrates show you what to expect in a law exam, what examiners are looking for, and how to achieve extra marks. The chapter discusses the law on product liability. It covers key debates, sample questions, diagram answer plan, tips for getting extra marks, and online resources. To answer questions on this topic, students need to understand the following: the general principles of negligence; the meaning of strict liability; and the Consumer Protection Act 1987 and its relationship with the common law regarding consumer protection.

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Cover The Successful Law Student: An Insider's Guide to Studying Law

8. Preparing for Assessments and Assignments  

This chapter prepares a student for successful assessment by exploring important considerations and key skills for law assessments. The chapter considers the purpose of assessment and the difference between formative and summative assessments, and how to approach assessment and get the most from each opportunity accordingly. Guidance is provided on different types of assessment, including closed/open book, time-limited assessment, and in-person/online assessment. The chapter examines the importance of preparing effectively for each assessment, including revision, reflection, and understanding assessment criteria. The chapter also summarises ways in which a student can seek to raise their grade; and how to avoid the pitfalls of academic misconduct, plagiarism, and poor academic practice. Guidance is also given on coping with the pressures of assessment.