1-4 of 4 Results  for:

  • Keyword: revision x
  • Legal Systems & Skills x
Clear all

Chapter

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.

Chapter

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.

Chapter

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.

Chapter

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.