No lecture on technique or the substantive law prepares you for writing bar exam essays like reading and critiquing actual scored essays — both the good essays and the bad ones. All of the sample essays in WHAT NOT TO WRITE have been written by bar candidates. Nothing, not even grammar or spelling, has been changed. Through step-by-step instruction, examples, and critiques, WHAT NOT TO WRITE gives you insight into and practice writing consistently strong bar exam answers in the allotted amount of time. Authored by the founder and the vice president of LawTutors, a highly respected bar exam preparation program, WHAT NOT TO WRITE features:
- Real essay answers to real bar exam questions, including PT questions
- Step-by-step guidance on how to successfully write the answer to a bar exam essay or PT question
- Opportunities to practice writing bar exam answers in essay form
- Exercises in critiquing sample essays — both good and bad ones
- Self-critiquing exercises
- The authors’ critical analysis of both highscoring and low-scoring essays
- Exam-taking advice and suggestions
- Rules of law are signposted and explained where applicable
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What NOT to Write: Real Essays, Real Scores, Real Feedback (Massachusetts Edition) based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
This book was not very helpful at all. Simply reviewing old test answers would have the same benefits. The authors clearly think very highly of themselves and find themselves amusing. In one answer they berated the answer author for missing an important point regarding whether both individuals in the hypothetical would be considered merchants. The answer author had addressed it, the book authors were just too busy listening to themselves talk to notice. Many of the points would be helpful, "it is important that the author give a definition for offer", if they followed it up with the definition for offer. I bought this book because I am poor, and working full time and don't have time or money for Barbri or Kaplan. When they are critiquing an answer, I want to know the right answer and the substance of what is missing, not simply that the answer author was wrong followed by some lame pun the book authors find hilarious.