Best exam advice ever
Judging from the stats on my blog at the moment, there are a lot of students (and not just law students) who are desperate (I mean really desperate!!) to find some kind of magic answer to:
- how to revise super-effectively and craft great answers in exams;
- knowing what’s going to come up in their exams;
- fluking their exams with or without any revisions if all else fails; and
- ending the months (years?) of studying torment because, you know, it’s all got a bit too much.
Hmm - must be that time of year or something!
This year, there's been a big focus on question spotting for some reason.
Trying to question spot and limiting your preparation is always a dangerous practice. I didn’t do it for any of my LLB, LLM or LPC exams and I’m still thankful I had the sense not to try. I remember my biology teacher at A level bizarrely boasting that “we’re in the business of question spotting” (I think he fancied himself as a bit of an expert at it).
Sadly he proved to be wildly myopic (and I think was looking the wrong way down his binoculars). When the class’ results came out it wasn’t pretty.
Weren’t A levels just the worst?!?
So, really, don’t shoot yourself in the foot by trying to question spot. It’s just not worth the risk.
Still, if you’re a poor desperate student cramming for all you’re worth and fancy giving it a whirl, don’t say I didn’t warn you.