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Based on the authors' proven-effective methodology, Essay Exam Writing for the California Bar Exam contains everything you need to pass the essay portion of the California bar exam. Your roadmap to success, it combines instruction and practice in essay writing, fact analysis, and issue spotting, with a remarkably efficient review of substantive law. Along the way, you'll learn how to manage your time, develop a strategy for improving your testing performance, and ensure the consistent quality of your answers.
Essay Exam Writing for the California Bar Exam
From beginning to end, it's all here!
The elements of a passing essay: Format, Issues, Rules, Analysis, Conclusion
How to spot the issues and cite the rule correctly
How to use the facts to craft effective analysis
Making it easy for the exam grader to locate your analysis of the issues
Practice Essays and Answer Gridsbased on analysis of previous California bar exams
Sample essay answers that provide a model of a passing answer
Self-assessment and strategyhow much time to spend on each issue in light of time constraints
Troubleshooting tips to improve exam performance
An efficiently condensed, user-friendly review of substantive law
Focusing on the relationships among the rules
Prioritizing most-frequently-tested topics
Issues Tested Matrix--a detailed graph that analyzes the questions asked in each subject over the past 25 years, broken down by sub-topic frequency
Issues Checklist--a one-page list of the issues tested in each subject, organized to aid issue spotting
Memorization Attack Sheet--a bulleted list of the rules that apply to the Issues Checklist--a tool for memorization that also reinforces issue-spotting skills
Annotated Rule Outline--a more complete version of the rules, in grammatically correct language--annotated with fact triggers , where helpful, to assist with issue spotting
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