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Using our Law notes

All our Law Summary Notes follow the unique UniCramNotes Method, a unique step-by-step method designed to ensure you don’t miss any points in the exam. It is very important to follow the steps and checklists in our Cram Notes. To illustrate this process in practice, please see our free samples. Don’t forget to practise applying the UniCramNotes Method on our Law Model Exams before entering the exam.
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Law Exam preparation

Time is always of the essence so make sure you only study the most relevant material! Don't try to catch up on your reading because, most of the time, you will be reading pages and pages of the textbook just to find an answer to a simple question. If you do not have much time, we strongly advise you only study our Law Summary Notes, which contain only the most relevant and important information on your subject, and practice our Law Model Exams so you know how to apply the legal tests to problem questions. If you are still having problems, you may consider contacting our Online Law Tutors for further advice.
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Law Exam answer guide

Answering everything in the exam under stressful exam conditions is sometimes impossible when your heart is racing a million beats a second and your hands can't stop shaking. If this sounds like you, UniCramNotes has written a useful exam question and answer checklist to guide you calmingly through your exam in the most logical and comprehensive manner possible. You may also find our free sample exam answer to be a useful reference.
  1. Timing - Note down the time you have for the exam and always bring a watch to time yourself. Sometimes, exam invigilators will not warn you of the time until you have 10 minutes remaining, after which it may well be too late for finish the other questions you've left to the end. A simple way to pace yourself in the exam is to calculate the amount of marks the question is allocated in proportion to the total marks for the exam. For example, in a one hour exam, a 5 mark question in an exam marked out of 60 should only take you 5 minutes.
  2. Read through each question carefully - If you have reading time, make sure you read through each question and set of facts carefully. Often, you'll have enough time to read through this a few times before the reading time is up. Use this time to begin formulating your answer or to look at our Cram Notes so you can begin applying our exam checklist in your head. As soon as reading time finishes, put pen to paper and circle all the important facts, writing a case name or relevant statute beside each. This will ensure that you will not miss anything in the facts or any relevant legal points.
  3. Use headings - Lecturers love it when you use headings because it makes the exam so much easier to read and mark. By using headings, you are also forcing yourself to clarify your thoughts, and provides a solid structure for you to answer the exam question.
  4. Logically analyse and discuss the issues - A useful step-by-step approach adopted by UniCramNotes in all our notes it to apply the following analysis. Firstly, identify the issue, stating any relevant facts. Secondly, state any relevant law, including cases and statutes. Thirdly, apply the law to the factual situation to reach a conclusion on the issue. Always include a finishing sentence to conclude each analysis, as this bolsters your argument.
  5. Take a stand - Never take a hedging position or sit on the fence. Lecturers will not appreciate this as they want to hear your view of the situation. By all means provide alternative legal arguments, but take a stand and say which one is more likely to succeed. Even if you are wrong, you will still be given marks based on your legal analysis and discussion of possible counter-arguments.
  6. Read over your answer - Always leave time to read over your answer. You may have left a few blanks here and there that you have forgotten about in the heat of the exam. If you leave yourself some time, you will be able to correct these mistakes as well as any other issues you identify when re-reading your answer
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