First-time takers of the California Bar Exam may find the law in a full-service bar course is not detailed or focused and that they do not get meaningful feedback on essays. They may also find that they do not feel adequately prepared for performance tests. At the same time, first-time takers feel overwhelmed by classes in a full-service bar course, so anxiety builds and there is no time for the help they need. Vivian fills that need by giving first timers a course in a book plus her fine grading and access to her for all your questions by email. She gives you the law to focus, what to memorize, a method for analyzing essay questions and PT’s, and she personally grades 15 of your exams—11 essays and 4 Performance Tests. You can also get immediate answers to all your concerns and legal questions, all by email.
In-class essay writing is intimidating for many students; however, successful in-class writing depends not only on your composition skills but also on your ability to analyze the prompt and manage your time properly. This workshop will focus on two interrelated topics: (1) understanding and critically analyzing essay prompts, and (2) using time management strategies for the various stages of the in-class, timed writing process (pre-writing, composing the essay, and editing/revising).
ANALYZING ESSAY EXAM QUESTIONS - Winthrop
Routinely model for students the process of analyzing essay prompts, and routinely allow them to practice making lists of writing tasks specified by prompts, and turning those lists of tasks into thesis sentences that briefly answer the implied questions.