Hi I’m Caitlin, and as a final year law student I would say I’m used to exams by now!
I’m going to give you my top 5 resources for exam revision techniques, and top 5 exam resources to get you all set up for May’s exams.
TOP 5 EXAM REVISION TIPS:
- Focus on seminars – seminar questions are often set to prepare you for the exam, whether it’s a key case, precedent or the best way to tackle a problem question! It’s definitely worth spending that extra time preparing and doing seminars, so that you can go over these as an exam topic.
- Make notes as you go along – you might not always have time but spend an extra hour or so after the lecture making revision notes, and highlighting the key cases/points of law. You’ll thank yourself when it comes to exam time.
- Make essay plans – identify the key points of law, and look at past exam papers to see what could be asked.
- Identify your weak spots early and go to your tutor/seminarist/lecturer to iron them out now.
- Don’t rely on preparing topics – if the exam has 3 questions for you to answer, don’t just learn three topics! Always learn a few more topics than you have to answer.
TOP 5 REVISION RESOURCES:
- Elawresources – good case summaries to break down the points of law in really basic terms.
- Learnmore: Expand your legal mind – has everything from preparation to moots, to videos and presentations!
- Concentrate Revision Guides – these cost around £5-10 each but really break down key points of law.
- BAILII – British and Irish Legal Information Institution.
- Lecture revision sessions – most lecturers will put these on, but make the most of them by emailing/preparing in advance what topic/area you’d like to see covered.
Good luck in your exams, they’ll be over before you know it!