Paul L. Caron
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Saturday, November 6, 2021

Break Into Tax: Exam Tips

Tips on how to prepare for, study for, and take a law school exam! This short video gives tips applicable to exams with various formats, such as multiple choice, short answer, and essay. It focuses on the tax law exam context but many of the tips apply to law school exams generally.

Contents of this video:

  • 00:00 - Introduction
  • 00:12 - 1. Find Out the Format
  • 01:10 - 2. Work Through Practice Problems
  • 02:04 - 3. Get Used To Using the Statutes
  • 03:06 - 4. Finding Practice Problems
  • 04:01 - 5. Taking the Exam
  • 04:13 - A. Allocate Your Time
  • 04:43 - B. Focus on the Call of the Question
  • 05:44 - C. Managing Time During the Exam
  • 06:08 - Diagramming Transactions
  • 08:20 - Summary of the Exam-Prep Process
  • 08:43 - Wrap-Up
  • 09:01 - 3 Bullet Points on Taking Exams

For a shorter version Last-Minute Exam Prep, see https://youtu.be/MdEjZ-6jaKw. Our Writing Tips video may also interest you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8329.... For grammar tips, see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dijm4....

TaxProf Blog coverage of Break Into Tax videos:

https://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2021/11/break-into-tax-exam-tips.html

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