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    Hi guys,
    i was hoping someone may have some advice. Basically I'm in my first year and am having trouble on how best to tackle note taking for revision.

    At the moment i'm pretty much just reading the designated chapters in my textbooks and making notes from them and fitting them in with my lecture slides/notes. This in itself is taking A LOT of time and is sometimes very tedious.

    is there anything else i could/should be doing to make sure i can get the top grades?
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    (Original post by Lostrider)
    Hi guys,
    i was hoping someone may have some advice. Basically I'm in my first year and am having trouble on how best to tackle note taking for revision.

    At the moment i'm pretty much just reading the designated chapters in my textbooks and making notes from them and fitting them in with my lecture slides/notes. This in itself is taking A LOT of time and is sometimes very tedious.

    is there anything else i could/should be doing to make sure i can get the top grades?
    When it comes to cases, just note 4 things: (a) Facts (for analogising/distinguishing); (b) Issue; (c) Principles/rules of law (and which judge said what); (d) Decision/Outcome. You are pretty much set for problem questions here.

    Essays: Try imagining that you are the examiner. What sorts of questions would an examiner ask? Make corresponding notes. Usually, you will be tested on material that has been emphasised in lectures/tutorials. For instance, if your lecturer keeps talking about the pros and cons of codifying the constitution, chances are that it's going to be on the exam.

    As for other things you should be doing to get top grades, practise past exams. Ask if you don't understand. And (don't let your lecturers know this) get "really good law notes" from students who've already completed first year, but make sure to update these.

    All the best!
 
 
 
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