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How to get a first in Law problem questions

I’ve gotten back my formatives and for all of four of my modules this year. Unfortunately, I am stuck at a 2:1. I admit I did not go over content nor revise properly, which of course I will be doing for the real exams. However I personally feel as though I’ll be stuck on a 2:1 for the real exams since they are under timed conditions, unlike the formatives (besides one).

What is the best advice for getting a first in problem questions? I have gotten firsts last year but I only answered problem questions for one module, the rest I chose to do essays. Furthermore it was not timed hence I do not think I am well prepared.

For context the modules in question are: tort, equity and trusts, criminal and family.

Thanks
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Edit: for all four of my modules**
Original post by Hhhhhh—-
I’ve gotten back my formatives and for all of four of my modules this year. Unfortunately, I am stuck at a 2:1. I admit I did not go over content nor revise properly, which of course I will be doing for the real exams. However I personally feel as though I’ll be stuck on a 2:1 for the real exams since they are under timed conditions, unlike the formatives (besides one).
What is the best advice for getting a first in problem questions? I have gotten firsts last year but I only answered problem questions for one module, the rest I chose to do essays. Furthermore it was not timed hence I do not think I am well prepared.
For context the modules in question are: tort, equity and trusts, criminal and family.
Thanks

Hi there

2:1 is already a great starting point. Usually, you may find exams to be marked more leniently than coursework. So if you have memorised the relevant legislations and cases, that is already a good start. For many of the PQ mark schemes- (you can also check the ones at your University). They require identification and addressing all major issues and most minor issues. Perhaps you could practice doing this, which will help achieve a good grade.

I am a final year law student, and I have been advised by my seminar leader to read up on more recent cases from practice manuals on Lexis. These may be useful in your exams? However, you may like to confirm this with your own law school, to make sure this is relevant for the way your exams are marked.

I hope this helps.
Chloe
University of Kent Student Rep
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What was the overall feedback you had from your lecturers? Was it to do with structure, depth of analysis or critical thinking?Did the lecturer agree that you had addressed all the key points? There's plenty of practice tasks in Problem Questions for Law Students: A Study Guide on a variety of legal fields
It contains revision tips, rubrics to help remember key cases and their point of law which I've found useful to focus my revision techniques

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