It is that time of year again! So I thought it would be useful to give a few words of advice/comfort to those of you with upcoming exams:
1) Stay calm! At the end of the day, all you can do is give it your best shot! A does of panic can be useful to help you work a bit faster sometimes, but don't let it get to the point where you can't think about anything else.
2) Know something about everything. It isn't advisable to miss out topics without having at least a general idea what they are about; otherwise, you might not recognise what the question is really getting at. So, if you do decide to miss out topics, at least know the other topics in outline so you can avoid them effectively.
3) Know your cases. You won't get many marks for just applying the statute without cases!
4) In the exam, be concise and address the issues of the question. The skill is to turn a complicated point of law in to useful advice that is relevant. Don't write about what you know a lot about or what you want to write about - you won't get any marks for it if it isn't relevant. But if you do know some detailed knowledge and it is relevant, be sure to put it in.
5) Make sure your answer has some sort of logical structure. If you can't follow your own answer, then it is a high possibility that the examiner won't be able to follow it either.
Any questions on anything, feel free to contact me!