Saint Louis University

In the weeks before exams it is important to focus on process not just memorizing your outline. Moreover, during exams you need to think how best to give the law of the course according to the professor's point of view. Here are some helpful hints in reaching the goal of a well-written exam.

Seven C's of Exam Success
Are you finding yourself confused about the professor's expectations regarding exams? Tired of IRAC, or IREAC, or CREAC – or any other set of similar type initials? Perhaps the seven C's can give you a better sense of how you should approach exams. Read More
Answering Exam Essays
IREAC is one method used to answer essay examination questions. While it is very important to understand that not every professor in your law school wants students to use IREAC on essay examination questions, a reasonable number do. However... Read More

Golden Rules of Exam Taking
1. Argue from the Facts
2. Answer the Call of the Question
3. Say "Because"
4. Watch Your Time
5. Divide up the Issues and the Cast of Characters
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Remember
Focus on the Process