The first time I was assigned a so-called eight-hour take-home exam, my professor suggested that we take a couple hours to plan out our answer, a couple hours to write, a couple hours to take a nap or do something else, and then a couple hours to put the finishing touches on our exams. This was terrible advice, and I sincerely hope that nobody followed it.
Law school is a competition. The tough reality is that you need to work harder and smarter than other students if you want to get top grades. You could produce fantastic work and not make an A if several others in your class also turn in their best work. [Read more…] about Why Take-Home Exams Should Be Banned and Five Tips for Conquering One