What’s the first thing most law students do when they get to the a “hard” part of a law school exam? No, not cry (most people do that after the exam). The average law student starts drawing conclusions.
If you think about it dispassionately, this doesn’t make a lot of sense.
Why would you jump right to a conclusion, when you know the analysis is difficult? Um, there’s your answer. If it’s hard to do the analysis, it’s tempting to skip it! (Who really likes doing hard things?)
Why This is a Bad Idea
Writing conclusory answers to hard questions is a bad idea for several reasons: