- April 4, 2012 at 5:20 pm
I’m worried about answering Scenario based Questions. Looked at past exam answers in the BPP book and the structure seems really convoluted. Could you get away with an opening paragraph detailing the Issue, a few paragraphs detailing the law, cases etc and then a final/few final paragraphs (depending on who you are are advising) and a conclusion. Is there a set structure for answering these types of questions or as long as you identify who is who and the problem, apply the law and conclude in 10 (2-3 sentence paragraphs) you will get the marks? A non-exam example of how a question can be answered would be useful!! Thanks for your helpApril 4, 2012 at 7:26 pm
I believe that your suggested approach is just fine 🙂
The revision kit answers are prepared by tutors ( and David Kelly ) with no time pressure and are intentionally COMPLETE / COMPREHENSIVE in order to include ALL relevant points. This is so that, when a well-prepared student checks their own efforts against the “model” answer, all the relevant points raised by the students are included within the printed solution.
In my view – well, to be honest, I’m ambivalent about the justification. Clearly, it is not possible for even the best prepared student to write a comparable answer in the 18 minutes available. In fact, you would be hard pressed to just copy some of the revision kit answers in 18 minutes, let alone read, think, plan and write!
But, as stated earlier, they are intended to be comprehensive and thus meaningfully usable as a learning tool
Hope that is reasuring
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