Using a Civil Procedure Exam Question to Teach Persuasion

Academic Article


  • Studies show that learners master new material more effectively when it builds upon what they already know. By revisiting assignments from a previous semester, students can focus their efforts on persuading, rather than learning new doctrine or facts. Turning a predictive discussion into a persuasive argument demonstrates that making an argument requires the same rigorous thinking as predicting a result. One way to do this is to assign students to write an argument based on their fall Civil Procedure exam.
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    Publication Date

  • 2001
  • Keywords

  • Civil Procedure
  • legal education
  • legal writing
  • legal writing assignment
  • persuasive writing
  • revisiting assignments
  • Start Page

  • 12
  • End Page

  • 13
  • Volume

  • 16
  • Issue

  • 1