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Improving Exam Writing with Deductive Reasoning

Most law students do not know what professors expect on law school exams. Students wonder what will score more points. In general, law school exam answers that score the highest tend to use a specific deductive argument structure. This lesson explains deductive argument structure and how to employ it on an exam.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the lesson, the student will be able to:

  1. Explain deductive reasoning.
  2. Identify deductive arguments.
  3. Construct deductive arguments.
  4. Integrate deductive arguments into law school exam answers.
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