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.
The Second Draft, Bulletin of the Legal Writing Institute
Sophie M. Sparrow, "Using a Civil Procedure Exam Question to Teach Persuasion," 16 THE SECOND DRAFT, BULL. of LEG. WRITING INST. 12 (2001).