On October 30, 2020
Purely case-based final assessments in December 2020. What does this mean for you?
As a student preparing for a purely case-based exam, it is important to make sure your case skills are sharp and to spend time WRITING and DEBRIEFING cases as you get ready for the final assessment.
Here are some things to consider when WRITING cases:
DEBRIEFING a case means you take the time to understand where the answer came from in the case. Yes, it means you trace the case facts used in the response to where they show up in the case to understand how they were integrated or used in the discussion. This takes work and is painful at first, but it will make you a stronger case writer. Every case you write should have an equal amount of time spent in the debriefing stage as the writing stage, after it has been marked. This is going to help you see the pattern of how requireds are asked, how case facts are used to support a discussion, and most importantly, how much is needed to score a Competent ranking.
Invest time in improving your case skills now and it will pay off for you. We have practice cases available with full walkthroughs where our experienced instructors demonstrate skills for Core 1 and 2 (and each Elective area as well). This can be a great way to help increase your chances of passing.
The Densmore Team
(October 30, 2020)