A new book by Charles Calleros, a professor at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, helps law students navigate the challenging maze of essay and multiple-choice examinations. Law School Exams: Preparing and Writing to Win (Aspen Publishers, $26.95) is a step-by-step guide to success that zeroes in on two points: exam scores can be improved if students master the techniques outlined in the book, and preparing to perform well on exams begins with a positive mindset on the first day of class and steadily progresses throughout the semester. The 200-page paperback is a clear, concise guide for time-crunched students that gives creative examples and illustrations in familiar, non-legal contexts. Calleros introduces students to new concepts using analogies, then advances to more complex legal examples. The book defines types of exams, imparts advice on preparing for law school and classes, and makes suggestions for reviewing class notes, synthesizing cases, outlining course material and taking exams. The author recommends that students educate themselves about the style and nature of exams given by each of their professors and the types of responses each expects. Law School Exams gives exercises and practice exams that can help students identify their strengths and weaknesses, plan strategies and organize their efforts. Calleros provides ideas for improving scores on several types of essay questions, as well as multiple choice and other objective questions. Students also learn to provide balanced analysis with arguments for both sides on questions with uncertain answers, rather than jumping to conclusions. Finally, Calleros helps students understand that some anxiety over test-taking can be a productive motivator for them, and he gives suggestions for reducing anxiety through various stress-management techniques, such as stretching, meditation and motivational music. Because Law School Exams: Preparing and Writing to Win emphasizes preparing for exams from the first week of class, the book is ideal reading during the summer before law school or early in the semester. Several copies are available in the Ross-Blakley Law Library at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, or to order a copy, go to lawschool.aspenpublishers.com.