Please take the following with a HUGE grain of salt as this is the only section I did not pass on the Oral Assessment. I believe this was due to the following factors:
- I wrote too many notes on my notebook paper before typing, much of it was unnecessary in the end
- I wrote too much in general on my memo – I ended up having one or two bullet points (that I intended to turn into a conclusion) on the third page of a two page memo. Big no-no. I did not have time to edit down to an appropriate length
- I ran out of time. This was my own fault for not writing down the “finish” time at the start of the exam. I was also looking at two clocks which showed different times (my watch, which was correct, and the clock on the computer, which was inexplicably an hour or two behind). I got confused and thought I had another 10 minutes when I totally didn’t. Bummer
Taking all of that into account, I have not FIOA’ed my score breakdown from the OA so I do not know by how much I missed the mark on the Case Memo. I definitely failed when I printed out a “3 page” memo missing a concluding paragraph. Dang.
The following info is what I used to study for the Case Management section of the Oral Assessment. It is, to the best of my knowledge, NDA compliant. Continue reading