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Why You Sometimes Do Poorly on Exams You Felt Good About

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Scott at Simple Justice has found an answer to an intriguing question, Why Are Incompetents So Certain?. I wonder if it also explains why I so often feel worst about exams I turn out to do well on and vice versa? Woe to the law student who finds an exam question simple or easy. According to the Dunning-Kruger effect where “those little knowledge think that they know more than others who have much more knowledge” we may be confusing our own ignorance for the issue’s simplicity. For some reason, this seems to explain a lot about law school.

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