I always suggest to my students that they should get their exam day off to a really confident start by becoming totally fluent at preparing and giving a MATED brief. First impressions are everything, and the MATED brief will give the start to your day some structure and pace. Ask friends, or fellow students to sit and listen while you do it until it’s very familiar. The checklist (linked at the end of this article) also prompts you to get everything ready in the right order on the…