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Winning Applications

Winning Applications

Learn how to craft an application, the A in CREAC, that gets you top marks.


Welcome to Winning Applications! Previously, we advised you to structure your discussion of each issue using the CREAC format. CREAC stands for Conclusion, Rule, Explanation, Application, and Conclusion. This lesson is all about the A in CREAC, the application.

The application, true to its name, applies the governing legal rules to the material facts, explaining the rationale behind whatever conclusion you reached. The application is by far the most critical part of your answer, because that’s...