Course Structure

Course Structure


  • Bringing attention to Key Words, Topics and Concepts


In a nutshell, I’m going to abandon proper format on occasion in favor of emphasizing topics we’re expected to be intimately familiar with.  This Law and professional ethics course follow the Departments recommended tiered (3) study format such as the one you’re following now.


  • WHY a three (3) tiered format?  Aside from it being required by the Department of Financial Services, subject matter in a tiered format helps better compartmentalize topics.  Tiered formats allow us to layer information and isolate main points from supporting facts or parallel subjects.


  • I like dashes, they’re great for highlighting primary and supporting topics.  


While reading this course you’ll notice some words are in Bold while others are, Underlined, in Italics, utilizing “Quotations” and in some instances a variation of All the Above”. 


 I’ve done this to help you skim through the content easier and identify key points not highlighted by a jump in your face “Take Notice” symbol.  These tactics are intended to in some way better accent a keyword or phrase (which may be in quotations) or to suggest a “re-occurring theme”.


  • TAKE NOTICE: Topics highlighted with this type of symbol identify point(s) students should take notice.  


In some instances, the “Take Notice” may be purposed with supporting a main topic while in others I may be attempting to identify a sub-topic or simply referencing a similarity with another relevant aspect of our studies.  Regardless, these “Notes” are intended as a bookmark and a spectacular way for me to foreshadow the type of quiz and test question you’ll encounter.


  • “Check-marks” typically indicate a supporting topic or [Example] which supports the main topic.


  • Bullets although not extensively used however, they will typically be the last key statement within our discussion.