Law school has conditioned you to study hard right up until it’s time to take the exam. However, this is not a law school exam. This is no 3 hour test where you’re allowed to use highlighters, wear watches, drink coffee, eat snacks. Those were the good old days. This is the bar exam. Endurance is … Continue reading The Weekend Before: Time to Taper
Get on the Bar Exam Schedule: Adjust your schedule so your study time is the same as testing time: 8-12, 1-5. It’s time to get your brain and body on the bar exam schedule. Sunrise Studiers: you are great in the morning but you also need to stay strong through the afternoon. You want to … Continue reading Get Into the Bar Exam Zone
Last week you took a simulated MBE and have now been working to improve upon that performance. You have probably seen a nice improvement on practice questions but this is about the time when people experience the “MBE Vacuum.” You will start missing a ton of questions and your scores will drop, sometimes by a lot. I … Continue reading The Dreaded MBE Vacuum
Many of you are taking a simulated MBE today. You're going into it with a mindset similar to how you felt about exams your first semester of law school: "I just want to pass. I'll be happy with a C." For most of you, grades came out and you did pretty well, better than you … Continue reading Take the Practice MBE and Expect to Fail
Take your nervous energy and transform it into confidence by doing the following: Take control. If you come across an MBE question or essay that seems impossible, just take your best shot and move on. By not giving up you take control of the situation and this is empowering. Get comfortable being uncomfortable. Don’t doubt … Continue reading Taking Control: from nervous to confident
You might feel a little nervous because the commercial bar prep lectures are over and although you have a study schedule, you are essentially on your own. Oftentimes people aren’t quite sure what to do. You are a special snowflake so why follow a generic study schedule? Don't. Use it as a base and adapt it to … Continue reading Bar Lectures Are Over. Now What?