Studying for the bar exam is a stressful experience so it's important to address the stress and take care of yourself. Anticipate and Avoid: some stress is inevitable but some can be avoided by planning ahead, changing your environment, etc. For example, instead of spending time every morning figuring out what to wear, take 15 … Continue reading Address the Bar Prep Stress
Commercial bar prep has officially begun. First-time takers should be studying full-time for the next nine weeks. This is not optional. This is brain science. This is common sense. Studying for the bar exam is often analogized to training for a marathon. You don't just wake up and decide to go for a 26.2 mile … Continue reading Training for the Bar Exam
This guest post was originally published in Nov 2017. It is written by a recent law school grad who failed the bar exam and chose to take it again. Spoiler alert- the person passed the second time. Bar exam results day You woke up on Friday, October 26 at 6:45am, if you even slept at … Continue reading When Your Name Isn’t on THE List
The bar exam is finally over. You've been dreaming of this day for months, maybe even years. For the first time in a long time, you don't have to do anything. No class to read for, no paper to write, no exam to study for. Yikes. You haven't had the luxury of free time in … Continue reading Put the Bar Exam Behind You
The bar exam starts tomorrow. Do not study today. You've been studying for months, you know enough, and you are ready. Rest and re-charge so you can perform your best when it matters. Use this time to power up for tomorrow. Take some deep breaths. Close your eyes. Focus on the positive. As you start … Continue reading The Bar Exam: It’s Go Time
If you’ve ever trained for, well… anything then you know what it means to taper. Taper is a time of rest and reduced workouts prior to a major event. It’s a time for your body (and brain) to rebuild, refuel, and recover from weeks of intense training. For an athletic event, reduced training before competition … Continue reading Tapering for the Bar Exam
One more week until the bar exam. It may not feel like, but this is a good thing. Although you don’t know everything, you know enough. From here on out it's about mindset. Below are a few suggestions to help you do your best. Get Your Brain on the Bar Exam Schedule: You’ve spent all … Continue reading One. More. Week.