This is the point of bar prep where you have to push through the uncertainties. Although you don't need an A or the exam or have to get a perfect score on every essay, you do have to demonstrate your knowledge of rules and how they apply to specific fact situations. It's more than being … Continue reading Long Term Learning Strategies for the Bar Exam
You had a plan for bar prep- you were going to start early and study every day. You thought you you could get through 3-4 hours of lecture videos, read the commercial outlines, review your notes, and do 50 MBE questions and 2-3 essays under exam conditions. Even if you can do this once, it's … Continue reading Bar Prep: Focus on the Process
The sweet spot of study time for any bar exam is 10 weeks. This is easy for those taking a July exam because you can start mid-May after exams and graduation. However, for the February exam, 10 weeks of study time means starting Dec 17th (some commercial bar prep companies do have this as the … Continue reading When Should I Start Studying for the Bar?
You don't have to start studying for the February 2019 bar exam just yet but you do have to start planning for it. Your commercial bar prep company provides a detailed study schedule and following (most of) it is certainly a large part of what it takes to pass the bar exam. Also important is … Continue reading Planning for Bar Prep
The August 2018 Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE) is this Saturday and it's not hard to pass... IF you take the time to prepare. The MPRE is like the written test to get your driver’s license- it’s easy if you know the material. However, if you don’t read the little booklet with the rules of … Continue reading Studying for the MPRE
The bar exam is two weeks away so you want to make the most of your time. You’ve been studying and preparing for 7-8 weeks so you need to stay the course, not ramp it up and study non-stop until test day. What you can do is streamline your study schedule so that you maintain … Continue reading Bar Exam Two-Week Action Plan
You're finally finished watching the commercial bar prep lectures but now you're a little nervous: What's next? Flash cards? Memorizing outlines? No. Almost all of the information in already in your brain (really, it is) so it's time to start practicing for performance. Give your brain a chance to pull the information up instead of … Continue reading Bar Prep Study Cycle