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.
Nine weeks ago you started this journey and now you are heading into the final week of bar prep. You are heading into the home stretch but you still have some energy. Resist the urge to start cramming information into your brain. It's unnecessary and not the best use of your time. A more productive … Continue reading Heading Into the Homestretch: Stay in Control
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
Studying for the bar exam can be a solitary experience as there are not many opportunities to interact with others. You spend half the day watching a video lecture and the other half reviewing material and doing practice questions. Even if you are with other people, there usually isn't a lot of engagement; everyone has … Continue reading Bar Prep: A Little Perspective
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