The August 2017 MPRE is this Saturday and you should be preparing for it now. I compare the MPRE to 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 the road, you won’t know how many seconds it takes … Continue reading MPRE: Prepare to Pass
It’s go-time. The bar exam starts tomorrow. Do not study today. I promise it is ok: you have been studying for years. Today is better used for re-charging and resting (or pacing around). It’s time to power up for tomorrow. Take a few minutes to reflect on how much you’ve accomplished. Three years ago it took … Continue reading Running and the Bar Exam
It's the final weekend before the bar exam which means it is time to taper. Law school exams have 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, … Continue reading Bar Exam: Taper Time
Tips on Getting Into (and Staying) the Bar Zone: Get Your Brain on the Bar Exam Schedule: There is no doubt you’ll be able to wake up early on bar exam day but if your bar prep routine hasn’t quite followed an 8-6 schedule, your brain has gotten used to this lifestyle. Your brain has … Continue reading The Bar Exam: Getting in the Zone
An Ode to Bar Exam Fear On July 2 check bar fear at the door. You know this crap and a whole lot more!! You’ll look at the first essay. Okay, you’re gonna dig deep. You need to grit your teeth, bite your lip 3 more days til you sleep Dig deed into your bar … Continue reading The Bar Exam Bard
You might feel a little uncomfortable because the commercial bar prep lectures are over and although you have a study schedule, you are not sure about following it exactly as given. This is a good thing because it means you have a sense of what you need to do to prepare. It means you don’t need … Continue reading Commercial Bar Prep Lectures are Over: Now What Should You Do?
Get comfortable being uncomfortable. What does “get comfortable being uncomfortable” mean? It’s something I’ve been saying for years. When I coached swimming, I said it to my athletes all the time. In swimming, every hundredth of a second matters so when you’re five meters from the wall and you think you need to take a … Continue reading Get Comfortable Feeling Uncomfortable