The MBE: IRAC in and IRAC out

The MBE. You either love it or hate it, there’s no in between. The MBE is a powerful learning tool and is so much more than doing (or not) practice questions. Regardless of how you feel about it, don’t make the rookie mistake of getting caught up in the numbers. Stop focusing on the number … Continue reading The MBE: IRAC in and IRAC out

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Learn How to Study for the Bar Exam

You are studying for the bar exam but do you know what “studying” means? Most of you think it means memorizing- cramming tons of information into your brain and then attempting to use it on the test. However, studying means learning. There are many definitions of learning but all of them include the concept it … Continue reading Learn How to Study for the Bar Exam

Constructing Bar Exam Essay Responses

You already know bar exam essay questions are different from law school exam essay questions. Bar exam essay questions are straight-forward: no unnecessary facts, red herrings, or tricks. Unlike law school exam responses which require in-depth analysis, counter-analysis, and policy arguments, bar exam responses should be simple and formulaic with shallow fact application. They are … Continue reading Constructing Bar Exam Essay Responses

Interleaving: why your bar exam study schedule has you doing several subjects & tasks a day

It’s a given that skill development requires practice and it seems logical that the best way to do this is to practice one skill at a time (“blocking”). Blocking is when you repeatedly practice a skill/concept until you are proficient, and then move on to the next skill/concept. So why does a typical commercial bar … Continue reading Interleaving: why your bar exam study schedule has you doing several subjects & tasks a day