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
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
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.
Brain Science and the Bar Exam Much like law school exams, the bar exam is a skills test. Neither is about your ability to memorize and regurgitate information. Both require knowledge but both require you to use that knowledge to engage in high-order thinking skills like analysis and problem-solving. This is where the similarities end. … Continue reading Bar Prep Study Strategies Based on Brain Science
When it comes to studying for the bar exam, most people think, “I’ll just do what (insert company name here) tells me to do." Although the commercial bar prep companies provide a daily schedule filled with tasks, it’s not meant for anyone to do mindlessly. First, it’s not possible to complete every single task. Second, … Continue reading Managing Bar Prep: Plan & Practice
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?