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?
Less than two weeks until the March 2017 MPRE which means you need to start studying now. In a previous post I talked about the MPRE in general so today I'll focus more on how to make the most out of practice questions. Doing practice questions should be a key part of your MPRE study … Continue reading Preparing for the MPRE