The Final Weeks of Bar Prep: How To Best Handle The Time You Have Left

Students begin to feel increased stress in these final weeks of bar prep. What are some of these common stressful feelings? “I don’t know enough.””I don’t have enough time.””I have so much to do and not enough time to do it.””I can’t increase my scores in the amount of time I have left.” If you’ve …

Final Weeks Of Study: How To Review It All Each Week

In the final few weeks of study, students want to review every subject but do not know how to. A lot of these final weeks are also going to consist of memorization, simulations and practice exams. This blog post is designed to help students design their study schedules in a way that helps them review …

When July Strikes: How To Study For The Bar Exam In July

When July strikes, panic ensues. Students begin to realize that they are in the month of the bar exam and that it is getting closer. Although this is true, there is plenty of time to work on things and to get stronger. What should you do now that July is here? Consider these two points …

What’s A Subject Attack Outline And How Do I Make One?

You might be thinking: “It’s too late to make my own outlines” or “making outlines are too time consuming.” Attack outlines are a bit different. They’re your own condensed version of each subject, and they may only be 5-7 pages. You work on making them and use them for final review a week or so …

“I’m Studying But I Don’t Feel Like I am”: How To Understand This Common Feeling

I think we have all been here and can relate – we have been studying for over one month and we have days where we feel like nothing is sinking in and like we don’t know any law. What’s up with this? First, know that just because this is a feeling, doesn’t mean it has …

Keep Your Focus & Motivation: Maximizing Your Bar Study Time

When I was studying for the bar exam, at times I found myself off the tracks I was supposed to be on. Studying was frustrating, monotonous, and isolating. Students tend to feel this way as they approach the half-way point. There will be bumps along the way: low scoring practice tests, a difficult MPT, or …

What Do I Do With My Score?: Reflection After Taking A Large Numbered Question Exam

You’re getting to the point in bar prep where you are going to begin testing yourself with higher volumes of questions – 50, 100, 200. These question sets serve a bit of a different purpose than small sets. When you’re doing a small set, you’re likely working on your subject performance and learning law. Or, …

Moving Forward With Simultaneous Study: Learning New Material While Reviewing “Old” Material

One common mistake I hear from bar studiers is that they did not move on to a new subject because they didn’t feel confident with the one they just studied. For example, Monday and Tuesday, the student learned civil procedure, and on Wednesday they are to start evidence, but they don’t move on because they …

If You Can’t Get It Out, Write It Out: Handwriting When Memorizing For The Bar Exam

The bar exam is intimidating because of the vast amount of law you have to memorize. A lot of students struggle with finding the memorization approach that works best for them. Although there are many memorization techniques, this specific post focuses on the art of handwriting. If you haven’t tried handwriting notes or rules as …

Increase Your Practice, Increase Your Performance

We are getting to that point during bar study where your practice should be increasing. Right now, we are in week 5 of bar prep, and are approaching the mid-way point. It’s time to get your practice and stamina up. Here’s what you should be incorporating into your study schedules beginning immediately or next week …