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 …

Self-Assessment: An Important Key to Bar Exam Success

Most students do not like to self-assess their own work and do not like to evaluate how they are doing. Why? It’s hard and uncomfortable. It’s easier to just move on or have someone tell you how you’re doing. There are a couple of problems with this: (1) no one knows you better than you …

Don’t Say You’ll Do It Later: Overcoming Procrastination During Bar Exam Study

When things get hard, we begin to procrastinate. That makes sense, right? The work piles up, so what do we do – avoid it. Logically, this doesn’t make sense. But, we are humans, and we are all guilty of it, and we just aren’t always logical all of the time. Let’s talk about what to …

Practice What You Struggle With: Getting Comfortable With What Makes You Uncomfortable

A lot of students put off what they are afraid of. Well, not just students, but people in general do this. Struggle with multiple choice questions? “I’ll do some later.” Struggle with the performance test? “I don’t have 90 minutes to do that right now, I’ll do it later.” Hate seeing your weird uncle at …

You’ve Completed Week One of Bar Prep, Now What?

First, congratulations are in order. After coming down from the highs of graduation, realizing you’ve completed law school, and celebrations with friends and family, you got into study mode and completed week one of bar prep. This is not an easy or small thing. Week one is overwhelming. So, what are the top three things …

What’s Your Learning Style?: Improving Your Bar Exam Study

Have you ever discovered what your learning style was? If not, you may want to consider it and tailor your study to how you best learn. In order to maximize your study, as I always say, you want to do what’s best for you. What’s best for you includes learning in the way that you …

How Am I Supposed To Know All Of This Material?: Advice and Tips on Memorization for the Bar Exam

When you’re studying for the bar exam, you always have one thought that comes in waves: how am I supposed to remember all of this stuff? This post offers students advice on how to remember and memorize a large amount of information in a short period of time that they need for the bar exam. …

Learning From Second-Time Bar Takers

The bar exam is a difficult test – we know that. But why? To pass, it takes a lot more than just knowing an abundance of rules. The way you study and approach the material can dictate whether or not you pass the bar exam. For this post, I interviewed a few RWU Law Alumni …