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 …

An MBE Approach: A Blog Workshop

Are you struggling with MBE questions? Maybe you need to change your approach to them and get a new perspective. Let’s look at one effective way to approach MBE questions: Take It One Step At A Time Read the call of the question first.Identify the subject of the question.Identify the sub-topic that the question is …

Critical Points To Remember When Studying the MBE

A lot of people are likely giving you tips about your bar study right now. You’re hearing things from me, your bar review courses, your friends and family, and likely, the Internet. Although the advice you’re getting may vary, there are some pieces of advice that I think go without saying. As you begin to …

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 …

It’s Time To Close The Books: Begin Practicing Essays Closed Book

Practicing essays closed books is likely one of the scarier things you could be thinking about right now. Our outlines and our books are like security blankets when we are practicing essays. “I’ll just look up this one thing” is a common thought that runs through our heads. But – this is a critical 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 …

MBE Traps: Common Mistakes to Avoid When Studying for the MBE

You’re getting to a place in your study where the amount of MBE questions you do is increasing, and the amount will only increase from here. So, let’s get in the right mindset about the MBE, and avoid common mistakes students make. Don’t wait to practice MBE questions until you feel like you have everything …

Starting Your Week With Motivational Mantras

Mondays were always daunting, but during bar study, they bring a lot of stress and anxiety to students. It’s the beginning of a new week, where you will get new material to learn and bombarded with more assignments. However, this is the first day of your week, and you should always start strong. So, this …