Monday

Cool MBE Test Tip

I recently asked alumni from my law school for advice on passing the bar exam. 

I posted a summary of that advice over here.

But, people continue to leave advice.

One person left a particularly interesting comment about how to take the MBE exam.  I probably would not do it this way, but it sounds really interesting and might work for you.

Here is what she said:

I realized part of the anxiety everyone felt [about the MBE] was jumping around from topic to topic. Instead of following their pattern, I took the first ten minutes to scan each question and identify whether it was torts, con law, etc. Then I did all of the sections together.


I knew property had the longest questions so I did those last. This way you're hedging your answers to your strongest subject matters. Additionally, your brain works on sixteen evidence questions in a row rather than skipping around. You needn't follow their system to beat it.

I think this MBE strategy could help someone who is willing to use 10 minutes of the 3 hour exam block to sort through the questions.  Since most people practice MBE questions one subject at a time, this could be a very effective way of marrying practice testing with application.

What do you think about this MBE test tip?

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Need more MBE tips, check out
this post or this podcast.  Also, you can get PDF copies of my free MBE outlines by clicking here.
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Sunday

Bar Advice Video

Here is a video put together by the CUNY School of Law in which several students talk about their bar exam experiences. This is a good video and worth watching.

At about 1:50 in the video, the students talk about how they studied and which bar prep course they took. The video includes several repeaters who talk about how they changed their study habits to pass the bar exam on the second attempt.

At about 5:20, they begin to talk about having a regular routine, exercising, and eating right during bar exam studies.

Tuesday

Bar Exam Willpower

Are you having trouble with finding the willpower to study for the bar exam?
 
Check out this video for some interesting strategies for dealing with a lack of willpower.
 



Note: These strategies are applicable to lots of things, not just passing the bar exam.

Buy The Willpower Instinct.

Monday

Some Bar Exam Links


Just a quick post to let you know you should check out my guest post over at BarExamToolbox.  I talk about the difference between routine and schedule and why you should establish a bar exam study routine.

Also, episode 3 of my bar exam podcast is up.  In that episode, I give you some test day tips to help you pass the bar exam.

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