The July 2019 Bar Exam: 2 Weeks to the Bar Exam

Posted in Uncategorized on July 16, 2019 by barprofs

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You have 2 weeks until the bar examination. Instead of spending the day getting nervous about the time, concentrate on what you have left to do.

By this time, you should have pretty much memorized as much black letter law as you can cram into your brain. It is now time to put away the books and stop studying the law.

What you need to do in these final 2 weeks to prepare yourself for the bar exam is to practice, practice, practice. You are now familiar with your state test and the MBE questions and what to expect from the bar exam.

Try to do an essay or two every day, testing yourself on a variety of subjects that you know your state tests. Do the essays under test conditions. Once you finish your essay under time constraints, spend an equal amount of time reading your essay and comparing it to the model answer. Read for comprehension, also. There might be a point of law that you did not know that you can learn from reading the model answer.

For those states who have the UBE, and California or who have performance tests, you also must include taking the time to do the performance test also. Try doing 1 performance test every other day. This way you can probably get 5 or 6 performance tests in to your practice sessions prior to the bar exam. On the days you do not do a performance test, practice your essays.

In between the essays and performance tests, you also need to work on questions for the Multistate. Try to get in at least 50-100 MBE questions per day, if you can. This way you can really be sharp when exam time comes.

Don’t waste the time to panic, but do take the time to practice. You will be more prepared than ever if you follow this schedule.

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The July 2019 Bar Exam: The Essay Writer

Posted in Uncategorized on July 15, 2019 by barprofs

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An important piece of information that you need is knowing what kind of essay writer you are. The next time you write an essay, look at your writing critically. What kind of essay writer are you?

There are many types of essay writers, but here are the most common categories:

All facts and no law: These writers just regurgitate the facts without legal analysis. All law and no facts: These writers just tell us the law, without blending the facts. No knowledge of the rule definitions: These writers do not know the black letter law. No knowledge of factual analysis: These writers do not blend the law with the factual analysis.

Where do you stand on this list? Make sure you know the answer, because your job, right now and up to the bar exam is to correct your essay writing and turn your weakness into a strength.

Most states want you to write an IRAC type of essay. You want to identify the issue, set out the complete rule definition, analyze your facts with the law, and then you want to conclude. You can’t go wrong with that simple formula.

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The July 2019 Bar Exam: Sign Up for our Extended Program with Bar Professors

Posted in Uncategorized on July 12, 2019 by barprofs

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Bar Professors has had many inquiries regarding a study plan starting this summer. Many students are sitting out the July bar in order to fully concentrate on the February 2020 bar exam.

For those bar exam repeat takers for February 2020 sign up for our extended program now. For 2nd, 3rd, and 4th time takers, you must obtain a bar tutor. The traditional commercial bar course did not and will not work for you.

We are now signing up those students for our extended program with Bar Professors.

Bar Professors works only with repeat takers and we have personal knowledge of the struggles that the students face when they have failed the bar exam. If you are a repeat taker, please contact us to learn about our extended program.

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The July 2019 Bar Exam: Critical Thinking

Posted in Uncategorized on July 11, 2019 by barprofs

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Critical thinking is the key to being a lawyer and to passing the bar exam. Reading the bar exam essays and the MBE fact pattern is not like reading a novel. Instead, you must pick through the facts, actively thinking of what each fact means. Critical thinking means that you must carefully examine the essay fact patterns and the MBE fact patterns. You must sort through the fact pattern, looking at salient facts so that you can make the next step of identifying issues. You will need to draw inferences from the facts and synthesize the facts into law. Look for nuisances and distinctions as you read. This will help you to answer the essay questions and pick the right answer choice on the MBE.

Reading critically and thinking through each fact, while using your logic and your legal reasoning, will allow you to understand what the question is asking you to do. Remember to evaluate every fact. Do not look at the whole of any question; instead, break it down into bites of facts, and you will come to the central issue of all fact patterns. Then you can start the essay writing process or answer the MBE question correctly.

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The July 2019 Bar Exam: MBE Timing

Posted in Uncategorized on July 10, 2019 by barprofs

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As to timing of the MBE, you must answer 100 questions in 3 hours, both in the morning and the afternoon. Breaking it down further, you must answer each question in 1.8 minutes, or 17 questions in a half hour and 34 questions in an hour. You must be able to sustain that fast pace.

As you practice, keep that pace in mind. It is imperative that you finish all 200 questions. You do not want to leave any questions unanswered or unread and lose valuable points. As you know, even 1 point or 2 points can mean the difference between passing and failing.

Not only do you need to answer the questions, you need to answer them correctly.

How do you build up your time and accuracy? In the beginning of this process, start with 17 questions first – note your time and your accuracy. As you get better at your accuracy, your time will also get better. Once you feel that you are comfortable with the 17 questions, then, proceed to doing 34 questions in one sitting. Again, notice how long it took you and your accuracy. Then move up doing 68 questions in 2 hours, until finally you are working at 3 hour stretches.

You must get comfortable and condition yourself to sitting for 3 hours, working on MBE questions, without losing your focus or concentration. In the last couple of weeks, prior to the bar exam, you should be working on 3 hour blocks for the MBE.

Once you get to the bar exam, write down the time for 34 questions, 68 questions or break it down in half hours, i.e. 17, 34, 51 etc., so you can glance at your sheet and know that you are on schedule to answer all 100 questions in that session.

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The July 2019 Bar Exam: 3 Weeks to the Bar Exam

Posted in Uncategorized on July 9, 2019 by barprofs

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Three weeks to the bar exam is a good time to evaluate how you are doing. You have enough time to now pinpoint your weak areas and enough time to change your schedule if you feel you’re spinning your wheels. Consider this day your line in the sand.

By now you should have done several hundred multistate questions, at least 15 state essays and at least 4 performance tests.

Make sure you are peaking on exam day. If you are like some of my students who study all night, stop it today. Get up at 6 am or 7 am and start studying at 9 am until 12 pm, with no breaks, then study from 1 pm to 4 pm, with no breaks, You want to mimic the bar exam hours so you are at your peak at 9 am every day.

Don’t pretend you’re not nervous. Accept that it’s okay to be nervous. Channel that nervous energy properly by attacking your study schedule and transform your nerves into confidence. But, remember, you do not want to be overly tired for the bar exam. Try to sleep through the night or, at least, take some cat naps during the day to catch up on missed sleep.

One of the most important things to do during this 3 week period is not to doubt your abilities. You can pass this bar and you know it. You just need to be in the top 2/3rds of your state. Don’t stress too much about what you don’t know – you are not expected to get a 100% on this test – it’s more like 60%. The examiners expect that you will have weak areas. Go into the bar exam with the knowledge you will pass the bar exam.

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The July 2019 Bar Exam: The 4th of July: Incorporating Your Family and Loved Ones in Studying for the Bar Exam

Posted in Uncategorized on July 3, 2019 by barprofs

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Those that really love you want to see you pass the bar. Know that with certainty. Those who are pulling and picking at you, saying you don’t have to study that long or want you to go to the clubs and party are not your true friends and do not want you to be successful. Hopefully, you have ejected them from your life for this last month of studying.

Sometimes those loved ones see you study and see your struggle and wish they could help you, but don’t know how. Bar applicants who have children find it hard to be both a parent and have a full time study plan. Don’t ignore them. Try to incorporate them into your “experience”.

I’ve known students who bring their mom to the test site. What mom does is to make sure their kid has food during the breaks, go over study material or just give their kid a shoulder to rely on during this trying event.

During this 4th of July weekend, look at those that are supporting you in ways you may not even realize. Maybe your mom makes you breakfast every morning before you leave for your bar course. Maybe your spouse is doing the heavy lifting as you study. Let them know you appreciate their support, even if they are just getting out of your way during this stressful period.

If you have family that would like to attend a cookout this 4th of July, go and take a few hours off to relax your mind and have quality time with those that love you. At this point in your studies, you deserve an afternoon off. Go see the fireworks. Take the time off with no guilt attached.

For those who still want to study and for other times beyond this weekend, have your family help you. They will be glad to help and they will be proud of the little part they played in your success. Give your family members or your children one of your study books and have them test you. This is particularly good for the elements of a cause of action. By now you should be close to having them mostly memorized, but especially with those subjects that are difficult for you, have your family help you recite those causes of action. See if you can make a game out of it, with your children or family members each calling out an element of a cause of action.

You may be surprised on game day when you are calling up the exceptions to the hearsay rule and you remember the face of your loved ones yelling it out to you.

Have a wonderful 4th of July. If you worked hard, you deserve it.

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