Archive for November, 2012

The February 2013 Bar Exam: Achieving Your Goals

Posted in Uncategorized on November 30, 2012 by barprofs

Goal achievement is the key to studying for the bar exam, especially if you are a repeat taker.  You must keep your eye on your ultimate goal – passing the bar exam, along with figuring out how best to get to that ultimate goal of passing the bar exam.

How do you go about getting prepared for the bar exam? Let’s look at your study goals. You need to accomplish two things:  the ultimate and overall goal, which is to pass the bar exam, and a day-to-day goal, which is to work towards achieving your ultimate goal.

It is not only about setting your goals for success, but also by developing the strategies to achieve the goal and then implementing the strategies.

Implementing the strategies of passing the bar exam include goals, each and every day that you must work on.  We have discussed employing a study plan.  That study plan should include a goal each day – i.e. working on the black letter law or working on improving your essays, MBEs or MPTs.  Make sure the goal is a realistic goal, but make sure that you are moving forward each and every day.  Implementing your strategy includes working on your weaknesses every day so that you can improve your performance when it comes time to sit for your bar exam.

Remember that studying for the bar exam is a journey that must be accomplished in incremental steps.

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The February 2013 Bar Exam: Preparation, Success and Training

Posted in Uncategorized on November 29, 2012 by barprofs

Bar Professors will begin the process of discussing important topics to get you ready for the February 2013 bar exam. Although this advise is mainly for repeat takers, our advice can be used for those taking the bar exam for the first time.

Getting ready for the February 2013 bar exam is all about preparation.  Preparation includes your mental attitude as well as your outward preparation.  I often compare taking the bar exam to preparing for a marathon.  You cannot jump out of bed the morning of the marathon and think that you will be able to run successfully, mile after mile, with no training.  You must prepare beforehand and you must get ready for your bar exam marathon. 

Mentally, you must get yourself comfortable with the idea that you will work every day and that, with proper preparation, you will pass the examination. Winners know the value of preparation.  The philosopher, Confucius, once said that “success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation, there is sure to be failure.”

Muhammad Ali, the champion boxer, said that “I hated every minute of the training, but I said, “Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.” 

February 2013 will be your championship moment, don’t let yourself down.

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The February 2013 Bar Exam: Plan Ahead and Stick to A Schedule

Posted in Uncategorized on November 28, 2012 by barprofs

In order to pass the bar exam in February 2013, you need two things: time-management and discipline. Planning ahead and sticking to a schedule will conquer both requirements. Thorough preparation is the key to passing the exam and having a schedule in place will allow you to manage your time and to stick to a study timetable. For a plan to work, you have to address your learning style as well as the substantive areas you will be tested on.

First make a calendar of the next 3 months – up to the bar exam date in February 2013. Set out a timetable of when and where you will study per day.  Be sure your schedule is realistic.  If you make it too onerous, you will not follow the schedule and you will put off studying.  Be realistic with your goals and your study habits. For example, you can’t go throughout the entire day with no lunch or no exercise or take no breaks because you were unrealistic in the time aspect of your plan. You have to write a study plan that suits you and your personality without slacking off.

In the beginning, you are going to struggle with the voluminous materials, but keep at it and keep pushing the pace. It’s like training for a race. You first have to struggle through the repetition until it starts feeling right and you start performing at your optimal level.

For your schedule, you should first start with relearning and reviewing the outlines with some practice questions thrown in and as you pick up the pace, you’ll reverse it and do more practice questions and essays and only use your outlines for clarification on questions you get wrong or confused about.

Don’t ignore your weak areas or your strong areas. You may not need to schedule as much time in your stronger subjects, but review them as consistently as you do all the other subjects. You may not need to read or reread the outlines of your strong subjects, but during those time periods, practice your questions. You may need those extra points on the bar. For your weaker subjects, don’t spend too much time obsessing on your lack of knowledge or take away from other subjects you also need to study; and do not ignore your weak subjects. All bar examinees have weak subjects. Again, spend time on those subjects as you would other subjects and just keep practicing. You’ll be surprised at how much you really do know in those weak subjects.

Bar Professors provide private bar exam tutors for students who have difficulty with the MBE, MEE, UBE, Florida, California, and New York bar exams. You can find us at http://barprofessors.com, like us on facebook at BarProfessors, follow us on twitter @BarProfessors or email us at pass@barprofessors.com.

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February 2013 Bar Exam: Repeating the Bar Exam

Posted in Uncategorized on November 27, 2012 by barprofs

The time has come when you must face the fact that you will have to repeat the process of taking the bar exam for February 2013.

It’s time to refocus again on the bar. I’ve had students tell me that they have studied the hardest they had ever studied for anything in their lives for their first bar exam. That’s probably true, but that’s why it’s time to examine how your study. Taking the exam again will call for a change in approach, strategy, and preparation for you to pass that final hurdle in fulfilling your dream of becoming a lawyer. The bar exam is not an academic exercise. The bar examiners want to know whether you are prepared to practice law.

Look at your scores in depth. What areas of the law did you not do well in? Were you weak on evidence or real property? What areas of the exam did you not do well in. Was it the essays, performance test or MBE? That’s where you should start in reformulating how you are going to pass the bar. Did you do well in the essay portion or the performance test but not the MBE? The answers to these questions will determine how to prepare a strategy for yourself as your prepare for the next exam. If you are weak in writing essays, practice strategic writing and essay evaluation; if you are weak in MBE. do more practice questions and, more importantly, critique your subject matter comprehension.

Don’t do the same thing you did for the first bar you took. I personally don’t think that re-attending the same bar review course you took previously is going to help you. You need the extra time to really bone up on those weak areas, without, of course, neglecting the stronger areas of your performance. If you need extra help, see about getting a private tutor who can work one on one with you to keep you sharp and motivated and you” be on the way to passing the bar. Keep working, don’t despair and good luck.

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February 2013 Bar Exam: For Repeat Bar Takers and Foreign Lawyers Taking the California or New York Bar Exam

Posted in Uncategorized on November 26, 2012 by barprofs

In order to pass the California or New York bar exam as a repeat taker, there are five important keys to implement.

  1. Establish a strategy and, more importantly, establish a plan and an approach to the bar exam.
  2. Start your studies early. You should not wait until January to start your bar studies..
  3. Educate yourself as to the standards of the bar exam and the areas most frequently tested.
  4. Practice, practice and practice all questions and answers.
  5. Obtain an experienced tutor.

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Bar Professors provide private bar exam tutors for students who have difficulty with the MBE, MEE, UBE, Florida, California, and New York bar exams. You can find us at http://barprofessors.com, like us on facebook at BarProfessors, follow us on twitter @BarProfessors or email us at pass@barprofessors.com.

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The Thanksgiving Weekend: Do You Know Where Your Bar Exam Books Are?

Posted in Uncategorized on November 25, 2012 by barprofs

For those who must retake the bar exam in February 2013, this weekend must be the time to pick up your bar exam books and start studying for a successful bar exam result.  You have 3 months to get up off the floor, find a new attitude and tell yourself you will pass this time around. 

For repeat takers, if have taken the bar exam multiple times and are still not getting the results you want, think about getting a tutor.  There is obviously something about the way you study or how you study that is not producing results for you.  A tutor can set up a study plan with you, discuss areas of the bar exam materials that you are not getting and keep you motivated and less isolating. 

Bar Professors provide private bar exam tutors for students who have difficulty with the MBE, MEE, UBE, Florida, California, and New York bar exams. You can find us at http://barprofessors.com, like us on facebook at BarProfessors, follow us on twitter @BarProfessors or email us at pass@barprofessors.com.

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Bar Exam Results for July 2012: All States Have Released its Results

Posted in Uncategorized on November 23, 2012 by barprofs

This week, with New Jersey holding the last spot, all states have released its results for the July 2012 bar exam.  Congratulations to those who have passed this bar cycle – you have much to be thankful for at the start of your new career as a lawyer.

For those who have not passed yet, don’t be discouraged.  You must look to February 2013 to get ready to take the bar exam again.  You must pass the bar exam and get it behind you. 

The day after Thanksgiving is a good place to take the time to think about how to pass the bar exam and the mechanics of how you should study and prepare. Focus on your goal and work towards writing out a study schedule and make sure you keep your confidence and morale high.  It does no good for you to be depressed or to believe that you will not pass.  Put the poor bar exam score behind you and get ready.

If this is at least your third attempt to pass the bar exam, think seriously about getting a bar exam tutor.  Contact Bar Professors and we’ll help you pass the bar exam.

Bar Professors provide private bar exam tutors for students who have difficulty with the MBE, MEE, UBE, Florida, California, and New York bar exams. You can find us at http://barprofessors.com, like us on facebook at BarProfessors, follow us on twitter @BarProfessors or email us at pass@barprofessors.com.

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