Bar Exam Failure

How Do I Get Past Bar Exam Failure?

How Do I Get Past Bar Exam Failure?

The bar exam is arguably the most important and stressful exam you will ever take. That means most people definitely don’t want to have to take the bar exam more than once. The reality is, many people fail the bar exam with each administration. (Check out this list of famous and successful attorneys who failed the bar exam!) Whether you’ve failed the bar exam before or you’re afraid that you might, keep reading! In this post, we cover how to ease anxieties get passed bar exam failure!

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Speed On The MPT

How To Increase Your Speed On The MPT

How To Increase Your Speed On The MPT

If your state has the MPT (Multistate Performance Test) as a section on your bar exam, consider yourself lucky. Why? Unlike other sections of the bar exam that require hours upon hours of learning, memorizing, and applying the law, a little effort goes a long way on the MPT. To learn how to increase your speed on the MPT, follow these tips!

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September/October 2020 bar exam predictions

Bar Exam Predictions for September 30/October 1 2020 UBE

Bar Exam Predictions for the September 30 – October 1 Uniform Bar Exam

Are you starting to prepare for the September 2020 Uniform Bar Exam? Are you curious as to what issues might appear on the September 2020 Uniform Bar Exam? We have taken a close look at the trends on the MEEs and MPTs and created our list of issues that are ripe for testing on the September 30 – October 1, 2020 bar exam. Please read below for more information for issues that are ripe for testing on the essays and suggested MPTs to review.

Disclaimer: In lieu of our traditional predictions blog post, we will be providing issues that are ripe for testing for each subject. You should NOT solely rely on these issues that are ripe for testing when you study! All subjects and all issues are fair game for the exam. This is just our educated guess on what issues are ripe for testing on the exam, which we do for fun! Sometimes we are right. Sometimes we are not! Please review our free MEE guide for more detail on some of the highly tested topics and be careful not to ignore any subject! It is imperative that you review at least seven to nine essays per subject to familiarize yourself with a diverse range of issues that have appeared on past exams.

Note: The National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) typically administers two bar exams each year (in February and July), but in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, the NCBE is administering a total of five bar exams this year, which means that it is highly likely that the written portion of the September 30 – October 1, 2020 bar exam (and the following October 5-6, 2020 exam) will be more unpredictable, and at a minimum, at least as challenging as the July 2020 Uniform Bar Exam.

Note: We will be updating this post or writing a new post for the October 4-5 bar exam after the September 30/October 1 bar exam is over. However, the same advice noted above applies!

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Run Out Of Real MBE

How To Study When You Run Out Of Real MBE Questions

How To Study When You Run Out Of Real MBE Questions

The National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) has released approximately 1,800 real MBE questions.  You may find yourself in a position where you have completed all the released questions, either because you have done lots of practice, or because you are a repeat bar exam taker and previously completed all of the available questions as you prepared for a previous administration of the bar exam.  In this post, we will discuss how to study after you run out of real MBE questions!

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Online Bar Exam

Four Things I Wish I Knew About My Online Bar Exam

Four Things I Wish I Knew About My Online Bar Exam

Are you worried about taking an online bar exam? Are you curious about what others who took the bar exam during a pandemic experienced? In this article, I’ll discuss four things I wish I would have known before taking an online bar exam! The first two are exam-day specific, and the second two points relate to preparation for the exam. Be sure to keep them in mind when mentally preparing yourself for exam day!

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California Bar Exam Difficulty

Why The California Bar Exam Is So Hard

Why The California Bar Exam Is So Hard

With both the October 2020 and February 2021 California Bar Exams steadily creeping closer, many students are stressed out with bar prep. They are plagued with the same question, wondering why the exam is so challenging and has such low pass rates. By now, you’ve probably heard from all sorts of people about their experiences and why they felt the exam was difficult. You won’t know for certain until you’ve sat down and taken the exam for yourself. With that in mind, below are a list of objective reasons explaining why the California Bar Exam is so hard.

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Time Per MBE Question

How Much Time Per MBE Question Do I Have?

How Much Time Per MBE Question Do I Have?

The Multistate Bar Exam, or MBE, is a six-hour exam consisting of 200 multiple-choice questions. The MBE is administered in two parts: a three-hour morning session with 100 questions, and a three-hour afternoon session with 100 questions. There’s usually a one hour lunch between the two sessions. While that may sound simple enough, MBE questions can be very challenging. Oftentimes, they contain more than one correct answer, but the examinee is required to choose the “best” answer. In other words, each MBE question demands careful reading, a firm knowledge of the relevant legal rules, and precise analysis. The next obvious question for bar exam takers is this: how much time per MBE question do I have?

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bar exam rut, bar exam motivation

Get out of your bar exam rut! Lessons learned from Marie Kondo

Get out of your bar exam rut!

Lessons learned from Marie Kondo

If you are feeling overwhelmed with the bar exam and need to get out of your bar exam rut, it may be time to take some advice from Marie Kondo’s new book, Joy at Work. These tips on decluttering and tidying up your workspace (or in this case, study space) will help you get motivated and get out of your bar exam rut!

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Outline Bar Exam Essays

How To Consistently Outline Bar Exam Essays

How To Consistently Outline Bar Exam Essays

One of the keys to a successful bar exam essay is solid organization.  For each fact pattern in an MEE, you essentially have 30 minutes to read the pattern, read the questions, and write a clear and cogent answer to each question. A typical MEE fact pattern has three or four questions, and each answer is basically a mini-essay.  This is a lot to do in a short amount of time.  However, if you strategically outline each answer before you start writing, you’ll put yourself in a good position to work through each question efficiently and effectively.

In this post, we’ll show you a fool-proof way to outline bar exam essays to maximize your points.

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