Where Can I Find Past Michigan Bar Exam Essay Questions?

JD AdvisingUpdated on 4/7/20

Are you beginning your preparation for the Michigan bar exam and wondering where you can find past Michigan bar exam essay questions?

If you are wondering where to find past Michigan bar exam essay questions and model answers, look no further than this post! We will tell you which resources you should consult to make the most of your bar exam essay preparation.

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Improve Your Bar Exam Multiple Choice Score on the Bar Exam

JD AdvisingAre you Looking to Improve Your Bar Exam Multiple Choice Score?

The bar exam is less than a month away and many students still find themselves looking for ways to improve their bar exam multiple-choice score. One way to improve your score on the multiple-choice portion of the bar exam is to use actual released bar exam questions.

There are many sources of actual released bar exam questions.

One source is the NCBE website: You can take the four 100-question exams found on the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) website. You will receive online access to the exams you purchase for one year after the purchase date. It is well worth your money to purchase all four exams because each exam is composed of actual released questions from past bar exams. Continue reading Improve Your Bar Exam Multiple Choice Score on the Bar Exam

Michigan Bar Exam Essay Tips – Last-Minute Tips to Improve your Bar Exam Score

bar exam anxietyThink you can’t improve your essay exam score the day before the exam? Think again. Here are three useful last-minute Michigan bar exam essay tips that will help you improve your bar exam score. I estimate that these Michigan bar exam essay tips helped me to improve my score by at least five points on the February 2011 Michigan bar exam. Note that this is not a detailed post about how to write essay exam answers. These are merely some last-minute tips that you should keep in mind when you take the essay portion of the Michigan bar exam.   Continue reading Michigan Bar Exam Essay Tips – Last-Minute Tips to Improve your Bar Exam Score

Should I Start Bar Prep Early?

write-593333_640Not everyone will be able to start bar prep early.  For some, it is just not practical because final exams, work, and life will take up too much time. Others, however, have a little bit of time to get a head start on bar prep. Note that just because you can start bar prep early, doesn’t mean you need to. I recommend that the following students start preparing early (when possible):  Continue reading Should I Start Bar Prep Early?

3 Steps to Improve your Bar Exam Essay Score

Our post, “3 Steps to Improve your Bar Exam Essay Score” appeared on the National Jurist’s website here on January 17, 2014. A summary of what was stated is as follows:

The first step is: Make sure you have the Right Materials. 

“If you are typing the bar exam, download the appropriate software onto your laptop ahead of time.  If you are writing the bar exam, make sure to purchase pens that are easy to write with and easy to grip. Use these pens when you practice writing answers to exam questions.  Getting comfortable with the materials that you will be using during the bar exam will likely ease your anxiety during your bar exam preparation. It will also make you more comfortable when you take your exam.”  Continue reading 3 Steps to Improve your Bar Exam Essay Score

How to Use Visualization to Succeed on the Bar Exam

How to Use Visualization to Succeed on the Bar Exam

The bar exam is rapidly approaching. In addition to reviewing multiple choice questions, essay questions, and topics that are not quite cemented in your brain, there is something else that you can do in the days preceding the bar exam: practice visualization.

Wondering what visualization is? Or how to use visualization to succeed on the bar exam?  Continue reading How to Use Visualization to Succeed on the Bar Exam

Tips for Writing Better Michigan Bar Exam Essay Answers

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The Michigan bar exam requires you to write in a much different style than law school exams. This is, in part, because Michigan bar exam essay questions usually focus on just one subject and two or three issues. Unlike law school exams, where you were expected to pick out 100 issues in an exam fact pattern (and you might even get points for creatively spotting issues that aren’t there), on the Michigan bar exam you are expected to respond directly to the issues presented. If you “find” issues that the writer didn’t intend to insert into the fact pattern, you will likely lose points for being unfocused. Further, unlike in law school, your answer to a Michigan bar exam essay question should not begin with a long, flowery, eloquently written two-paragraph-long overview of the law. Instead, it needs to be concise, on-point, and respond directly to the issues presented. 

Because Michigan bar exam questions are so different from law school exam questions, many students struggle when they try to write answers to Michigan bar exam questions. If you are struggling to write satisfactory bar exam answers while you are practicing, here are some tips for writing better Michigan bar exam essay answers: Continue reading Tips for Writing Better Michigan Bar Exam Essay Answers

Learn the Law Better by Figuring Out your Learning Style

how to answer law school exam questionsHow to Use Your Learning Style to Study Better

If you are having trouble learning the law, it is helpful to try new strategies. The best way to revamp your study time may be to figure out what your learning style is and then use it to study in a way that suits you the best. There are plenty of good learning style quizzes out there, including this very good one. Continue reading Learn the Law Better by Figuring Out your Learning Style

Improve Your Bar Exam Essay Score

how to answer law school exam questionsYou can improve your bar exam essay score by learning to make the most of the model answers that come with your past bar exam questions.

How do you do this?  Each time you draft an answer to an essay question, make sure to spend a good amount of time studying the model answer and comparing it to your answer.  This is especially helpful if you grade your own answer with a different color pen using the model answer as your “key.” If you are on the computer, use a different color font. Continue reading Improve Your Bar Exam Essay Score

How should I Study for Multiple Choice questions on Law School Exams?

bar exam appealsHow should I study for multiple choice questions on law school exams?

Traditionally, law school exams did not contain multiple choice questions.  However, it has become more popular for law school exams to include a section of multiple choice questions. Some professors even use exams entirely composed of multiple choice questions. If multiple choice makes up a component of your exam, how should you study for it? Continue reading How should I Study for Multiple Choice questions on Law School Exams?

How to Make a Bar Exam Study Schedule

How to Make a Bar Exam Study Schedule

Multiple choice questions on law school examsMany students feel overwhelmed when they sit down to study for the bar exam. You, too, may find yourself wondering what to do, where to begin,  and how to conquer this huge task.

In this post, we tell you a systematic way of making a bar review study schedule so that you can feel confident that you get everything done in a timely manner – and you will have time to review at the end.  Continue reading How to Make a Bar Exam Study Schedule

Bar Exam Packing List

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Are you traveling somewhere for the bar exam? Wondering what to put on your bar exam packing list?

In this post, we talk about what many students put on their bar exam packing list.

You should always check with your jurisdiction to see what is permitted and what is prohibited. However, this is a nice general bar exam packing list to review prior to traveling to the bar exam to make sure that you do not forget anything important. (If we forgot anything, by the way, please email us or put any suggestions in the comments below!)

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How to Write a Michigan Bar Exam Appeal

IMG_3897Wondering how to write a Michigan bar exam appeal? Thinking of writing it yourself rather than hiring someone to write it for you? This post details tips for how to write a Michigan bar exam appeal. Note that this post does not include detailed instructions such as who to send it to, how many copies of it you need to send, or any deadlines. This logistical information should be given to you when you request your answers from the Michigan Board of Law Examiners. Continue reading How to Write a Michigan Bar Exam Appeal

Should I Appeal my Michigan Bar Exam Score?

Should I appeal my Michigan bar exam score?With Michigan bar exam results coming out soon, we thought this was an appropriate time to start a series on appealing Michigan bar exam scores. Many students  who have failed the bar exam by just a few points have asked us, “Should I appeal my Michigan bar exam score?” The answer is different for each student and depends on a variety of factors which will be discussed in this post and the posts to follow.

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Changes to the Bar Exam in 2015

The National Conference of Bar Examiners has announced that there will be changes to the bar exam in 2015. The multistate bar exam will test Civil Procedure. The multistate essay exam will use the same Civil Procedure outline that is used for the multistate bar exam in 2015. Additionally, Negotiable Instruments will no longer be tested on the multistate essay exam. This post provides further detail about these changes. Continue reading Changes to the Bar Exam in 2015