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Bar Exam Quiz #2 is available!

bar exam quiz 2Ready for the bar exam? We have two bar exam quizzes that test whether your memorization is up to par! The first bar exam quiz can be found here. The second one is found below.

Our bar exam quiz is short — only 7 questions. But it tests whether or not you are ready for the bar exam — at least the memorization aspect of it. If you struggle with memorization, then you will also struggle with application (because you won’t have enough law to apply!). So this quiz tells you whether you need to work on memorization this last week before the bar exam.

Note: We have purposely chosen questions that are highly-tested on many state bar exams, including the multistate essay exam (and Uniform Bar Exam).  Continue reading

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Ready for the Bar Exam? Take our Bar Exam Quiz!

Ready for the bar exam? Take our bar exam quiz to find out!! Our bar exam quiz is short — only 7 questions long. But it tests whether or not you are able to articulate some of the most highly-tested areas of law. The point of a quiz like this is not to see if you truly understand and/or can apply the law. Rather the point is just to see how your memorization is!

If you struggle with memorization, then you will also struggle with application (because you won’t have enough law to apply!). So this quiz tells you whether you need to work on memorization these last two weeks before the bar exam.

Note: We have purposely chosen questions that are highly-tested on many state bar exams. These questions also correspond with subjects that we think could be coming up on the multistate essay exam (and written portion of the uniform bar exam). Continue reading

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My Bar Exam Flash Cards Story

My Bar Exam Flashcards Story

My Bar Exam Flashcards Story: Most everyone takes some risks in their bar prep studying; most make some misstates as well.  One of the keys to creating a study strategy that works best for you, and to help minimize the negative consequences of your mistakes and risks, is to understand how you learn.  One of the biggest risks that I (Laura) took while studying for the bar was to insert the creation of flashcards into my study schedule.  Unfortunately I let this extra task spiral out of control. It took too much time away from other important aspects of bar preparation.  My mistake was not fatal however, because I understood enough about myself and how I learn to make sure that I got enough value out of my flash card project.

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How To Memorize Bar Exam Outlines!

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How To Memorize Bar Exam Outlines!

How To Memorize Bar Exam Outlines: Many students struggle with how to memorize bar exam outlines. There is SO much to do. And so little time! How do you conquer this monumental task?

You may feel overwhelmed and unsure of how to do this. And that is actually normal. Many students do not learn how to memorize until they study for the bar exam! So if you are just now learning how to memorize, you are not alone! Take it slowly and give the process a chance and you will find yourself retaining  lot of information.

The author of this post (Ashley Heidemann) received a 180 on the MBE. I studied a lot and of course did practice problems, but I found memorizing the details of the law was the biggest contributor to my overall score. After all, as anyone who has completed any multiple choice practice questions can tell you, the MBE tests the nuances and the details of the law.

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5 Important Bar Exam Study Plan Tools

michigan bar exam, civil procedure mbeDuring bar preparation, reviewing outlines and answering MBE questions can be tiresome and monotonous. Some students may be looking for certain tools that help promote active learning, and allow for retention and comprehension. In order to keep your mind sharp and things fresh, integrating different learning tools into your bar exam study plan is crucial. So, here are five tools to develop your own bar exam study plan.

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Should I Make Flashcards for the Bar Exam?

flashcards for the bar examShould I Make Flashcards for the Bar Exam?

Some of you may be wondering if you should incorporate flashcards in your bar exam preparation. While some students love flashcards as a tool for “active learning”, others find them cumbersome and ineffective. If you are debating whether or not you should utilize flashcards for the bar exam, look no further! Listed below are 4 points that we hope you find helpful while making this decision.

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How to Learn Your Law School Outlines – 7 Tips

student-849828_640How to Learn Your Law School Outlines: So many students go into law school exams thinking they understand the materials or “have an idea” of most of the concepts. Some go in with a false sense of confidence if they have an “open book” exam (when in reality, you will not have time to consult your outline or materials very often during the exam!).

To score high on a law school exam, there are four steps: First you need to have good materials. (This is why you make your outlines early! For an in-depth guide to outlining, see this post.) Next, you need to understand those materials. (This happens through lecture or private tutoring or reading supplements to assist you.) Third, you have to memorize them. Lastly you have to apply what you know to a law school exam. Continue reading

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How to Learn Your Bar Exam Outlines

student-849825_1920How to Learn Your Bar Exam Outlines   

Excelling on the bar exam has three parts: First you have to have good materials (that is, good lecture handouts or good outlines!), then you have to understand those materials (i.e. through attending lecture or private tutoring) and then lastly, you have to memorize those materials. It is not enough to be familiar with vague bar exam concepts, you have to know the details cold. The MBE – and many state essay exams – do not test fundamental concepts, they test details.   Continue reading

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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

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