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What Is My Bar Exam Learning Style?

bar exam learning styleWhat Is My Bar Exam Learning Style?

You probably already know that there are different learning “styles.” And you may already know how you learn best. This is really important because for bar exam prep you will be expected to learn and understand a lot of material in a short period of time. So, knowing how you learn best or which bar exam learning style works best for you will maximize your study time.

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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 Prepare for Class in Law School

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How to Prepare for Class in Law School

How to Prepare for Class in Law School: There is a lot of advice out there about how to best prepare for class when you are in law school. Our advice comes from many years of working with law students and helping them succeed. We believe that the best way to prepare for class is to not to read endlessly for hours at a time. Rather, it makes more sense to work smarter, not harder, of course. Plus, its takes more to succeed in law school than simply reading your assigned cases. You have to have time to outline and practice exams.

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Should I Write or Type my Law School Class Notes?

mee predictionsShould I Write or Type my Law School Class Notes?

Do you ever ask yourself “Should I write or type my law school class notes?” As you may have guessed, there isn’t really a “correct” answer to this question. But as a law student your notes are incredibly important, so it’s worthwhile to think about this. Here are some pros of and cons of each

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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 Write a Law School Outline Using Diagrams

diagram contracts outline how to write a law school outlineAre you a visual person? Do you prefer colors, pictures, and diagrams over black-and-white words? It might be worth it to try incorporating some diagrams into your law school outlines.

For example, contract formation can be broken down using words. This can help you memorize the elements of contract formation and become familiar with the words. However, you can put the same exact outline into picture format, as is pictured to the left.

Even if you are not a “visual” person, sometimes it helps to break things up and use a visual method to memorize a concept. This can be especially helpful with trickier concepts, for example, UCC 2-207. Most students struggle with UCC 2-207 quite a bit. If you put it into a picture format (as pictured below) it can really help you memorize it. Continue reading

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How to Build Good Study Habits

law schoolThis post is helpful for all students – law students, medical school students, college students, high school students, etc. . . We are posting it now because law school orientation starts this week at many law schools. We have plenty of helpful law school orientation tips here, but this blog post focuses exclusively on building good study habits. It is especially helpful for law students who took a break between undergrad and law school or law students who never really developed good study habits in undergrad.

In this post, we will tell you a few basics about how to build good study habits.Before we do so, it is important to note that you will not build good study habits in a day. You will not even build them in a week. . . 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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Tips for Creating Law School Outlines

Final exaIMG_3150ms are just around the corner. An outline is your best tool for learning all of the law that you need to know in time for your final exams.   An outline will help you condense the material that you have learned over the semester into something that is manageable and easy to learn. A stellar outline can make the difference between an A and a B, or a B and a C. Here are some tips for creating law school outlines:  Continue reading

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