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How To Structure Michigan Bar Exam Essay Answers

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How To Structure Michigan Bar Exam Essay Answers

One key to a high essay score, no matter what bar exam you take, is to make your essay answer easy to give points to. This is most definitely true in Michigan too. We read a lot of high, middle and low scoring essays every single administration in Michigan and these tips all come from this experience. While the questions change every exam, all of the scoring has something in common—the easier the answer is to read, the higher the score is. So, if you are wondering how to structure Michigan Bar Exam essay answers keep reading! If you are looking for general bar exam essay tips click here.

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Waiting For Bar Exam Results? 7 Awesome and Productive Things to Do while you Wait!

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7 Awesome and Productive Things To Do
While Waiting For Bar Exam Results

Students often wonder what to do while waiting for bar exam results. Many students rush to apply to work somewhere. However, it is generally a bad time to apply for a job if you are not working or don’t have some preexisting connection.  Employers tend to be skeptical of hiring those waiting for bar exam results. You are overqualified for paralegal positions and underqualified for attorney positions.

However, whether you work or not, there are still plenty of ways to be productive and awesome while waiting for bar exam results. In this post, we list seven things to do while waiting for bar exam results.

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What If You Fail The Bar Exam? How To Make Your Plan B

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What If You Fail The Bar Exam? How To Make Your Plan B

Many people ask us “What if I fail the bar exam? What will I do?” They feel a lot of anxiety even asking the question and have no idea what route to go if they fail the bar exam. In this post we discuss why you should have a “Plan B” for if you fail the bar exam, and how to make that Plan B.
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I Am Super Anxious Post Bar Exam. What Should I Do?

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I Am Super Anxious Post Bar Exam. What Should I Do?

Are you super anxious post bar exam? Many students think that they will be able to simply forget about the exam after it is over. While it is true that many can simply move on and not think about it for a while, there are many others who can’t stop. If you fall into that latter category, this post is for you.

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11 of 15 July 2017 Michigan Bar Exam questions covered by JD Advising Seminar!

JD Advising Michigan Bar Exam seminar, July 2017 Michigan Bar Exam Seminar Recap: 11 of 15 questions on the July 2017 Michigan bar exam were covered by our JD Advising  Michigan Bar Exam seminar.

A lot of what was covered by our July 2017 JD Advising Michigan bar exam seminar was tested on the July 2017 Michigan bar exam. In fact, 11 of the 15 questions–or over 70% of what was tested on the July 2017 bar exam–was covered by our Michigan bar exam seminar.

Specifically, the following topics were covered in our half-day JD Advising Michigan bar exam seminar. They also appeared on the July 2017 Michigan bar exam: Continue reading

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JD Advising Working Closely with Top Detroit Law Firms

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JD Advising Working Closely with Top Detroit Law Firms

This past administration, JD Advising, LLC worked with top Detroit law firms to help summer associates prepare for the bar exam.  Ashley Heidemann from JD Advising presented seminars on the structure of the Michigan bar exam and highly tested subjects and issues. The seminars also guided students on how to answer MBE and essay questions on the exam.

Associates also enrolled in JD Advising’s Michigan essay course, Michigan bar exam seminar, and purchased JD Advising’s How to Pass the Michigan Bar Exam book.

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July 2017 Bar Exam Results Release Dates by State

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Wondering when the July 2017 bar exam results will be released in your state? In this post, we tell you:

  • When examinees find out their July 2017 bar exam results;
  • How examinees find out their July 2017 bar exam results;
  • Statistics and Pass lists for the bar exam;
  • A passing score for the bar exam;
  • Whether you will see your bar exam score;
  • Whether your bar exam will be regraded or whether there is an appeals process; and
  • Where you can find more information about the bar exam.

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Top 5 Last Minute MBE Tips

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Top 5 Last Minute MBE Tips

In this post, we discuss our top five last minute MBE tips. You may wonder if there is anything you can do – or avoid doing – at the last minute to improve your MBE score. And the good news is, there is! You can improve your Multistate Bar Exam (MBE) score by keeping these last minute MBE tips in mind.

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How to Study for the Bar Exam in a Week – A Procrastinator’s Guide

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There is one week left until the bar exam. If you are like many people that “put things off” to the last minute, you are not alone.  We are not saying you can complete a comprehensive bar exam prep program in a week. However, it is possible to boost your score significantly with the week you have left — especially if you use your time most effectively.

Here we have some general tips first – then a schedule to follow if you are looking for a day-by-day schedule of what to do the last week of bar prep. Continue reading

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For Procrastinators: How to Study for the MBE at the Last Minute

scored low on the barbri simulated mbe, study for the MBE at the last minuteHow to Study for the MBE at the last minute! We know it is not ideal to study for the Multistate Bar Exam (MBE) at the last minute. However, many students find themselves panicking or not feeling sure of how to approach the MBE and they wonder what they can do near the very end to boost their score. Continue reading

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We wrote 5 of 7 Passing Michigan Bar Exam Appeals for February 2017 Bar Exam

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We Wrote 5 of 7 Passing Michigan Bar Exam Appeals
for February 2017 Bar Exam

The Michigan Board of Law Examiners’ only passed seven Michigan bar exam appeals in the State of Michigan for the February 2017 administration.

We are thrilled to have written five of those appeals. Of the passing appeals that we wrote, three clients passed needing only one point on appeal. One passed needing two points. One passed needing three points.

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How – and Why – You Need To Self-Grade Bar Exam Essays

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How – and Why – You Need To Self-Grade Bar Exam Essays

We just had a student tell us last week that learning how to self-grade bar exam essays was the best thing she did when she was studying for the bar exam.

“Self-grading” is a method where you read a bar exam essay fact pattern then write or bullet point your answer and compare what you wrote with the model answer. When you compare what you wrote with the model answer, use a different color pen (or font) to write out anything you missed and to give yourself tips like an actual grader would.

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Official February 2017 Michigan Bar Exam Results Released: With a 49% Passage Rate, Statistics Look Dismal

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The Statistics Look Dismal: February 2017 Michigan Bar Exam Passage Rate

The Michigan Board of Law Examiners recently quietly released the February 2017 Michigan Bar Exam passage rate statistics.

Of the 415 bar exam takers that took the bar exam in February 2017, only 203 passed. The overall Michigan bar exam passage rate post-appeals is 49%.*  This is the lowest it has ever been according to the statistics available. (*Note: 7 appeals passed in the State of Michigan for the February 2017 bar exam. We are fortunate enough to have written 5 of them.)

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Looking For Last Minute Bar Exam Tutoring? We Can Help!

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Looking For Last Minute Bar Exam Tutoring? We Can Help!

We officially have less than 3 weeks until the bar exam. Right now, you should be hitting your stride in review. If, however, you still have some weaknesses to work on, we can help! Here are the benefits of last minute bar exam tutoring.

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