“Should I cancel my LSAT score?” Almost everyone who leaves a testing center has doubts about how well they did on the LSAT. For most, this is a normal response to a grueling test. However, there are some situations where you should cancel your score. Below, we will go step-by-step through what the cancellation process means, and let you know when you should most definitely cancel your score.
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The LSAT Did Not Go So Well. What Should I Do?: Oh man, you think, walking out of the testing center. You knew the LSAT would be tough, but what you just experienced was brutal. The logic games had you tied up in knots. The reading comprehension passages were incomprehensible. And the logical reasoning sections were torture. What just happened to me?
We’ve all been there, and know the sinking feeling of not doing well on a test. With all the prep and hard work that goes into the LSAT, you might wonder what you should do next if you think the test did not go well this time. Here are some tips!
Do new law students need a law school prep course to excel their 1L year? The qualified answer is no. There are many students who have excelled in law school without doing any prep beforehand. However, a good, well-structured law school prep course can be a launching pad that helps get students started quickly. Here’s how!
When Should I Start Studying for Law School Exams? This is an easy question to answer—NOW. You might be wondering, “How do I start studying for law school exams now? We just started the semester!” Well, your approach for studying for finals is three simple steps (and they might be easier than you think). The first step is to outline. The second step is to learn your outline. The final step is to take practice exams.
Should 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.
MPT Bar Exam Preparation: The Multistate Performance Test (MPT) is the most overlooked area of bar exam preparation. Some students are told that they don’t need to study at all for this section (not true!). Others are unsure of how to begin their review, while others begin their review too close to exam day. Below are some tips on what to do and what not do as you begin studying for the MPT.
Is a law school tutor worth it?
Is a law school tutor worth it? After gaining entrance to law school and starting their first year, many students question whether they would really benefit from additional tutoring. After all, many entering law school were near the top of the undergraduate classes, and have high LSAT scores. Is a law school tutor worth it? We believe that it is one of the best investments you can make, especially beginning your first year of law school! Here’s why:
How to Pass the Bar Exam the Second Time Around–5 Things to do Differently: If you were like a lot of people on your first time taking the bar exam, you took Barbri, or Kaplan, or some commercial course. You probably spent a lot of time watching lectures and feeling like a stenographer mindlessly filling in lecture blanks. Then you probably spent a lot of time doing “AMPS” or doing whatever work your course assigned you, or feeling guilty about not completing it, or constantly comparing yourself with your friends to make sure they didn’t complete the assignments either. You may have also spent a lot of time telling yourself “I am putting in so many hours, I have to pass.” Or “If so-and-so passed, I can pass.” Or, “My course says that if I do whatever they say, I will pass.” Read more
How to Format an Objective Memorandum on the MPT: Are you wondering how to format an objective memorandum on the MPT? It can seem unnatural at first — it is probably different than what you learned in your legal writing class!. However, once you get the hang of it, you will have no problem learning how to format an objective memorandum on the MPT. Read more
What does my MBE score mean?
Your Multistate Bar Exam score (MBE score) is the score you receive on the multiple-choice portion of the bar exam.
States no longer release “raw” scores. So you won’t see the actual number (currently out of 190 scored questions) of questions that you answered correctly. Rather, you will just see the “scaled” number. (The National Conference of Bar Examiners—NCBE—no longer releases how they “scale” scores, however, if you want some idea, see this post. It will tell you how your raw score compares with your scaled score using past statistical data.) Read more
Should I Re-watch Bar Exam Lectures if I Fail the Bar Exam?
A lot of students who fail the bar exam struggle to figure out the best approach for the next round. We find that for most re-takers it is not helpful to re-watch bar exam lectures. Actually, only about 10% of repeat takers find re-watching bar exam lectures helpful. That means 90% of repeat takers do not. A small handful of people might opt to re-watch a lecture they completely missed or one that was particularly helpful. But the general answer to this question is: do not plan on re-watching all of your BarBri or Kaplan lectures if you fail the bar exam. Read more
Why should I study sample MEE answers?
Why should I study sample MEE answers? Every administration some examinees fall prey to the predictions they find on the Internet. These students chose to forego reviewing an entire subject. Do not make that mistake! Go into the exam with the confidence that you reviewed essay questions for every essay subject. The best way to study is by: first, obtaining great MEE outlines and reviewing them until you feel comfortable with them. And second, by doing and reviewing past MEE questions. Below we tell you a few things you should look out for when studying sample MEE answers.
How to format an MPT Answer: Many students forget that in order to get a high score on the MPT you must format your MPT answer correctly. While the formatting details vary depending on the task you are asked to complete (e.g., persuasive brief, objective memorandum, opinion letter, demand letter, etc.), there are some similarities you will find in all of the high-answers. Below are a few tips to help you get started. Read more
February 2017 MEE Predictions:
Are you wondering what is going to be on the February 2017 Multistate Essay Exam (MEE)? Us too! We have created our own February 2017 MEE predictions. These are the essay subjects that we think are coming up, primarily based on past MEE questions (as you can see in the chart below). We think that you may see the following on the February 2017 MEE.
How to Pass the Baby Bar: The Baby Bar (California First-Year Law Students’ Examination or FYLSE) is a one-day exam, during which students must complete four one-hour essays and 100 multiple-choice questions in Contracts, Criminal Law and Torts. Examinees must score at least 560 points out of a possible 800 points to pass the exam. this is the equivalent of answering 70% of the questions correctly. The exam is administered twice a year, in June and October.
Update: we have a new (free!) guide on how to pass the baby bar exam here! Please check it out for great, free information!