A student who recently passed the bar exam in Michigan on her fifth try wrote this post. Below, she details what she changed to get her passing score! So, if you have failed the bar multiple times, there is always hope!
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The following is a testimonial from one of our students who recently passed the bar exam. She describes how she structured her swearing in ceremony to make it as special an occasion as possible!
It’s the week before the LSAT. The test is only a few days away! It’s no wonder many people find this to be the most stressful week of preparation. Don’t let test anxiety ruin a perfectly good week of preparation. Here’s what we recommend you do the week before the LSAT to make sure you are fully prepared for test day!
MPT Timing Tips
MPT Timing Tips: Are you struggling to finish the MPT portion of the Uniform Bar Exam on time? Don’t panic—there’s still plenty of time to work on any timing issues you may have. If you are trying to figure out which MPTs to practice and in what order to do them, take a look at our blog post that sets forth an MPT study schedule. As you practice MPTs, try to incorporate some of our MPT timing tips to help you complete them faster.
How to Write a Law School Exam Answer: Are you unsure of how to prepare for your law school exam? The first place to start is by checking your syllabus or asking your professor what the format of the final exam will be. If your exam is multi-faceted (i.e., essay, short answer and/or multiple choice), pay attention to the weight of each section. Prioritize your studying by starting with the most heavily weighted types of questions. Below we give you some tips on how to write a law school exam answer, based on the type of question asked.
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How to Prepare For Law School Finals: Law school finals are right around the corner. In order to reduce you stress it is important that you give yourself sufficient time to study and that you study efficiently. Below are some tips to help you prepare for law school finals so you can do your best on exam day!
The Best Approach to the MEE: If you want to study efficiently for the MEE, you need to know what to study. If you don’t know the law, you will not have anything to write on your MEE essay response. Read more
How To Self-Grade Your Practice MPT
How to Self-Grade Your Practice MPT: As you begin to practice MPTs, do your best to complete them under timed conditions. After writing out your answer, compare your response to the NCBE’s Point Sheets. You will find Point Sheets at the end of each MPT file on the NCBE website. The MPTs and Point Sheets from February 2007 through July 2011 are available for free under the Study Aids section of the NCBE website. To access the Point Sheets for more recent MPT questions, you may purchase our MPT books in our online store.
What are law school final exams like?
You may wonder exactly what law school final exams are like. Law school final exams are different than exams you may have taken in college or prior. Knowing what to expect will help ease your anxiety and lower your stress so that you can approach the exams with confidence. So, here we tell you exactly what to expect!
Why Is the DC Bar Exam Getting More Popular?
The DC bar exam is becoming increasingly popular. This is despite the fact that passages rates for DC are not above normal. This is also despite the fact that many of the students taking the DC bar exam do not necessarily want to practice law in DC.
What is driving both new and seasoned attorneys to the DC bar exam? Why is it becoming increasingly popular each year?
Check the post below to see why!
An MPT Study Schedule
Are you unsure of how to begin your review for the Multistate Performance Test (MPT) portion of the bar exam? The most common mistake that students make is to leave their review of the MPT until the month before the exam. They don’t take the MPT seriously because they don’t ever have the realization that it is worth a lot of your score – the equivalent of 70 multiple-choice questions to be exact!
If you start early, you will be able to identify any issues that you struggle with, e.g., organization and timing, and adjust your strategy so that you will be confident with your approach on exam day! Below is an MPT study schedule, which gives a brief overview of the tasks you may encounter as well as specific MPTs that test your ability to complete a specific task. Do your best to complete these MPTs based on the schedule provided.
How Our Multistate Essay Exam (MEE) Course Can Help You Pass The Bar Exam!
Thirty-seven jurisdictions administer the MEE at the moment and this number is only growing. In UBE jurisdictions, the MEE is weighted at 30%, or the equivalent of 105 multiple-choice questions! Many examinees make the mistake of only studying the MBE subjects and neglecting to review the MEE subjects. However, there is no magic number regarding how many essays will test MBE subjects and how many essays will test MEE subjects. So, you need to prepare for all of them! Below are a few ways that our MEE course can help you maximize your study time:
Most LSAT preparation advice is geared toward students who have time to study between classes or semesters. Increasingly, though, older students are leaving jobs and going back to law school. For those who work while doing LSAT prep, here are some useful full-time worker LSAT tips to help get you on-track.
25 Best Bar Exam Tips
Bar exam tips are as varied as there are people in the world. Everyone who passes has their own tricks or tips that were effective for them. The following bar exam tips, however, are ones that worked for us and that we have seen work with great success. Whether you struggle with getting started, or want tips on a specific part of the exam, the following 25 bar exam tips work time and time again with our students! This is written by founder of JD Advising, Ashley Heidemann, who scored a 180 on the MBE and a 184 on the essay portion of the Michigan bar exam in February 2011. In other words, she scored in the 99th percentile for both portions of the bar exam.