The Uniform Bar Exam is one month away! Here are a few things you should make sure you are incorporating into your Uniform Bar Exam study schedule. These tips are based on common mistakes we see students make. So if you are already doing these things, great! (If you are not, don’t feel bad! You have a month left and can easily incorporate them into your schedule!)
What to do the month before the Uniform Bar Exam
1. Focus on an intelligent approach to the MBE.
Get released MBE questions.
Some students find that they have answered hundreds of MBE questions but barely see any improvement. With one month before the Uniform Bar Exam, it is time to start studying smart!
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Learn the law! Many people think they already know the law. But, it is not enough to have a vague idea of the law. You need to have the nuances memorized. Here are some tips on how to memorize your bar exam outlines. Since you have a month to go, you want to focus primarily on memorizing the highly-tested MBE topics (rather than memorizing everything). See this chart for all of the highly-tested MBE topics.
Third, read this post on how to slow down and improve your MBE score. Get out of the vicious cycle of trying to answer 5,000 questions before the bar exam now!
2. Start answering essays!
So many students worry so much about the MBE that they hardly practice essays. Then, unfortunately, they fail the bar exam because of the essay portion. Studying smart for the essay portion can give you a huge advantage on the uniform bar exam – especially if you are a good writer.
Then, practice writing essays! The MEE is worth 30% of your score!
3. Please stop ignoring the MPT!
Check out this post on five reasons to take the MPT portion seriously. The MPT portion is so important to practice – and it can give you a huge advantage on test day!
We have tons of MPT tips for beginners here. It is not too late to master this portion of the bar exam! It will give you a great advantage walking into the bar exam!
Put it in your schedule to start taking MPT practice exams every week.
4. Time yourself.
Practice all portions of the bar exam timed at least once before the bar exam (and more if you struggle with timing.)
So many students run out of time on the bar exam and fail for this very avoidable reason. On the contrary, keeping close track of time and practicing ahead of time will make it more likely you stay on track during the bar exam.
Walking into the bar exam knowing that you have completed timed exams will also make you more confident and put you in the right mental state to take the bar exam!
With one month before the Uniform Bar Exam there is still a lot of time to make sure you are on track to pass. You can do a lot in the one month you have left!
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