But it doesn’t have to take over your life!
For a law student, studying wasn’t just part of the routine. Studying was the routine. In fact, most law students revolved their weekly schedules around studying.
To say it consumed life is an understatement, studying became life.
And rightfully so, as a student this was information that you needed to graduate. Studying it religiously was the one of the major reasons you survived law school.
Studying for the Bar, July, 2016
But once you take your last finals in May, (despite senioritis), you are now facing the California Bar Exam, July 2016. If you think you need to pull another college-esque, all-nighter to efficiently prepare, guess again! The California Bar Exam is not the type of exam that you should “cram” for. In fact, you can’t really cram at all. To do so, puts you under extreme stress, and at a disadvantage. The smartest way to study for the bar, is to slowly begin your bar prep now, taking a few hours a week, to begin reviewing and outlining subjects you may not have looked at since you were a 1L three years ago.
The California Bar is a “bear”. Maybe when they were coming up with the State “Bear” they unconsciously had passing the California Bar Exam in mind. Passing the California Bar Exam is a gravely important milestone to conquer so you can move on with your life and your career.
But the California Bar Exam doesn’t have to” kill you” or stress you to the max. There are healthier less stressful ways to prepare. Ways that are structured focused, guided and very effective.
You don’t have to go it alone, or sit behind a computer for 12 hours a day, trying to stay away, while passively listening to bar review videos as you check your e-mail and text.
Passing the California Bar Exam needs to be an interactive, participatory process. It’s not just about learning the law. You will learn enough law to pass the bar. Most students who take the California Bar Exam know enough law to pass. So why the pass rate announced by the State Bar of California for the July, 2015, of 49.6% pass overall.
Where students struggle, is with application of that law to essay and MBE questions. Further, many bar review programs and even tutors, do not offer Performance Test help. The Performance Test is worth 66% of your overall written score. The essays are worth a raw score of 600 points and the Performance Test is worth a raw score of 400 points.
Simply put, you need specific focused instruction on how to organize and write a passing performance exam, how to outline, memorize, organize and write a passing essay exam, and how to pass the MBE’s. It’s not like undergrad or any other test you’ve taken. It requires precise instruction AND practice exam writing, practice Performance Test writing, with graded feedback from a bar exam expert that guides you every step of the way on all three sections of the bar exam.
At Barwinners, we provide the studying solutions that will prepare you for the Bar while allowing you to live your life. How’d you like to efficiently review, memorize, practice exams, get feedback, guidance, help, and structure, while still being able to eat, exercise, and sleep? That’s what we offer.
Whether it’s with a one-on-one tutor, an online course, or a live class, you’ll be ready for the Exam. Visit our website or call (310)-451-0519 and let’s talk about which course of study is right for you!