Thursday, February 22, 2018

The February 2018 Bar Exam: 5 days to the Bar Exam: Essay Predictions



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It is now 5 days to the bar exam.

During this last week before the bar exam, I have many students ask me what my prediction is for exam subjects. Anyone who claims to predict what will be on the bar exam is just guessing. I remember one year, a lecturer on the bar exam circuit claimed that since trusts had been tested in the previous test cycle, it would not be tested again and to forget about trusts. Unfortunately, many students took that advice and freaked when they opened the exam questions on the day of the bar exam and saw that the bar examiners did in fact test trusts twice in a row. This cautionary tale is meant to be what it is – do not endlessly search for predictions or to take anyone’s predictions as gospel. You have prepared for any eventuality – in any subject that is tested. Don’t try to second guess yourself and your preparation or to find a shortcut in your studies. This weekend, make sure you review every subject that is tested in your state. Only then will you be thoroughly prepared, with or without, any person’s prediction of what subjects will be tested on the essays.

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

The February 2018 Bar Exam: 6 days to the Bar Exam: Consistency on the Bar Exam



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It is now 6 days to the bar exam. Your job today, along with continuing to practice your exam techniques, is to think about consistency. In all the bar exam scores I have read, I have rarely seen an up and down score, with a student doing great in one subject and horrible in another subject. i.e., a 10 in property, a 20 in torts. Instead, there is a consistency of scores across the board. The student is routinely good in all the subjects, or routinely bad in the subjects. Your objective is, of course, to perform consistently well across the spectrum of subjects and across the tasks you must do in order to pass the bar exam.

How do you perform consistently well in all subjects? Your consistency started with your study plan, when you first began this bar exam process. Hard work always demands a consistency of its own in your thoughts, purpose and action over that long period of study time and your sense of purpose has been the most important aspect of your life, these past 2 months. Every day you approached your bar exam studies with the steadiness of an athlete in training. In just a few days from now, all of your hard work will pay off because you dedicated your time and effort to consistent study. Like that athlete, you will win your race.

With that consistency of study time and steadfastness, you walk into the bar exam with a sense of security and confidence that you will pass the bar exam.

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The February 2018 Bar Exam: 1 week to the Bar Exam: Keep Your Focus



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Your goal for this last week is to keep your focus while you solidify your knowledge of the black letter law and improve your timing. The week before the exam is a time when you should be cool, collected and confident.

Don’t let anyone or anything distract you this week. It’s not worth it. You only have a week left to go and you can relax later,

Remember to take care of your body and mind. This means eating well, getting some sleep and working on self-confidence.

As to practical things, make sure you have confirmed your travel plans or hotel stay, make sure you have packed what you need to take with you for the bar exam, including your admission ticket, your identification, your watch,  if allowed, making sure your examsoft works, etc.

Now that you know the law, make sure your timing is correct, i.e. complete 17 MBE questions in 30 minutes; 34 MBE questions in an hour and complete an essay in the time allotted for your jurisdiction.

It isn’t uncommon to start running out of energy this week. So take some breaks to energize yourself. You need to keep your mind focused on bar material. Your focus is critical to success.

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Monday, February 19, 2018

The February 2018 Bar Exam: 8 Days to the Bar Exam



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Today marks 8 days to the bar exam. Hopefully, this weekend, you caught up on any sleep you have been missing. You need to be physically well and fit. You need to be sharp on the days of the bar exam and you can’t be smart when you are exhausted. Keep that in mind this week. If you need to take a cat nap, go ahead and take it. Meanwhile, keep on your bar exam schedule. Start studying at 9 am for a 3 hour stretch. Take an hour break and study again for another 3 hour stretch. It will be up to you whether you want to study longer. If you feel you need to, go ahead and review your notes or essays at night, but don’t study night and day. You will only tire yourself out. Try to keep your nerves under control.

Think about today and what you need to accomplish today only. This technique should help you not think too much about next week.

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Saturday, February 17, 2018

The February 2018 Bar Exam: 10 Days to the Bar Exam



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Today marks 10 days to the bar exam. This is a pretty significant day for you. You should be just about finished with your studies. You should know the law, understand the mechanics of the bar exam and understand how to tackle the MBE questions, the essays and the MPTs. It’s now time to start powering down a bit.

If you have studied hard and if you are physically tired, try to rest more this weekend. You do not want to enter the bar exam exhausted and physically spent. Many of you will start to have sleepless nights or have nightmares about the bar exam and your anxiety will reach higher levels. Try to compensate for your lack of sleep at night by taking some power naps. Don’t feel guilty – you’ve earned it. You want to be at your best physically and mentally and you can’t do that if you are too tired to think. So lie down on the couch and take a short nap when you need to. Meanwhile, review your outlines and do a few essays a day and an hour or two of MBE questions per day. If your state tests the MPT, write out a MPT every other day. It’s time now to reinforce what you already know. Reviewing and practicing will build your confidence that you really do know the subject matter.

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Friday, February 16, 2018

The February 2018 Bar Exam: The Last Massachusetts Bar Exam and our Extended Program for Massachusetts



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February 2018 will be the last Massachusetts bar exam ever given.  Effective July 2018, Massachusetts  will administer the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE).

The UBE consists of  the MBE Exam, two MPTs, and six 30 minute essays.

To those students who want to wait until July to take the UBE – take the step to get a Bar Professors tutor so that you will pass in July and prepare having to alter your studies to take a whole new bar exam that you are not familiar with. Pass Massachusetts in July and you will be able to transfer your scores to most of the east coast states.

Massachusetts UBE score will be 270, higher than New York, New Jersey, DC, and Connecticut (266), but the same as New Hampshire and Vermont. Maine’s passing score is 276. Rhode Island has yet to adopt the UBE.

We will be conducting UBE seminars in Massachusetts  in April 2018.  Watch for our schedule.

Please contact us to see how we can help you.

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

The February 2018 Bar Exam: The MBE Progression



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To recap what we have talked about concerning the MBE, here is the list of progressions you must follow.
·         Read the call of the question first.
·         Read the fact pattern carefully and critically
·         Try to decide the issue after you read the fact pattern and before you look at the answers.
·         Once you have figured out the issue, think of the black letter law and the distinctions.
·         Read the answer choices.
·         Try to eliminate the answer choices, one by one, looking for errors in law or in fact or both.
·         Remember that in order for the answer choice to be correct, it must be correct in all of its answer.
·         After you are done with the question, let it go and go to the next answer.

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