Your Guide to Studying for the MPRE

72430798.jpgWhether you just finished taking the bar exam or you’re entering your 3L year, the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE) is likely in your near future. The MPRE is also knows as the “ethics bar” and is required for bar exam admission in most jurisdictions. The test is approximately 2-hours long and includes multiple-choice questions that focus on professional responsibility.

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Can Listening to Songs Help You Study for the MBE?

We were contacted by a new tool called Study Songs (an app you can download on your iPhone/iPad). They were nice enough to give us complementary access to the songs so we could check them out and share our thoughts with you. [Read more...]

Getting Ready for Game Day!

earplugs.jpgThe bar exam is only a few short days away. We know you’ve been studying for months. But there are a few things you want to be sure you do before Tuesday. To help you get ready for the big day, here’s a list of things you don’t want to forget. [Read more...]

4 Bar Exam Study Tips for Kinesthetic Learners

136846844We’re wrapping up our series of bar exam study tips for different learning styles. We’ve talked about memorization tips for visual learners and auditory learners. In this post, we focus on ways kinesthetic learners can enhance their studying. If you’re an kinesthetic learner, your brain processes material best by carrying out a physical activity. You’re often seen as a “hands-on” learner or “do-er.” Here are four techniques that help kinesthetic learners memorize material for the bar exam. [Read more...]

4 Bar Exam Study Tips for Auditory Learners

Screen Shot 2014-07-10 at 10.47.13 PMWe’re continuing our series of bar exam study tips for different learning styles. We’ve talked about memorization tips for visual learners. In this post, we focus on ways auditory learners can enhance their studying. If you’re an auditory learner, listening, hearing and speaking are the ways your brain processes material. Auditory learners need to listen to information out loud in order to study best. Here are four techniques that help auditory learners memorize material for the bar exam. [Read more...]

5 Bar Exam Study Tips for Visual Learners

Screen Shot 2014-07-07 at 12.00.22 AMMemorization is a key factor in how well you’ll perform on the bar exam. If you’re sitting for the July exam, you’ve likely been studying for weeks now. But are you memorizing in a way that fits your learning style? There are three types of learning styles: visual, auditory and kinesthetic. (If you’re not sure which one best describes you, take this quiz to find out.)  If you’re a visual learner, images, pictures, color and other visual media work best to help you learn and memorize. Here are five techniques that help visual learners memorize material for the bar exam. [Read more...]

Study Tips to Help Prepare for the Big Day

shutterstockThe bar exam is right around the corner! Lee recently put together some tips for taking practice exams and handwriting the bar exam. Here’s what’s in store for you on About.com.

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Help! I Am Too Anxious to Study

shutterstock_129049811Bar exam anxiety is no joke. It doesn’t matter whether you are a first-time bar taker or a repeat taker. Struggling with bar exam anxiety can turn the bar exam period into an emotional roller coaster. I remember coming home some days from my review course just sure I was going to fail. My poor now-husband would say things like “But you were fine this morning, what changed?” What changed? This was the bar exam! Nothing needed to change.  [Read more...]

What’s Causing Your Bar Exam Stress?

Dirk Ercken_stressTaking the bar exam is stressful! And while the act of memorizing and studying for the test is certainly enough to raise one’s blood pressure, there are other factors that contribute to the anxiety. In Lee’s recent articles on About.com, she discusses topics that all take a mental toll when sitting for the bar exam. [Read more...]

Three Things to Do to Raise Your Performance Test Scores

shutterstock_114474988The performance exam is my favorite part of the exam—because for success you don’t need to have any law memorized. I know; it’s fantastic, isn’t it? But many people still hate and fear the performance test. If the performance test is one of the reasons you struggled with the bar exam, here are three things you can do to raise those scores.  [Read more...]