After several grueling months of preparing for the bar, you have finally crossed the finish line. You’ve finally gotten over what will perhaps be the most challenging 48 hours of your life and now you can finally reclaim your life again. But, despite this sweet reality that you could only dream about as you braved the toil of bar prep hell, why do you still feel like crap? I mean this should be a happy time right? You’re finally free! Literally, nothing can stop you from tapping back into the social lifestyle that you once dominated. However, instead of taking full advantage of this newfound freedom, all you want to do is curl up in bed and cry about the horror you just experienced. [Read more…] about 25 Ways To Distract Yourself From Bar Results
During bar prep, you will all face the harsh reality that there are only twenty-four hours in one day. These same twenty-four hours have seemed endless while sitting through your law school course lectures. In fact, these are the same twenty-four hours that never seem to end when waiting for exam results or waiting to hear back from your doctor. However, while studying for the bar, you will quickly learn that these same hours go by in a flash. Where does the time go? Twenty-four hours goes by pretty quick when you spend each day trying to process tough material during bar review. Unfortunately, these hours will go by even quicker when you’re testing this knowledge during the actual exam. But there’s no need to worry because I’ve put together, a few time management methods to help you along the way! [Read more…] about Managing Your Time During the Bar Exam
So I want you to think back to law school for a second. Do you remember spending countless hours reviewing a case brief, only to find yourself unable to recall anything the very next day during a cold call? Or perhaps you may remember that networking event you attended your 1L summer, where you met several attorneys who you desperately hoped would provide a lead to your 2L job. However, when you intended to send a follow up email to one of these attorneys, you couldn’t find their contact information online anywhere because you couldn’t remember their name? [Read more…] about Memorize this! Five Memorization Techniques That Will Help You Succeed on the Bar Exam
I remember the very first day of my bar review course. As strange as it may seem I was actually kind of excited. Yes, I’m that girl who was always internally overjoyed on the first day of school, so naturally, my first day of bar prep was no different. I walked into class impeccably dressed with brand new stationery and my crisp new BARBRI books to match. However, at the end of that initial four-hour session, my excitement quickly turned into concern and by the end of that first week, I found myself contemplating if I could actually survive the ten-week journey I had ahead of me. Bar prep can be a very isolating experience. If you’re lucky like I was, you may have a great group of friends attending the same course as you are. However, at the end of each session we frequently found ourselves studying in different locations so that we could actually memorize everything we learned that day, as opposed to catching up on the latest gossip.
So how is it possible to stay motivated during this period of high stress? Here are three strategies that I used to increase my motivation especially in times when I felt burned out. [Read more…] about 3 Simple Ways to Stay Motivated During Bar Prep