You don’t have to be a real estate investor to understand the meaning of the phrase, “Location, Location, Location.” A mantra those getting ready to take the bar exam should adopt is, “Practice, Practice, Practice.” No, your goal is not to go to Carnegie Hall. Instead, think about each part of that mantra as being a separate step in your preparation.
Yes, you have to study and internalize the subject matter of any course you are taking. While you spend hours, or days, reviewing outlines and memorizing rules you can spit out quickly and accurately when writing an essay, studying alone is never enough. Don’t tell me about the classmate who claimed to simply read through commercial outlines in preparation for an exam they claimed to have “aced.” While there may be one or two individuals in the universe that can pull this off, the vast majority of us mortals in the law need something more – we need to practice! But how you practice is also important.