Previously, we discussed five pieces of advice for tackling the new online bar exam in California. Here are five more tips to add to your list:
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Welcome back to the Bar Exam Toolbox podcast! Today, we’re talking about preparing for taking an online bar exam, which will be the norm this year due to coronavirus concerns. We also discuss the recently-released information on how the October California bar exam will be administered.
In this episode we discuss:
- The long-awaited details on the October 2020 California bar exam
- Using AdaptiBar to prepare for the MBE portion of the exam
- Developing attack plans to help with essay-writing
- How to prepare for the performance test
- Practicing under exam conditions
- Resolving any accommodations or other concerns now
- Taking advantage of the practice questions the bar is going to be uploading
Thanks for listening!
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As a California bar taker, you probably just received the instructions from the State Bar about remote testing. So did we. Wow. As if you weren’t already preoccupied enough with studying for the exam, here’s a new detailed list of do’s and don’ts that you need to consider. Thanks, Calbar!
First off, I would be remiss if I did not mention the good things to come of this admittedly weird new exam format: [Read more…] about Changes to Make When Studying for the New Online California Bar – Part 1
Welcome back to the Bar Exam Toolbox podcast! Today, we’re doing another episode in our “Listen and Learn” series, talking about the Uniform Commercial Code Section 2-207 — or “battle of the forms”, as it’s commonly called.
In this episode we discuss:
- When to use the UCC in a Contracts essay
- Understanding the rules of Section 2-207
- The “mirror image” rule from common law
- Going through two hypos involving UCC Section 2-207
- Stating the possible outcomes and coming up with a reasonable conclusion
- How a flowchart helps in visualizing the question
On exam day, whether it’s the bar or a law school exam, we end up trying to control every aspect. For instance, if you were like me in law school, you had your time itemized: wake up at 6 a.m., shower for 7 minutes, put on clothes, make coffee and be in front of my desk by 7 a.m. Study for 25 minutes, 5-minute bathroom break.
If you want to call me a little neurotic, that would be okay. I had my time down to a science and if anything interrupted that schedule, I panicked. [Read more…] about Visualization on Exam Day
I’ve talked before about developing a study schedule, how to catch up when a schedule isn’t working, and even the basics of what to do when your bar study has a question mark at the end. But what do you do when the bar examiners keep pulling the rug out from under you, forcing you to constantly reevaluate your study plan? [Read more…] about Studying in a Pandemic: The Joys of an Ever-Shifting Study Schedule