If you have recently found out that you didn’t pass the bar exam, we are sorry that you are having to go through this. But as you get ready to study again, we want you to make the best preparation plans for you. To help you with this, Sean Silverman, an MBE expert, shares some tips on how to study to raise your MBE scores. Without further ado . . .
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Today we have an interview with our friend Kobelah from Smarter Review. He missed our Twitter chat last month, but was nice enough to send his thoughts on selecting the right bar review provider for you. Without further ado…
Hello, this is Kobelah Svensen Bennah for Smarter Review, publishers of concise New York and MBE bar review study materials. Our company differs from any other. We focus on making test preparation easy, inexpensive, and fast. And that lends itself to the concise, self-study paperbacks we publish.
When students are selecting a bar review provider, what things should they consider?
Today we have a very special guest post by my friend Caitlin Weeks. Caitlin is a Certified Holistic Nutrition Consultant in San Francisco. Caitlin and I started talking last year about how taking care of yourself can help you find academic success (and not just get you looking and feeling better) and I am excited that she will be doing a series for the Bar Exam Toolbox on how to make sure you physically and mentally ready for the bar exam.
Today’s post is on what to eat during the bar exam to fuel your body for bar exam success! Without further ado …
Optimal nutrition for bar exam success.
Many folks who are re-taking the bar exam need to study while working part or full time. Although it can be best to study for the bar exam full time, this just is not the reality for many bar takers. When considering studying while working, there are a number of things you should take into consideration, especially if you are re-taking the bar exam after disappointing results.
1. Talk to your supervisor at your job about whether you can take any time off to study. Many bar studiers are hesitant to ask about taking time off from work to study. But this “time off” can come in different forms. Some may want to limit their overall hours per week to allow time for studying. Some may want to take a few weeks off before the exam in order to study. Regardless of your preference and plan, you should talk to your supervisor sooner rather than later so you know what your bar prep period is going to look like.
Recently, I spoke to someone who lived in northern Tennessee. She told me that frequently attorneys will get licensed in an adjacent state and then eventually get waived into the Tennessee bar in order not to have to sit for that state’s bar exam. I can see how that could make sense for some folks, especially given the close proximity of different states to her location.
I also knew a student for whom English was a second language. She sat for the California bar exam and failed. So she went to New York and sat for the New York bar exam and passed. She said the difference was that the writing wasn’t weighted as heavily in New York as in California (in California approximately 2/3 of the bar exam is writing). So perhaps it made sense for her to take another state exam.
When should you think about switching states for the bar exam?
It is the end of September, which means that states are starting to release bar exam results. And this leads to thousands of happy folks, but also thousands upon thousands of disappointed bar takers around the country. If this is you, I am sorry to hear it. But hopefully, this post will help you navigate your post-results situation and set yourself up to successfully beat the bar exam in the future.