As we get to the final days of the bar exam preparation period, many folks are feeling anxiety and stress increasing at an exponential rate. You might find yourself consumed with worries about what will happen if you fail. This is completely normal. And as law school graduates, at some level most of us are control freaks. But bar exam scores are outside our control—and that is very hard to handle! [Read more…] about What Is the Worst That Could Happen?
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Dustin Saiidi is an author and helps students pass the bar exam by providing practice how-to tips, strategies, and motivation. He is also the founder of the Bar Exam Mental Edge program, designed to increase your confidence, while decreasing your stress and anxiety during bar exam prep.
To do well and pass the bar exam, it really comes down to 7 areas of preparation.
I want to take a moment to chat a bit about outlines for the bar exam. There are a lot of quality outlines out there. Your commercial bar review provider may have some, you may have purchased some to help you study, or you may have even downloaded some for free.
I find that many students become obsessed with having the best outlines. Which outline is going to lead them to finding exam success? In many cases, the best is the one that you have made yourself. [Read more…] about What are the Magic Outlines to Help Pass the Bar Exam?
The bar exam is an all-encompassing experience. However, as much as we would like to put the real world on hold for the bar exam, we can’t. And as life continues on, so do life’s challenges.
What am I talking about? While in bar prep, many folks are forced to deal with serious life issues that may come up—splitting up with a significant other, dealing with a health emergency or loss of a close family member, a tragic medical diagnosis of someone close to you, you get the picture.
If you are presented with such a challenge during your bar prep, what should you do? [Read more…] about Life Doesn’t Stop for the Bar Exam
Today we have a guest post about dealing with anxiety while studying for the bar exam. Ryan Rivera struggled with anxiety for years and negative thinking was the consequence. Now he provides information about living with anxiety at thecalmclinic.com.
Preparing for the bar exam can be some of the most stressful weeks or months of your life. It is the culmination of years’ worth of education. As nerve-racking as that sounds, it is also the truth. Coping with anxiety associated with the bar exam can be difficult, but you can do something about it.
Students around the country are preparing for the bar exam. And already, it is happening—I am hearing comments from those studying that they don’t have time to practice because they are spending all of their time reviewing the law. I hear this from students in commercial bar review courses and those working with tutors.
Shhhh … here is the secret! Practice is the most important part of bar prep. It helps you study the law and work on applying the law to the facts. But why is this so important? [Read more…] about Please DO NOT Spend All of Your Time Studying the Law!