If you’re looking for helpful tools that can help you pass the California bar exam, you’ve come to the right place!
Please read on for details of our California-specific materials, designed to empower you to study for the bar exam efficiently and effectively.
If you have any questions about what’s right for you, please feel free to contact us and we’d be happy to help!
California Bar Exam Self-Study Program
The Bar Exam Toolbox team developed the Self-Study Program to help you manage your own study without buying an expensive commercial bar review course, which may not even suit your personal needs.
We’ve taken the knowledge gained from 10+ years of helping bar studiers find bar exam success and created this program with tools and resources to help you formulate your bar exam study plan, learn the substantive law, write passing essays and performance tests, and keep your cool on test day. The Self-Study Program includes access to the California Writing of the Week (WOW) Workshop, the Brainy Bar Bank, and the Practice of the Week (POW) MBE Workshop, along with other useful tools and advice.
Want to learn more? Click here for all the details on the California Self-Study Program.
California Writing of the Week (WOW) Workshop
If you’re taking the California bar exam, you know you need to practice, right? Easier said than done, unfortunately! Best intentions aside, most people who fail the California bar exam didn’t practice their essay writing consistently enough.
That’s why we’ve developed the California Writing of the Week (WOW) program — to ensure accountability and make sure you’re writing consistently during your bar prep.
The California WOW program will help ensure you do at least one practice essay a week for the ten weeks leading up to the bar exam. (You’ll have immediate access to all essays, so you can incorporate them into your practice as you wish, as well.)
The substantive essays cover a variety of commonly-tested topics, from Torts and Contracts to Community Property and Professional Responsibility. For each one, you’ll get an attack plan for the subject area, the specific law you need for this question, additional videos walking you through how to make a useful pre-writing outline and draft a passing answer, and a sample answer drafted by the Bar Exam Toolbox team.
You’ll also have five performance tests to work on. The Writing of the Week program has been updated to reflect the new format of the California bar exam. All PT practice tracks the new 90-minute California performance test.
That’s a total of 16 writing assignments (11 substantive essays + 5PTs) and more than 18 hours of writing practice.
Definitely a lot of very good structured practice, which can help you get the results you want on exam day!
Want to learn more? Click here for all the details on WOW California.
California Brainy Bar Bank
The Brainy Bar Bank is your one-stop shop for California bar exam practice questions. The BBB makes it quick and easy to find what you want, whether that’s working on a specific topic or practicing a heavily-tested area.
Practice is critical. But targeted practice is even more important. Instead of just doing questions randomly, you want to ensure you’re focusing on the most commonly-tested areas and on your personal weak spots.
The California Brainy Bar Bank collects over real California bar exam essay questions dating back to 2002, more than 180 questions total. Each essay question is categorized by area of law (Torts) and one or more topics and subtopics (Intentional Torts: Assault and Battery).
You’ll also receive free access to the Multistate Performance Test Brainy Bar Bank when you register for the California BBB. The MPT BBB gives you access to 60 practice performance tests (a $65 value), for free!
You can browse by category areas, topics, and subtopics, mark your favorites, view the most- to least-commonly tested areas/topics/subtopics, and easily keep track of which questions you’ve recently seen.
Want to learn more? Click here for all the details on the California Brainy Bar Bank.
(Please note that you can combine the California Brainy Bar Bank and the California WOW program and save.)
For help with the MBE, check out the Practice of the Week (POW) MBE Workshop, where we walk through individual MBE questions and give you the opportunity to practice related questions and test your knowledge.
If you have any questions about what’s right for you, please feel free to contact us and we’d be happy to help! If you’re interested in California bar exam tutoring, please visit our California tutoring page to learn more.
Best of luck on the California bar exam!