1. Have you booked your hotel? Some hotels near testing centers are already booked up. So if you are putting this off, get on that tomorrow. If you have run out of hotel options, check out staying at an Airbnb.
2. Is your computer ready? I talked to a studier last week whose husband was at the Apple Store making sure her Mac met all the requirements of her jurisdiction. Download testing software and get on this quickly. If you run into computer issues, you would rather know now, than later.
3. Do you have a study schedule? If you are working with a bar review provider, it is likely you do have a study schedule. But perhaps that schedule isn’t working for you. And if you are studying on your own, you need to make up your schedule. Either way, develop a schedule and try your best to stick to it.
4. Have you scheduled time to take practice tests? You know that I think practice is incredibly important in the bar exam world. But so are full-length practice exams. If you haven’t scheduled a day for a full day of writing practice and at least a three-hour session of the MBE, then make sure you take time to do this. You don’t want your first experience with hours of testing to be on exam day.
5. Do you have a plan for taking care of kids, cats, dogs, and/or plants? Do you have loved ones at home whom you will be leaving behind when you go take the bar exam? Spend some time now making sure your plan is in place for everything/everyone to be taken care of. I know the exam may still seem far off, but you don’t want to have to stress about such things, as exam days get closer.
What else is on your to-do list besides hours of studying? Share ideas in the comments.
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