If you’re taking the Florida bar exam, you know you need to practice, right? Easier said than done, unfortunately! Best intentions aside, most people who fail the Florida bar exam didn’t practice their essay writing consistently enough.
That’s why we’ve developed the Florida Writing of the Week (WOW) program — to ensure accountability and make sure you’re writing consistently during your bar prep.
The Florida WOW program will help ensure you do at least one hour of practice essays a week for the eight weeks leading up to the bar exam. The substantive essays cover a variety of commonly-tested topics, from Torts and Contracts to Florida Con Law and Family Law. (You can see the full list of substantive topics here.)
That’s a total of 8 writing assignments and 8 hours of writing practice.
Definitely a lot of very good structured practice, which can help you get the results you want on exam day!
Here’s what a former WOW student had to say:
Well done! You should create 60 of these presentations — one for each day until the exam. It’s a great help for those of us studying on our own!
How WOW Works
The Florida WOW program is designed to be really easy to use. Here’s how it works.
Every Monday for the eight weeks leading up to the bar exam (starting December 31st), you’ll receive a WOW email reminder with links to the following:
- A substantive video mini-lecture from our bar exam expert on how to approach a given Florida essay. Each week covers a substantive area of the law which are heavily tested on the Florida bar exam. You’ll find the full list of topics covered below.
- A timed countdown video to ensure you practice under timed conditions.
- A video round-up lecture where we review the answer and walk you through a self-evaluation to understand how you did.
- A downloadable copy of the model answer.
- A special Bar Exam Toolbox “issue checklist” to help you evaluate whether you raised and discussed the key issues necessary for a passing score.
You’ll watch the first overview video, write for the specified period of time (60 minutes), and spend another half hour or so reviewing the answer and evaluating your work.
After eight weeks, you’ll have done substantive essays in eight different topic areas, learned a bunch of law, and had the chance to carefully evaluate your own work (one of the keys to passing the bar exam).
Sound interesting? Click below and get started today!
Or read on for answers to some frequently asked questions about the WOW workshop.
Frequently Asked Questions about WOW
Don’t see your question listed? Feel free to contact us.
Is there a WOW workshop for my jurisdiction?
- Yes! If you are studying for the Florida bar exam, this WOW program is for you. But if you arrived at this page and you are taking an exam in California or in any state that uses the MEE, the MPT or the UBE, we have a WOW program for you too!
What if I miss a lecture or lose the weekly email?
- Don’t worry, you will have access to the your personal WOW page where you can access current materials, review past lectures, and catch up on anything you’ve missed.
What if I want to start earlier than December 31st?
- When you register for WOW, you’ll have immediate access to a variety of videos which you can use starting today. You’ll still get the weekly email reminders after the course “officially” starts, but you can work ahead if you like.
Is it possible to start after December 31st?
- We recommend starting as soon as possible for maximum effectiveness, but it is possible to start after December 31st. You’ll receive access to all of the earlier WOW weekly workshops when you sign up, so you can catch up by doing more than one essay per week.
Do I need to do the workshop on Mondays?
- No, you don’t necessarily need to do the practice on Mondays, but we encourage you to build this into your weekly study schedule at a consistent time. Each week, you’ll have about 1.5 hours of work, which includes watching the video explanations and doing the writing practice. WOW is a great use of your study time because practice is one of the key activities that helps you be as prepared as you can be on exam day.
Who gives the substantive lectures?
- The lectures are prepared by one of our bar exam experts who have been helping people prepare for the bar exam since 2009. We have taught bar prep at law schools, tutored students privately for the bar exam and passed multiple bar exams on the first try. We know what we’re talking about! And we know the accountability and type of information that our students find helpful. We are taking these lessons and packaging them in a way that they can help you during your bar preparation.
How long will I have access?
- You will be able to access the WOW videos and documents for a full year after the date of your purchase! If you decide to take a later bar exam, we can adjust your “start date” so that you will have full access during your exam prep period.
Want to get started?
This accountability and feedback is what most bar exam studiers are looking for, and we’re happy to offer a cost-effective option for students who may not need a full tutoring program.
When we talk to bar studiers around the country, students say they want three things:
- More accountability
- A more detailed explanation of the work they need to be doing to pass
- A greater understanding of what goes into a passing essay
These are the substantive law topics you’ll work on in the Florida WOW course:
- Florida Con Law
- Family Law
- Contracts/Secured Transactions
Have any questions? Feel free to drop us a line.
Or get started now!