Welcome, if you landed on this article, it gets better! The snow is the perfect excuse to stay inside and study, right? Unless you don’t know what snow is, then maybe just give me a ring, and we can come up with another excuse to study. If you have landed here, I would like to say you are way ahead of the holiday slump because you recognize the double hurdle you may have to jump to successfully pass the February bar exam – the Holiday Hurdle. [Read more…] about How to Study for the Bar Exam, with a Side of Holiday Cheer
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The unimaginable happened. After all that time spent studying, all the social engagements you gave up, not to mention the family time, you just got word that you failed the bar. You’ve never failed at anything before. How did this happen? You’re entitled to some pity me time – but not too much. Depending on what you want to do next, you might have to get right back on that horse. Before you do that, however, ask yourself some important questions. [Read more…] about So, You Failed the Bar Exam! Now What?
So you’re thinking about taking the bar exam in Florida? Well, me too. The idea of having to take another bar exam is absolutely terrifying to me. I write for Bar Exam Toolbox, Law School Toolbox, and A Girl’s Guide to Law School mostly on the topic of being positive in the face of stress. But, I have to say, just thinking about sitting for another bar exam, gives me actual, visible, hives. [Read more…] about Staring Down the Barrel of the Florida Bar Exam
People decide to “go it alone” for bar prep for a number of reasons or circumstances. One reason may be cost – after going into debt for law school or spending a fortune on a bar review course the first time, you just don’t have the money to spend on it this time. Another reason may be that you have to work while you are also studying for the bar exam and don’t want to be committed to a time-sensitive schedule put out by a bar prep program. Finally, you’ve kept or accumulated materials to use for your bar prep and feel confident about your ability to do this on your own. Whatever reason you have, consider the following suggestions to help you enhance your experience and increase your chance for success. [Read more…] about Self-Study – How to Survive
As I write this I keep hearing that lyric “mo’ money, mo’ problems.” Yet, during bar preparation I had nearly no money and a bar study problem. At the outset, I would like the record to reflect I am in no way an expert on how to manage money. This article comes simply from my finger tips to your eyes as someone who penny and dimed it during bar prep.
There are many different approaches to managing your budget during the time you are without a steady income. Even if you do hold down a part time job (kudos to you), it can still be a bumpy road until you are fully employed. Either way, I hand over my tidbits on a platter. [Read more…] about Managing Your Budget During Bar Preparation
Preparing for the bar exam is a significant undertaking, and a detailed study schedule is an important factor in your success on the exam. The “big box” bar prep companies often try to get students to follow a rigid, one-size-fits-all study schedule that leaves many students feeling overwhelmed and underprepared for the bar exam. Do not fall into this trap!
Whether you’re studying full-time or part-time, you can create your own study schedule and pass the bar exam. Here are five steps to take to create a bar exam study schedule that works for you. [Read more…] about How to Create a Bar Exam Study Schedule