When it comes to the MBE, most anyone will tell you that practice is the key. But what do you do when your scores plateau or even start getting worse during your bar prep? First, know that you are not alone. In the weeks leading up to my bar exam my MBE practice scores took a dive, which induced more than a bit of panic. It can be stressful, but remember that you are not graded based on your practice exam average. Take your practice results for what they are worth—nothing (whether they are good or bad). That said, it is fair for the alarm bells to ring when your MBE practice begins going poorly all of the sudden. Here are five questions to ask when you feel like nothing is working: [Read more…] about Fighting Through MBE Prep Struggles: 5 Questions to Ask When Nothing is Working
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Most people feel that studying for the bar exam is a full-time job. So, what do you do when you have an actual job to juggle as well? Here are some suggestions for working while studying for the bar exam, along with strategies for making a effective study schedule, ways to handle time management challenges, and thoughts on when to start studying.
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Tips for Working and Studying for the Bar Exam
Strategies for an Effective Study Schedule
When Should You Start Studying for the Bar Exam?
Handling Time Management Challenges
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So you’ve found yourself having to study for the bar exam while holding down a full-time 9 to 5 job? Just the thought of having to do this inspires fear in the minds of most examinees. Most examinees, however, spend way too much time reviewing concepts that they already know or just plain procrastinating. With a few tips on how to organize your time and what material to focus on, you should be able to successfully study for the bar and keep your boss happy. Take it from me, I passed the February Oregon exam while working full-time and even finding a few opportunities to unwind. [Read more…] about How to Study for the Bar Exam While Working
Many people sitting for the bar exam have jobs they cannot suspend in order to study full time. Yet it’s critical to devote the right amount of time in order to study successfully. So how do you juggle the demands of working while studying for the bar exam? Lee recently wrote a few articles on About.com that address this challenge. [Read more…] about Advice for Working and Studying for the Bar Exam
I know this likely isn’t news to most of you, but working while studying for the bar exam can be a challenge. You have to balance work obligations, family obligations, and still find time to get in some quality studying. Not easy at all! But one of the first things to go when folks start trying to balance work and study time is sleep. And this can lead to some disastrous results. What kind of disastrous results? [Read more…] about Warning: Working and Studying Can Cause Sleep Deprivation!
Today’s guest blogger is Sarah Eli Mattern. Sarah obtained a Juris Doctor degree from Florida A&M University College of Law. She is a licensed Florida attorney and the founder of “The Student Appeal” online law journal. Through The Student Appeal, Sarah discovered a passion for social media marketing and branding. She’s presented in webinars, conferences, and private group sessions. She consults with small businesses, lawyers, and law students to inspire them to use technology to promote themselves and their companies.
In addition to Sarah’s experience as an editor and business owner, she loves the rules of civil procedure and uses them every day in her work with Brevard County Legal Aid. Sarah is also active in the online legal community, you can follow her on twitter as @SarahEliMattern or follow her company @StudentAppeal.
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