Welcome back to the Bar Exam Toolbox podcast! Today, we’re discussing the specific things bar graders are looking for as they are going through stacks of student answers in a limited amount of time.
In this episode we discuss:
- Making each important issue stand out so it’s easy to spot since the bar grader is reading your answer quickly
- Using the facts given in the question precisely
- Not focusing on extra law that you know, since it won’t bring you more points
- The pitfall of circular reasoning
- Using IRAC and CRAC where appropriate, as well as headers and clear paragraphs to give structure to your writing
- How bar graders can tell if you were panicking, running out of time, or planning as you wrote
- Practicing and getting feedback so you can get used to how the exam is graded
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