What is BarWrite® Press?
While BarWrite® offers workshops, group coaching and one-on-one tutoring, BarWrite® Press publishes two highly-acclaimed bar preparation books. These volumes – Perform Your Best on the Bar Exam Performance Test (MPT) and Scoring High on Bar Exam Essays — teach the company’s very successful strategies and systems.
What does Perform Your Best on the Bar Exam Performance Test (MPT) aim to teach students studying for the bar exam?
Perform Your Best on the Bar Exam Performance Test (MPT): Train to Finish the MPT in 90 Minutes, “Like a SportTM” teaches Dr. Mary Campbell Gallagher’s unique MPT-MatrixTM graphic system for noting research on the MPT quickly on one sheet of paper, cutting note-taking, saving time, and giving you a blueprint for rapid drafting. It teaches a system for time management that helps you make sure you finish the performance test task. It teaches you how to complete MPT tasks in a way that targets the grading points the bar exam graders actually use. It also includes 12 actual MPT tasks, as released by the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE), including a range of difficulty and a variety of formats, 12 sample answers, 12 analytic notes on those tasks, and 12 Graders Point Sheets. Further, since if you can avoid it, you don’t want to be learning the templates while you’re sitting in the bar exam, the book contains simple templates for briefs, memos and letters.
What is Unique about Scoring High on Bar Exam Essays?
Essay writing can account for fifty percent or more of your bar exam score, yet even the best bar review courses often don’t teach how to write lawyer-like essays. In Scoring High on Bar Exam Essays: In-depth Strategies and Essay-Writing That Bar Review Courses Don’t Offer, students will find the step-by-step instruction, plus 80 real bar exam essays from states around the country.
Packed with expert essay-writing systems and confidence-building practice, Scoring High features a quick key outlining system for hitting the issues, focusing on the law, and scoring high with less writing, and a model paragraph system for “writing like a lawyer.” The book also features a review of how state bar examiners have graded actual essays and real examples of the best and worst ways to respond to essay questions.
How Can Bar Exam Students Learn More about the Books?
They can read free reports and articles including Five Tips for Faster Bar Exam Essays and can sign up for two free chapters from Scoring High on Bar Exam Essays. Finally, both books can be purchased on Amazon.com at Perform Your Best on the Bar Exam Performance Test (MPT) and Scoring High on Bar Exam Essays.
More Student Testimonials for Scoring High on Bar Exam Essays.
“My most sincere thanks for writing this book. I have spent three years in the dark in law school knowing something was missing in my legal writing and exam writing but could never uncover what despite my efforts and reading countless books. This book brought me into the light and not only did my grades surge in my school’s bar skills class after using the process but I had a series of internal realizations that completed my understanding of what it is a lawyer does. Thinking in a logical framework now has meaning to me when I hear it. I learned how to think like a lawyer with this book. Now the bar exam is something I am excited to start preparing for because for the first time in this process I feel I have a chance to get great results. All thanks go to your book!” – Joseph Cirilllo
“I am firmly convinced that reading your book Scoring High on Bar Exam Essays and attending your seminar [in Dallas] made the difference in my passing the Texas Bar the first time.” – Bill Catlett
Student Testimonials for Perform Your Best on the Bar Exam Performance Test (MPT) can be found here.
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BarWrite’s Guest Posts on Bar Exam Toolbox
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- When Should Law Students Get Interested in the Bar Exam – Advice from Dr. Mary Campbell Gallagher
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