Tips For Bar Exam Success
Have you noticed how some just seem to breeze into the bar exams and succeed with one take, but others cannot get past? If you are expecting to take this exam anytime soon, you might be wondering how you yourself might do when your turn comes along. The bar is a grueling examination and not everyone can make it through—something which you are probably worrying about right now. The bar exam is a tough hurdle to face, but many just like you have taken it on and achieved success. The following is a guide that can help you in your preparation for hurdling the challenge you face.
Tips to keep in mind to pass that bar exam:
(1) Keep your eyes on the prize. Many who have achieved success in this rigorous exam have had to reorder their lives in such a way that they are able to make their preparation for it their main goal. This means that, while preparing and studying for it, they have had to set aside everything else in order to give their bar review their full and undivided attention.
So if you wish to achieve the same, take time off from your job and give your exam preparation the focus it deserves. If it is not possible to at least take a leave, then consider doing just part time work for the time being. Readjust your daily activities to give more time to learn what you need to succeed. Discuss your plans with family, friends, and colleagues that they may help you avoid distractions.
A great number of bar passers have attributed their success to the significant time they were able to pursue their review material study. It is considered good advice then to follow in the footsteps of many who have made it through the experience.
2. Make a study plan. Allow yourself enough time to cover the material you need to finish reviewing. This helps you avoid cramming too much information in too little time, creating a lot of stress, which is not helpful at all. You do not study overnight for the bar. Go over the topics that require study. Decide on how you want the flow of your study and assign time for each material over the period of your review.
Plot your schedule throughout the review period, making sure everything is covered and planned out well.
Your schedule needs to consider the place you will study in, whether it is somewhere devoid of noise. There are those who like to listen to some music while studying, so if you are one of those, include this in your plans. We each have our own circumstances by which we can effectively study, so keep this in mind. Pick that environment that makes it easier for you to do what you need.
3. Schedule break periods. While the exam preparation for the bar is quite challenging, it is also important that you take time off from studying to help your brain relax. Let your brain recharge before you get back into your review.
Taking a real break can be difficult for those who have parenting duties to consider. But a break is a break, not an opportunity to catch up on some house work. If this is the case with you, you need to plan for this beforehand and have someone else take care of that, because a break is supposed to be an opportunity to be stress free. So you will not feel as if you are neglecting them, do schedule your time to be able to spare a day during every week of review to just chill out with your kids or your spouse.
4. Include exercise periods in your schedule. Many think that exercising will make them feel tired, and so avoid doing it while on their review. This is actually not true; on the other hand, exercise is very helpful for those who are trying to study a whole lot of material, as the physical exertion exhilarates and refreshes the brain, increasing blood flow toward it, therefore helping in the study process by making it work quicker. Plus, however unconsciously it may occur, exercise actually gives your brain the opportunity to integrate the material you have studied.