The Ultimate Tool For Acing Your Law Exam
Like any other test, no two people will prepare for it and perform the same way and the bar exam is no exception. There are plenty of things to consider when getting ready for a test this big – the amount of sleep you need to get, how to keep healthy and alert for the day, law and test specifics, and are you even ready to become a lawyer?
You probably have more than enough already swimming in your head as it is including classes, studying copious amounts of information, and everything else going on in your life. It's easy to neglect eating right, managing your stress, and covering all topics when you're staring at a book for hours straight. Below is a list of links that will cover everything you need to prepare adequately for the big moment. Hopefully between the tips to prepare mind and body and giving specific test examples, you will be ready to tackle the bar exam when the time comes.
Test Preparation Basics
- SUNY Albany gives some tips to deal with your anxiety, avoid cramming, how to keep healthy and alert, and getting into the best attitude.
- Don't forget sleep! Doctors recommend avoiding too much stimuli, changing eating habits, and getting enough rest.
- How you prepare for the test two months before it is different than the week it will take place.
- More than likely you will feel a bit stressed. Don't forget to take care of yourself so you don't crash.
- It is never too late to use flash cards! Make it a habit to practice with them often.
- This isn't a middle school quiz anymore. You need to start studying early.
- You may want to invest in a few books to read, highlight, and take notes in. Your library probably has some good free resources as well.
Make Sure You Are Ready to Become a Lawyer
- What does it mean to think of a lawyer and why would you want to?
- Take law school and the bar exam seriously and checklists are your friend.
- Not every lawyer is the same. Where do you want to work and what do you want to focus in?
- There is a lot to know about the bar exam – and not just the content itself.
Past Questions and Test Specifics
- Multiple choice questions and other sample questions that are good for any testing location.
- Each state has a different test (but you probably knew that.) Check out some sample questions.
- Here is a detailed description on exactly what to expect from each day of the Ohio Bar Exam. There will likely be similarities in other states.
- Sample questions and general overview of the Multistate Bar Examination. Better get some practice!
- You are going to have to do quite a bit of writing. Here's what to expect from the essay portion(s).
- Is the Socrates method for you? You should make sure it is before you devote to it.
- Don't let practice tests scare you and other helpful blog topics on taking the bar exam.
Other Useful Information
- You can avoid anxiety by making sure you meet all the requirements to take the test in the first place!
- See how other people in your shoes are doing! You are not alone in taking the bar exam. What have people in the past done to pass successfully?
Hopefully after going through everything above you are ready and more confident than ever to tackle the Bar Exam. Even if the test is still months or years away for you, try to get into the habit of learning proper study methods, staying healthy, keeping focus, and learning what exactly it is that you want to do with your career. Before you become a lawyer, prepare yourself not just for the test but for the road ahead of you. If reading books and studying online all day isn't for you, then try to find a good professional prep course to get more hands-on learning. You're almost there so go for the gold and ace that test!