By Anna Abrigo, Esq., BARBRI Director of Legal Education
BARBRI bar review courses are scheduled to begin at most locations in May 2013. Be sure to pay attention to course introductions, emails and announcements so that you have all the information you need to make the most out of your bar exam preparation this summer. Also, log in to the Enrolled Student Center on BARBRI.com so to get familiar with its contents that include Quick Links and StudySmart® software.
The best approach to your bar exam summer is to treat your preparation as if it is your full-time job. Find a routine that works for you. To help you plan and manage your time, the BARBRI bar review course includes an interactive Paced Program, an online daily study and assignment schedule that outlines and explains exactly what you need to do and when.
The BARBRI course generally meets five days a week for about three-to-four hours, covering substantive law topics tested on the bar. There are usually no lectures on weekends. This schedule allows for more time to review the black letter law and complete reading and writing assignments.
Your routine should also include personal downtime. Studying for the bar is undoubtedly and extremely time consuming. But it certainly should not be a 24/7 endeavor literally. You should schedule breaks throughout the day – after a full day of studying and on the weekends. If you like working out or seeing friends, make room for those activities. Spend time with family. Do things you enjoy. This will fuel your efforts, allowing you to remain focused while studying for the bar.
TAKE OUR SIMULATED MBE
In July (weeks before the bar exam), you will take the BARBRI Simulated MBE, a practice multistate exam administered under actual timed conditions. Only the BARBRI Simulated MBE provides you with diagnostic feedback that compares your performance to more than 35,000 BARBRI students nationwide. This personal feedback, along with our expert lectures analyzing the exam in detail, will give you every advantage to land on the passing percentile of the bar exam’s graded curve. Only BARBRI can show you how you rank against the overwhelming majority of law school graduates who will be taking the upcoming bar exam. With BARBRI, you will know where you stand weeks before the exam so you can keep improving.
TRUST THAT YOU ARE BARBRI READY
Ask anyone who has passed the bar exam and you will find that confidence is one key to success. It is natural that feelings of doubt may creep in periodically but know that from day one of the BARBRI bar review course, each one of your assignments has been designed make you as prepared as possible for whatever the examiners throw your way. For example, our exclusive BARBRI AMP technology guides you to achieve mastery of the multistate topics. Practice questions of all types (MBE, Essay, MPT and local multiple choice), depending on your state, will make you comfortable with timing and substantive issues. Our knowledgeable and experienced attorneys and staff are available to answer any questions that might arise to make sure that you are indeed BARBRI ready for the bar exam this July.