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GUEST BLOG Lauren Rose, 3L at University of Detroit Mercy

I tried this new strategy when working on my essay question for the workshop.  I found it to be incredibly helpful.

As many of the readers may know, I am big on taking advantage of all opportunities that are made available.

BARBRI Essay Advantage Workshop

This is my motto for law school and for life in general. The most recent opportunity that fell into my lap: BARBRI Essay Advantage. This opportunity was given to 3Ls at my law school. Naturally, I decided to sign up for the workshop.

The Essay Advantage workshop included watching a video lecture and writing an essay to be graded by a professor. The video lecture was given by BARBRI Professor, Steve Levin, Esq. He provided helpful tips and strategies on how to answer essay questions on the bar exam.

For example, I learned that I should read more than just the call of the question before beginning the essay. By reading the first sentence and the call of the question (and maybe the sentence before the call of the question depending on the question), you are provided with an understanding of what the question is actually asking. Once you have figured out what rule of the law the question is testing, you can then read the facts and begin applying the facts of the question to the rule of law.

I tried this new strategy when working on my essay question for the workshop. I found it to be incredibly helpful. I knew the rule of the law that the question was asking before I even began the question. I was then able to apply the facts directly to the law.

Moral of the blog: take advantage of workshops that are offered to you through school. You will likely learn something new that will be useful for law school and the bar exam!