A Quick Guide To Passing The Bar Exam In Just One Take
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 question is something which you and many others have asked themselves, but the answer is something you alone can decide for yourself. The bar exam is a tough hurdle to face, but many just like you have taken it on and achieved success. Here are some quick points to learn in order to succeed in your endeavor.
Review the list closely as it is intended to guide you as you prepare for that challenging moment in taking the bar:
1. Devote your time to studying for the bar. The bar exam is no picnic, as many have found out before you, so do everything you can to be able to devote your efforts, if not solely, but largely, on preparing for this event. Everything you do during this review time should be done towards the goal of getting prepared for it and passing it, preferably with just one take.
If you have a job, you need to take a leave of absence from it and free yourself from the distractions it will surely create. If you cannot apply for a leave of absence, ask to work part-time for the couple or so months you need to review the subject matter. You can also make adjustments to your daily schedule—at work as well as at home—to accommodate this. In order for them to actively help you achieve your plan, talk over with your family and friends, even co-workers, how they can help you take time off for studying without having to worry about anything else meantime.
A couple of months or so of concentrating on reviewing has made a difference in success with taking the said exam. It is considered good advice then to follow in the footsteps of many who have made it through the experience.
2. Map out a study guide and schedule. Make sure to compute enough time for you to be able to finish studying the review material. The schedule will give you ample time to finish the material you need to review, thus avoiding the stress associated with study-cramming. You do not study overnight for the bar. Make a list of what needs to be covered. Assign time for every topic so nothing is missed, plotting this over the days that you intend to devote for studying.
Think through your review plans and map out the best strategy that will allow you the concentration you need.
Some do better in a quiet area, devoid from distraction. There are those who like to listen to some music while studying, so if you are one of those, include this in your plans. Choose the best environment for you to study in that works. Decide on that area where you can best focus on your review.
3. Schedule break periods. Too lengthy study periods can be taxing on the body as well as the mind, and it is necessary to give yourself a break, enough to help you recharge and relax. Recharging your brain as well as your body can be achieved in short breaks in between study periods, and can be quite advantageous in the long run as it prevents the brain from crashing from too much information.
Breaks from study can be a challenge especially for those with parental responsibilities. 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) Physical exercise must be part of your schedule. A lot of people believe that exercise can only make you fatigued and adds to the stress of the daily study regimen. Contrary to that, exercise is actually a great way to keep your brain energized, as the activity will allow blood flow to your brain to increase thus giving it the boost in oxygen that is crucial to keeping it sharp. Exercise also allows the mind to process what it has studied and makes it ready to take on some more.