When writing essays on the bar exam, it’s important to use good presentation to make it as easy as possible for the graders to consume.
It’s a test of empathy.
In fact, you should treat the graders as your “clients.”
I received an email from Max, a reader who took this perspective at least a step further. I particularly love that Max phrased it as preparing someone else for a presentation, because in the “real world,” your job is indeed to make your boss (a “client”) look good to their boss (whether their own superior or client).
Max mentions that he started doing better on the essays when thinking about essays in this “preparing” manner, rather than a more self-centric approach where you’re showing off your knowledge. He categorizes three different levels of preparing your client.
I felt that his insights were wasted to be archived in my inbox, so here it is (edited only to generalize for non-California readers).
I hope this gives you a helpful perspective on how to treat essay writing:Continue reading “Write Essays as If You’re Preparing Your Essay Grader “Client””