AdaptiBar is an online study supplement for the MBE (Multistate Bar Examination, AKA the multiple guess choice section of the bar exam).
The MBE has gotten a ton of criticism. For one, the president of the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) thinks newer MBE takers are “less able.” And with the virus that shall not be named, each question is that much more critical because there are only 100 questions yet the MBE is weighted the same.
To top it all off, more and more students are reporting how hard these questions are getting. What are you to do when your future depends on a series of letters?
Let’s see why it’s more important than ever to prepare for the MBE and how AdaptiBar will help you do just that (and how you can get 10% off your entire cart).
(Hint: Progress is a process of adaptation by practicing just beyond your limits. It’s the reason why we become better at any skill.)
Ahh shit… You utter the first word of the day as a dying declaration.
Because it’s time. Is it really that real? Let’s do this!
Implementing, practicing, and doing. I hope, by doing those things consistently, you’ve made solid progress!
Maybe you don’t feel ready. The good news is that the more prepared you actually are, the less you feel prepared. The bad news is that the other way isn’t necessarily true. You don’t know what you don’t know.
Not all hope is lost, ye weary traveler. It’s time to put your training to the test.
For now, go in with a “might as well, even if I don’t feel ready” or a “you never know until you try” attitude.
You’ll be able to say, “I’m glad I tried.”
You’ve worked hard these past weeks and months. You’ve come all this way. Let’s finish it without any hiccups at the very end.
We don’t want a “failure of the last mile” to undo all we’ve done up until now.
You might be panicking or experiencing setbacks as you prepare for the bar exam. Whatever calmness you may have had 1-2 months ago is now fair game for anxiety to go after.
But the last two weeks are when things often click.
The final couple weeks are typically best spent consolidating your knowledge and intuition by using what you know — attempting to solve past exam questions and self-critiquing against model answers.
This impending pressure is an opportunity to do what you need to do: ditching the easy work of passively consuming, and doing the not-so-easy work of putting fingers to paper/screen, agonizing over identifying the issues, bearing the stress of grading your MBE question set, and enduring the embarrassment and promising to yourself not to make the same mistake again.
Keep pushing and you’ll break through that plateau.
This is pretty boring stuff! It’s normal if you just can’t or don’t want to study right now. But this feeling will pass if you break eye contact with bar prep for a while. Your energy is at least as important as time, as we’ll talk about in the next email.
If you have the energy but still aren’t feeling motivated, that’s a separate issue.Being able to self-motivate is key. Otherwise, you might wait for a long time for things that make you say “I needed this today!” and do nothing about it.
Here are some strategies to fix the “unmotivated” issue: