For the 2024 California Bar Exam and Uniform Bar Exam (UBE)

Go from blank page to finished essay on the bar exam

Methodically (not randomly) “spot” relevant issues to rack up points with Approsheets essay attack checklists and flowcharts — even if you have no idea where to start writing

Do you know how to approach essays and spot issues (reliably)?

I loved how you framed approaching the essays as finding fact triggers. That was different than how Barbri suggested, and I could see a big improvement in my approach to the essays after thinking of them in that way. I also liked your flowcharts.”

“I was always missing issues . . . I wanted to create a system for finding the issue instead of hopefully spotting them. I bought the Approsheets and the checklists you have are amazing. Thank you”

“I really wasn’t pulling together essays until after I spent a lot of time specifically with your Approsheets. . . . I really saw myself picking up a lot more issues that way and scoring a lot higher. After that, I think that’s when I finally, finally started to feel like there’s a chance I was gonna pull it off.”

What if you had roadmaps to simplify how to approach essays for each subjectsaving time during bar prep and gaining an unfair (but totally legal) advantage over others randomly pulling issues on the exam?

Approsheets

You don’t need to be a creative writer (or even a good writer) to pass the essays. Just make it mechanical, robotic, and systematic:

Bar takers who added Approsheets to their study arsenal were able to put those essays (and the bar exam) behind them — for good:

Ever have “Blank Page Syndrome”?

In front of you, a blank canvas stares back, ready to be filled but only reflecting a harsh stillness.


The cursor blinks at you, urging you for your next order.


Cold sweat squeezes out of pores you didn’t even realize you had on your body. 


“…”


You decide to hit the books and videos again. Maybe you just need to know more… Maybe you’ll get ’em next time…


You’re mostly grasping the material, but then when you take a practice exam it’s like everything you know is out the window. If you can't start (or finish) an essay, you may be struggling with this Blank Page Syndrome.


WTF? Why didn’t it work?


If all you did was memorize some rule as a fact, your body has no clue what it needs to do, because...


  1. Knowing something conceptually is different from knowing how to use it.
  2. You treated everything the same. You tried to juggle everything in your memory without considering whether a rule (or issue) is even important enough to focus on.
  3. You neglected to learn the corresponding issues. Like a joke you wanted to force into a conversation, you couldn’t wait to use the rules and concepts you learned. But you didn’t know when they were relevant or appropriate to bring up, so you tried to put them somewhere… anywhere.


Even if you know all the law, you still need to present all the relevant issues.


Two biggest fears and obsessions of a bar taker: lectures and memorization. But notice that these heavily focus on the RULES, the "black letter law."


That's all fine and dandy. Rules are important. But how are you going to know where to put down what you memorized?

“I need to know all the law first!”

What were those three years of law school for? Never mind.


There’s this strange concern floating around... A concern that you need to know it all, or else you won’t be prepared to write that essay. The thought that all you need to do well in practice and the bar exam itself is to "get your ducks in a row first"…


So you sit there, fold your arms, and wait for videos and words to osmosis into your brain. Maybe your soulmate will fall out of the sky, too. And then when you finally flip open that bar essay after weeks of becoming a know-it-all…


You end up staring a