“S” (who wanted her name private) passed the 2023 February California Bar Exam.
What else is new? No, I’m not tired of seeing my readers pass tough exams yet.
This featured passer:
- Passed an exam with a 32.5% pass rate
- (Makes for a good headline but do pass rates really matter? See point 5 below)
- Not a fan of her big bar prep company
- Studied while working
- Was an MTYLT reader (of course)
(Like this other 2023 Feb passer)
I love her story because it has several parallels to my own experience as a second-time passer. Both of us made the same classic mistakes that first-timers make.
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Hannah passed the 2023 February CA Bar Exam, one of the HARDEST exams with a 32.5% pass rate (even lower than the 2022 Feb exam).
She did it efficiently and effectively:
- on her first try
- with 7-8 weeks of studying
- while attending to two toddlers and a biglaw job!
I’m excited to share Hannah’s story and 4 BIG nuggets of wisdom I distilled from her story.
(Babe, wake up! Another banger of a passer story just dropped.)
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Got yet another success story, by a reader who shared with me a very detailed and specific recap of her journey to pass the 2020 February California Bar Exam (26.8% pass rate) on her second try.
It was too good not to share.
- Big bar course made her “dumber,” wasted her time, DRAINED her energy and time. She was too wiped out to memorize or practice
- Did not even know how to START any essay
- Panic, doubts, insecurities, mind games, pressure
- Practical and effective approach
- Used the right tools for her
- Enjoyed herself because she could see herself getting better
Key takeaways and full story below…
Continue reading “How to Pass the California Bar Exam with a Focused Approach of Discipline and Consistency”
Stephanie was a classic repeater of the California Bar Exam, who followed a big box course on her first try and then switched to better (more efficient and effective) learning strategies on her second, successful try.
It’s a familiar story you see all the time. Too many stories of repeaters regretting using Barbri and other cookie-cutter programs.
Here’s how she did it and the tools she used to do it:
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Before every exam, a handful of people come out of the woodwork and shamelessly ask about subject predictions for the bar exam.
“Does anyone know the essay predictions?”
“What do you think will be tested?”
“I don’t think ____ will appear on the exam.”
“Anyone think ____ will be tested?”
“I know we’re not supposed to listen to predictions, but…”
“What are ____’s predictions?”
“Here are my MEE predictions!”
Whose predictions are you going to listen to?
If you’re like many bar takers, or if you’re a repeater, you say: “Haha of course I’m not going to rely on the predictions. I shall adequately study all the subjects. You should too!”
And then you panic and look at the predictions anyway.
Did you want me to tell you, “Aww poor baby, don’t worry. It’s normal and happens to the best of us 🥺”?
You SHOULD worry if you’re secretly tempted about relying on predictions… because this kind of thinking is entirely predictable and avoidable. Sweating about predictions is not a good place to be and requires intervention.
Also, remember when subjects actually leaked for the California exam in 2019 and people got mad over it? Make up your minds! Do you want to know the subjects ahead of time or not? Jesus
Maybe you’re too young to remember ancient history. I’ve been dealing with you people for too long.
Here’s why you should look toward essay or MEE subject predictions only for entertainment value (and 3 things you can focus on instead):
Continue reading “Predictions for the Bar Exam (What to Focus On for Efficient Study)”