There’s more than one way to skin a cat. Like I keep saying, bar prep is personal.
Richard passed the 2023 February California Bar Exam on his first try. Anyone can learn from this case study since he also passed the UBE.
Corina’s story about passing the bar exam was about MAXIMIZING her coverage. I couldn’t even sleep trying to scrape all the meat off the bone of her story.
Today, I’ll show you a MINIMALIST approach to getting it done.
You’ll also get the benefit of hindsight from someone who used a traditional bar course for his first exam (UBE) and also on his second exam (CA) and passed both times.
How you use any resource for your benefit is key.
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Tanvi passed the 2023 February California Bar Exam, which had a 32.5% pass rate.
Pass rates don’t mean anything to MTYLT readers (you) because pass rates have no bearing on their own chance of success.
Like many of the other passers you hear about here, this featured passer did it her own way after she realized things were not working for her.
There are many ways you can pass the exam! You are the dean of your own studies. Bar prep is personal.
Continue reading “LLM passes California Bar Exam on her FIRST try by “cramming” strategically”
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…
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“How do I do MBE questions faster?”
“The way to approach these questions is not staying with me.”
“If I study a subject really well and circle back around to it after studying the others, I’ve forgotten half of the first subject.”
Have you ever felt that?
There is a SIMPLE and UNDERRATED way to fix this: REDOING practice questions.
I say that DOING is the best form of thinking. If you’re doing that, great. Now the next step is to REDO.
“But wait,” you say, “I have seen and remembered those questions and answers before. Should I be worried because I am not practicing new questions?”
Continue reading “The Value of Redoing Practice Questions (You’ll See Them Again on the Bar Exam)”
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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