I went on a Zoom call to discuss how to study for the bar exam. If you’re just starting out, you may be lost on what the right way to do this all is.
So I distilled three key strategies from what I did differently to pass the California Bar Exam on my second attempt. These are applicable to all jurisdictions and whether you’re taking a bar exam for the first time or you’re a repeater.
I asked expert guest and bar exam tutor Sean Silverman for his MBE tips and tricks. In this Q&A, you’ll learn how to massively improve and win at this critical half of your exam!
Sean tutors the MBE to students in all states and teaches essay writing to students preparing for the Florida Bar Exam and the Uniform Bar Exam. He’s the author of the books MBE Essentials, UBE Essentials, and Florida Bar Exam Essentials. Find his contact information after the Q&A.
Things you’ll discover:
What’s different about people who pass the MBE?
Why do people get MBE questions wrong, and how can you improve on this? (Hint: It’s a skill)
Real MBE questions vs. realistic questions?
You actually have “lifelines” that can give you an edge in this exam
Answers to more questions no one’s asked him before
Tens of thousands across the country face them time and time again. Hope and despair, rinse and repeat.
You endured the onslaught of “aww… you got this” and “I’m sure you passed!” for weeks and months.
Anxiety, excitement, uncertainty squirting into your heart every time you thought of the moment of truth. Waiting is the hardest part. Uncertainty is being locked in a padded room alone with delusions of hopes and worries.
Then… the ruthless truth. This is the result of all your work, condensed into one screen. It has declared that your efforts were not enough.
Maybe for the first time, a humbling moment. Maybe not your first time, even more painful.
How do you face your family and friends? How do you face yourself?
You “trusted the system.” What needs to be changed?