Before every exam, a handful of people come out of the woodwork and shamelessly ask about subject predictions for the bar exam.
“What do you think will be tested?” “I don’t think ____ will be tested.” “Anyone think ____ will be tested?” “Does anyone know the predictions?” “What are ____’s predictions?” “Here are MY predictions!”
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 look at the predictions anyway.
Btw, I’m calling out California mostly because it’s almost entirely California bar takers who do this shit and because Californians think the world revolves around them.
Did you expect 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 predictions… because this kind of thinking is entirely predictable and avoidable. Sweating about predictions is not a good place to be in and requires intervention.
Also, remember when subjects actually leaked for the 2019 July California Bar Exam and people got mad over it?
Make up your minds! Do you want to know the subjects ahead of time or not? Jesus
Here’s why you should only look toward subject predictions for entertainment value (and what to focus on instead):
It became possible to take the bar exam remotely—from anywhere on the planet—thanks to the miracle of high-speed Internet. It’s the bandwidth revolution! The Great Reset!
But with new ideas come poo-poo-ers.
People were complaining about how it won’t work, they’re going to spy on us through the camera, there aren’t any bathroom breaks in the middle of a session, there will be tech issues, there are hackers, people will cheat, it’s too complicated, etc.