Good Essays Are the Easiest to Grade: How to Get the Big Points on Your Bar Exam Essays

Oh, it’s you again.

Last week, we discussed 5 counterintuitive truths about the MBE over email (not published on the blog—sign up for my emails to get the link).

At the end, I gave you a pop quiz with some essay excerpts and had you guess which one did better. I got back varying answers:

 

Before I reveal the winner, can I just say how this shows how subjective essay grading is?

Graders are people. They have biases like we do. They get tired. They’re not consistent. (Yeah, they’re actually not reptilian robots 😲)

The winner is…

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Admire the Buttcrack (and 9 Other Last Minute Tips for Bar Exam Week)

It’s finally here. Implementing, practicing, and doing. I hope, by doing those things, you’ve made solid progress!

You probably don’t feel ready anyway. The good news is that the more prepared you actually are, the less you feel prepared. The bad news is that the other way isn’t necessarily true.

Not all hope is lost, ye weary traveler. For now, go in with a “might as well, even if I’m screwed” or a “you never know until you try” attitude. You’ll be able to say, “I’m glad I tried.”

You'll never know unless you try

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