Last Minute Bar Exam Prep
Well, this is it. You are about to take the bar exam, the one thing standing between you and your dream of practicing law.
You did everything you could during law school, hired a tutor to help you prepare and stuck to a rigid study schedule over the past month. Now, you’ve got one night left before you sit down to take the bar exam and the last thing you want to do is screw it up.
Because this is such an important moment in your life, you might be tempted to stay up all night cramming. Or maybe you’re thinking about going out for some cocktails. Don’t do either. Instead, follow this five-step last-minute bar exam prep plan:
The night before the bar exam is not a time for cramming, drinking or stressing out. It is, however, a time for you to ease your mind. So relax. Take a slow drive down to the test center, just to make sure you know how to get there. After that, drive home, eat a healthy dinner, and go to bed early. Don’t fret and study, both of which can actually do more harm than good at this point.
- Wake up early, but not too early.
Try to get eight hours of sleep the night before the exam. Wake up early enough so that you don’t have to rush to make it to the testing center. Eat a healthy breakfast that provides both protein and fruits. If you usually drink coffee, go ahead and have your normal amount, but don’t overdo it. Too much caffeine can make you jittery.
- Have a plan for the exam.
Don’t go into the test without a strategy. Plan to read every question and break down the elements. Plan to answer every question–even if you are not sure about the answer. You’ve got to at least try.
- Manage your time wisely.
The bar exam is a timed test, meaning you will run out of time on some questions. Spend the majority of your time on the questions for which you have confident answers. Then move on to the other questions. Remember to write something down. Something is better than nothing.
After the test, go out and do something fun. Don’t worry about it–because there is nothing you can do about it anyway.
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