READING AND WRITING FOR THE BAR EXAMINATION
C.Be mentally and physically active during the hours you should be takingthe examination and study on these hours.D.Do not study with a full stomach. Eat only when the need arises.
Do breathing exercises if you are feeling sleepy when studying. Ten deepinhales and exhales every time will help. Others suggest psychotropicsubstances help such as those in cigarettes, coffee or chocolates.
Get a hold of those materials which are substantially complete but notlengthy. One or two reviewers each subject with memory aids will do. Amaterial is useful for review if it can answer most questions or problemsposed.G.Do not study depending only on the subjects’ weight. A subject that isoverlooked or disregarded might fail you.
Answers to Bar Q’s
by the UP Law Center. Be careful to note theapplicable laws and jurisprudence each examination year, how a problemis phrased or worded and answered.
Read recent SC decisions 2 (or 5) years prior. Note especially thelandmark, novel etc., cases and highlight the gist.
Note and mark the frequently asked bar questions (objective and problemtype), and codal provisions. When time constrained, study only these.
Some recommend that you have to memorize what you do notunderstand, others, understand what you cannot memorize. You canchoose which one that suits you.
It is not uncommon that there are questions in the examination that arespecially designed to rattle you. Expect also far-fetched, unrelated, unfair or erroneous (creatively prepared) questions.
A legible handwriting (observing proper margins), a correct grammar andlogic, and reasonable opinion on the question might save you if you arenot sure with your answer.N.Have a time to unwind.O.Call to your Divine Providence whenever possible.IV.EXAMINATION PROPER
Sleep and wake up early.
Eat light breakfast specially the one you are used to.C.Check whether you have with you all the necessary things to bring.D.Dress comfortably, reserve a jacket and wear waterproof shoes.E.Do writing warm-ups.
Reading at this moment will generally not help you anymore, but otherssuggest otherwise;
Do not argue with your fellow examinees or with whomever about whatyou or they know, or at least not this moment.
Observe proper sitting posture to avoid back pains.
If you are feeling nervous or tired, do breathing exercises.
If not answering, rest your arms and hands.
In each Sunday of the examination, you have
hours in the morning (240minutes =
minutes each item in a 20 question examination) and
hours in the afternoon (180 minutes =
minutes each item in a 20question examination). Reserve
minutes (included in the 9 or 12minutes per item) to mentally arrange the answer in your mind, and thenwrite with normal speed to avoid erasures.L.After you are done, leave the examination premises quickly and keep toyourself what happened inside the room.
READING FOR THE BAR EXAM (
Read this before you ignite for review
) A.Memorization- To help you memorize, picture the words into images and relate it toeach other by “linking”. Having it in mind will help you remember the
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