Bar review is not law school. The way you studied for your law school exams is probably not the
most effective way for you to study for the bar exam. Below you will find some study suggestions to
guide you throughout the bar exam study process.
If you are having trouble organizing the large quantity of information you are required to know for the bar exam, refer to Volume 1 of your state reference materials. Read the six assignments for your bar exam cycle - you will note that the subjects you should be studying during each week are listed for you. Formulate a calendar \u2013 assigning each subject to a particular day (for instance, Agency on Monday, Corporations on Tuesday, and so on). On the days you do not have a specific subject slated for study, re-review any subjects from earlier in your studies.
After you complete your sixth assignment, you will have approximately 10-14 days before the bar
exam. Use these days as your review days \u2013 we suggest reviewing your tested subjects in the order
in which they were assigned for your assignments (and on your calendar). For example, day one
(and possibly two) of this review period would be spent reviewing the subjects you studied in week
one. By this point, you should also be ready to complete the NCBE-released Multistate Bar
Examination included with your MBE review program.
Adhere to your calendar as much as possible. If you know of any reason you will need a \u2018day off\u2019 from your studies, please schedule it in now, rather than try to make up the time later. If something should arise later, be sure to compensate for the day of study you missed later that week.
Keep in mind that the MicroMash reference outlines should be used as such. Do not read these
outlines for the sake of memorizing them word for word. Below you will find some suggestions for
both the state and MBE outlines.
You should begin your study of each subject by reading the subject outline contained in your
MicroMash reference materials. However, \u201creading\u201d does not mean to read for the purposes of
memorizing the outline. You should read to gain a basic understanding for the subject, then
condense the longer outline into your own shorter outline, or even bullet-point list. Use the table of
contents headings to help you organize your shorter outline.
You should use your own outline for day-to-day study purposes, referring to the MicroMash review
volumes when you need further clarification of a particular topic within a subject. Some students
have found it effective to make flashcards based on their shorter outlines for quick review purposes.
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