The Turn: Bar Exam Studying After the 4th of July

Post 4th of July Bar Exam Studying, Focus and Selfishness.

We are not going to lie to you, the next three weeks will be some of the most stressful in your life.  Now is the time to focus completely on studying and prepare yourself for the Bar Exam.


For the past few decades, the 4th of July signaled the beginning of the end of studying for the Bar Exam.

Most bar preparation companies’ schedule by this time will have you completed or near completed all the required lectures for each individual subject tested on the Bar Exam.  You would have reviewed the traditional law school courses such as Contracts and Evidence and begun to learn subjects that you may have never dreamed existed such as Conflict of Laws.  Do not worry if you did not complete every Barbri AMP question or  getting 100% on the Themis myProgess tracker.  Just make sure you have completed the lectures as they are the most important part of the program.  So where do you go from here?

First, you should be doing at a minimum 50 to 100 practice MBE questions per day.  We understand that this will take 2 to 3 hours per day to complete.  To be honest, it will be more as you go over all of the practice questions you got wrong.  You must learn why you got the question wrong, what was the correct law, and how to apply it.   We cannot understate the importance of constantly drilling MBE practice questions.   Most law students have not taken a multiple choice test in years and this is the hardest multiple choice test you will ever take.  You need to learn how to read the call of the question properly and how to understand the various fact pattern structures of an MBE question.  You should be focusing on subjects you are doing poorly in.  If you are hitting 70% or more on a subject, we suggest you more to another one.  Remember, you are not looking for an A, just a passing score.

Second, you should try to review one MEE subject per day.  Again, over the next two weeks, just one MEE subject per day.  The MBE subjects are the most important you need to spend the majority of your time on them.  However, try to complete a few essays a day.  To maximize your study time, use our Short Answer Method posted here:  Short Answer Method   

Also, to save time, we have offered our free MEE outlines in our forum for your studying needs.  When you complete an essay, again self-grade yourself and review anything that was incorrect to make sure you will not make that mistake in the future.  We also offer free grading and tips of your essays.  Just post them to the forum, private message us, or email them directly.

Lastly, you need to be selfish.  For the next three weeks, this is all about you.  Unfortunately, you have to tell family members, spouses, children, they will just not see you.  Trust us, we had to do this as well.  You need to focus on studying and cannot afford any distractions.  To be honest, your family will understand.

As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask in the forum and we will do our best to help.  Good Luck!