Answering Only the Call of the Question

Often in essay answers, students try to impress the bar examiners with all of their knowledge, even if it doesn’t apply to the specific call of the question.

The bar examiners don’t want a bunch of archane and esoteric information that you know about a particular subject. Don’t tell the bar examiners that the question is particularly interesting or that you know a lot of the subject at hand. Don’t make jokes in your essay answer.

Time is of the essence. The bar examiners craft the questions for the time allocated. They do not expect to see anything unrelated to the specifics of the question.

I have seen essay answers that look panic-stricken with a lot of useless information at the end of the answer, as if the student is putting everything in the answer but the kitchen sink. These brain dumps do nothing for you and will get you no extra points.

As boring as it sounds, answer the specific call of the question only.

The MBE & UBE Testing Institute knows that taking the bar exam as a repeat taker can be an isolating experience. The MBE & UBE Testing Institute helps the student keep motivated and confident through interaction with an MBE & UBE Testing Institute’s bar tutor.

When you need help passing the MBE, contact the MBE & UBE Testing Institute at pass@mbetestinginstitute.com for more information, like us on facebook at UBE& MBE Testing Institute, follow us on twitter @MBETesting, see us on youtube.

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5 Weeks Until the Bar Exam

There are 5 weeks until the July 2017 bar exam.

Every day you must chip away at the large amount of material, taking manageable bites until you have mastered that bite and go onto the next one. As someone has once said, how do you eat an elephant – with one bite at a time. In other words, take smaller sections of the vast material, learn it and then take another section of the bar exam and learn that section, until, before you know it, you have learned the law, practiced your questions and are ready to sit for the bar exam.

Always stay in the moment of that day, because if you look too far ahead, you will waste precious time worrying about the large amount of material you must learn or how fast the time is ticking before the bar exam.

Taking the bar exam is not a sprint. You cannot do everything in one day. Do not drive yourself to exhaustion thinking that you must skip meals, skip the gym, skip sleeping in order to prepare yourself for the bar exam. You cannot run down your body or your mind. Take regular breaks so that you can come back refreshed and ready to learn.

Remember, it was the tortoise that won the race, and not the hare. And to quote the tortoise, “slowly does it every time”.

Make this your best 5 weeks ever and know that you have put everything on the table to become a lawyer.

The MBE & UBE Testing Institute knows that taking the bar exam as a repeat taker can be an isolating experience. The MBE & UBE Testing Institute helps the student keep motivated and confident through interaction with an MBE & UBE Testing Institute’s bar tutor.

When you need help passing the MBE, contact the MBE & UBE Testing Institute at pass@mbetestinginstitute.com for more information, like us on facebook at UBE& MBE Testing Institute, follow us on twitter @MBETesting, see us on youtube.

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Sound Like a Lawyer When You Write

The purpose of the bar exam is for the bar examiners to determine if you are ready to be a lawyer. That’s why using lawyer-like words will help you when you write.

We don’t mean for you to use legalisms or a lot of “wherefor art thou” type of language. Instead use the verbs that lawyers use. For example, don’t tell the bar examiners that the court will find the criminal defendant innocent. A defendant is always found not guilty. When a plaintiff prevails, don’t say that the plaintiff won the case. Instead of telling the bar examiners that the court will reject the petition, tell the bar examiners that the court will dismiss the petition. Instead of a party losing a venue issue, for example, say that the party waived his right to it.

Also use “term of art” lawyer words. For example, a pet peeve is when a law students doesn’t use the word pretermitted child when discussing a child who was omitted from a will . Use words like elective share when discussing what the spouse is entitled to in the will.

Your essay will be much better when you use language that lawyers use.

Remember, write like a lawyer for your bar exam essays and MPTs. Only then will the bar examiners know you are ready to practice law.

The MBE & UBE Testing Institute knows that taking the bar exam as a repeat taker can be an isolating experience. The MBE & UBE Testing Institute helps the student keep motivated and confident through interaction with an MBE & UBE Testing Institute’s bar tutor.

When you need help passing the MBE, contact the MBE & UBE Testing Institute at pass@mbetestinginstitute.com for more information, like us on facebook at UBE& MBE Testing Institute, follow us on twitter @MBETesting, see us on youtube.

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The MBE & UBE Testing Institute’s Extended Study Program for February 2018 -Enroll Now

The MBE & UBE Testing Institute offers an extended study program for foreign educated lawyers or repeat takers who need extra time to study for the bar exam.   This program allows the student to study with an MBE & UBE Testing Institute’s tutor for a longer period of time in a relaxed environment to ensure that the student is ready for the bar exam.  Enroll now to start your study plan today.

The MBE & UBE Testing Institute knows that taking the bar exam as a repeat taker can be an isolating experience. The MBE & UBE Testing Institute helps the student keep motivated and confident through interaction with an MBE & UBE Testing Institute’s bar tutor.

When you need help passing the MBE, contact the MBE & UBE Testing Institute at pass@mbetestinginstitute.com for more information, like us on facebook at UBE& MBE Testing Institute, follow us on twitter @MBETesting, see us on youtube.

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Learn Your Bar Exam

Bar Exams are creatures of habits. If you study your bar exam you should have a pretty good idea of what you will see when you sit for your bar exam in July 2017.

Look at past exams in your state. What is the format? Is it a long fact pattern or a short fact pattern? Look at the call of the question. What type is the call of question? Is it a generic type, i.e talk about the issues that give you no clue as to the essay itself or is it a two or three specific questions that you can answer, pointing the way to the issues that the bar examiners want you to focus on?

Now, look at the subjects tested on your past exams. Is there a pattern of frequently tested subjects? Are there 7 or 8 topics that the bar examiners like more than others? This will enable you to practice those frequently tested subjects.

By learning your bar exam, you will be better prepared to face the unknown and you will not be surprised when you open your exam booklet on the day of the bar exam.

The MBE & UBE Testing Institute knows that taking the bar exam as a repeat taker can be an isolating experience. The MBE & UBE Testing Institute helps the student keep motivated and confident through interaction with an MBE & UBE Testing Institute’s bar tutor.

When you need help passing the MBE, contact the MBE & UBE Testing Institute at pass@mbetestinginstitute.com for more information, like us on facebook at UBE& MBE Testing Institute, follow us on twitter @MBETesting, see us on youtube.

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The Rocket Docket Tutorial Program

The MBE & UBE Testing Institute is offering a rocket docket tutorial program; a fast tutorial program for the remaining weeks before the bar exam.

The MBE & UBE Testing Institute provides one-on-one substantive lectures on all subjects with practice questions and critiques, and methods and procedures to improve your essay and MBE scores.

The MBE & UBE Testing Institute knows that taking the bar exam as a repeat taker can be an isolating experience. The MBE & UBE Testing Institute helps the student keep motivated and confident through interaction with an MBE & UBE Testing Institute’s bar tutor.

When you need help passing the MBE, contact the MBE & UBE Testing Institute at pass@mbetestinginstitute.com for more information, like us on facebook at UBE& MBE Testing Institute, follow us on twitter @MBETesting, see us on youtube.

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6 weeks until the Bar Exam: Where Should You Be Today?

There are 6 weeks until the bar exam.  Where should you be today?

Follow Your Schedule

By this time you should have set a realistic work schedule that allows for lecture time, review time, practice time and relaxation time.

Maintain your concentration level by varying your study activities, i.e. if you are reading an outline and losing focus, start practicing questions.

Know Your Law

You should be trying to commit to memory the black letter law.  Knowing the law means that you internalize the material in such a way that you truly “own” it and can spit it out on demand.  This does not mean that you recognize the material or it seems familiar to you.  The bar exam requires you to know the rules with precision and specificity and to have a solid understanding of the rules.

Continue to do practice questions, essays and performance tests.

Know Your State Bar Exam

You should know your bar exam like the back of your hand.  Everyone must prepare for the MBE, but you should know the ins and outs of your state exam.  Tailor your studies to your state exam.

The MBE & UBE Testing Institute knows that taking the bar exam as a repeat taker can be an isolating experience. The MBE & UBE Testing Institute helps the student keep motivated and confident through interaction with an MBE & UBE Testing Institute’s bar tutor.

When you need help passing the MBE, contact the MBE & UBE Testing Institute at pass@mbetestinginstitute.com for more information, like us on facebook at UBE& MBE Testing Institute, follow us on twitter @MBETesting, see us on youtube.

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