Hello Bar Examinees and Visitors,
First, I want to apologize for not uploading the Contracts materials or updating my Product Review as I stated I would the other day. I have (very unfortunately) gotten the flu, but look for them in the near future – the review as early as tomorrow, since I had already started making updates to it.
Second, I received a question regarding strategies I have suggested in the past or if I have any “original” strategies to suggest. At the moment I cannot think of any original strategies in particular, but I polled a couple of friends and I have a list of the non-traditional study methods that you may have used in law school but are likely presenting themselves for the first time in the context of Bar Prep.
- Analogies (fictional – tv series, movies, books)
- Analogies (based on real life experiences)
- Short songs/nursery rhymes
- Altering song lyrics
^This can actually be quite amusing and border on fun
- Identify your weak areas, take time to understand the rules, write them down in your own words, and read them aloud
- Group Study/Discussion (Note: If you would like to do this, you may do so here – obviously – or in a group on facebook with 1,000+ member; contact me for more information)
- Puns or “Punning” (For example pairing a rule with its term or issue that gives rise to it; ex: Gross Negligence)
- What has worked for you thus far. Let’s face it, part of the reason people are asking or wondering about alternate methods is likely due to the volume of material that must be memorized, the fact that the exam is painfully long, perhaps not passing your first time, etc. However, you have come this far and gone through how many years in the world of academia that – in my opinion – you should let practice exams, essays, and questions reveal if you need additional help or alternative methods to remember something. as they say, if it’s not broke, don’t fix it.