There it is…like the giant countdown to Armageddon. The Bar Exam Clock just keeps ticking… and for some bar takers that’s a real problem.
It’s easy to become fixated on the time that’s left and it’s natural to perceive it as being much – much – less time than it really is. I made this video to help explain the phenomenon:
But — No matter how much time is left…
No matter how much studying you need to do…
There is enough time to be prepared.
First, use a study guide. If you’re in our course, you already have one. Follow it! If you’re not in our course and need a guide, click on the button below to get your Free copy of “How to Study for the Bar Exam.” It contains a sample guide you can use.
Second, create a routine and eliminate distractions during your dedicated study time. One of the best ways to do this is with a digital timer (great excuse for an Apple Watch, right?). Set your timer for 60 minutes and turn off all your other devices (phones, email, Facebook, etc). When the timer goes off, stop studying for 5-10 minutes and deal with the other matters and then return to your studies, set the timer for another 60 minutes and repeat throughout your study day. It really works. Last, hold your priorities in “tension” rather than in “order.” The reality is that you can’t do everything and you can’t do it all at once. Set your study priorities for the day, the week and the month. If you’d like to know more about how to do that, we’ve got a Free Online Course this Thursday: “How to Make the NEXT Bar Exam the LAST Bar Exam.” It’s an hour well spent (priorities, yes?) and to claim your seat, just click here. We’ll show you how to avoid the tyranny of the Bar Exam Clock! Claim My FREE Webinar Seat