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Pass the bar : a practical guide to achieving academic and professional goals
Berman, Sara J.
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Chicago : American Bar Association, [2013]
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325 pages; 26 cm
Set your goal and commit to success -- Develop a plan for success : your GPS to bar passage -- Climb the bar-exam mountain; transition from student to professional -- Reduce distractions, increase your focus, and manage your time -- Get and use quality expert help : reliable bar-review courses, academic support faculty, and trusted mentors -- Enlist your troops and lose the naysayers : it takes a village of positive people -- Write and post your schedule; then adapt it to maximize productivity -- Practice tests : the heavy lifting -- The home stretch : eliminate distractions and embrace success -- Celebrate your achievement, and acknowledge, and thank those who helped you (and set your next goal!) -- Why didn't I pass the bar exam? -- I feel like I was kicked in the teeth -- Rethink failure? and use your previous experience as preparation for success.
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This ground-breaking book for the law student is not just about passing a test: it is about changing identity, moving from student to professional, and assuming your role as an ethical leader in a complex legal world. You'll find priceless information on: Reducing Distractions, Increasing Focus, and Managing Time Getting and Using Quality Help Practice MBEs, Essays, and Performance tests The Transition from Student to Professional This must-read resource is your helpful mentor, offering concrete advice on how to face and handle today s challenges and achieve. despite them. In addition, the book includes worksheets, questionnaires, goal setting sessions, and other tools to help you stay organized and focused."

Author Notes

Sara Berman is a visiting professor of bar support at Whittier Law School in Costa Mesa, California. She resides in Torrance, CA.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. ix
Introductionp. xi
Part I First-Time Bar Passagep. 1
Introduction to Part Ip. 3
Chapter 1 Set Your Goal and Commit to Successp. 7
Chapter 2 Develop a Plan for Success: Your GPS to Bar Passagep. 27
Chapter 3 Climb the Bar Exam Mountain; Transition from Student to Professionalp. 57
Chapter 4 Reduce Distractions, Increase Your Focus, and Manage Your Timep. 75
Chapter 5 Get and Use Quality Expert Help: Reliable Bar Review Courses, Academic Support Faculty, and Trusted Mentorsp. 97
Chapter 6 Enlist your Troops and Lose the Naysayers: It Takes a Village of Positive Peoplep. 117
Chapter 7 Write and Post Your Schedule; Then Adapt It to Maximize Productivityp. 139
Chapter 8 Practice Tests: The Heavy Liftingp. 167
Chapter 9 The Home Stretch: Eliminate Distractions and Embrace Successp. 237
Chapter 10 Celebrate Your Achievement, and Acknowledge and Thank Those Who Helped You (Then Set Your Next Goal!)p. 263
Part II Repeating the Bar Exam: The Next Time is the Last Timep. 273
Introduction to Part IIp. 275
Chapter 11 Why Didn't I Pass the Bar Exam?p. 277
Chapter 12 I Feel Like I Was Kicked in the Teethp. 287
Chapter 13 Rethink "Failure" and Use Your Previous Experience as Preparation for Successp. 297
Conclusionp. 301
Endnotesp. 303
Bibliographyp. 309
Indexp. 313
About the Authorp. 325