Essay Exam Writing for the California Bar

Author: Mary Basick
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454833055
Release Date: 2013-01-08
Genre: Study Aids

Based on the authors' proven-effective methodology, Essay Exam Writing for the California Bar Exam contains everything you need to pass the essay portion of the California bar exam. Your roadmap to success, it combines instruction and practice in essay writing, fact analysis, and issue spotting, with a remarkably efficient review of substantive law. Along the way, you'll learn how to manage your time, develop a strategy for improving your testing performance, and ensure the consistent quality of your answers. Essay Exam Writing for the California Bar Exam From beginning to end, it's all here! The elements of a passing essay: Format, Issues, Rules, Analysis, Conclusion How to spot the issues and cite the rule correctly How to use the facts to craft effective analysis Making it easy for the exam grader to locate your analysis of the issues Practice Essays and Answer Gridsbased on analysis of previous California bar exams Sample essay answers that provide a model of a passing answer Self-assessment and strategyhow much time to spend on each issue in light of time constraints Troubleshooting tips to improve exam performance An efficiently condensed, user-friendly review of substantive law Focusing on the relationships among the rules Prioritizing most-frequently-tested topics Issues Tested Matrix--a detailed graph that analyzes the questions asked in each subject over the past 25 years, broken down by sub-topic frequency Issues Checklist--a one-page list of the issues tested in each subject, organized to aid issue spotting Memorization Attack Sheet--a bulleted list of the rules that apply to the Issues Checklist--a tool for memorization that also reinforces issue-spotting skills Annotated Rule Outline--a more complete version of the rules, in grammatically correct language--annotated with fact triggers , where helpful, to assist with issue spotting

How to Write Bar Exam Essays

Author: Matt Racine
Publisher:
ISBN: 0692336842
Release Date: 2014-11-22
Genre:

A must read for any bar exam student!***** Everyone seems to have one part of the bar exam that they dislike more than the others. For some, it is the MBE; for others, the performance test. But, based on surveys of my Bar Exam Mind blog readers, the majority of bar exam students have the most trouble writing bar exam essays. How to Write Bar Exam Essays gives you a systematic and uncomplicated approach to writing quality bar exam essays. In addition to being systematic, this book is also a quick read. Most bar exam essay books are huge tomes that take days of struggle to get through. This is unfortunate because the most important thing you can do to ensure you will pass the essay portion of the bar exam is to practice writing essays.This book shows you how to practice the right way.How to Write Bar Exam Essays begins with a chapter discussing the right mindset for bar exam preparation. It is important to have the right mindset so you can handle the inevitable highs and lows you will encounter while studying for the bar exam. The next section of the book gets to the heart of the matter, discussing the four pillars of bar exam essay writing: (1) technical requirements;(2) issue spotting;(3) outlining and formatting; and(4) analysis. Each pillar has its own chapter, complete with examples. How to Write Bar Exam Essays includes a detailed discussion of practice strategy and scheduling to ensure that your practice time is well spent. You can follow this method to the letter or use it as a basis for creating a practice method that works best for you. ***** How to Write Bar Exam Essays is Book 2 in the Pass the Bar Exam Series. Be sure to check out all the Pass the Bar Exam books: Book 1 - Bar Exam Basics: A Roadmap to Bar Exam SuccessBook 3 - Bar Exam Mind: A Strategy Guide to an Anxiety-Free Bar ExamBook 4 - The Bar Exam Mind Bar Exam Journal

The Zen of Passing the Bar Exam

Author: Chad Noreuil
Publisher:
ISBN: 1594609349
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Education

Zen is a way of life—and so is studying for the bar exam. The Zen of Passing the Bar Exam offers a comprehensive approach to studying for (and passing) the bar exam, drawing a parallel between how one should approach the bar exam, and how Zen principles teach one to approach life. Each section of the book offers a Zen quote to introduce concepts that can be applied to studying for the bar exam in order to maximize your chances of passing. Zen teaches that in order to reach enlightenment, one must strive to be balanced, know your true self, know your universe, and stay focused on your path. Similarly, in order to reach the “enlightenment” of passing the bar exam, one must have the attributes of balance (between studying and other aspects of life, as well as balancing your study time between subjects, and between essays, MBE questions, etc.), knowing your true self (what type of essay writer you are, what type of learner you are, what type of exam taker you are, etc.), knowing your universe (knowing the law, how the questions are constructed, what to look for, etc.), and staying focused on your path (when to study, what to do when you are stressed/panicked, what to do when you don't know a subject very well, etc.). In addition to offering a comprehensive approach to studying for the bar exam, the book also offers specific, practical advice for doing well on both the essay and MBE portions of the bar exam. The book outlines specific organizational/formatting tips for how to write effective (and efficient) essays under bar exam time constraints. The book is ideal for adoption for any law school bar preparation course (or Academic Support Program), providing many exercises, examples, and model answers applicable to any state's bar exam.

Strategies and Tactics for the MBE

Author: Steven L. Emanuel
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454879619
Release Date: 2016-05-22
Genre: Study Aids

Strategies & Tactics for the MBE, 6E is full of up-to-date advice on how to analyze Multistate Bar Exam (MBE) questions, including details on how to handle each MBE subject, specific, step-by-step strategies for analyzing different question types, tips about how subtle differences in wording can completely change the meaning of an answer, and strategies for "rewording" questions in your mind to make them easier to analyze. Updated by Steven Emanuel, Strategies & Tactics for the MBE, 6E contains a full-length, 200-question practice MBE exam, as well as more than 325 additional questions broken down by subject a total of over 500 NCBE-released questions. The new edition also includes 70 author-generated Civil Procedure questions. Each subject begins with detailed advice on how to handle MBE questions on that subject and how to focus your studies on the most common and trickiest MBE topics. Every question has a fully explained answer that analyzes, in detail, every answer option. Features: Updated to include a comprehensive section on Civil Procedure, which was recently added to the MBE exam. This new section features approximately 70 author-generated questions. For the traditional MBE topics (Constitutional Law, Contracts, Criminal Law and Procedure, Evidence, Real Property and Future Interests, and Torts), every one of the more than 500 questions in this book represents an actual question asked on a past MBE. These questions have been reviewed for accuracy and updated.

Scoring High on Bar Exam Essays

Author: Mary Campbell Gallagher
Publisher: Legal Books Distributing
ISBN: 0970608810
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Law

Essay-writing can account for 50 percent or more of the bar exam score, yet bar review courses often don't teach how to write lawyer-like essays. Gallagher provides step-by-step instructions on essay-writing systems and confidence-building practices. A review of the best and worst ways to respond to essay questions is included. (Study Guide)

The Finz Multistate Method

Author: Steven R. Finz
Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online
ISBN: 9780735544970
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Law

The finz Multistate Method is the indispensable tool for both law school exams and the Multistate Bar Exam. the book includes:1,167 multiple choice questions and answers: Each question contains a sophisticated and intricate fact pattern that tests your ability to pull out the essential facts and tie them to the rules and theories you've learned in class. Each answer not only explains the reasoning behind the correct choice, but also why the other choices are incorrectCovers first-year subjects: the book contains over 140 questions each on Constitutional Law, Contracts, Criminal Law, Property, and Torts, as well as questions on the upper-year subject of EvidenceSupplemental questions for your bar review: Every question is written in the Multistate Bar Exam style and format for school exams on MBE preparation. If you're taking a bar review course, you still need the finz Multistate Method; our questions are written in the MBE style and format, but are not actual released exam questions, so we guarantee you've never seen these questions before in your MBE review materialsSpecial section on how to handle MBE-style questions: the book includes a 21-page guide to handling MBE-style multiple-choice questions- how to break the question down to the essential facts, how to recognize the legal issues, how to avoid the examiners' traps and pitfalls, and how to pick the right answer and avoid being misled by the wrong answers.Complete MBE-style practice exam: the book comes with the finz Multistate Method, has written and lectured for BAR/BRI and PMBR and is the author of Professor Series on Products Liability and Professor Series on Torts, both published by Aspen Publishers.

Clearing the Last Hurdle

Author: Wanda M. Temm
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454851745
Release Date: 2014-08-25
Genre: Law

A favorite among successful students, and often recommended by professors, the unique Examples & Explanations series gives you extremely clear introductions to concepts followed by realistic examples that mirror those presented in the classroom throughout the semester. Use at the beginning and midway through the semester to deepen your understanding through clear explanations, corresponding hypothetical fact patterns, and analysis. Then use to study for finals by reviewing the hypotheticals as well as the structure and reasoning behind the accompanying analysis. Designed to complement your casebook, the trusted Examples & Explanations titles get right to the point in a conversational, often humorous style that helps you learn the material each step of the way and prepare for the exam at the end of the course. The unique, time-tested Examples & Explanations series is invaluable to teach yourself the subject from the first day of class until your last review before the final. Each guide: helps you learn new material by working through chapters that explain each topic in simple language challenges your understanding with hypotheticals similar to those presented in class provides valuable opportunity to study for the final by reviewing the hypotheticals as well as the structure and reasoning behind the corresponding analysis quickly gets to the point in conversational style laced with humor remains a favorite among law school students is often recommended by professors who encourage the use of study guides works with ALL the major casebooks, suits any class on a given topic provides an alternative perspective to help you understand your casebook and in-class lectures

Open Book

Author: Barry Friedman
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law and Business
ISBN: 1454806079
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Study Aids

Open Book: Succeeding on Exams from the First Day of Law School is accompanied by the Web site www.openbooklaw.com Wolters Kluwer Law & Business adds an outstanding volume to its list of practical tools for law school success - a contemporary, accessible and complete guide to exam preparation by two leading scholars and teachers Wolters Kluwer Law and Business is known for its essential guides for law school success. Now Open Book: Succeeding on Exams from the First Day of Law School offers today's law students more than simple exam preparation. The authors, both award-winning teachers with a wealth of classroom experience, reveal what professors really look for in exam answers. By linking exam-taking to the actual practice of law, they explain what it means to "think like a lawyer" in an exam setting, and how to get the most out of classes. Open Book also showcases a distinctive central pedagogy, "the pinball method of exam-taking," and provides detailed examples and a wealth of concrete exam-taking techniques. Initial reviewers―including professors teaching core 1L classes, writing instructors and law school administrators―have been unanimous and enthusiastic in their praise. Numerous student reviewers have likewise remarked that it changed their study habits and their entire outlook on law school. With straightforward prose, memorable, and often humorous illustrations, and a unique insider's perspective, Open Book: Succeeding on Exams from the First Day of Law School opens a clear path to law school success. Open Book is available both in print and e-book formats. An accompanying Web site provides all print book and e-book purchasers with access to free sample outlines, class notes, and class briefs. In addition, the Web site offers, as paid content, actual law school exams in all of the standard 1L subjects (Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Criminal Law, Property, and Torts) along with feedback memos prepared by the professors who wrote and administered these exams, and actual student answers annotated by the same professors. Features of Open Book: Succeeding on Exams from the First Day of Law School Accompanied by Web site www.openbooklaw.com ISBN for the book to look it up is: 9781454806073 High-profile, experienced authors Advice derived from years of hands-on experience teaching almost every standard 1L course Distinctive central pedagogy: "the pinball method" of exam-taking Explains not just the "how" but the "why" of law school exams-- what makes law school exams unique Numerous detailed examples provide concrete demonstrations of exam-taking techniques Straightforward, often humorous style encourages engagement Key points accented with memorable illustrations Not just an exam prep book; guidance on getting the most out of classes and law school Extensive developmental reviews from 1L professors, writing instructors, and law school administrators, unanimously stellar Current law students reported the manuscript changed study habits and outlook on law school Accompanied by Web site www.openbooklaw.com Free content: sample outlines, class notes, case briefs Paid content: actual exams, real student answers annotated, feedback memos from professors Testimonial: Open book is a helpful resource for every law student. I received the book as a 1L and it provided an

Winnin Time

Author: Steven Harris
Publisher:
ISBN: 0981666701
Release Date: 2015-10-26
Genre:

Bluebook-ready rules to help students pass the California Bar Examination. Evidence Boilerplate, PR Boilerplate, essay introductory writing lecture

California Bar Review Essays Book

Author: Celebration Bar Review LLC
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 9780557649679
Release Date: 2014-08-09
Genre: Law

Hundreds of Essay Questions and Answers for the California Bar Exam. All testable subjects and Questions and Model Answers through the most recent Exams are included. Includes selected Model Answers written in proprietary Celebration Bar Review writing style. 2015 Edition

California Contracts Essay Questions for the Bar Exam

Author: Mary Basick
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454807674
Release Date: 2011-06-08
Genre: Study Aids

California Bar Edge essay questions with detailed issue analysis of five Bar Exam essay questions in Contracts Get ready for the most difficult of state exams with the California Bar Edge study components. These exam review topical outlines, 25 short answer questions and 5 essay questions provide you with the necessary tools that will allow you study how you want and when you want, with content from top professors and state bar experts. The California Bar Edge study package is an all-inclusive turnkey solution for California bar exam study.

California Evidence Essay Questions for the Bar Exam

Author: Mario Mainero
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454807544
Release Date: 2011-06-08
Genre: Study Aids

California Bar Edge essay questions with detailed issue analysis of five Bar Exam essay questions in Evidence Get ready for the most difficult of state exams with the California Bar Edge study components. These exam review topical outlines, 25 short answer questions and 5 essay questions provide you with the necessary tools that will allow you study how you want and when you want, with content from top professors and state bar experts. The California Bar Edge study package is an all-inclusive turnkey solution for California bar exam study.

What Not to Write

Author: Tania N. Shah
Publisher: Aspen Law & Business
ISBN: STANFORD:36105134509798
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Law

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