Essay Exam Writing for the California Bar Exam

Author: Mary Basick
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781543800012
Release Date: 2018-05-23
Genre: Study Aids

Based on the authors’ proven-effective methodology, Essay Exam Writing for the California Bar Exam contains everything bar exam candidates need to pass the essay portion of the California bar exam. This text combines instruction and practice in essay writing, fact analysis, and issue spotting, with a remarkably efficient review of substantive law, as well as time management tips and strategies for improving test performance. New to the Second Edition: Updates to the law (there have been some important changes to the law, particularly in Constitutional Law, Civil Procedure, Criminal Procedure and Business Assocations) Updated coverage to keep up on bar testing trends with expanded coverage on some topics that are now more frequently bar tested than they were at the time of the first edition Updated practice questions to include questions from the recent bar administrations Updated Issues Tested Matrices to include the past 5 years of bar examinations

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

California Performance Test Workbook

Author: Mary Basick
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454836247
Release Date: 2013-05-13
Genre: Law

California Performance Test Workbook shows California Bar Exam applicants how to take the Performance Test from beginning to end, emphasizing the skills necessary to successfully write a passing exam answer. The text provides specific instruction on time management and offers numerous examples and tips on how to handle common pitfalls. Six actual California Performance Test (CPT) questions are provided along with model answers and analysis. Features: shows California Bar Exam applicants how to take the Performance Test from beginning to end hones skills necessary to successfully write a passing exam answer provides specific instruction on time management offers numerous examples and tips on how to handle common pitfalls contains 6 actual California Performance Test (CPT) questions with sample answers and analysis

What Not to Write

Author: Tania N. Shah
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454816690
Release Date: 2011-12-14
Genre: Study Aids

No lecture on technique or the substantive law prepares you for writing bar exam essays like reading and critiquing actual scored essays - both the good essays and the bad ones. All of the sample essays in What Not to Write have been written by bar candidates. Nothing, not even grammar or spelling, has been changed. Through step-by-step instruction, examples, and critiques, What Not to Write gives you insight into and practice writing consistently strong bar exam answers in the allotted amount of time. Authored by the founder and head instructor for LawTutors, a highly respected bar exam preparation program, What Not to Write features: Real essay answers to real bar exam questions; Essays presented are unchanged, as written by bar candidates; Step-by-step guidance on how to successfully write the answer to a bar exam essay question; Opportunities to practice writing bar exam answers in essay form; Exercises in critiquing sample essays-both good and bad ones; Self-critiquing exercise; The authors' critical analysis of both high-scoring and low-scoring essays; Critiques highlight similarities between all bad essays and all good essays; Exam-taking advice and suggestions; A flexible organization from top-scoring essays to lowest-scoring essays, which can, alternatively, be covered from back to front; Rules of law are signposted and explained where applicable.

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.

2017 California Bar Exam Total Preparation Book

Author: California Bar Tutors
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1539311708
Release Date: 2016-10-24
Genre:

2017 Edition. Purchasers of prior editions, please email [email protected] for information on the exchange program. Book purchasers are eligible for one free scored and graded bar essay, contact CBT for details. Updated and revised with recent Supreme Court precedent for the 2017 California Bar Exams and additional statutory cross-references for more efficient studying, California Bar Tutors (CaliforniaBarTutors.com) presents the most effective and comprehensive bar study book in the business - the last bar review book you will purchase! Please note, law recited is pursuant to The State Bar of California's defined scope of the exam (http://admissions.calbar.ca.gov). As such, common law, California law, and Federal Law is included where appropriate. Law recited herein is intended for use on the California Bar Exam and may not be appropriate for use as a practicing attorney.** About Our Book: If you are carrying around a huge commercial bar review book and are unsure what information you actually need to learn, you are not alone. Most companies cram every possible piece of information into their outlines regardless of whether it is actually tested. Such information overload causes problems during the exam. Our book is comprised of "Comprehensive Outlines," "Primer Outlines," and "Issue Spotters." The "Comprehensive Outlines" are designed to be studied from until the last three weeks before the bar. Needless to say, they are comprehensive and explain the law in the way it should be written on the bar exam. The "Primer Outlines" are concise and are designed to make the most efficient use of your study time during the final weeks before the bar exam. They are structured to form an active approach that you can work through to make sure you hit all of the issues and maximize points. The "Issue Spotters" are short, one page checklists that are designed to be memorized prior to taking the bar exam. Exam takers use these checklists to make sure no issue goes uncovered.

The Goat s Guide

Author: Jessica Klein
Publisher:
ISBN: 1468178814
Release Date: 2012-01-25
Genre: Study Aids

The Goat's Guide is the ultimate self-study resource! It eliminates all of the guesswork about how to prepare for the bar exam on your own by providing step-by-step instructions for the entire process so you don't waste time, energy, or resources feeling adrift or confused. The Goat's Guide provides: a listing of every resource you need to do the home study course; explanations of how and when to use the resources for maximum benefit; a daily schedule so you know exactly what you should do each and every day; a paced calendar that you can follow, as well as a customizable calendar option; more than a dozen worksheets, trackers & calendars to track your progress, keep you on schedule, and monitor your weak areas; guidance on how to complete your substantive review; step-by-step instructions on how to prepare for the MBE, essays, and the PT so you know you're doing what needs to be done; instruction on how to improve your essay writing and make sure your essays are up to par before you walk into the exam; discussion of lifestyle and schedule considerations while studying for the bar; how to get ready for exam day, what to bring, etc.; and much, much more!

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

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 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.

Top law schools

Author: Bruce S. Stuart
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 0139499679
Release Date: 1990-10
Genre: Law

Profiles fifty-six schools, providing information on selectiveness, admissions criteria, application deadline, number of applicants, enrollment, cost, student life, and prominent faculty and alumni