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While it’s true that most bar preparation review courses cover the exam-tested subjects and rules in some shape or form, only few provide their student-applicants with any helpful or practical guidance as to how to apply the rules to the actual exam. As a result, many students are left with no sense of direction or structure as to how or where to start when faced with the task of completing an essay question or doing MBEs for practice. This lack of direction and structure is a contributing factor and reason why so many applicants fail the bar exam each year.
BarPrep Essay-Writing Basics
The written portion of the California Bar Exam consists of five one-hour essays and one 90-minute performance test. This portion of the exam tests an applicant’s ability to analyze legal issues, apply the law to facts, and communicate effectively in writing, and accounts for 50% of an applicant’s total score.
Many applicants taking the California bar exam spend excess time reading countless pages of materials, failing to concentrate on what truly matters in the essay portion. With BarPrepTactics Secret Approach and blueprint for essay-structuring, concise and streamlined outlines specifically tailored to each essay-subject tested, you'll feel more than just ready to tackle just about any essay question on game-day.
BarPrepTactics utilizes a highly effective and strategic approach to answering subject essay portion of the exam. With a calculated technique to approaching essays, any topic or area of any possibly-tested subject, we provides applicants with the boundless possibilities for successfully tackling any essay question on test day.
With writing expert and instructor Kim as your exclusive guide, applicants will learn the step by step approach to effective essay writing that has proven successful time and time again. Kim will teach you the proper way to read an essay question, how to identify and pinpoint the pertinent key issues in the tested areas, how to address and analyze both the relevant and non-relevant issues under specific time constraints, how to carefully apply the uniquely crafted rule statements, and how to properly organize and structure your answer to any essay or call of the question(s).
Some common mistakes that applicants make in the written portion of the California Bar Exam include failing to: 1) fully analyze the legal issues presented in the fact pattern; 2) failing to apply the relevant law to the facts; 3) failing to organize their responses effectively, and 4) failing to write their essay answers in such a way so as to meet and satisfy the bar examiners' or bar graders' expectations.
Unlike most bar preparation courses that emphasize and teach their students to aim for a mere score of 65 on an essay, our stance is different. With our Secret Approach to essay-writing and our essay-structuring blueprint, we'll show you just how simple it is to rise above minimal competency and surpass the bar examiners' expectations when grading your essay. With BarPrepTactics, practice really does make perfect.
We strongly believe that true progress on the written portion of the exam can only be made through personalized and interactive 1-on-1 discussions, where every point is clearly understood and applied, and any questions or concerns are properly addressed.
For every written essay you submit for review, Kim will undertake a thorough examination of the bar grader’s analysis to assess your overall performance in essay practice. Kim will then meet with you 1-on-1 to provide you with personalized feedback detailed guidance for areas for improvement, useful tips on how to overcome any performance issues such as common issues related to timing, proper writing format and structure, correct application of the rules to the facts, and will show you exactly how to properly answer the call of the question(s).
Prep2Pass The MBEs: Basics
The multiple-choice section, also known as the Multistate Bar Examination (MBE), consists of 200 multiple-choice questions designed to test an applicant’s knowledge of rules and legal concepts across seven areas and subjects of law: Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Criminal Law and Procedure, Evidence, Real Property, and Torts. The MBE portion of the bar exam accounts for 50% of an applicant’s total score.
With our individualized and subject-specific 1-on-1 tutoring sessions, and our exclusive and subject-specific Prep2Pass MBE outlines tailored to each MBE-tested subject, you'll acquire comprehensive knowledge and intricacies of the law as tested on the multiple choice section of the exam, learn tactical techniques for increasing your overall score, and develop effective process of elimination skills.
After learning and mastering the Secret Approach to understanding the MBE-subjects as tested utilizing BarPrepTactics Prep2Pass MBE Outline, you will go through the series of MBE questions provided for that specific MBE-subject covered with your instructor, who will show you how to properly read, and properly answer the specific type of question.