Bar Exam Study Tips

Taking the bar exam in another state? Strategies I used on my second bar exam

November 2, 2021

By Sam Farkas, BARBRI curriculum architect and instructor I took, and passed, my first bar exam in Florida several years ago. When I was considering taking the bar exam in another state (Georgia), I seriously questioned whether I was up for it. I felt this way even though, through my role at BARBRI, I help […]

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The secret to MBE success: Does “X” really mark the spot?

September 30, 2021

Samuel Farkas, BARBRI Vice President Instruction How many MBE practice questions should I work to pass the bar exam? Perhaps you’ve heard that you need to work “X” number of MBE practice questions each week to pass the exam. Or, maybe you’ve heard there is some magic number of total MBE questions that you have to […]

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How many multiple-choice MBE practice questions come with BARBRI? Are they real MBE questions?

September 30, 2021

ISAAC curates and assigns multiple-choice practice questions from a 2,500+ question bank. (Note: ISAAC is the engine that runs your BARBRI bar prep course and creates your Personal Study Plan or PSP). In addition to multiple-choice questions ISAAC curates, you also have access to a 3000+ multiple-choice question BARBRI MCQ Bank. The MCQ Bank provides […]

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BARBRI Mini Review and those frequently tested MBE topics

September 27, 2021

Let’s talk about the BARBRI Mini Review. First, you may not know much about this course, but we promise that it’s worth learning about. It has increased confidence and understanding of the topics that students need to have a firm grasp on when walking into the bar exam. What is the BARBRI Mini Review? The […]

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Should I start studying early for the bar exam?

September 2, 2021

By Mike Sims, BARBRI President Every year, students ask me if they should start studying early for the bar exam. Does it hurt or does it help? Our experience and data tells us that students should begin studying for the bar exam early if at all possible. Here are several reasons why: If you start studying […]

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How many graded essays are included in BARBRI Bar Review?

August 27, 2021

By Steve Levin, BARBRI Sr. Director of Essay Testing When shopping and comparing bar prep courses, many students ask us “how many graded essays are included with BARBRI?” The short, sweet answer is that most BARBRI bar prep options include an unlimited number of graded essays. Now for the more complicated answer. I know that having […]

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Important BARBRI Simulated MBE lessons for the real thing

June 18, 2021

What is the BARBRI Simulated MBE? The BARBRI Simulated MBE is the singular most important thing you can do to prepare for the bar exam. The simulation is held several weeks prior to your actual exam. It exposes you to the mental and physical rigors of the Multistate Bar Exam so you know what to expect […]

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What can I do differently when retaking the bar exam?

April 16, 2021

Mike Sims, BARBRI President When students receive the incredibly disappointing news that they were unsuccessful, many ask what they can do differently when retaking the bar exam. My advice is to first, take a moment. Let yourself process and reset. The bar exam is very hard. Do not allow yourself to be mentally pulled into a place […]

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Five reasons why BARBRI MBE Immersion really matters

April 1, 2021

By Mike Sims, BARBRI President The BARBRI MBE Immersion workshop is one of the first activities you’ll encounter before you start your substantive bar review lectures (with the exception of our friends studying for Louisiana). While we understand that you may not feel as excited as we do about studying for the bar exam, here […]

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The BARBRI Simulated MBE (and follow-up webinar) is crucial

March 26, 2021

By Sara Valentine, Capital University Law School  Okay, let me just be the first to thank BARBRI for the Simulated MBE. I know, that seems like an odd thing to say, but nothing could have better prepared me for the bar exam than to sit down for six hours and do 200 multiple-choice MBE questions. […]

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