Practice Makes Perfect: #BarPrepLife

GUEST BLOG Katie R. Day,
Quinnipiac University School of Law Graduate

We’ve all heard that practice makes perfect, right?

As I write this, there are exactly 2 weeks left until the bar exam—yikes! I’m definitely nervous. There’s still so much information I need to learn. As I’ve been studying, I’ve found that the saying “practice makes perfect” really rings true during bar prep. With each set of MBE questions and each essay I write, I feel myself getting more comfortable with the material and the structure of the questions.

It’s such a great feeling to read a question and think “I know this!” and that happens more and more as I practice. I know at this point you never want to see another bar exam question again—trust me, I feel your pain—but these questions are one of the best ways to prepare for the exam!

I highly recommend that you treat these questions the same way you would on exam day: put away your notes, set a timer, and pretend it’s go time! When the exam rolls around you’ll feel confident in your ability to answer the questions correctly and within the time frame. Plus, you’ll have a better idea of what to expect and even how to handle a question that you don’t know the answer to.

So as you open another set of MBE questions or read another MEE essay or MPT, remind yourself that practice makes perfect. Or maybe more appropriately in our case, practice makes passing!