With the July 2013 Bar Exam only a few weeks away, here are some motivational readings to help you get through this tough time:
- The Bar Exam Survival Guide: The Insiders Handbook for Passing the Bar Exam by Jaimee Nardiello and Alyssa Grodin: “Our goal is to make everything surrounding the bar exam less foreign and scary, all the while maximizing your chances of passing. Our process will help you pass by teaching you to plan ahead, keep your cool while studying, remain organized and follow our detailed schedules.”
- The Essential Rules for Bar Exam Success by Steven I. Friedland and Jeffrey Scott Shapiro: This book gives readers specific information about what to do before their bar exams; checklists, exercises, and reflection questions; tips for studying and completing practice questions; and sample exam questions and answers to maximize their likelihood of bar exam success.
- If I Don’t Pass the Bar I’ll die: 73 ways to keep stress and worry from affecting your performance on the bar exam by Rosemary La Puma: This book helps you deal with stress, going into the mental obstacles that go hand-in-hand with the bar exam, in particular, doubting your own capabilities.
- You Can Pass Any Bar Exam by Edna Wells Handy: This unique resource includes sample bar exam questions, examples of daily and monthly schedules, listings of bar admission information for the states and territories, helpful bibliographies, an evaluation of selected bar review courses and much more.
- Daily Reflections for Bar Exam Study: An Inspirational Companion for Law Students and Experienced Attorneys Taking the Bar by M.G. Groepler: Acting as a form of “paper pep talk”, this book includes a collection of powerful reflections that are perfect for the test-taker with no extra time but could use some fast daily inspiration during the very busy time.
- Acing the Bar Exam: A Checklist Approach to Taking the Bar Exam by Suzanne Darrow-Kleinhaus: From pre-planning considerations through bar review and sitting for the exam, this study aid organizes the steps into checklist format to help applicants navigate each step and maximize the likelihood of their success.
- Don’t Stress the Bar Exam: 40 Tips to Balance the Experience by Michael J. Moiso: Helpful tips to find balance with the bar exam. Learn how to balance your needs with the needs of the bar exam with a comprehensive approach to your preparation that challenges you to consider all aspects of the bar exam experience.
- Bar Exam Mind Blog: Focuses on practical exam-taking advice and how to reduce stress and anxiety that can arise when studying for the bar exam (http://www.barexammind.com/)
- Law School Academic Support Blog: A very informative blog written by law professors (http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/academic_support/)
“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” –Robert Collier
“I’m not telling you it is going to be easy-I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it.” –Art Williams
“Eighty percent of success is showing up.” –Woody Allen
“Don’t let what you can’t do interfere with what you can do.” –John Wooden
“Recipe for success: Study while others are sleeping; work while others are loafing; prepare while others are playing; and dream while others are wishing.” –William A. Ward
“Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.” – Conrad Hilton
“The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.” -Elbert Hubbard
“Success is almost totally dependent upon drive and persistence. The extra energy required to make another effort or try another approach is the secret of winning.” -Denis Waitley
“Energy & persistence conquer all things.” –Benjamin Franklin
“Whenever I hear ‘It can’t be done’ I know I’m close to success.” –Michael Flatley