Thursday, February 4, 5:30 – 8:00: MBE Strategies and Tactics – Buckingham 101
An interactive workshop on multiple choice strategies. Practice with questions released by the NCBE to help you eliminate wrong answers, avoid being misled by sneaky tricks, and choose between the two remaining choices. Beyond the interactive practice, you will receive a compilation of strategies compiled from multiple sources. [This workshop is similar to the Fall 2015 ALA MBE strategies lecture – but significantly different from earlier ALA classes.] These Academic Success Workshops are designed for students and alumni preparing for the February bar exam, but are also open to students and alumni preparing for the July bar exam, space permitting.
Food and casual conversation from 5:30 – 6:00. The formal workshop will run approximately an hour and a half, beginning at 6:00. Please sign up here so I know how much food to order!
Remaining workshops in the series:
- Tuesday, February 9, 6:00 – 8:00: MPT Outlining Strategies: The concept of an MPT is easy – you don’t need to know anything other than how to write like a lawyer. The execution – not so easy. The outlining technique taught in this workshop allows you to organize and write your essay in the 90 minute time frame. [Similar to any ALA class, updated to include less formal outline techniques]
- Thursday, February 11, 5:30 – 7:30 Making up the Rules: How to prepare for, and survive, your mind blanking out at the most inopportune time. The rule-making techniques will help you survive the ultimate failure, as well as improving your rule stack for the majority of the time when you remember the rules.
- Tuesday, February 16, 5:30 – 7:30 MPT Exam Simulation: Every year, a few foolhardy souls never get around to writing any MPT essays until the morning of the first day of the bar exam. That doesn’t usually end well. Take advantage of the opportunity to write an MPT essay under exam conditions.
- Saturday, February 13, 12:00 – 5:00 PM: Half-day Hangout: More food, an informal repeat of any workshops you missed, a chance to ask whatever you haven’t gotten around to asking, I’ll time essays, MPTs, or MBE sets. Whatever (within reason) will help you make it through this final stretch.
(The series of 5 workshops + the Half-day Hangout will be repeated twice leading up to the July exam)
Questions: Nancy Reeves, Assistant Director of Academic Success Programs