Use Your Organizing Skills

During the bar study period it’s critical to plan everything. Time management, scheduling, and self discipline are skills that are central to success on the bar. Fortunately, they are also skills that you likely already possess as an activist.

You will have to come up with a plan of attack for this exam. You will need to figure out what study materials you need to make and/or purchase. You will need to choose places to study and come up with a daily study schedule. You will also need to schedule basically every minute of the ten weeks that you will be studying.organize

I suggest that you approach this process as you would any organizing campaign. Think about your goal – to pass the bar exam. Then think about what you need to do in the short, medium, and long term to achieve that goal. Also think about who your allies will be, and who is likely to hinder your efforts.

You need to create a bar study schedule that works best for you. Many people find success in a regularized schedule that has them doing essentially the same thing at the same time each day. Other people find this to be too boring and they need to switch things up.  Bar study plans vary. The key is to have a plan, and stick to it (modifying it when necessary to make it a more successful plan).