Now that you’ve been at it for a couple of weeks, it’s a good idea to take some time for self-assessment. Think about how things are going for you. Bar study is always stressful, and is never the most enjoyable way to spend your summer days. But, you want to have a routine that works for you. So, ask yourself some questions.
- Are there things that I could do to my study space to make it more motivating and/or more conducive to studying?
- Is the order in which I am tackling tasks each day the best use of my brain power at each time of day?
- Is there something that my bar review company is assigning that just isn’t helping me learn?
- Is there something I want to find more time to focus on?
- Is there something I want to talk to the people I live with about, regarding my study needs and our shared space?
- Do I actually know all of the resources available to me from my bar company?
- Have I stopped to breathe and give my brain a rest lately?
You may have other thoughts as well. It’s a good idea, though, before you get too much further into bar prep, to have an honest conversation with yourself about what is working well, and what isn’t. If you aren’t sure of how to move forward with an aspect of bar prep, contact your law school’s academic/bar support professor to set up a time to talk.