Monday, March 7, 2011
2011 BAR EXAM WOES
According to Time Magazine, the best way to ace an exam is to practice answering it. No amount of memorizing, muscle memory, and the crowd favorite - osmosis, will help you.
This means that we will need a lot of practice Multiple Choice Questions which we unfortunately have a dearth of. The problem with last year's reviewers is that they are geared towards the essay-type bar exam. So if we go by the Time Magazine thesis, no matter how many times you answer these "sample exams", they will not/might not be able to help you with this year's questions.
Bar examinees from jurisdictions which are used to MCQs are not so unlucky. For takers of the California Bar, they have Bar Max, the $1000 iPhone app which is a complete package that includes sample questions for both MCQs and the Essay. I understand that it can even be set up to schedule "study time". Apparently, this is a steal compared to a $4000 bar preparation course. Our measly Php4000 UP Law bar review course is nothing compared to this. Obviously, guaranty of passing the bar is not included, but the professor-now-lecturer you didn't get along with is.