It's Time to Start Memorizing

At this point in the summer, you’ve probably reviewed all of the material you'll see on the bar exam at least once. But now comes the hard part: committing it all to memory.

Memorization can be hard not only because some of the material itself is difficult, but because the task of memorizing is boring and tedious. And with all of the content you have to commit to memory, maintaining the discipline it takes to prepare for every MBE subject can be totally frustrating and overwhelming.

So how should you tackle memorizing? Here are a few tips to help get you to the finish line.

  • Start with one subject at a time and make sure you prioritize MBE subjects before all others (for more on why the MBE subjects matter the most, read this).
  • As you get going, focus on no more than one or two subjects per day. Once you can handle one subject on its own, it's fine to start mixing subjects to further challenge yourself.
  • As we always say, stick with what works best for you--different techniques work for different people. But make sure you’re flipping through flashcards and boiling the information down to its most basic elements.
  • It's a good idea to keep track of your progress. Be sure to make notes on cards that give you problems. On the other hand, if you’re confident that you’ve got a concept completely memorized, feel free to set it aside.

And what if you haven't started memorizing yet? Don't worry. You're not behind. As long as you're already familiar with the material, memorizing all the subjects is completely doable in the time remaining before the exam.


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