Bar candidates who spent a full day in February 2007 writing practice bar exam essays under exam conditions became notably more cheerful and confident, says BarWrite® president Mary Campbell Gallagher, J.D., Ph.D. "Students reported a tremendous boost to their morale."
The experiment was so successful that starting with the new bar-preparation class that begins on May 19, 2007, bar-preparer BarWrite® will include a full day of writing practice bar exam essays as a regular part of the "Ten-Day Group Coaching School."
Dr. Gallagher continues:
Students love spending a full day writing practice bar exam essays. They practice writing the essays. They get feedback. Equally important, they practice finishing their essays with forty-five minutes and they practice guessing, where they did not know the law.
According to Dr. Gallagher, "BarWrite helps students boost bar exam scores with structured study systems, with intensive exam practice, and with pre-tests and re-tests, in the MBE, the MPT, and the essays." For the essay segment of the Group Coaching School, students memorize basic law in the most-frequently-tested areas of law on the New York exam. Students practice on released New York essays using Dr. Gallagher's Under-Here-Therefore(TM) system, which is based on Aristotelian logic. They receive Dr. Gallagher's highly-acclaimed book Scoring High on Bar Exam Essays, which the BarWrite Press has issued with a new 2006 Appendix on "How to Do Legal Analysis." The ten-day essay/retaker program will also provide daily New York bar exam course materials to all students in attendance each day, including dozens of released New York essay questions with BarWrite-formatted sample answers.
For information on BarWrite's new Ten-Day Group Coaching School visit BarWrite.com.
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