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The Extra Mile Podcast for Bar Exam Takers. A look at all things related to the bar exam with your host, Jackson Mumey, owner of Celebration Bar Review. Episodes include interviews with successful bar exam students, exam review and analysis and preparation suggestions and tips to help you pass your bar exam.
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Dec 31, 2015

Episode 54 Show Notes:

As we come to a New Year, it's time for Resolutions. In today's episode Jackson shares his list of Bar Exam Resolutions for you to consider. Here are his list of 10 things to resolve as you study for the bar exam:

Bar Exam Resolutions for the New Year

Resolve to:

1. Do your best on the exam by demonstrating your skills, knowledge and temperament to be a lawyer

2. Remain excited and enthusiastic throughout the study process

3. Picture yourself succeeding on the exam

4. Discover your strengths and use them as a springboard

5. Learn something new in every study session

6. Be patient with others and yourself

7. Be open to new ideas and information

8. Meditate, pray and laugh

9. Set aside daily time for exercise and rest

10. Strive for continuous improvement

After listening to this Episode, what do you think? We'd love to hear your thoughts, questions and experiences about the Bar Exam and this Episode. Please be sure to leave an honest rating and review when you're done listening. We really want to get your feedback!

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Dec 28, 2015

Episode 53 Show Notes:

This is a time when it feels like you should hurry up and study...but, that may not be such a good idea. In today's episode we'll look at why being 'hasty' may work to your disadvantage. Jackson explains some of the ways to slow down your study to make it more successful and productive.

After listening to this Episode, what do you think? We'd love to hear your thoughts, questions and experiences about the Bar Exam and this Episode. Please be sure to leave an honest rating and review when you're done listening. We really want to get your feedback!

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Dec 24, 2015

Episode 52 Show Notes:

With 65 days until the bar exam, it might seem like the test is just around the corner...or it's taking FOREVER to get here! Perspective about time is a strange thing and in today's episode, Jackson talks about how to manage this aspect of your bar exam study. 

After listening to this Episode, what do you think? We'd love to hear your thoughts, questions and experiences about the Bar Exam and this Episode. Please be sure to leave an honest rating and review when you're done listening. We really want to get your feedback!

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Dec 21, 2015

Episode 51 Show Notes:

Today's episode takes a deeper dive into how our subconscious brain works and assists in the process of studying and passing the bar exam. Drawing on the work of Neuro-Linguisitic Practice (NLP), Jackson explores the "hidden" asset that we all have but many fail to use. As you listen to this episode, try to imagine how different your study and performance would be if tapped into your 'million dollar' brain account!

Here are links to some of the resources mentioned in this Episode:

Blink, by Malcolm Gladwell

PhotoReading Whole Mind Course from Learning Strategies

Successful Test Application Resources ("STAR") from Celebration Bar Review

How to Improve Your Bar Exam Score with PhotoReading Video

After listening to this Episode, what do you think? We'd love to hear your thoughts, questions and experiences about the Bar Exam and this Episode. Please be sure to leave an honest rating and review when you're done listening. We really want to get your feedback!

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Dec 17, 2015

Episode 50 Show Notes:

We're at about 70 days until the next bar exam and this is a time when many bar takers begin to experience anxiety about their performance in practice. In today's episode, Jackson takes a deeper dive into the differences between process and outcomes when studying. He explains what you should be focused on in this part of your study and how to avoid becoming distracted or discouraged by following an outcome-based approach.

After listening to this Episode, what do you think? We'd love to hear your thoughts, questions and experiences about the Bar Exam and this Episode. Please be sure to leave an honest rating and review when you're done listening. We really want to get your feedback!

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Dec 14, 2015

Episode 49 Show Notes:

 

Too often, bar exam students try to 'cram' material and then 'regurgitate' it back on the exam. In today's Episode, you'll learn why the 'Binge and Purge' model of learning is counterproductive to passing the bar. 

Jackson will explain the reasons that trying to memorize and later recite material is not an efficient way to study or take your test and he recommends alternative study approaches with much greater success rates.

After listening to this Episode, what do you think? We'd love to hear your thoughts, questions and experiences about the Bar Exam and this Episode. Please be sure to leave an honest rating and review when you're done listening. I really want to get your feedback!

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Dec 10, 2015

Episode 48 Show Notes:

 

If you're struggling with your bar exam studies, the cause may be one of motivation. In this Episode, we'll take a deep dive into the risk/reward relationships that all of us consciously and subconsciously engage in when we decide where to allocate our time and energy.

You'll learn a simple, but effective method to help address any barriers or blocks to engaging in your study. We invite you to listen and then try it for yourself!

After listening to this Episode, what do you think? We'd love to hear your thoughts, questions and experiences about the Bar Exam and this Episode. Please be sure to leave an honest rating and review when you're done listening. I really want to get your feedback!

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Dec 7, 2015

Episode 47 Show Notes:

 

How do you write a successful bar exam essay? By spotting issues, using the preferred law school method of Issue/Rule/Application/Conclusion... or is there a better way? 

As you might imagine, in today's Episode we'll be discussing a writing style that is in fact better because it's more like what the actual practice of law looks like. We call it 'Common Sense' writing and after listening to this discussion, we think you'll want to know more about how it can work for you.

Check out today's episode and then let us know your thoughts, questions and experiences about writing for the bar exam.

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Dec 3, 2015

Episode 46: Show Notes

We'll be taking a deeper dive into the July 2015 California Bar Exam results in this episode. Jackson talks about the actual exam results, and offers his perspective on why the exam passing rate continues to decline.

Among the topics discussed are:

  • How the Bar Exam is graded
  • The conflict of interest that bar graders have in California
  • The weakness of the traditional bar review courses 

He then makes some suggestions for those who are repeating the bar exam and offers some advice for first time California Bar Takers as well.

Here are links to some of the resources discussed in this Episode:

Official California Bar Exam Results

Blog Post about how to Interpret California Bar Exam Scores

PhotoReading Explanation Video

Successful Test Application Resources ("STAR") program

After listening to this Episode, what do you think? We'd love to hear your thoughts, questions and experiences about the Bar Exam and this Episode.

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Nov 30, 2015

Episode 45: Show Notes

In this episode we talk with a successful California bar exam taker, Virginia Marsh. After attending a State accredited law school, Virginia passed the FYLSE (Baby Bar) and then a few years later took the California General Bar Exam and passed on her first try!

In this conversation, Jackson and Virginia talk about the approach she used to direct her study, how she prepared for the MBE, CA Essays and Performance Tests with Jackson's help, and some of the challenges she faced as a non-traditional student and bar taker. It's an inspiring and insightful conversation with someone who really beat the odds!

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Virginia's law firm website link

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Nov 26, 2015

Episode 44 Show Notes:

The Holiday Season is upon us and for bar takers, this can be an extremely difficult time to balance all of the commitments that we face. Some bar takers obsess about study and ignore the season and its joys. Others are so captured by the escapism of the holiday time that they procrastinate from their studies. Both approaches can be disastrous to a successful exam outcome.

This Episode looks at this challenge and suggests a middle ground that you can use to navigate the Holiday Season and study for the bar exam.

After listening to this Episode, what do you think? We'd love to hear your thoughts, questions and experiences about the Bar Exam and this Episode. Please be sure to leave an honest rating and review when you're done listening. I really want to get your feedback!

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Nov 23, 2015

Episode 43: Show Notes

In this episode we talk with another successful bar exam taker, Anna Sokol. What makes Anna's story so impressive is that she passed the Georgia Bar Exam on her first try...and she is a foreign-trained attorney and working mom!

Anna and Jackson discuss the new Georgia Bar Exam rules for foreign attorneys and the challenges the test presents for applicants who are not native English speakers. You'll also hear how Anna balanced the demands of work and family while she completed her LLM and then studied for the bar. 

Anna shares her story and offers suggestions for other bar takers about how to succeed on the Georgia Bar Exam.

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Anna's law firm website link

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Nov 19, 2015

Episode 42 Show Notes:

In the conclusion of a 2-part interview, we're talking with bar exam and NLP expert, Elena DuCharme about her work with bar takers who struggle with the emotional side of the exam.

Elena has been working with Celebration Bar Students since 2012 and during our conversation she explains her background and why the work she's doing is so important to our students' success.

In the second half of this interview we'll be discussing:

  • why people fail the bar exam
  • how to see that failure as an opportunity on the bar exam for the future
  • how the Celebration Bar Review Successful Test Application Resources "STAR" works for students
  • why there is "no failure, only feedback"
  • NLP Techniques for the bar exam
  • how to remove the 'horror movie' in your head
  • the power of visualization
  • why students focus on failure 
  • PhotoReading and why it's so successful for bar exam study

Links referred to in today's episode:

Elena DuCharme's website for bar exam students

Link to our Successful Test Applications Resources (STAR)  and PhotoReading products discussed in this Episode

PhotoReading from Learning Strategies Inc.

After listening to this Episode, what do you think? We'd love to hear your thoughts, questions and experiences about the Bar Exam and this Episode.

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Nov 16, 2015

Episode 41 Show Notes:

In this first part of a 2-part interview, we're talking with bar exam and NLP expert, Elena DuCharme about her work with bar takers who struggle with the emotional side of the exam.

Elena has been working with Celebration Bar Students since 2012 and during our conversation she explains her background and why the work she's doing is so important to our students' success.

In the first half of this interview we'll be discussing:

  • the intersection of the bar exam and Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)
  • why people don't get what they want
  • what it means to 'walk the plank' of the bar exam
  • the blocks that keep people from passing
  • why some people freak out and others stay calm in the bar exam
  • the flight/fright/freeze syndrome
  • the fear of failure and the fear of success
  • self sabotage or 'creature neurology' and its impact on test takers
  • the importance of mindset

In the next episode we'll continue the conversation with a look at the tools available to help students overcome these barriers.

Links referred to in today's episode:

Elena DuCharme's website

Link to Carol Dweck's book "Mindset"  discussed in this Episode.

Link to our Successful Test Applications Resources (STAR) discussed in this Episode

After listening to this Episode, what do you think? We'd love to hear your thoughts, questions and experiences about the Bar Exam and this Episode.

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Nov 12, 2015

Episode 40 Show Notes:

Does the Bar Exam frighten you? If so, today's episode will be critical to your success. In this episode, Jackson continues his series on "Shifts" in the Bar Exam and looks at the results of fear when studying and taking the exam.

Particularly for those who are retaking the exam, fear can be overwhelming and debilitating, but using the analogy of a child who fearlessly tries to 'pet the tiger' at the zoo, it's possible to overcome your fear and move towards your goals.

You'll learn why fear can stop you and what you need to shift in your thinking to move forward. 

Link to Peter Arnell's book "Shift" discussed in this Episode.

Link to our Successful Test Applications Resources (STAR) discussed in this Episode

After listening to this Episode, what do you think? We'd love to hear your thoughts, questions and experiences about the Bar Exam and this Episode.

Just drop us an email at jackson@celebrationbarreview.com

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If you'd like to join our Extra Mile for Bar Takers private group on Facebook, just click here for an invitation.

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Nov 9, 2015

Episode 39: Show Notes

In this episode we talk with Stan, another successful bar exam taker. What makes Stan's story so inspiring is that he passed the Bar Exams of Florida, NJ and NY in spite of several failed attempts.

In our discussion, you'll hear Stan explain what changed for him and why he was motivated to keep trying, even after initially failing. You'll learn the approach he used to study and how he learned to study and prepare differently in order to succeed.

After listening to this Episode, what do you think? I'd love to hear your thoughts, questions and experiences about the Bar Exam and this Episode.

Just drop me an email at jackson@celebrationbarreview.com

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If you'd like to join our Extra Mile for Bar Takers private group on Facebook, just click here for an invitation.

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Nov 5, 2015

Episode 38 Show Notes:

When should you start studying for the bar exam? That's the question we answer in this Episode and the answer may surprise you. 

We'll look at the different approaches to start and study times based on the type of bar review you're taking and using the concepts of "Shifts" in thinking, Jackson explores why you may want to change your perspective on this question.

Link to Peter Arnell's book "Shift" discussed in this Episode.

After listening to this Episode, what do you think? We'd love to hear your thoughts, questions and experiences about the Bar Exam and this Episode.

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Nov 2, 2015

Episode 37: Show Notes

The NY Bar Results for July 2015 are in and in this episode, we'll be taking a deeper dive into the numbers and the reasons behind the drop in scores across the state.

Whether you took the NY bar exam in July 2015 or plan to take the test in 2016, this review of the results will help you prepare and understand the test in new ways. 

In this Episode Jackson considers 4 reasons for lower pass rates on the exam:

  • Less Qualified Bar Applicants
  • Subjectively Harder Test Questions
  • Grade Bias
  • Educational Pedagogy and Inertia

Links referred to in this Episode:

NCBE Exam Statistics

Statistical Tables

NY Exam Results 

After listening to this Episode, what do you think? I'd love to hear your thoughts, questions and experiences about the NY Bar Exam and this Episode.

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Oct 29, 2015

Episode 36 Show Notes:

In today's episode Jackson reviews some of the research about effective and ineffective study habits and applies that to the bar review. You'll find out whether it's better to study in a quiet or a noisy place, to study in the same location or vary your environment, whether to cram or learn over a longer period of time. 

You may be surprised at what the experts in educational research are discovering about what works and does not work when it comes to high stakes test preparation. Today's episode is one you won't want to miss.

Link to Benedict Carey article in the New York Times discussed in this Episode.

After listening to this Episode, what do you think? We'd love to hear your thoughts, questions and experiences about the Bar Exam and this Episode.

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Oct 26, 2015

Episode 35 Show Notes:

We've reached the 4 month point before the Feb 2016 bar exams and in today's episode, Jackson talks about what you should - and should not - be doing with 120 days until the test. 

If you're taking the upcoming exam be sure to follow the practical suggestions in this episode and if you're taking a later exam, you'll find these tips useful for when you begin your studies in earnest.

After listening to this Episode, what do you think? We'd love to hear your thoughts, questions and experiences about the Florida Bar Exam and this Episode.

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Oct 22, 2015

Episode 34: Show Notes

There's an ironic truth that those who fail their bar exams are often the same individuals who insist that they know the proper way to study and prepare. Common sense suggests that an unsuccessful test result would lead to an open mind and a willingness to be taught better ways to prepare and study.

Still, for many bar takers, failure becomes a kind of 'cement' that locks them into patterns of failure and despair. In this episode, we'll look at the importance of being teachable as a vital component of achieving bar exam peace and success on the exam!

One other note about this episode: At the time of the original recording we offered a free 30-day trial that you'll hear mentioned. That offer is no longer available, however. we do provide a Satisfaction Guarantee and Pass Guarantee for all our courses as well as a $97/month for 12 month offer that we invite you to check out on our website.

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Oct 19, 2015

Episode 33: Show Notes

The Florida Bar Results for July 2015 are in and in this episode, we'll be taking a deeper dive into the numbers and the questions asked during the exam.

Whether you took the Florida bar exam in July 2015 or plan to take the test in 2016, this review of the results will help you prepare and understand the test in new ways. Jackson will go through each of the 3 Florida essays to share with you his thoughts about the questions and the test. There's also a discussion of the Florida Multiple Choice topics and the scoring system used by the Florida Bar Examiners.

Links referred to in this Episode:

NCBE Exam Statistics

Statistical Tables

Florida Exam Results

After listening to this Episode, what do you think? I'd love to hear your thoughts, questions and experiences about the Florida Bar Exam and this Episode.

Just drop me an email at jackson@celebrationbarreview.com

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Oct 15, 2015

Episode 32: Show Notes

In the cynical world of law and the high stakes bar exam, it's easy to become distrustful of just about everyone and everything. But in today's episode, Jackson talks about why trust is actually a critical component to your success on the bar.

You'll learn what you should trust - and what you should be wary of - when it comes to your exam preparation. If, like so many other bar takers, you've been struggling with the question of trust, then this episode will be a dose of reality and filled with insights you don't want to miss!

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After listening to this Episode, what do you think? I'd love to hear your thoughts, questions and experiences about the Bar Exam.
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You can also join our Free Live Online Training: How to Make the NEXT Bar Exam Your LAST Bar Exam!
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Text: NEXTBAREXAM to 33444

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Oct 12, 2015

Episode 31: Show Notes

As bar exam results start to be released around the country, today's episode focuses on the question of why some people fail their bar exam. We'll look at some of the reasons behind bad results and the reality of what can - and needs to be done - to achieve a different result on the next bar exam.

What you'll hear may surprise and even challenge your assumptions about why people fail the exam. It's a provocative lecture on a difficult subject to discuss!

After listening to this Episode, what do you think? I'd love to hear your thoughts, questions and experiences about the Bar Exam and this Episode.
Just drop me an email at jackson@celebrationbarreview.com

Transcript of Today's Episode

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You can also join our Free Live Online Training: How to Make the NEXT Bar Exam Your LAST Bar Exam!
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Text: NEXTBAREXAM to 33444

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Oct 8, 2015

Episode 30: Show Notes

In this episode we talk with another successful bar exam taker, John Carter. John is a recent Florida Bar Exam student who passed his exam on the first try, more than 25 years after he graduated from law school. What makes his story so inspiring is that he studied and passed the exam following the death from Lupus of his college age daughter Courtney.

In our conversation, you'll hear how John overcame his grief and this tragedy to succeed on the bar exam. It's an inspiring and moving story. You'll also hear how John used PhotoReading to assist his Celebration Bar Review course and the impact it's made on his life.

Transcript of This Episode

Links discussed in This Episode:

More Information about PhotoReading

Link to Courtney Carter's Video Blog

Tampa Bay Times Article about Courtney Carter

Link to John Carter's Law Firm Website

After hearing our conversation with John, what do you think? I'd love to hear your thoughts, questions and experiences about the Bar Exam.

Just drop me an email at jackson@celebrationbarreview.com

If you'd like to join our Extra Mile for Bar Takers private group on Facebook, just click here for an invitation.

You can also join our Free Live Online Training: How to Make the NEXT Bar Exam Your LAST Bar Exam!
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Text: NEXTBAREXAM to 33444

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