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The Extra Mile Podcast for Bar Exam Takers

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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Now displaying: December, 2015
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!

Just drop us an email at jackson@celebrationbarreview.com

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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!

Just drop us an email at jackson@celebrationbarreview.com

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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!

Just drop us an email at jackson@celebrationbarreview.com

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Text: NEXTBAREXAM to 33444

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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!

Just drop me an email at jackson@celebrationbarreview.com

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Text: NEXTBAREXAM to 33444

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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!

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.

You can also join our Free Live Online Training: How to Make the NEXT Bar Exam Your LAST Bar Exam!
Just go to: www.celebrationbarreview.com/webinar or 
Text: NEXTBAREXAM to 33444

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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!

Just drop me an email at jackson@celebrationbarreview.com

Transcript of Today's Episode

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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.

You can also join our Free Live Online Training: How to Make the NEXT Bar Exam Your LAST Bar Exam!
Just go to: www.celebrationbarreview.com/webinar or 
Text: NEXTBAREXAM to 33444

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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!

Just drop me an email at jackson@celebrationbarreview.com

Transcript of Today's Episode

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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.

You can also join our Free Live Online Training: How to Make the NEXT Bar Exam Your LAST Bar Exam!
Just go to: www.celebrationbarreview.com/webinar or 
Text: NEXTBAREXAM to 33444

To Subscribe to our Podcasts:
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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.

Just drop us an email at jackson@celebrationbarreview.com

Transcript of Today's Episode

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!
Just go to: www.celebrationbarreview.com/webinar or 
Text: NEXTBAREXAM to 33444

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Please be sure to leave an honest rating and review when you're done listening. I really want to get your feedback!

 

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.

Just drop me an email at jackson@celebrationbarreview.com

Transcript of Today's Episode

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!
Just go to: www.celebrationbarreview.com/webinar or 
Text: NEXTBAREXAM to 33444

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