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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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Feb 4, 2016

Episode 64 Show Notes:

Bar Exam takers are often vulnerable to unrealistic expectations and irrational fears: what we call the "Flights of Fantasy and Tangents of Terror." In today's episode, Jackson takes a deeper look at 2 of the more common bar taker fantasies and 2 of the prime terrors and why each is untrue.

Links referred to in today's Episode:

Periscope app

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Feb 1, 2016

Episode 63 Show Notes:

In today's Episode, we take a look at the process of answering multiple choice questions for the Multistate Bar Exam. During this Periscope Encore, Jackson describes the traditional method of working through an MBE Question and then, based on recent research about learning and testing, describes a different - and far more effective - way to reach the correct answer. It's information you'll want before you take the MBE!

Links referred to in today's Episode:

"Blink" by Malcolm Gladwell

PhotoReading Course from Celebration Bar Review

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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If you'd like to join our Extra Mile for Bar Takers private group on Facebook and receive all of the great new benefits of membership, including Bar-U course access for just $77 per month, just click here  to start your 5-day free trial period.

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Jan 28, 2016

Episode 62 Show Notes:

Today's Episode continues our series on the Truth About the Bar Exam. In Part 3 of our Series, Jackson looks at the Truth About Bar Exam Pass Rates. He describes 5 truths about pass rates and how they are used and then makes some suggestions about how bar takers should evaluate pass rate information for themselves.

Links referred to in today's Episode:

NCBE Statistics

California Pass Rate Example from July 2015 Exam

Florida Pass Rate Example from July 2015 Exam

Celebration Bar Review Student Testimonials

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Jan 25, 2016

Episode 61 Show Notes:

Ever thought about who's reading your bar exam essays? Maybe you picture a wise old law professor or an experienced judge or senior attorney as the person making the decision about your answers. If so, you're in for quite a shock. In today's Episode Jackson tells you who's actually reading your exams and why it's important to visualize that individual when you practice for the test. 

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Jan 21, 2016

Episode 60 Show Notes:

We've reached the pivotal 30-day point in our countdown to the Bar Exam and in this Episode, we talk about studying for the bar exam in a productive versus a destructive way. To illustrate the difference, Jackson uses the characters from the movie 'Wall-e' to illustrate the competing methods of learning available to you at this point.

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Jan 18, 2016

Episode 59 Show Notes:

What's your current study reality? And where do you need to be in your study for the bar exam? In this Episode, Jackson looks at the "Ideal You" exercise and shows you how to use this tool to guide your preparation for the next bar exam.

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Jan 14, 2016

Episode 58 Show Notes:

One of the most common questions we receive from bar exam students with 40 days until the exam is how to remember the law. If you don't memorize the rules, what should you be doing? In today's Episode, Jackson addresses that question and shows you how to learn rather than memorize over the next 40 days. This information can radically change the way you study for your bar exam!

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Jan 11, 2016

Episode 57 Show Notes:

Welcome to Reality! We're about 45 days until the next bar exam and for many bar applicants, this is when the reality of the test really sets in. That can mean a lot of extra stress, unhappiness, and general frustration. But it doesn't have to be that way. In today's Episode, Jackson talks about the week ahead and how to avoid the irrational behavior that can derail your study. It's an Episode you don't want to miss!

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Jan 7, 2016

Episode 56 Show Notes:

In our last episode we started a new series with a deeper look at What the Bar Examiners are really doing as they prepare and grade the bar exam. This is part of a new series on "The Truth About the Bar Exam." 

In today's episode, you'll learn how to respond to these new realities imposed by the actions the bar examiners are taking. Jackson looks at the specific strategies you'll want to employ to overcome some of the recent changes.

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Link to the Investment in the Bar Exam Video

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Jan 4, 2016

Episode 55 Show Notes:

We're starting a new series with today's episode with a deeper look at What the Bar Examiners are really doing as they prepare and grade the bar exam. This is part of a new series on "The Truth About the Bar Exam." 

In this episode, you'll learn what the Examiners around the country are doing and not doing that may surprise you. Jackson looks at 5 distinct areas where the Examiners are acting differently than what you might expect and even a few areas where the Examiners are not doing what you assumed to be happening. 

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Links to Episodes on Changes to the NY Bar Exam referenced in the Episode:

Episode 3: Talking About the NY and CA Bar Exams

Episode 37: NY Bar Exam Results Explained

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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

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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.

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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. 

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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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Transcript of Today's 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.

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.

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Text: NEXTBAREXAM to 33444

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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

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.

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Text: NEXTBAREXAM to 33444

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