In the last 10 days before the bar exam, you are going to be spending your time reviewing, practicing, and memorizing. At this point if you’ve done the work, you know more of the law than you realize. Try to stay calm. Stressing out for more than 10 minutes is unproductive. If you feel nervous allow yourself 10 minutes to be nervous, then refocus and go back to studying. Studying will help you pass the exam, freaking out will not. The last 10 days is when all of your hard work during the summer or winter comes to fruition. Kaplan provides you with a precise plan to follow during those last 10 days before the bar exam based on how you have done on practice questions and exams. The adaptive syllabus will make your strengths stronger while still remediating your weaknesses.
But let’s look at some general advise and tips for the countdown to test day. When practicing essays; make sure that you review all of the answers from the practice questions. Spend 10-15 minutes issue spotting and outlining essays. At this stage, there’s no need to spend 30 minutes writing practice essays. If you have been writing essays and submitting them for grading all along, you will have the timing down.
Like the boy or girl scouts, “be prepared.” Dress in layers just in case, leave early, have medicines ready, eat a good breakfast, pack a good lunch, prepare snacks if they are allowed into the exam. Walk into the exam with confidence. Take the exam with confidence. Walk out of the exam with confidence! At that stage you ARE ready, and you will do great!