Bikeflip wrote:locusdelicti wrote:
I'd slow it down to 1.5 speed and push through the practice questions. This will be the third bar exam I've taken, and let me tell you, if you don't put in the time, you're not going to be ready. I say this having passed one and failed one. I fucked around on the second one and I didn't make it through. Try to focus.
All true. I was doing Torts on 2X today, but I spent more time on review. I was up to around 80%. Granted it's Torts, but I have better identified my study problem. I can keep up and understand the lecture at 2X speed, but then I go right to the questions after powering through all 10 lectures, and there may be 10 lectures. By then, I've forgotten all about lecture 1. After reviewing more heavily today, and doing some flashcards, the material remained in my short-term memory. So I'll stay with the 2X speed and focus way more on review.
Another thing I'm doing wrong is breezing through the questions. I'm only taking about a minute per question, and I think I'm not giving myself time to think the whole problem through or review the fact pattern to find anything dispositive.
These issues relate back to my overall problem: I'm impatient. Rushing through the material isn't helping me.
It's hard not to. I'm also impatient, and I have adult ADD. I have my past failure spurring me to do everything right, but it's a struggle not to give in to distractions and also not to rush. I did the practice Performance Test for PA today, and I wanted so much to blow it off, but I didn't. Eventually your mind gets to a place where it knows it's time to buckle down. The first few practice essays I did, I kind of just issue spotted and didn't really try to write an essay. Now I make an effort. But it suuuuucked.