Carryon wrote:MURPH wrote:Type. I've written about using Mavis Beacon to practice typing before the Bar. It helps. On day 1 my computer didn't work so I had to handwrite in the morning. I survived but typing for 2 six hour days is OK. Handwriting for two 6 hour days is torture.
You can use a wireless mouse.
Copy and paste is a huge advantage.
Do they put the actual essay and pt questions in electronic form on your laptop so that you can copy and paste the information from them? Also, I am using typingweb.com and goodtyping.com to improve my typing. They are free, but I am wondering if Mavis Beacon might be better?
No, they do not. Every essay question is in a booklet they give you and you have to type it out yourself. I agree that typing is better as Copy and Paste is an immensely valuable tool. If you don't like how you initially structured your essay, move parts around. If you find that you forgot to put in some extra analysis in your second of 5 issues, you can just type it in. If you're writing and something like that happens, you have to draw arrows/scratch out lines of text/write in the margins/etc., and it just looks messy. I know from experience.
I wrote the first time I took the Bar and got a score of 1220 in CA (that's about the 10th percentile). I typed the second time and passed. Absolutely HUGE advantage.