I passed in Feb., and just wanted to stop by and wish you luck. Maybe a lil pep talk may help someone.
1. Do not get overwhelmed in the next few days. Stress makes you start forgetting what you know. In other words, stress makes you stupid. There is nothing on the test you've not come across. If you come across something that you've never seen, find comfort in the fact that a majority of people are in the same boat so scaling will be awesome.
2. For essays, (a) headings, headings, headings! (b) IRAC (c) break it down step by step. Let if flow like poetry. Make your grader smile!
3. For MBE, if you don't know the answer, for the love of God, don't stare at it and read to 2, 3, 4 times. Move the f**k on. The sweet thing about MBE is you cam miss 50 questions and still get a good score. 50 is a lot of questions. If you start freaking out and hovering on one question, you are going to start missing those freebie questions that you would have answered correctly if you weren't freaking out.
4. For PT, if you start getting overwhelmed with all the freaking facts, cases, statutes, close your eyes, deep breath, count to 10. Personally, PTs were my weakness. What worked for me was read supervisor's instruction, format (to, from, re, date), create heading based on supervisor's instructions which I revised after reading cases (add because), glance over file, pick a key document to read (complaint, transcript of depo, etc), then to library then back to read the rest of the file. I just typed as I went. So by an hour and a half, my screen had a lot of info and I wasn't freaking out and looking at a blank screen.
5. If you have a bad day, don't let it bleed into the following day. You are still in the ring. It's not over yet. Do not give up. Keep swinging, Floyd Mayweather!
6. Like I tell my 9 year old, no negative self talk. Be positive, be confident! A huge part of this exam is your emotion. Don't underestimate what you can do. After PTB in Feb., as they were reading the final instruction, I told the guy next to me, that I guess I'll be back in July! His response was, "Really?!?! You looked like you knew what you were doing!" Throughout the exam, I was cracking jokes, laughing, getting to know those sitting next to me, asking proctor were she got her nice looking necklace from. I guess in my mind, I was like...it could be worse. The Bar could have said you can only take the Bar twice in 3 years or some shit.
If you know your worth and what you can do in life, no f**king Bar can stop you. They can delay you but they can't stop you.
From the bottom of my heart, I wish you all the best. GO KICK ASS!