zot1 wrote:Anyone else having trouble concentrating?
Since I finished the first pass on all of the material, I've had a really hard time trying to "review." I'm just reading outlines over again once every couple of days and doing a couple of practice essays each day. But I don't really have the focus to put in more than 6 hours a day on this stuff.
I am also having a hard time with "review." For subjects where I haven't already done so, I am going through the long outline and making kind of shorthand notes with rule elements and notes to myself on what I don't know, but this takes a long time. For subjects where I have already done something like that (aka the early ones when I was an eager beaver), I am glancing through my abridged outline then looking at the MBE questions I got wrong and writing out the rule statements from the answer explanations. I don't feel like any of this is actually helping. I would love to hear what others are doing for review.
I also have no idea how to improve my essays. Totally lost on how to write a good one. It just seems like dumb luck. Either I get something I know enough about to write a couple of paragraphs, or I don't and I have no idea where to begin. Also, seems like my answers keep getting shorter and shorter even on topics I know some stuff about.
Feeling pretty screwed at this point. Pinning all my hopes on the fact that statistically, the likelihood of me dropping from top of my class (even at a less prestigious school) to failing the bar exam is probably pretty low.