In this episode of the podcast, I discuss common bar exam problems that can lead to bar exam failure.
The problems I discuss are issues I have noticed with bar exam coaching clients, from bar exam repeaters I’ve chatted with via email, and by reading posts by bar exam repeaters discussing what they had to change in order to pass.
The problems discussed are:
using too many bar prep books and supplements;
failure to practice;
wrong kind of practice;
getting lost in details;
watching lectures over and over; and
problems with schedule and routine.
The discussion of common bar exam problems you will hear is taken from the BarExamMind.com Bar Exam Self-Evaluation Audio Program. The Program is designed to help bar exam repeaters diagnose what went wrong with the prior bar exam(s) and to correct those problems.
In Episode 012 of the Bar Exam Mind podcast, I discuss the differences between a fixed mindset and a growth mindset and which one is best for the bar exam.
Spoiler: It’s the growth mindset.
The credit for discovering these two categories of mindset belongs to Carol Dweck, a world-renowned psychologist at Stanford University, who has spent decades researching success and achievement. She is the author of Mindset: The New Psychology of Success.
I also discuss how to encourage a growth mindset if you are a fixed mindset person.