An essay has been defined in a variety of ways. One definition is a "prose composition with a focused subject of discussion" or a "long, systematic discourse". Aldous Huxleya leading essayist, gives guidance on the subject. Furthermore, Huxley argues that "essays belong to a literary species whose extreme variability can be studied most effectively within a three-poled frame of reference".
You must be able to conquer the writing portion of the exam as well. So today we focus on how to approach the essay portion of the bar exam. Instead of thinking about the essay portion of the bar exam as a written exam, think of it as a written interview.
I mentioned this in my first blog post a few weeks ago, and I think it is critical to elaborate on because thinking about the bar exam as one big interview can help you deliver a passing performance.
If instead of showing up at the testing center for a test, what if you were showing up for an in-person interview with a bar grader? Then, what would you think about when preparing? These are some likely considerations. Now in California, bar graders are practicing attorneys, many of whom grade the bar exam at night and on the weekends.
How much information is published about the bar graders depends on the jurisdiction.
Each one of these board members has teams of practicing attorneys who grade essays and PTs. So in both New York and California, just as in a job interview, you are meeting with practicing attorneys. But instead of evaluating you for a job, they are evaluating you as to your readiness to practice law.
That means that you are writing for an attorney.
That is very important to keep in mind. Do you know who grades the bar exam in your jurisdiction? If not, you should find out! The bar exam is not all that different. The bar examiners present you with a fact pattern or a performance text in order to test your legal skills, just as my business knowledge and analysis were being tested in the consulting interview.
On the bar exam, to a degree you are being evaluated on your knowledge of the law some jurisdictions specifically call it minimum competency but as in an interview the real focus is on your analysis of the factual situation.
And that makes sense, right? Practicing lawyers are evaluating you as to whether or not they think you are ready to be a lawyer. Endless debate can be had as to pin stripes versus classic black or skirts versus slacks. By written presentation I mean the use of headers and formatting to make your work easy to read for the grader.
It reflects on your professionalism, which is a critical part of the interview and the bar review process.Adding to the anxiety of the exam is that there are dozens of topics on which you might be tested - criminal procedure, family law, constitutional law, estates and trusts, corporations and business entities, etc.
- and you don't know which topics will be on your test until you open the question booklet.
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