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Bar Exam Tips: Stop Worrying & Ask Mom to Pray

Posted Jul 28, 2009 10:02 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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Law grads taking the bar exam this week should stop worrying—but it wouldn’t hurt to appeal to a higher power, according to a blogger who has written five tips for test takers.

Among the tips, posted at Kevin O’Keefe’s Real Lawyers Have Blogs:

• Relax. “Don't be one the nervous nellies you'll see carrying bar review materials damn near to the testing room door and studying during breaks and at night,” O’Keefe writes. “Throw those bar review materials in a Dumpster tonight.”

• Don’t rehash the questions. “Stay the heck away from anyone who wants to talk about the exam,” says O’Keefe. “All you'll hear is how people analyzed the issue totally different than you. Who cares? It happens all the time in law school essay tests you passed. The bar exam is no different.”

• Ask Mom to pray.

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