The New York bar is widely regarded as one of the most difficult bar examinations, with only 69 percent of all test-takers passing the test in 2013.
With careful preparation, though, you can excel at the bar and become licensed in the state of New York.
These courses not only focus on test-taking skills but also outline basic knowledge you should have learned in law school.
You'll also get to take a graded practice test midway through your course, and doing so can help you measure your progress.
To cover the most important topics on each essay question, you should outline the essay, just as you outlined subjects in law school.
Spend five to 10 minutes on your outline and then start writing.
When you write the essay, leave out unnecessary words and flowery language, focusing instead on getting to the meat of your argument. A former martial arts instructor, he holds bachelor's degrees in music and computer science from Westchester University, and a juris doctor from Georgia State University.
He is the recipient of numerous writing awards, including a 2009 CALI Legal Writing Award.
Taking practice tests and timing yourself can help you improve your time management.
Focus on questions you know well first and then go back to more challenging questions if you have time at the end of each testing period.