Sharing my favorite guide with you.
How I surpassed Bar examination?
Preparation is really the key! I am happy to share this guide to you so you can prepare for the bar examination. This guide has an acronym, PHEST-LAWYER.
“P” stands for a priest. Act like a priest. As a Roman Catholic, I believe that we have to be closer to God. Do not decide without consulting the best consultant. We have to pray so we could overcome the pressure.
“H” stands for Happy Shopper. Shop for those that are necessary for the bar examination. This includes books as review materials, markers, notebooks, pens for the exam, jacket/sweater and shirts for the examination day, vitamins to maintain good health and other very important stuff for you. Be happy while shopping of course!
“E” stands for Engineer. Act like an engineer. Plan for your study hours. In my case I studied at least 12 hours a day. Spend time for reading but please do not forget to sleep. Experience for your own pain in order to gain.
“S” stands for Scientist. So, act like a scientist too. A scientist reads a lot. He researches on things for him to learn and discover. Discover for the commonly asks questions in the past bar examinations. This way, you can easily remember the theories. You will be more focus.
“S”. Another “S” stands for Secretary. Act like a secretary. You have to take note what is very important for you. This way you can practice your hand writing. Although this recent day that the Supreme Court allows for computerized bar examination, start learning to type fast on your keyboard. Typing/writing also helps you remember some facts necessary for the bar examination. Make a balance time for typing/writing and reading.
“T” stands for Teacher. As bar examinee, you also have to teach as if there are some students in your study area. Talk alone like a crazy one. Take time to discuss with your own mouth. You can easily remember topics when you talk like a teacher discussing to the students.
“L” stands for Lawyer. Act like a real lawyer. Think like a lawyer. Speak like a lawyer. A lawyer has to be prepared for his case before going to court. You have to be prepared before taking the bar examination too.