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The Key to Passing the CA Bar on Your First Try?

Knowing What to Study.

SmartBarPrep’s Essay Prep Outline is the most Efficient and Effective Way to Study for the California Bar Exam Essays

Are you avoiding studying for the essay portion of the California Bar Exam because it seems harder to prepare for than the MBE and Performance Test sections? DON’T. You’re risking failure, and avoidance really isn’t necessary. This study guide simplifies the preparation process by showing you how to focus on the rules that are most frequently tested.

The SmartBarPrep Essay Prep Outline contains model rule statements to ALL 521 RULES tested on the California Bar Exam essays in the last 32 examinations…AND reveals how often each rule has appeared in the past. That is an extraordinary 16 YEARS of exams and 192 ESSAY QUESTIONS analyzed for your advantage.

The Secret Behind SmartBarPrep

The problem with most preparation materials is that they don’t do enough hard research using ACTUAL exams. The typical bar exam outline or study guide tells you every rule imaginable but does not provide any clear guide as to what rules matter most.

It got me thinking…could we do better?

Our answer, SmartBarPrep’s Essay Prep Outline, is based on the analysis of past California (CA) Bar Exams. It would take you over 500 hours of reading, analyzing, compiling, and drafting to equal the information at your fingertips in this study guide.

Here is the method used to create the SmartBarPrep Essay Prep Outline:

The California Committee of Bar Examiners releases past exam questions along with student answers for each question approximately 3-4 months after the exam. This has allowed SmartBarPrep to compile statistics from the last 32 California Bar Exams (July 2001 to Feb 2017) by analyzing every issue and rule that was included. Every rule ever tested on the CA Bar essays is compiled here! In addition, when creating the SmartBarPrep Essay Prep Outline, each rule was:

  • Written so it’s simple to understand.
  • UPDATED specifically for the July 2017 bar exam with the most current law.
  • Analyzed for its FREQUENCY (how often each rule has been tested in the past so you can prioritize and study the most frequently tested rules first). That frequency is shown next to each rule.

COMPREHENSIVE AND SUBSTANTIAL: SmartBarPrep’s Essay Prep Outline has over 150 pages of substance (no fillers, no frills). It covers ALL 16 subjects tested on the essay portion of the California Bar Exam.

“Your product helped me to pass the CA bar on my first try. The rule statements are accurate, short, and easy to memorize. The book is organized by general topic and subtopic, which allowed me to get a good big picture idea of a subject as well as specialized knowledge on the more difficult areas of law. This product was immensely informative for both the essay and the multiple choice. I highly recommend it.”

–Anonymous, Stanford Law School (Passed 1st try).

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Model Rule Statements for Each Rule

Knowing the frequency of each rule allows you to focus your precious study time. But what about how to answer? This study guide also provides model rule statements for each rule. So you’ll know exactly what to write on the day of the exam. The model rules are to the point, so you’ll have just what you need. No lengthy, wordy explanations to waste crucial prep time. Walk into exam day armed with confidence that you can ace the essay portion of the exam…

And it’s all in a concise format that keeps you focused and organized.

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Here is an excerpt from the SmartBarPrep Essay Prep Outline:

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Integrate our study guide with your bar review course

This study guide can be used to supplement bar exam review courses such as BarBri or Kaplan. The SmartBarPrep Essay Prep Outline integrates well with review courses because it is arranged in terms of frequency and topic, saving you the hassle of making index cards or other outlines.

A note about the price…
The SmartBarPrep Essay Prep Outline is valued at $200, but right now it is $124 – a savings of more than 30%. If you are like most preparing for the California Bar, you have spent thousands on a bar review course. In comparison, this outline is truly a remarkable value.

Not only does this price include the SmartBarPrep Essay Prep Outline, IT NOW INCLUDES:

  • BONUS #1:  Essay Frequency Analysis (Sorted by Frequency) that contains charts of the rules tested ordering the rules from the most tested to least tested BOTH by overall frequency and also by frequency within each subject. These charts also contain cross-references to the page numbers where the rules appear in the SmartBarPrep Essay Prep Outline.
  • BONUS # 2:  Separate HIGH & LOW Outlines of the rules in the SmartBarPrep Essay Prep Outline.  These outlines separate the rules under both classifications, and enable you to even further focus your studying, especially in the weeks right before the exam.

 

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The 80/20 Rule in Action

We are a firm believer in the 80/20 Rule developed by Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto. In short, the rule says that in almost anything in life, only a few things (the 20 percent) are essential and the rest (the remaining 80 percent) are trivial.

Sounds like a nice theory, but can it be applied to the California Bar Exam essays?

It does, and our team of California attorneys proved it. We rolled up our sleeves and went through every shred of material released by the California Committee of Bar Examiners to see if our theory was true.

After going through every item they released in detail, we noticed patterns emerge. The most noticeable was that the bar examiners tested some material more frequently than others. For example, whenever a evidence question appeared we found that over 80% of the time a component of the question dealt with the General Hearsay Rule. Since this rule is tested frequently, it makes sense to spend more time memorizing it than, say, the rule of Prohibition Against Jury Investigations, which appeared only once in the last 16 years.

Also in line with the 80/20 Rule, focusing 80 percent of your time and energy on the 20 percent of the rules of law that are tested most frequently will maximize your chances of passing. Don’t just work hard; work smart by focusing on the right things. That is exactly what the Essay Prep Outline does: It tells you what is most important and where to focus your efforts.

Here is a chart that shows just how often topics are repeated:

February 2017 92% Repeated
July 2016 92% Repeated
February 2016 90% Repeated
July 2015 85% Repeated
February 2015 93% Repeated
July 2014 85% Repeated
February 2014 84% Repeated
July 2013 69% Repeated
February 2013 75% Repeated
July 2012 83% Repeated
February 2012 74% Repeated
July 2011 75% Repeated
February 2011 81% Repeated

“Nothing was as helpful as SmartBarPrep in my preparation for the essay section of the bar exam. I only wish I had found it earlier. While there is no magic bullet for the bar exam, this came pretty close. Thank you for your time and effort in creating such a useful tool.”

– Stephanie P.

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TAKE A LOOK AT THESE ACTUAL SNAPSHOTS
FROM OUR STUDY GUIDES:

Essay Prep Outline:

Essay Frequency Analysis (Sorted by Frequency):

High & Low Outlines:

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