Varsity Tutors can get set you up with two great Delaware Bar prep services to help you feel more confident heading into your Bar exam. First, we can enroll you in a comprehensive online class that covers all of the legal concepts and test-taking strategies you need to know on test day. Alternatively, we can match you with a private instructor who can provide individualized attention as you work toward your goals. Either way, you get expert assistance with your test prep. Reach out to us today for more information on how we can help you with your Delaware Bar preparation.
The Delaware Bar Examination is a two-and-a-half-day test with three components: the Multistate Bar Examination (MBE), Multistate Performance Test (MPT), and an essay exam. Both the MBE and MPT are national exams written by the NCBE (National Conference of Bar Examiners), while the essay exam is administered by the state. In addition, Delaware Bar candidates must score at least an 85 on the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE) in order to earn legal licensure. If preparing for four tests at once sounds overwhelming to you, investing in professional Delaware Bar preparation can be a smart decision.
What Topics Should I Cover During My Delaware Bar Prep?
The Delaware Bar Examination covers topics like Contract Law, the Uniform Commercial Code, Criminal Law and Procedure, Business Relationships, and Torts, so your instructor can focus on these topics to help improve your self-confidence on exam day. The Delaware Bar Exam includes a blend of state and national law, so your instructor can point out when to apply each as well.
The MPRE is a test on the professional standards of conduct lawyers are held to, including the client-lawyer relationship and client confidentiality. Most candidates find the MPRE considerably easier than the actual Bar Examination, but your instructor can still help you review for it if you like.
Your instructor can use a variety of different teaching methods to help you improve your understanding of the material above. For example, your teacher can break a test's complicated rubric into more digestible bits to make studying feel less overwhelming. Likewise, you can learn memorization tricks such as mnemonic devices to help you remember everything. Your instructor can also look for ways to make the information more interesting for you, as engaged students tend to remember more information than those staring at the clock waiting for the session to end.
Your instructor can also try to work with your preferred learning style to improve your study efficiency. If you're a visual learner, your instructor can give you a chart detailing important legal precedents to make them easier to remember. Alternatively, an auditory learner could get more out of lively discussions about important concepts. Either way, your instructor can answer any questions you have promptly so that you can address anything you do not understand before it becomes a significant learning obstacle.
Can My Instructor Teach Me Test-Taking Strategies During My Delaware Bar Preparation?
Understanding how a test presents information can be just as important as the material it covers, so your instructor can help you feel more comfortable with the structure of each test. For instance, the Delaware Bar Exam's written component consists of eight essay questions that you have 45 minutes each to answer. If you aren't already doing so, your instructor can teach you how to outline your thoughts beforehand so that you have a clear plan as you write. Not only can working from an outline make it easier to present your arguments clearly and concisely, but it also provides something to reference if you get writer's block in the middle of the exam.
The MPT is a practical test that gives you three hours to complete two tasks an entry-level lawyer would be expected to be able to accomplish. For example, you might be asked to analyze the facts in a criminal case or compose a letter to a client. You have unrestricted access to a "File" containing the details of a case and a "Library" with pertinent laws, so you don't need to memorize anything. However, the NCBE intentionally gives you information you don't need in order to evaluate how well you can distinguish between important info and irrelevant data. Your instructor can teach you how to skim documents so you don't waste too much time reviewing pointless facts.
Since you only have three hours to complete both tasks, you really don't have enough time to refer back to the File or Library every time you might want to. Your instructor can teach you active reading strategies such as note-taking to help you remember more of what you read, streamlining your work.
The MBE is a 200-question multiple-choice test administered over two even testing sessions of three hours each. It can be tough to answer multiple-choice questions for six hours in one day, so your instructor can show you mindfulness techniques to help you maintain your concentration for the duration of the exam. Likewise, you can review how to eliminate obviously-incorrect answer choices if you aren't sure of the correct answer, helping an educated guess to be more effective. The MPRE also utilizes a multiple-choice format, but it's not nearly as long (two hours, 60 questions). If you get stuck on a question, the same test-taking strategies that worked for the MBE may be applied.
Your instructor can also administer practice exams under realistic test-taking conditions to give you a sense of what the assessment will be like. For instance, experiencing how long you have to finish first hand can make it easier to manage your time appropriately. You can also review your responses with your instructor to identify where you are progressing and any areas that could use a bit more work.
Which Delaware Bar Prep Option Is Right for Me?
As noted above, we provide comprehensive Bar courses or can refer you to a one-on-one tutor. If you choose to take a course, you'll meet with your expert instructor and a group of other students at set times each week. Unlike many competing Delaware Bar prep products, all of our courses entail live instruction. If you and your peers already understand Real Property, your instructor can move onto something else to keep your sessions engaging. Similarly, you can participate in group discussions to gain an understanding of multiple perspectives of a given topic. In contrast, prerecorded lectures offer little variety and no spontaneity.
If you opt for a private instructor, you get the luxury of learning at your own pace. If you understand something already, your academic mentor can gloss over it in favor of something you're having a harder time with. If you're struggling with a particular topic, your private instructor can provide additional explanations and examples until you feel more comfortable with it. Some students also find that the personal rapport they establish with a private educator makes it easier to seek help as necessary.
When it comes to deciding between a course and a private instructor, there's no wrong option. In fact, many students opt for both in order to feel as prepared as possible on test day.
Are You Sure Professional Delaware Bar Preparation Fits into My Busy Schedule?
We understand how busy you are, so all of our products are designed with your scheduling needs in mind. Private study sessions take place on our proprietary Live Learning Platform, an online environment that leverages features such as video chat and a virtual whiteboard to provide premium, face-to-face instruction anywhere with a stable internet connection. As such, you never need to worry about commuting anyplace you don't want to. Online classes also use a virtual classroom environment
Our mobile-friendly Platform also allows you to choose the learning environment that works best for you. If you want to study at home, that's fine. If you would prefer the familiarity of a local coffee shop or the serenity of a local library, that's just as easy. Working remotely also ensures that you can work with a great instructor since geographic proximity is removed as a limiting factor.
We provide multiple classes concurrently, including two-week and four-week options to make it easier to find something that works for you. All classes also include the option to arrange private study time with your instructor if you feel as though you need extra help. Likewise, private instructors can make every effort to accommodate your unique scheduling needs.
How Do I Sign Up For Delaware Bar Prep Near Me?
Varsity Tutors strives to make Delaware Bar prep as accessible as possible. Simply use the information provided below to speak with a friendly Educational Consultant who can guide you through our convenient enrollment process. We are also happy to answer any questions you have about which option makes the most sense for you, so reach out today! Our educational consultants are available online or over the phone. They can guide you through the registration process and help you to get started pursuing your professional goals in an effective manner.