If you are looking for assistance with your Rhode Island Bar prep, Varsity Tutors is excited to help you get the most out of your studies. We can enroll you in an in-depth online course where you can study for the exam with peers under the guidance of an expert instructor, and we can also find you a tutor either online or in person, who can help you focus on the areas of the Bar where you need the most help.
In the state of Rhode Island, aspiring lawyers must pass the exams that make up the Uniform Bar Examination, or UBE. Designed by the National Council of Bar Examiners (NCBE), jurisdictions like Rhode Island that utilize the UBE provide some standardization in the standards a lawyer must meet to practice. The UBE includes the Multistate Bar Examination, or MBE; the Multistate Essay Examination, or MEE; and the Multistate Performance Test, or MPE. The NCBE also designed the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam, or MPRE, which lawyers in Rhode Island must also pass. The expectations of these four exams are vast, so preparing adequately to take them in quick succession is a difficult challenge. Thanks to Varsity Tutors, however, your Rhode Island Bar preparation can be comprehensive, efficient, and effective.
What are my Rhode Island Bar prep options when I enlist the help of Varsity Tutors?
When you contact us, you can choose from a live online course, sign up to study alongside a private instructor either online or in person, or take advantage of both options to get more out of your study efforts. Let's take a quick look at each option.
When you enroll in an online course, you get to meet in real time with a skilled instructor who knows how to get candidates ready for the Bar as well as a set of fellow aspiring lawyers who are reaching for the same goal as you. Since this is live instruction, you'll enjoy a number of benefits from other online courses. For example, the curriculum of the class is not rigid. You and your classmates get to decide where the instructor focuses sessions. If the class wants to study Property Law one day and cover potential essay scenarios for the MEE another, your instructor can accommodate. You and your classmates can ask questions as well, which allows you to get attention to the things you want to know. you won't be at the mercy of the material covered in prerecorded videos, and class discussions can expose you to insights your peers have into content that you may not have otherwise considered.
If you want to get direct support for your individual learning needs as you prepare for this pivotal exam, we'll find you a private instructor who can give you their undivided attention. If you know you need help solidifying your understanding of criminal law and procedure, your mentor can help. If you don't know where you need to focus your efforts, your instructor can assess your abilities and put together a personalized study plan designed to maximize your potential on the exam. The one-on-one support of a tutor can take your Rhode Island Bar prep to the next level.
What kind of content can these Rhode Island Bar preparation options cover?
The UBE covers important topics for aspiring lawyers like LLCs and other business law, Constitutional law, property law, and more. Whether in classes or via private instruction, your educator can provide information about the exams you'll face, the content on them, nuances of the tests, strategies for doing your best, and other details that can help you feel prepared.
The MPRE, for example, focuses on ethical standards that lawyers need to respect. Your knowledge of concepts such as preserving client confidentiality, avoiding conflicts of interest, and how to navigate the client-lawyer relationship are assessed. While much of this is straightforward, some review of topics you can expect to see on this portion of the Bar makes sense. You may not have reviewed some of the codes and regulations since early in your law school career, and you don't want to miss out on any scoring opportunities on the Bar.
When we find a personal Rhode Island Bar preparation instructor for you, you'll also be able to take advantage of resources and teaching techniques that resonate with you. Everyone has a learning style that works best for them, and your tutor can teach to you using strategies that match. If you learn best visually, for example, your instructor can help you build diagrams that organize concepts for easier and more engaging review. When you have questions about something, you'll have someone right there with you who can provide answers.
Is there anything else I should be focusing on during Rhode Island Bar prep?
Doing your best on a test like the Bar does require you to have a lot of knowledge at the front of your mind, but you could improve your performance on the exams by strategizing for them. This includes not only building test-taking skills like time management and relaxation strategies to stay focused and calm during the exams, but you can also develop tactics for each exam individually. For example, the MBE is 200-question exam that you can take up to 6 hours to finish. Since the questions are multiple-choice, you can learn about tendencies in the wording that can make it easier for you to quickly interpret them and eliminate obvious bad answers on tougher questions. Your instructor can give you assignments to help you practice the experience so you are ready to stay focused throughout the test. Since you get a break in the middle, you'll have the opportunity to recharge, and you and your instructor can discuss this so you can strategize a plan to recharge during this time.
The MPRE is also a multiple-choice exam, but it's shorter. There are 60 questions, and you'll have two hours to get through them. In comparison to the MBE, it may not test your endurance as much as the MBE, but it's still long and you need to stay focused. Many of the strategies you work out with your instructor for the MBE can help you on the MPRE as well.
The MEE gives you one three-hour testing session to write responses to six essay questions. It's challenging for many candidates to write effective arguments one after the other in a short amount of time, but your instructor can show you how to sketch an outline before you start writing so you have a plan. An outline gives you the opportunity to lay out your argument so you don't forget anything.
The MPT requires you to apply your knowledge in simulated scenarios much like you could face as a new lawyer. You may need to write a closing argument, write memos to colleagues, communicate with a client, or handle another typical task. All of the information you need is provided to you in the form of a "File" and a "Library," so you don't need to worry about memorizing anything, but you do need to know how to interpret what you're looking at and focus on the relevant information in what's provided. The NCBE provides more data than you need to complete each task, so you and your instructor can build a strategy for how you can pick out what you need efficiently.
Similarly, your instructor can teach active reading techniques so you retain more information that you've reviewed. You only have three hours to accomplish two tasks on the MPT, so you'll want to make sure you're not losing too much time looking over the same information repeatedly.
One effective way to learn how to manage the time available to you is to take practice assessments under realistic test-taking conditions, giving you firsthand knowledge of what the test feels like. Similarly, practicing with an exam's unique structure may help alleviate any test anxiety you may be experiencing. Perhaps most importantly, you can review your answers with your instructor to identify where you are progressing and any areas of opportunity for further improvement. Your instructor can also share test-taking tips that many students don't even realize they need until it's too late.
How can I find time to fit Rhode Island Bar prep into my schedule?
The proprietary allows you to study anyplace with a stable internet connection, allowing you to work in your living room or a quiet place like a library. Helpful features such as video chat and a virtual whiteboard ensure that your digital meetings are just as good as meeting in-person, so why commute when you do not have to? You'll also be able to play back previous sessions to review information you and your instructor covered when you have spare time outside of tutoring time.
We also provide two- and four-week courses concurrently to make it easier to find something that meets your scheduling needs. If you ever feel like you need extra help, you can also request one-on-one time with your course teacher. If you choose to study alongside a private tutor, we'll take your academic and scheduling needs into account to identify someone who can meet them.
How can I get started with Rhode Island Bar prep near me?
Contact Varsity Tutors today to learn more about Rhode Island Bar preparation options. We look forward to hearing from you!