Varsity Tutors can enroll you in a quality West Virginia Bar course to assist you in preparing for your upcoming exam. Many states have adopted the Universal Bar Exam (UBE), West Virginia being one of them. The UBE is a standardized test prepared and scored by the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE). Adopting the UBE means that scores can be transferred to any other jurisdictions who have likewise adopted the UBE. The UBE consists of three exams: the Multistate Bar Examination (MBE), the Multistate Performance Test (MPT), and the Multistate Essay Examination (MEE). Tackling three tests can be a daunting task for anyone. Enrolling in our West Virginia Bar prep course can help you gain the self-confidence you need going into your exam.
How Can a West Virginia Bar Course Instructor Help Me Study for the MBE?
The MBE is a multiple-choice exam consisting of 200 questions spread out over two three-hour testing sessions. Some of the topics covered on the test include Criminal Law and Procedure, Contracts, and Real Property. The MBE is a wide-ranging exam, and no doubt you need to have a firm grasp of several of the areas it covers, but if there is anywhere you are less confident, your instructor can help you to clarify your understanding so you are better prepared and able to go into your exam with confidence.
Knowing the material is obviously key to doing well on the MBE, but knowing how to approach the test can be incredibly beneficial as well. Your instructor can assist you with techniques for approaching those particularly tricky questions on exam day. For example, each question will present you with four possible answers, so a random guess gives a one-in-four chance of finding the right answer. However, you can improve your odds by eliminating one or more of your answer choices and assessing the remaining possibilities to determine which seems most likely. On exam day, you will not be able to go back to previous answers if you decide later that you want to change something. Therefore, you will want to be sure of each choice you make before moving on. At the same time, you can't spend the whole of the exam sweating over only a handful of questions. Your instructor can work with you so that you are able to consider all your options conscientiously, while still moving reasonably quickly through the test.
Obviously, the MBE is meant to be a test of your legal knowledge but, clocking in at six hours, it is also a test of your endurance. Your instructor can coach you on strategies to help you stay focused and maintain your concentration for the entirety of the exam. These can include simple things like having a sensible breakfast beforehand or knowing how to manage your breaks. It can also include refocusing techniques for those times when your concentration begins to wane.
How Can a West Virginia Bar Course Help Me Prepare for the MEE?
The MEE is meant to gauge, among other things, your ability to make a convincing legal argument. To that end, the exam consists of six essay questions and spans three hours. Most law schools require plenty of argumentative writing, but moving between different subjects quickly in a timed setting can still prove challenging. One effective strategy for producing a well-crafted argument is to draft an outline beforehand. Taking a moment to organize your ideas and prepare your evidentiary materials can save you from running into a wall halfway through your essay. Your instructor can teach you to draw up an outline quickly and efficiently so that you get the benefit of the practice without losing valuable time.
Time is, of course, important when you only have a half-hour for each essay. Your instructor can also help you develop time management strategies so that you are utilizing the time you are given for each essay fully. They can also make sure that you are familiar with the exam's instructions before you sit for the test so that you can devote more of your time to writing and crafting your argument.
What Skills Should I Focus on for the MPT?
At first glance, the MPT, with just two questions, and 90 minutes for each one, may seem easy, but it's anything but. The MPT is intended to mimic the setting of a law office in order to test your capability to utilize practical legal knowledge.
The questions will present you with a hypothetical situation and direct you to draft a document of some kind, such as a discovery plan, a contract provision, or a will. You will be provided with a "File" with various documents that are relevant to the case, as well as some that are not, and you will be given access to a "Library" with all the legal material you will need. To be successful, you will need to navigate a great deal of information, making quick determinations about what is useful and what is not, and you won't have a whole lot of time to do it. Your instructor can help you to make timely, critical determinations under pressure. Similarly, they can help you with note-taking strategies so that you have the tools to make sense of everything from the "File" and the "Library" in a timely manner.
Are There Benefits Associated with the Collaborative Learning Environment a West Virginia Bar Course Can Offer?
A lot of students can be reluctant initially to take a West Virginia Bar prep course because they may prefer a one-on-one setting to a classroom. However, working alongside other aspiring lawyers like yourself actually has a number of benefits. For example, you may be stumped sometimes by the subtleties of estate law. A classmate may know a clever trick for helping you remember. Similarly, you could discover that, upon hearing one of your classmates explain a complicated legal theory, it suddenly makes sense to you. But it isn't just about what you can get from your classmates. Often helping someone else with a concept or idea that they are struggling with can deepen your own understanding, allowing you to go into the test with a stronger knowledge base. And, if you ever find yourself struggling with any of the material that will be covered on the test, you can request an individual meeting with your instructor.
As an authority on legal issues, your instructor can give in-depth lectures on the subject matter you will find on the test. They can also assign you to do work with your fellow students to prepare you for the kind of hypothetical, real-world legal office situations the MPT is designed to recreate. Doing this gives you the opportunity to share in the experiences and perspectives of people from backgrounds different from your own, helping you to cultivate a more well-rounded understanding of the law.
Are You Sure a West Virginia Bar Class Can Fit into My Busy Schedule?
We understand that you are busy with any number of responsibilities, like work, family, and school. That's why we provide both two-week and four-week course options, in concurrent sessions, maximizing flexibility and making scheduling a breeze. If completing your test prep in a timely fashion is your first priority, the two-week course is probably the best fit for you. The four-week session might be a good option for you if you prefer to have your work a little more spaced out so that you can fit it in better with everything else you have going on. You get the same first-rate instruction, and the number of hours is the same either way, so you just have to pick whichever one is best suited to your needs.
A lot of other companies will expect you to work around their schedule if you want to attend a West Virginia Bar class. Because of the virtual online classroom you'll access, you are able to attend classes from anywhere you can find a reliable internet connection. If you want to study from home, you can do that, no problem. If you prefer a local library, that works too. If you need some caffeine to power through your study sessions, you can even attend from your favorite coffee shop. Powerful learning tools like a virtual whiteboard and live chat mean that your classroom experience is on par with any in-person option out there. With that kind of flexibility available to you, why work around someone else's schedule?
New courses are launched monthly, so you can start practically any time. And, you can always arrange extra help sessions with your instructor if you ever feel like you need a little extra guidance.
How Do I Sign Up for a West Virginia Bar Course Near Me?
At Varsity Tutors we want to make it as easy as possible for you to enroll in a West Virginia Bar prep course. Get in touch with one of our friendly Educational Consultants by phone or online today to find out how we can help you get the study help you need!