Varsity Tutors is the only educational resource you need if you're looking for professional Wisconsin Bar preparation. We provide comprehensive online courses led by expert instructors if you're seeking a collaborative, structured study environment. Alternatively, we can refer you to a private instructor who can provide individualized attention as you reach for your educational goals. Either way, you can review both academic concepts and fundamental skills you'll need on test day.
The Wisconsin Bar Exam is a two-day test. On day one, you answer eight essays (split into morning and afternoon testing sessions) that may be drawn from the MPT (Multistate Performance Test) or MEE (Multistate Essay Examination), two national exams produced by the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE). You may also face items written by the state itself that emphasize Wisconsin law. On day two, you take the multiple-choice Multistate Bar Examination (MBE) written by the NCBE. Professional Wisconsin Bar preparation is a great way to prepare for both days, so continue reading to learn more about how we might be able to help you.
Which Wisconsin Bar Prep Solution Makes the Most Sense for Me?
Both an online class and a private instructor represent great ways to study for the Bar exam. If you choose a class, you'll meet with an expert instructor (vetted extensively by Varsity Tutors) and a group of like-minded peers to discuss academic concepts, practical skills, and test-taking techniques you can apply on your exam at set times each week. All instruction is live, allowing your instructor to pivot away from concepts the class doesn't need as much help with in order to spend time on more challenging material. You can also debate legal issues with your classmates to develop an understanding of a variety of different perspectives. In contrast, the prerecorded Wisconsin Bar preparation products offered by other companies tend to provide a one-sided view with no flexibility to adapt to its audience.
Alternatively, a private instructor can provide a one-on-one learning environment centered around your needs. If you're having a hard time with Constitutional Law, your academic mentor can provide additional explanations and examples until you feel comfortable moving on. Likewise, all of your work can be reviewed promptly so that any mistakes can be addressed while the material is still fresh in your mind. Some students also find it easier to ask for help from an instructor they have an established personal rapport with rather than a stranger.
If you can't decide which option makes more sense for you, you're not alone. Some students choose both an online course and a private instructor in order to feel as prepared as possible on test day.
What Concepts Should I Review During My Wisconsin Bar Prep?
The first day of the Wisconsin Bar Exam covers topics such as Federal Taxation, the Uniform Commercial Code, and Criminal Law, so your instructor can address similar topics to improve your study efficiency. The laundry list of things you need to know can look overwhelming, so your instructor can break the material into smaller subsections to make it feel easier. Your instructor can also explain the differences between Wisconsin law and general law, ensuring that you apply the right principles on each question.
The second day of the exam includes topics such as Contracts, Family Law, and Real Property. Your instructor can create a learning environment where questions are encouraged, helping you seek clarification on any of these concepts before you start to feel disheartened. Your instructor also has a variety of teaching techniques at their disposal to help you remember key points.
For example, memorization tricks like mnemonic devices can take some of the pain out of all of the rote memorization you need to do. Likewise, your instructor can search for ways to make the material you're studying feel more engaging. Which are you more likely to remember: 50 pages of criminal procedure, or an exciting story integrating legal procedure?
Your instructor can also try to teach to your preferred learning style to improve your study efficiency. For instance, an auditory learner might benefit from the oral repetition of key points during lectures, while visual learners can benefit more from looking at flashcards or other media instead. There is no correct way to approach Wisconsin Bar prep, so why not go with what makes the most sense for you?
Can Test-Taking Strategies Be Incorporated into My Wisconsin Bar Preparation?
While the first day of the Wisconsin Bar Exam doesn't perfectly align with either the MPT or MEE, the experience is similar enough that strategies for those specific tests can come in handy. The MPT is a practical test requiring candidates to do something an entry-level lawyer should be able to accomplish in 90 minutes per item. Some of the things you could be asked to do include crafting a closing argument, communicating with opposing counsel, or assisting a client. You're given a "File" and "Library" containing case details and legal codes, respectively, so you don't need to memorize anything for this part of the test. However, you are also given superfluous information. Your instructor can help you learn how to skim topics to quickly decide whether they're worth spending time on or not.
Similarly, you may not have enough time to refer back to the File and Library as often as you might like to. Your instructor can teach you active reading strategies such as note-taking to help you retain more of what you read the first time, allowing you to budget your time more effectively.
MEE items are essays scored according to your knowledge of the law, legal reasoning, and clarity of expression. It is highly advisable to work from an outline on these items, as doing so makes it easier to develop your argument in a coherent manner that's easy for graders to follow. You can also refer back to your outline if you forget what you wanted to say next, saving you time if writer's block strikes.
The second day of the test is the six-hour, 200-question MBE (evenly split between morning and afternoon sessions). It can be tough to concentrate on multiple-choice questions for six hours in one day, so your instructor can help you work on your intellectual stamina to help you get through it. You can also study how to leverage the exam against itself if you feel stuck. For instance, each MBE item has four possible answer choices. Learning how to eliminate some of them can make your guesses more efficient. You cannot go back to previous items on the MBE, so your instructor can also help you strike the right balance between spending too much and too little time per question.
Your teacher can also share test-taking tips to help exam day go off without a hitch. For example, the Wisconsin Bar Exam is administered in a testing center environment. If you have never experienced working in such a setting before, your instructor can tell you what to bring and what to leave at home to set yourself up for success.
Your instructor can also administer timed practice tests to give you an idea of what to expect when exam day rolls around. For example, knowing how an exam presents keywords such as "except" and "not" can help ensure that you are responding to the question appropriately. Likewise, experiencing the time available to you can help you budget it effectively. Best of all, you can review your practice tests with your instructor to get a better idea of where you're improving and any areas you should work on moving forward.
Can Wisconsin Bar Prep Fit Into My Busy Schedule?
While some companies seem to go out of their way to make test prep as logistically challenging as possible, we strive for the opposite. Our exclusive Live Learning Platform leverages handy features for those who opt to work with a tutor. These video chat functionality, a virtual whiteboard, document sharing, and more to provide a premium study experience anywhere with a stable internet connection. If you want to meet your instructor without leaving home, you can do it. Our platform is also mobile-friendly, so you can also meet your instructor at your favorite restaurant or a local library if you like. If you opt to attend a course, you will meet in a virtual online classroom as well. Why go anyplace when your course or private educator can come to you?
Working remotely also allows you to study under the tutelage of the best instructors, regardless of their geographic proximity to you. As a result, you can trust that all of the information you're receiving is correct and up-to-date.
If you're interested in taking a class, we provide two- and four-week options concurrently to make it easier to find something that fits your schedule. You also have the option to arrange one-on-one time with your instructor if you feel like you could use an academic boost. If you'd rather work with a private instructor, we do our best to match you with somebody capable of matching your scheduling needs.
How Do I Sign Up for Wisconsin Bar Prep Near Me?
Simply reach out to Varsity Tutors today for a truly convenient Wisconsin Bar prep experience. Educational consultants are currently standing by to answer any questions you have. We look forward to hearing from you!