If you are one of the thousands of law students preparing for the bar exam this July, don't waste your time on ineffective bar exam study tips. "Good study strategies are active, not passive," advises a recent Lawyerist article. "They get you out of your comfort zone." Study strategies suggested by the Lawyerist include quizzing yourself, trying to explain the law to a six year old, making flashcards and analyzing the fact patterns of MBE questions.
"With good study strategies, the law sticks to your brain," the article notes. I agree. Good study habits are about learning and understanding the law inside and out. Think you've aced an area of law? Test yourself by creating a copy of your study resource with the main points of law deleted. Can you fill in all the blanks? If you can rewrite your study aid without looking, and do the same a week later, you have mastered that area of law.