Faculty Mark Padin, Director of the Academic Success Program and Visiting Associate Professor of Academic Support

Published on February 19, 2015 | by LawNews

Prof. Mark Padin Answers Students’ ‘5 Most Pressing Questions’ About Bar Exam in The National Jurist

Professor Mark A. Padin, the director of the Academic Success Program, is featured in “Bar Exam: 5 most pressing questions answered,” a Q&A piece in the January 2015 issue of The National Jurist.

In response to the question “What’s the most common bar exam mistake students make?” Professor Padin says, “The people who don’t succeed at taking the bar are often those who don’t take advantage of all the opportunities they have to receive feedback.” He encourages students to have someone who is knowledgeable, such as a prep course instructor, look over examples of their work, and to be open to criticism.

He also notes, “Students often underestimate the challenge of the exam, and they need to learn how to prioritize. I often hear back from graduates saying they feel overwhelmed within the first two weeks of starting to study.”

Professor Padin likewise shares his expertise and offers practical tips in responding to the other four questions:

• How much should I study?

• What if I’m tested on something I haven’t prepared for?

• How do I handle the time in between taking the test and receiving my results?

• What if I fail the bar exam?

Read the full Q&A.

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