Submitted by JoanneEWilson
One of the rules I learned during bar prep was that you should study in a place where you won't be detected. I was told to study in a quiet area where no one could bother me and I could focus solely on my information. It's worked well for hundreds of students and it would be what worked, I was told.
I immediately broke that rule.
Why break such a fundamental rule of bar prep, you ask?
Because it's a dumb rule.
Yes, I know that's juvenile but allow me to explain a bit.
When I sat for the February bar exam, there were 1,349 other students sitting in that room with me. Those students shifted, coughed, insisted on running to bathrooms to pee/scream, and made noises that I can't even begin to describe. That's not even counting the number of proctors and monitors that were moving up and down the rows of students like prison guards ensuring that we were not cheating. The room is huge and everything echoes. Look at the picture and now imagine over a thousand nervous, agitated, panicked people in there. There's a lot going on in that room during one of the most critical times of any law students life that could destroy a normal persons concentration.