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Virtual Bar Exam Diaries: Writing On-site Versus Writing Remotely

March 18, 2021 - 9:00 am

Presenting the Virtual Bar Exam Diaries: A series specifically written for students, by students. Each article outlines the author’s personal experience writing the Ontario Licensing exam virtually, and is full of insights and advice. Learn from their experiences and write the exam with greater confidence.   Writing On-site Vs. Writing Remotely Writing the exam in 2020 remotely seemed like a nightmare but was actually a blessing in disguise! I wrote my Bar exam in March 2020. It was in person—a full 8-hour day. Due to Covid-19, my Solicitor exam was done remotely. I had the chance to experience both realities and let me tell you that writing your exam remotely is so much better! as much as I was freaking out about writing remotely... More

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Virtual Bar Exam Diaries: How Emond Resources Helped Me

March 6, 2021 - 5:00 pm

Presenting the Virtual Bar Exam Diaries: A series specifically written for students, by students. Each article outlines the author’s personal experience writing the Ontario Licensing exam virtually, and is full of insights and advice. Learn from their experiences and write the exam with greater confidence.   How Emond Resources Helped Me First of all, let me say thank you to the Emond crew for the Emond videos and practice questions. They went a long way, and, if I might say, guaranteed the success I had. I wrote my solicitor exams in June and was the first set of candidates to write online, so we still had to write the usual 240 questions split between 2 days. The challenge for me then was, due to COVID-19, my 2 kids were... More

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Virtual Bar Exam Diaries: Be Prepared, Not Scared!

February 4, 2021 - 12:27 am

Presenting the Virtual Bar Exam Diaries: A series specifically written for students, by students. Each article outlines the author’s personal experience writing the Ontario Licensing exam virtually, and is full of insights and advice. Learn from their experiences and write the exam with greater confidence.   Be Prepared, Not Scared! I wrote the Barrister and Solicitor licensing examinations in July and August 2020, respectively. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing restrictions, I wrote both exams from home on my personal computer. The exams were different from prior years in the way that they were administered and in the way that they were presented. Instead of sitting in a large conference room with other writers, I... More

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Virtual Bar Exam Diaries: Managing My Time

January 21, 2021 - 9:00 am

Presenting the Virtual Bar Exam Diaries: A series specifically written for students, by students. Each article outlines the author’s personal experience writing the Ontario Licensing exam virtually, and is full of insights and advice. Learn from their experiences and write the exam with greater confidence.   Managing My Time As a mom to a toddler during a pandemic, I was very nervous to write the Bar Exams. Studying seemed impossible while we were cooped up in a house with no childcare and no family or friends to help. I signed up for the Emond Exam Prep Online Course and watched the videos on my phone while I puttered around the house, waited at a drive-through, or fed the baby. It really helped to be able to hear the professors discuss... More

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Virtual Bar Exam Diaries: Benefits of Writing the Exam Remotely

January 7, 2021 - 11:28 am

Presenting the Virtual Bar Exam Diaries: A series specifically written for students, by students. Each article outlines the author’s personal experience writing the Ontario Licensing exam virtually, and is full of insights and advice. Learn from their experiences and write the exam with greater confidence.   Benefits of Writing the Exam Remotely Writing the Ontario Licensing Exams during COVID-19 was not all that bad. This was my first time writing, so I have nothing to compare it to. However, not having to attend the exam in person was a huge benefit. This saved me so much time and stress on the morning of each exam. Rather than having to get a hotel nearby or waking up very early to get to the exam in time while waiting in a line... More

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Virtual Bar Exam Diaries: My Apprehensions and Writing Experience

December 17, 2020 - 2:19 pm

Presenting the Virtual Bar Exam Diaries: A series specifically written for students, by students. Each article outlines the author’s personal experience writing the Ontario Licensing exam virtually, and is full of insights and advice. Learn from their experiences and write the exam with greater confidence.   My Apprehensions and Writing Experience I wrote my Barrister Exam back in March 2020 but was impacted by the cancellation of the Solicitor exam a few days after the COVID-19 outbreak in mid-March. I was so frustrated when this happened as I was only days away, and I spent the new few months worrying that they would never reschedule and that I would never be called to the Ontario Bar. Eventually, the LSO scheduled the exams online... More

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4 Ways to De-Stress After the Ontario Bar Exams

June 20, 2018 - 4:19 pm

Weeks of studying and two 7-hour exams later, the Ontario bar exams are finally behind you. What now? Maybe you’ve already started articling and you’re headed back to work. Maybe you’ve got some free time before you start articling or attend the Law Practice Program later this summer. Either way, there’s one thing that you definitely should not be doing right now: stressing about your exam results. (Trust us – refreshing your email won’t make your results come faster.) For the next 6-8 weeks, try and put the bar exams out of your mind. Now that they’re over, you can devote your energy towards those aspects of your life that might have been put on hold while you were studying. Here are four ways you can keep your mind off the... More

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Make Your Study Breaks Productive With These 7 Strategies

July 20, 2015 - 12:04 pm

How many times have you planned to take a “quick" study break, only to find yourself binge-watching Netflix or cruising Pinterest hours later? Taking a study break doesn’t have to result in endless hours of procrastination. In fact, the right kind of break can have the opposite effect – recharging your brain, refreshing your body, and enhancing your studying. Your brain needs a break from studying every once in a while in order to stay alert and productive. Try these 7 strategies for an effective study break that won’t drag you down the rabbit hole of procrastination: 1. Study in blocks of time. Take a 5-minute break from studying after a 45-60 minute session. Stand up, stretch, breathe some fresh air, or brew some tea in these intervals... More

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Barrister Exam: June 1-4 and 8-11, 2021  |  Solicitor Exam: June 22–25 and June 29-July 2, 2021