What to Know About the Virginia Essay Exam
It isn’t easy. The Virginia exam is not like the state-specific exams that sometimes accompany the UBE. It is also not a special “attorney’s exam” like some states offer.
The exam tests over 20 different subject areas, and focuses almost entirely on unique distinctions of Virginia law.
National, MBE, or UBE study materials will not help you, and might actually give you answers that are wrong on this exam.
Just writing a “good analysis” is not enough. This exam primarily tests your knowledge of Virginia legal rules, not your ability to argue.
The LexBar Online Course will help you on the essay exam, but alone it is not enough.
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How to locate resources for full outlines of Virginia law
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The single most important topic on the Virginia Essay Exam
I will review the single most heavily weighted Virginia Essay Exam subject area, along with a comprehensive substantive review of the most tested legal rules within that topic.
How much relative study time to devote to each topic
Included with your webinar is a subject-hierarchy chart and explanation to help guide your study time for the essay exam.
Understand how Virginia exam graders expect you to write your answer
Exam graders here follow a rubric for grading, and using a strategy of trying to locate and discuss all the legal issues from a fact pattern will ensure you fail. We don’t have an “issue spotter” exam here. We’ll learn how not to lose points for exceeding the scope of your question.
Why the concluding sentence can make-or-break your whole answer
Learn why good conclusions can save your whole essay answer, and exactly how to write a perfect conclusion.
Answer your questions about the exam
You will be able to submit live questions about the exam during our webinar, which I will answer.
The webinar helps you pass the Virginia Essay Exam.
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