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  • Print Edition
  • Title: How to Pass The Bar Exams
  • Author: Atty. Elvin B. Villanueva
  • Edition: 2010
  • Binding: Softbound
  • Description:

    One of the most difficult exams in the country is the Philippine Bar. With mortality rate as high as 80%, joining the roll of attorneys entails a journey through a narrow path of great sacrifices and discipline.

    Now, if the examinee is working full-time while reviewing for the bar, the odds are stacked even higher. Daily corporate work prevents the working examinee from attending review lectures on weekdays. He can only study after he is done with office work. To be in this situation while taking the bar is equivalent to suicide.

    However, there are people who were able to hurdle these seemingly insurmountable challenges on their first attempt. The author is one of them. By employing discipline approach to bar review he likewise proved that a determined examinee with strategic study plan and a strong faith from God can also make it.

    In this book, the author shares his story, anecdoetes and events that transpired prior, during and after the 2009 bar exams. He details how personal life, work and other things affect the preparations for bar exams. He shares the right mental attitude that one should have to conquer this most trying exam in the country. He shares his own inventory of review materials, list of books per subject, six-month review calendar, pre-week calendar and even daily/or hourly routine showing work and review schedules.

    The author's humorous accounts of what he went through will surely delight all readers even those who are not bar examinees or law students.

    He also shares his insights on the new bar exams system employing 60% Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) and 40% memorandum-type essay. He gives useful techniques on MCQ especially on instances when the examinee finds the questions difficult, would have to perform elimination process and make an educated guess.

    Join the author as he reveals how it is to go through the most grueling six-month preparation for the bar while juggling work at the same time.