This Year’s Law School Graduates Have a Better Chance to Ace the Bar Exam

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New edition of acclaimed scoring high on bar exam essays adds appendix with easy-to-use systems for lawyer-like legal analysis on the bar exam essays.

With many states raising the passing score on the bar exam, getting extra credit on the essay part is more urgent than ever. BarWriteTM Press announces that the Third Edition of its highly-acclaimed study guide. "Scoring High on Bar Exam Essays: In-depth Strategies and Essay-Writing Practice That Bar Review Courses Don't Offer, With 80 Actual State Bar Exam Questions and Answers," adds a score-boosting new 2006 Appendix, "How to Do Legal Analysis." (http://www.BarWrite.com)

"Essay-writing can account for 50 percent or more of a bar candidate’s score," says the author, nationally-recognized bar exam expert Dr. Mary Campbell Gallagher. "Yet even the best bar review courses often don't teach candidates how to write lawyer-like essays. 'Scoring High on Bar Exam Essays' teaches systems for organizing and writing the essays that are far more effective than the old 'Issue-Rule-Analysis-Conclusion,' or 'IRAC,' method."

First published in 1991, the classic "Scoring High on Bar Exam Essays" features the quick Key Outlining system for hitting the issues, focusing on the law, and scoring high with less writing, and the Model Paragraph system for "writing like a lawyer" – even when you don't know your conclusion at the start. The new Appendix adds systems for applying law to facts, thus raising scores for "analysis," plus strategies for finishing the test on time.

"Scoring High" explains how state bar examiners have graded actual essays, with real examples of the best and worst approaches, and it shows a sample state bar examiners’ grading checklist. Included for practice are 80 actual state bar exam questions with answers in the Scoring High format, many with notes on strategy and tactics.

According to St. John's Law School Forum, "Scoring High on Bar Exam Essays’ may be the best money you can spend on bar exam preparation. Columbia Law School News calls these essay-writing systems, 'Easy to learn and easy to apply.'"

Bar candidates, law schools, and libraries can order "Scoring High on Bar Exam Essays, Third Edition," by Mary Campbell Gallagher, J.D., Ph.D. (ISBN 0-9706088-1-0), from the publisher, BarWriteTM, for $50.95 using the secure web site at http://www.BarWrite.com.

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Mary Campbell Gallagher, J.D., Ph.D.

212-327-2817

Title: "Scoring High on Bar Exam Essays: In-depth Strategies and Essay-Writing Practice That Bar Review Courses Don't Offer, With 80 Actual State Bar Exam Questions and Answers, Third Edition"

Classic text plus new 2006 Appendix: "How to Do Legal Analysis."

Author: Mary Campbell Gallagher, J.D., Ph.D.

Price: $50.95

ISBN/SKU: 0-9706088-1-0

ISBN Complete: 978-0-9706088-1-9

Number of pages: 284

Dimensions: 8 1/4 x 11"

Publisher: BarWriteTM Press

Publication Date: 9/15/2005

Distributor: Legal Books Distributing

(800) 200-7110

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