The bar exam. It was hard because of the amount of content I had to know, but it was the hardest because I knew that if I did not pass it, despite having paid a fortune and spent 3 years attending law school, I wouldn't be able to practice law. The stress of the exam was more the issue than the exam itself. Intelligent people fail the bar exam every time, not because they don't know the law, but because they cannot manage the stress.
Every exam is hard (in the view of an erudite and hardworking student competing among his peers with similar mental faculties, not in the view of a student with abnormalities or special needs).
I hardly see an exam which can be easily tackled, and likewise, it wouldn't be so easy that the majority of the candidates can score full marks. Examiners have been staying quite coy about their motives and plans, and we wouldn't know which questions would appear. There is no other avenue to gain 100% confidence than to study the whole textbook and to revise our past exam papers. This task seems soporific, but it will definitely reap a lot of benefits.
Mastering new subjects such as calculus takes a lot of time and patience. It will never be easy, nor will it be too demanding. With a positive mindset, I can learn anything.
Without a doubt, the English Higher Proficiency, Univ. of Cambridge! It lasted all of three days. I was dead tired at the end of it. Interesting exam! I sat for it in Concepcion, Chile lots of years ago.
What factors cause J.D.s to fail the bar exam? (Not counting the fact that "it's hard".)Why is there such a high initial failure rate on the (lawyers' legal) bar exams in most states of the USA? What can a...