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Top Secret

Study Techniques of
No. 1 Bar Topnotchers and
Valedictorians
of Top Law Schools

Atty. Reinier Paul R. Yebra
How to Excel in the Bar Exams

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1. How To Take Down Notes
2. How To Prepare for the Bar Review
3. How To Read Law Materials Properly

Slide 4 Top Secret Study Techniques of Bar Topnotchers & Valedictorians of Top Law Schools 4. How To Review Until Pre-Week 5. How To Answer Bar Questions .

Write Key Words & Concepts  Focus on relevant information  Focus on new information III. if necessary II. symbols & mnemonics . Slide 5 1. Listen Actively  Understand what is being said  Ask clarificatory questions. Paraphrase  Listen & write in your own words  Use codes. How To Take Down Notes I.

Slide 6 2. Plotting  Plot subjects. Be Ready to be Ready  Attend to personal & family matters  Create conducive environment II. How To Prepare for the Review I. materials & buffer days . Self-Assessment & Evaluation  Rank each subject & allocate # of days  Evaluate materials & allocate # of days III.

Read CODALS First!  Codal is your BIBLE during review  Legal Provisions of COVERAGE  CORRELATE Legal Provisions . Slide 7 3. How To Read Law Materials Properly I.

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How To Read Law Materials Properly II. Read TEXTBOOKS  EXPLANATIONS of Codal Provisions  SEE Bigger Picture  WRITE DOWN Notes for Reference . Slide 18 3.

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Slide 23 4. How To Review Until Pre-Week I. Check Pre-Week Lecturers  Codals. codals . Check Review Centers  Bring materials  Take mock bar examinations  Focus & keep pushing forward II. codals.

Reading  3 readings  Diagrams  Draft outline II. The 4 Mantras . How To Answer Bar Questions I. Syllogism III. Slide 24 5. Answering  Depends on type of question  Pyramid vs.

Time Management  Anticipate # of questions vs. total time  Bring a watch . Slide 25 5. Presentation  Handwriting  Margin & errors II. How To Answer Bar Questions IV.

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Slide 27 2007 San Beda College of Law Charlene Tapic Reinier Yebra .

Slide 28 2009 San Beda Graduation: Charlene Tapic Reinier Yebra .

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Slide 30 2009 Philippine Bar Exams .

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Slide 32 2009 Bar Topnotchers: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 10 .

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Slide 35 Study Hard and Congratulations! .