How are the practice tests going? Are you completing the equivalent of 33 MBEs each hour in your practice sets? How about essays. Are you reasoning to conclusions having analyzed all the main issues within the 60 minutes? And PTs? Are you keeping note-taking brief enough and reading critically enough, with an effective system, so that you are writing organized, thorough responses to what was asked of you, within 3 hours?
As we move into July, this is a great time to work on shaving off a few minutes here and there. Adjust to working with the clock. Figure out now where you are on track and where you need to speed up. Work on memorizing, effective outlining, and systems to logically move through your analysis of all the main issues, and on the PTs stream your note-taking. There are many tips and tricks on working faster while still working thoroughly. A good bar review course should be helping your with timing and skills, as well as substance. Practice timing tips now!!! It won't help you if you write beautiful essays but take 75 minutes to complete each one. Three hour blocks fly by. To succeed, you must learn to keep up.
As you study and work on practice exams this week, debrief your process of practice testing and figure out anything that may be bogging or slowing you down. For example, are you re-reading fact patterns too many times --looking for missed issues? Develop a system. Are you stalled in how to phrase rules that you know you know but just don't have readily memorized yet? Time to work on flashcards. Are you finding you are too tired to concentrate so not focusing fast enough? Get more sleep. Whatever you find that can give you even a minute's boost, use it. Your success depends on your knowledge, skills and most certainly on your time management.