That's what I want to say to myself on Friday, July 27th.
For two reasons... 1) I want to be able to thank my brain for regurgitating all of the trivia that I've diligently pack in there over the past few years (and weeks!) , and; 2) I want to feel like that was the last Bar Exam I'll ever take and that the memories will be good ones.
One can hope, eh?
I wish I could memorize the way I did in elementary school when I simply repeated things to myself over and over until my brain was imprinted. The problem here is that there's simply too much to memorize. Besides, I know most of the material (knock on my wooden head, again) it's just the specific wording to some of the rules that I lack.
It's like when I was a kid and I played the Clarinet. In my Junior year of High School I was first chair, 2nd Clarinet; and my Senior year I was first chair, 1st Clarinet; and I didn't know the names of the notes. I had achieved pretty good success, but I couldn't look at a page and tell you what a particular note was on the sheet music. It didn't seem important. Who cares what the notes were called when all I had to do was know how to play, and I played pretty well! I knew what note corresponded to where my fingers had to go on the Clarinet, I just didn't know the name of the darn note.
Here, I know an issue when I see it in a fact pattern, and I know how to write about it, but I don't always have a specific rule statement for it. My description of it changes subtly every time I write it out. But I can play it if I hear it!
So I'm going to spend most of the last week trying to remedy that shortcoming.