Apologies for the disappearing act. One of the biggest challenges for me during my quest to pass the bar exam is having to switch between studying for the exam and trying to make a living. For better or for worse, I need to have a main long-term goal to focus my attention, and I'm trying to lessen the disruption caused by my current bi-polar (bar-exam/earn-a-living) situation.
Regarding the February exam, the answers I wrote this time were shorter than the ones I've written on bar exams in the past. I believe this was because my preparations consisted more of memorization of the rules rather than the writing of practice essays. As a result, I feel like I saw the fact patterns more as a sequence of issues to be discussed than as a narrative of events to be explained. I don't know if that will result in a better score, but I needed to change the way I presented my answer and that's what I settled on.
Regarding my lack of posts since the February exam, I can't point to one single thing as the reason for it - I just think I've beat the whole subject to death and, as I've written here before, I don't want to keep repeating myself. The time and effort I spend thinking up new and/or interesting content is time I can't spend on my day job. And considering that I'll probably have to start preparing for the July 2011 exam soon (based on past performance, recent style change notwithstanding) I need to make money quickly to so I won't be as stressed out when/if I have to start studying again.
So, that's my story and it's sticking to me! I'll try to post again before results are released.
I just checked the State Bar website and found that the questions for the February 2011 exam have been released.