[blindlaw] Bar Performance Test
sy.hoekstra at gmail.com
Sat Sep 20 02:16:22 UTC 2014
I also got it in Word format. For me, that was the most difficult part of
the test to do under time pressure with JAWS. But we only got 3 hours to do
it in my state. I would suggest taking it under real test conditions at
least two or three times before the day of. And yes, use bookmarks like
From: blindlaw [mailto:blindlaw-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Paul Wick
Sent: Friday, September 19, 2014 1:27 PM
To: Stephen Alexander Marositz; Blind Law Mailing List
Subject: Re: [blindlaw] Bar Performance Test
Dear Mr. Marociz,
I have addressed to you by your last name as I don't know which name you go
When I took the California bar performance tests in 2012 the performance
test was in Microsoft Word format and as word files you can add whatever
reminders or bookmarks internally to the file.
Asked for extra time I would highly recommend taking the performance test in
exactly the format in which you will have it on the bar exam if you'll have
six hours or whatever it is on test day you should take six hours in the
performance test it doesn't do you any good to speed up your writing faster
than you'll have on test day. The performance test is in some ways the most
robotic part of the bar exam and it's easy points so don't rush through it.
All the best,
Sent from my iPhone
> On Sep 19, 2014, at 5:54 AM, Stephen Alexander Marositz via blindlaw
<blindlaw at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> Hello List
> I am a Jaws user and I plan to take the California Bar this summer.
> I am taking a class designed to simulate the performance test. Can anyone
> share with me what I can expect? Here I am talking about nuts and bolts,
> not the content of the test. How will the exam be formatted? What
> will they allow me to use to read it? Will they allow me to manipulate it
> in any way?
> For our first practice exam, it was one long pdf file. I opened it up in
> QRead <file:///C:\Program%20Files%20(x86)\QRead\readme.html#qread> and
> placed bookmarks between each of the authorities so I could move between
> them easily. I doubt I will be allowed to do that for the actual exam.
> I have a second but related question. I understand for the actual bar
> I will probably be granted extra time. Because this is a class where we
> will likely be doing one practice performance test each class session,
> taking the extra time is somewhat impractical. Should I be trying to do
> them in the regular time now to improve my speed with reading and writing?
> To this point, every other exam I have taken I have been granted double
> time. Alternatively, should I look to take the extra time now to better
> simulate how it will be on the bar?
> Thank you in advance for your insight.
> Stephen Alexander Marositz
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