TOP 10 Reasons Applicants Fail the Performance Test
10. Fail to Comply Completely with Memo Instructions.
9. Fail to Recognize Clues Provided by Senior Partner.
8. Fail to Prioritize the Issues/Claims/Arguments.
7. Fail to Discern the Key Legal Theories.
6. Fail to Remember Important Information When Writing.
5. Fail to Organize in Time to Write a Complete Answer.
4. Fail to Use Specific Facts in Analysis.
3. Fail to Use Enough Facts in Analysis.
2. Fail to Address the Client?s Problem.
1. Miss Taking the MAXIMIZER Workshop to Learn How to Avoid First 9 Mistakes.
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Thank God I passed the CA Bar Exam! Thank you very much for the great techniques you taught us!! I also want to thank you very much for taking the time to show me, individually, how to structure my Bar-bri lessons.
The techniques you teach are great, the tips you give are incredibly helpful, but best of all the encouragement you give us during…The tips you give are incredibly helpful
I am not sure if you remember me but I took your class for the Febuary Bar exam 2006. I PASSED the bar and I wanted to tell you that your seminar REALLY helped me! You helped me conquer my fears and feel confident during the exam. I really appreciate your assistance. Thank you so very much. God bless you!
N-Thank you so very much. God bless you!
I wanted to thank you for your class. I walked into your class never having seen a performance test before. When I left, as nervous as I was about the exam, I felt like I had a plan. Tonight I received my bar results and I passed the California bar exam. I don’t get to find out my scores, but I can tell…Thank you for giving me the extra confidence I needed to tackle the bar.
I passed the bar exam, and although I worked very hard to prepare, I know that your course played a role in my success. Thank you for offering a reasonably-priced, practical approach to the PE. I will continue to recommend your course to those who have yet to sit (or sit again) for the California Bar. Thanks.
M-Thank you for offering a reasonably-priced, practical approach to the PE
John, thank you so much for your well-wishes. Fortunately, I received good news last night as my name appears on the pass list. I know you played an instrumental role in my passing, and indeed I doubt I could have done it without you help. I’ve already referred a Whittier Law student to your services,, and hope he has already contacted you. If you…You played an instrumental role in my passing
Thanks for the Friday message. I think you did a great job teaching and giving a big picture of how the bar works. I know your class helped me quite a bit. I modified your method to suit my timing issues, but your technique was irreplaceably invaluable to me. It made the test day so much easier and less stressful when…Your [trade secret] technique was irreplaceably invaluable to me
Dear Mr. Holtz,
Thank you so much for your email- and the news was good- I passed- the first time!!! I want to thank you for all of your wonderful tips and recommendations for the performance portion of the exam. Your course provided instruction that Bar-Bri simply lacked, and therefore you really boosted my confidence and made me feel like I had an advantage over…I want to thank you for all of your wonderful tips and recommendations
I wanted to take a moment to thank you for your advice, kind words, and most of all your performance seminar. I came to your three day course without a clue and left believing that passing the performance section of the exam was possible. As you know we don’t find out exactly how we did but I can say this, I used as many…I can’t thank you enough and I will certainly refer your course
Thanks for the note, John. You will find my name on that list Sunday so I guess it’s time to pay up! I assume my credit card will be charged directly, but if you need anything from me specifically, please let me know.
I have to just say, it was well worth the cost. I heard you tell the story that initial day of a…Well worth the cost
John – I got good news tonight. I passed. It was my third try, starting one year ago in July 2007.
When I try to identify critical success factors this around, there are two. Primarily, it simply took me three tries to “get it.” I go at my own pace, in my own rhythm, when it comes to learning things and adapting to a system,…John – I got good news tonight. I passed.
First of all, thank you for this email. It is very thoughtful and considerate of you. Secondly, I have been pushing your class to soon to be test takers as essential if they don’t feel confident about the Performance Test. Personally, I didn’t feel comfortable with your system heading into the test, but took your advice and stuck with it. Halfway through the first…I am happy to be throwing potential test takers your way.
Just wanted to give you a heads up that I passed and am extremely grateful for all of your wise words and encouragement. I felt extremely confident with my PT’s and I’m certain they helped carry me through to a postive end result. Thanks for everything.Extremely grateful for all of your wise words and encouragement.
Once again I would like to say thank you for your great help!!!I I passed the CA bar exam. I’m so happy that I cannot describe it!!
I’m sure that your methods, tips, encouragement and support helped me this time to pass! I simply wanted to say thank you!I passed the CA bar exam. I’m so happy that I cannot describe it!!
Just wanted to give you a heads up that I passed and am extremely grateful for all of your wise words and encouragement. I felt extremely confident with my PT’s and I’m certain they helped carry me through to a positive end result. Thanks for everything!I felt extremely confident with my PT’s
Just wanted to say thanks.
I wish I remembered all of the little details now, but I can’t tell you that I do.
What I do know is that I used your method on the PTs and felt that I picked up on some bonus points on both days. Also, on the last day I made a change in the organization that saved me time, (since…P.S. I did pass.
Dear Mr. Holtz,
I’m a UC Davis grad and I took your one day class at McGeorge in Sacramento in July. I’m happy to say that I did pass the July exam – what a relief! Your class was definitely one of the best things I did to prep for the bar – and by far, the best value – and I’d recommend it to…I’d recommend it to anyone
You cannot be praised and thanked enough for the powerful insight you provide. As a five-time Bar Exam taker who routinely scored in the 160s on the MBE – and as high as 174 – yet failed to get the passing nod in light of consistently scoring 55 on the PTs, I feel particularly well positioned to attest to the significance of achieving…Unquestionably enable test takers to “game the Game.”
Dear Professor Holtz:
Not only do you offer a great prep for the performance test, and tips and advice for the bar game, but you offer so many important bar stories which encouraged me forward. Plus the timing and content of your bar prep communications are unmatched by any of your bar prep rivals. You seem to know when the emotional hot points are during…I really appreciate what you provided