FAQ's


  1. If I am a law student, do I have to enroll in The Basic Exam Course™ before enrolling in The Advanced Exam Writing Course™?
  2. If I am a bar candidate, do I have to enroll in The Basic Bar Preparation Course™ before enrolling in The Supplemental Bar Preparation Course™?
  3. If I am interested in private tutoring, do I have to take one of The Basic Courses?
  4. Why am I required to purchase a five or ten-hour block of time for private tutoring?



Q. If I am a law student, do I have to enroll in The Basic Exam Course™ before enrolling in The Advanced Exam Writing Course™?

A. Yes, you will have to take The Basic Exam Course™ in order to take The Advanced Exam Course™. In the Basic Exam Course™, Professor Skillman lays out her theories about how to be successful in law school and teaches you specifically how to write long outlines and essays for success. She also teaches you how to respond successfully to multiple-choice exams. Given the foundation laid in The Basic Exam Course™, the theories laid out in the course are then applied to students' work n The Advanced Exam Writing Course™.


Q. If I am a bar candidate, do I have to enroll in The Basic Bar Preparation Course™ before enrolling in The Supplemental Bar Preparation Course™?

A. To enroll in The Supplemental Bar Preparation Course™, you must have taken either The Basic Exam Course™ for Law Students or The Basic Bar Preparation Course™. In the Basic Courses, Professor Skillman lays out her theories about how to be successful in law school and on bar exams and teaches you specifically how to write long outlines and essays to achieve maximum success. She also teaches you how to respond successfully to multiple-choice and MBE questions. Given the foundation laid in The Basic Courses, the theories are then applied to students' work in The Supplemental Bar Preparation Course™.


Q. If I am interested in private tutoring, do I have to take one of The Basic Courses?

A. Yes, you must have taken either The Basic Exam Course™ for Law Students or The Basic Bar Preparation Course™ before working with the faculty privately. Both courses provide a foundation and allow you and the faculty member to share a common framework through which to support you in achieving success.


Q. Why am I required to purchase a five or ten-hour block of time for private tutoring?

A. Law students are required to purchase a block of five hours of faculty time. Bar candidates are required to purchase a minimum of ten hours of faculty time. Both policies are in place because we have learned over time that it takes that much faculty time for a student to change their preparation, writing, and thinking and achieve their personal best.