DO NOT FREAK OUT.
I am not kidding, I am going to study in ten minutes. I swear. Then I’m going to find my pass for the test and mapquest where it is (somewhere in Pikesville, wherever that is). Then I’m going to do some other stuff and then, oh crap, I don’t know. I’ll do something and I’ll be ready for the test.
Rules for the test to notguilty:
Read the ENTIRE fact pattern. Don’t think that because you are a self-proclaimed genius that you know what all of the facts are because you have underlined some dates and counties. READ IT. CAREFULLY. Don’t be an ass.
Read the ENTIRE question. Think it through. It may not be what it initially appears to be.
Look at the key words in the question and look them up in the index of the rule books. Every rule book. Everything. Don’t think you have done it all. Do more. Keep writing. Too much is never enough.
Write legibly. Learn to spell legibly.
Most importantly – DO NOT FREAK OUT. Remember, while this test is very important, no one is going to die or go to jail for twenty years if you don’t pass. You can take it again, or you can just look for jobs in D.C. which has reciprocity. This is easy compared to what you’ve been doing with your life for the past several years.
Bring lots of pens, a watch (not digital, because god knows you can have a cheat sheet on a digital watch. It’s so stupid.), and extra pieces of paper so you can not lose your place in the book when you are cross-referencing.
DON’T FREAK OUT.
Okay, studying now.