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« on: Nov 7th, 2007, 9:11am »
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take a class, get the materials from the class then take a month of two to study
 
or
 
get the materials, study for a month or two then take class and take exam right after class?
 
 
Thanks for your advice and input.
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Re: Studying
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I did the latter and passed the infamous August 1998 exam. (Actually, I spent three months studying.)
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Re: Studying
« Reply #2 on: Nov 8th, 2007, 2:48pm »
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I took the class first then spent about 100 hours studying before taking the test and failing miserably.  I took the BAR/BRI class and it does not prepare you for the computerized exam.  I would take a class but also read the thread herein "becoming a patent agent/attorney," get the Bullseye prep materials and practice with the CATPrep patent bar simulator software.  Taking a class gives you a basic idea of what to expect, then you can study more efficiently.  2-3 months of studying is not unreasonable.
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