That's what irks me. I still prepare because I have anxiety that makes me need to, but I can't for the life of me see how this ever measures legal competence, or how it will ever be useful for me in practice. And yet my summer is mostly burned anyway. Thanks for charging me good money to waste my summer LSO!
This is totally normally. I don’t think anyone walk in or out of the bar exam feeling adequately prepared. I did well in law school, didn’t have exam anxiety and still felt nervous about the bar. Review the materials once, do some mock exams to familiarize yourself with your materials and you’re very likely to pass (and remind yourself of that)
I have a significant volume of files that I have to stay on top of and push forward.
I have found Getting Things Done to be a lifesaver in managing these projects.
I use OmniFocus as my app to implement GTD.
I am merely someone entering my first year of law school, so read this advice with that in mind; however, remember that you would not even be in the position you are now- in the process of preparing for the bar exam- if you had not at the very least experienced some form of previous success during your undergraduate, when taking the LSAT, and completing all 3 years of law school. The latter are all accomplishments in and of themselves you approached from a similar position of unfamiliarity and unsurity in your own ability to succeed; you have made it to this point nonetheless. When thinking of your anxiety, remember that it is just a feeling; as a future lawyer you could even practice proving to yourself why those feelings of anxiety are not justified to help distract you, ground your emotions, and keep your mind on the right track.