Bar exam panic

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Re: Bar exam panic

Postby transferguy » Thu Jul 21, 2011 6:55 am

nealric wrote:I scored just over 100 on the barbri practice and scored in the 150s on the real deal.


This makes me feel better. I had a feeling the Barbri practice exam was overly difficult relative to the actual MBE.

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Re: Bar exam panic

Postby Arrow » Thu Jul 21, 2011 10:23 pm

transferguy wrote:
nealric wrote:I scored just over 100 on the barbri practice and scored in the 150s on the real deal.


This makes me feel better. I had a feeling the Barbri practice exam was overly difficult relative to the actual MBE.


That's what I thought too. The thing is though, that people keep telling me that BarBri was too easy, and that I need to take the Kaplan thing. I can't tell if this is true, or if it is just a marketing ploy to buy more MBE problems.

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Re: Bar exam panic

Postby GatorStudent » Wed Jul 27, 2011 7:32 pm

I hope all of you did well on the bar exam. I think I did well enough to pass, but who knows. At least I don't have to study now!

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Re: Bar exam panic

Postby LawSchoolWannaBe » Thu Jul 28, 2011 7:10 am

GatorStudent wrote:I hope all of you did well on the bar exam. I think I did well enough to pass, but who knows. At least I don't have to study now!


Yay for those of us in Texas having another day of fun!

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Re: Bar exam panic

Postby ToTransferOrNot » Thu Jul 28, 2011 8:40 am

Arrow wrote:
transferguy wrote:
nealric wrote:I scored just over 100 on the barbri practice and scored in the 150s on the real deal.


This makes me feel better. I had a feeling the Barbri practice exam was overly difficult relative to the actual MBE.


That's what I thought too. The thing is though, that people keep telling me that BarBri was too easy, and that I need to take the Kaplan thing. I can't tell if this is true, or if it is just a marketing ploy to buy more MBE problems.


The MBE was way harder than any of the Barbri materials suggested it would be.

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Re: Bar exam panic

Postby GatorStudent » Thu Jul 28, 2011 5:35 pm

LawSchoolWannaBe wrote:Yay for those of us in Texas having another day of fun!


Ugh, I'm sorry. I knew that CA had another day, but didn't realize that TX did either.

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Re: Bar exam panic

Postby GatorStudent » Thu Jul 28, 2011 5:37 pm

ToTransferOrNot wrote:
Arrow wrote:
transferguy wrote:
nealric wrote:I scored just over 100 on the barbri practice and scored in the 150s on the real deal.


This makes me feel better. I had a feeling the Barbri practice exam was overly difficult relative to the actual MBE.


That's what I thought too. The thing is though, that people keep telling me that BarBri was too easy, and that I need to take the Kaplan thing. I can't tell if this is true, or if it is just a marketing ploy to buy more MBE problems.


The MBE was way harder than any of the Barbri materials suggested it would be.


I've heard others who took BarBri who said that. I thought the first half was fairly difficult (it was comparable to Kaplan's simulated final exam), but many of my friends and I felt that the second half wasn't really bad.

EDIT: And FL's first essay was absurd. Most people said they had little clue what was going on. But the second two essays were basic--the key was being able to type fast enough to get it all down in time.

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Re: Bar exam panic

Postby ManLaw » Thu Jul 28, 2011 6:18 pm

That MBE was tough stuff. All of the questions were hitting from a slightly different angle than the BarBri questions, not very representative.

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Re: Bar exam panic

Postby GatorStudent » Fri Jul 29, 2011 10:52 am

The only thing that worries me is that I had quite a string of the same letters for a decent stretch. I always get nervous when that happens!

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Re: Bar exam panic

Postby in my eyes » Fri Jul 29, 2011 3:52 pm

The MBE was a joke compared to MPQ1 sets 5 and 6. You guys can't be serious. I also had a stretch at some point with 5 or 6 Ds in a row.

According to XOXO I did well. They have a decent thread going.

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Re: Bar exam panic

Postby GatorStudent » Sat Jul 30, 2011 11:15 pm

in my eyes wrote:The MBE was a joke compared to MPQ1 sets 5 and 6. You guys can't be serious. I also had a stretch at some point with 5 or 6 Ds in a row.

According to XOXO I did well. They have a decent thread going.


I also had a decent stretch of D's, and I feel confident after seeing that thread.

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Re: Bar exam panic

Postby in my eyes » Mon Aug 01, 2011 7:55 pm

Note. I wasn't saying the MBE was easy. The MBE is always a tough test. Compared to MPQ 1 sets 5 and 6 however it wasn't bad at all. Questions were MUCH shorter and more focused. I'd often find w the advanced Barbri Qs I knew the law but had no idea what the question was asking. Not the case at all on the MBE.

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Re: Bar exam panic

Postby ToTransferOrNot » Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:28 pm

in my eyes wrote:Note. I wasn't saying the MBE was easy. The MBE is always a tough test. Compared to MPQ 1 sets 5 and 6 however it wasn't bad at all. Questions were MUCH shorter and more focused. I'd often find w the advanced Barbri Qs I knew the law but had no idea what the question was asking. Not the case at all on the MBE.


Disagree. I was pulling 90% on sets 5 and 6, scored a 163 on the simulated MBE, a 170 on the extra full-day test in MPQ2. I had to guess (literal guess - not "I'm pretty sure it's A but it might be B," I'm talking coin-flip) between two choices on at least 60 of the MBE questions - probably more than that. There were at least 10 that I just threw my hands up on and filled in a random bubble, maybe having axed one choice.

Granted, I had a death in the family the week before the MBE, and that really screwed me up, but it doesn't account for all of it.

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Re: Bar exam panic

Postby GatorStudent » Sun Oct 09, 2011 9:33 pm

I guess I shouldn't have fretted too much about getting a string of the same answer choices...I did well on the real deal. (I got a 158; on the Kaplan's final MBE exam, I was twenty questions above the 99%. IIRC, I got around a 140 on the Kaplan final MBE exam.) I hope everyone else did well and passed too (if you don't know yet, good luck!).

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Re: Bar exam panic

Postby ToTransferOrNot » Tue Oct 11, 2011 8:46 am

How do you find out what your MBE score was if you passed?

Oh and yay for passing. Now I just have to look forward to taking another bar exam in three years or so when my fiancee gets a job in the middle of nowhere :evil: :evil: :evil:

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Re: Bar exam panic

Postby GatorStudent » Tue Oct 11, 2011 10:10 pm

ToTransferOrNot wrote:How do you find out what your MBE score was if you passed?

Oh and yay for passing. Now I just have to look forward to taking another bar exam in three years or so when my fiancee gets a job in the middle of nowhere :evil: :evil: :evil:


In FL, they eventually send you a letter where they give you a breakdown of your scores for Part A, which is the day where they test on FL subjects, and Part B, which is the day when the MBE is administered. Now, I don't know if FL scales the Part B scores, if the MBE does, or if both do, but even if they scaled it a lot, it seems that I did well on the MBE.

EDIT: I hope you don't have to take another bar exam. IIRC, you don't have to in D.C. if you have a good enough MBE score. Maybe she can look for a job there?




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