Arbiter213 wrote:petsoundspop wrote:Arbiter213 wrote:Br3v wrote:3 first posts in this thread? Something's up
BarBri doesn't bother astroturfing, though that's odd.
Most of the good reasons have been listed. Another: Unlimited graded essays.
I haven't heard of the unlimited graded essays. Is this new? For NY we had only two official "graded" essays, and if we wanted more feedback, we had to "upgrade" for some ridiculous amount (like $500 for 3 more graded essays).
I have to say that I thought the graded essays were the absolute worst feature in the BarBri program. There was absolutely no uniformity in grading (got an 8 on the first one and 2 on the second one even though I had spotted all the issues). It seemed pretty clear that the BarBri graders don't read the essays you turn in, as they would leave feedback regarding issues I addressed and discussed fully. The story amongst our group this summer was that students have turned in, word for word, model essay answers and have still received failing grades back. They definitely give you enough practice essays to work with, but the feedback is pretty much non-existent. You could just do the practice essays on your own and then check the model answers to see if you spotted all the issues.
I can't comment if it's "new" but there are most assuredly unlimited graded essays.
I only ask because we had no such thing for New York.