Barbri AMP and the "additional learning" option

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Barbri AMP and the "additional learning" option

Postby RodneyBoonfield » Tue May 21, 2013 9:07 pm

Unfortunately I did not do the pre-course work that was assigned the week before the barbri class started, so now I am trying to play catch up by doing assignments for each night after class and also the corresponding AMP assignments from the week before. Because of this I haven't really looked at the additional learning option in the AMP modules when I get questions wrong. Is this option something that is recommended/necessary or am I taking the "do everything Barbri tells you to do" mantra too seriously?

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Re: Barbri AMP and the "additional learning" option

Postby thesealocust » Tue May 21, 2013 9:58 pm

RodneyBoonfield wrote:Unfortunately I did not do the pre-course work that was assigned the week before the barbri class started, so now I am trying to play catch up by doing assignments for each night after class and also the corresponding AMP assignments from the week before. Because of this I haven't really looked at the additional learning option in the AMP modules when I get questions wrong. Is this option something that is recommended/necessary or am I taking the "do everything Barbri tells you to do" mantra too seriously?


About half of the people I know who skipped the pre-course work wound up failing the bar. Not a good start dude.

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Re: Barbri AMP and the "additional learning" option

Postby stratocophic » Tue May 21, 2013 10:26 pm

one guy showed up to the Barbri session I'm going to not having completed all of the pre coursework - the professor actually kicked him out of the room and said "good luck in February" when he couldn't define horizontal privity and give the situations where you need it

I thought it was a little harsh but then again everyone else thought the bar exam was important enough to do the work beforehand so I can't say I'm surprised

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Re: Barbri AMP and the "additional learning" option

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Tue May 21, 2013 10:35 pm

stratocophic wrote:one guy showed up to the Barbri session I'm going to not having completed all of the pre coursework - the professor actually kicked him out of the room and said "good luck in February" when he couldn't define horizontal privity and give the situations where you need it

I thought it was a little harsh but then again everyone else thought the bar exam was important enough to do the work beforehand so I can't say I'm surprised

Since when does Barbri ask anyone attending the course to say anything in class, let alone define stuff?

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Re: Barbri AMP and the "additional learning" option

Postby Tangerine Gleam » Tue May 21, 2013 11:38 pm

(I think that was a joke.) :wink:

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Re: Barbri AMP and the "additional learning" option

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Tue May 21, 2013 11:39 pm

Tangerine Gleam wrote:(I think that was a joke.) :wink:

Ha! I never learn...

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Re: Barbri AMP and the "additional learning" option

Postby wildhaggis » Wed May 22, 2013 3:09 am

thesealocust wrote:
RodneyBoonfield wrote:Unfortunately I did not do the pre-course work that was assigned the week before the barbri class started, so now I am trying to play catch up by doing assignments for each night after class and also the corresponding AMP assignments from the week before. Because of this I haven't really looked at the additional learning option in the AMP modules when I get questions wrong. Is this option something that is recommended/necessary or am I taking the "do everything Barbri tells you to do" mantra too seriously?


About half of the people I know who skipped the pre-course work wound up failing the bar. Not a good start dude.

Not sure if serious.

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Re: Barbri AMP and the "additional learning" option

Postby stratocophic » Wed May 22, 2013 9:44 am

wildhaggis wrote:
thesealocust wrote:
RodneyBoonfield wrote:Unfortunately I did not do the pre-course work that was assigned the week before the barbri class started, so now I am trying to play catch up by doing assignments for each night after class and also the corresponding AMP assignments from the week before. Because of this I haven't really looked at the additional learning option in the AMP modules when I get questions wrong. Is this option something that is recommended/necessary or am I taking the "do everything Barbri tells you to do" mantra too seriously?


About half of the people I know who skipped the pre-course work wound up failing the bar. Not a good start dude.

Not sure if serious.
Never change, TLS

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Re: Barbri AMP and the "additional learning" option

Postby thesealocust » Wed May 22, 2013 11:24 am

wildhaggis wrote:
thesealocust wrote:
RodneyBoonfield wrote:Unfortunately I did not do the pre-course work that was assigned the week before the barbri class started, so now I am trying to play catch up by doing assignments for each night after class and also the corresponding AMP assignments from the week before. Because of this I haven't really looked at the additional learning option in the AMP modules when I get questions wrong. Is this option something that is recommended/necessary or am I taking the "do everything Barbri tells you to do" mantra too seriously?


About half of the people I know who skipped the pre-course work wound up failing the bar. Not a good start dude.

Not sure if serious.


Dead serious. Most people have their shit together, the bar is extremely important. But a few people insisted on phoning it in, doing something less than everything BarBRI said, taking a night or a weekend off here and there... mostly they were already unemployed, but the few who had firm gigs lined up saw them yanked away within days of failing the bar.

It was very grim.

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Re: Barbri AMP and the "additional learning" option

Postby romothesavior » Wed May 22, 2013 1:07 pm

So taking a day or two off here or there and not doing all the pre-class lessons significantly increases the likelihood of failure? Strange. I've never heard that, but I trust your word over most.

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Re: Barbri AMP and the "additional learning" option

Postby RodneyBoonfield » Wed May 22, 2013 3:03 pm

Every single person that I talked to in my bar review course (surprisingly) said that they had yet to do the preliminary stuff. I was pretty shocked. I am not planning on blowing it off and I understand the need to complete every single assignment.

Also, the Barbri guy (academic attorney??) that I talked to said that it was not insurmountable but that it makes life a little more difficult for that period of time. He also noted that because the course literally just started this week for me, that I have yet to experience a large Barbri workload. But yes I can imagine that taking a lax attitude toward bar prep can hurt. I got the impression that as long as you bust ass and make up whatever you miss, you should be alright as long as you're not a moron.

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Re: Barbri AMP and the "additional learning" option

Postby Kobe824 » Wed May 22, 2013 5:03 pm

There's gotta be a way to speed up these lectures.

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Re: Barbri AMP and the "additional learning" option

Postby 09042014 » Wed May 22, 2013 5:08 pm

Kobe824 wrote:There's gotta be a way to speed up these lectures.


Try http://www.enounce.com/myspeed

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Re: Barbri AMP and the "additional learning" option

Postby Joe Quincy » Wed May 22, 2013 5:13 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
Kobe824 wrote:There's gotta be a way to speed up these lectures.


Try http://www.enounce.com/myspeed


Doesn't work, I tried it. You have to use the iPhone/iPad method: --LinkRemoved-- Note: iExplorer replaced PhoneDisk mentioned in the article.

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Re: Barbri AMP and the "additional learning" option

Postby Bronte » Thu May 23, 2013 1:06 am

I cannot tell who in this thread gets the jokes and who doesn't. But seriously obviously you have to do all the AMPs.

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Re: Barbri AMP and the "additional learning" option

Postby wildhaggis » Thu May 23, 2013 4:29 pm

I believe this joke has run its course.

Bronte wrote:I cannot tell who in this thread gets the jokes and who doesn't. But seriously obviously you have to do all the AMPs.

This is a decent effort though.




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