BarBri Thread: People taking Barbri for July 2013 exam

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BarBri Thread: People taking Barbri for July 2013 exam

Postby remz » Wed May 29, 2013 9:12 pm

I figured I'd get a thread going where everyone can ask questions regarding BarBri prep for the July 2013 exam. I just started today by attending the taped lecture. I had a few starter questions:

1) Are people using AMP? I honestly don't find it all that helpful to use prior to learning the actual material. It seems to make more sense to go to the lecture then read your notes then read the CMR Mini Review then do practice MBE questions. Which brings me to my next point...

2) I've heard from past test takers that we should be doing practice MBE questions from day 1. So where are we supposed to get these questions from exactly? After reviewing intentional torts today, I'd like to do some practice MBE intentional torts questions.. where exactly do I find these? I know the Paced program doesn't assign any MBE questions but I'd like to start practicing with them.

Good luck to everyone and let's get some questions and answers going to help each other out.

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Re: BarBri Thread: People taking Barbri for July 2013 exam

Postby tfer2222 » Wed May 29, 2013 9:21 pm

There are a few other threads on this already, but I'll tag this one because I'm assuming you're doing NY (like i am) and the other threads are
mixed bags of different states and prep companies.

I'm not going to do any MBE questions until we finish torts, so I can just dig into the overall torts questions barbri provides this weekend.

I think Barbri gives more than enough practice questions. I'm not sure where a set of specific intentional torts questions would be.


I like doing the AMP before lectures. I recognize more stuff as "oh I knew that already" because of doing them. However many other people don't like them. (Search function AMP- would link but im posting from my phone)

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Re: BarBri Thread: People taking Barbri for July 2013 exam

Postby remz » Wed May 29, 2013 9:35 pm

Thanks for the reply. Yeah I saw a lot of random BarBri and AMP threads so I figured this would be a good place for people to ask those kind of questions and condense it all into one thread.

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Re: BarBri Thread: People taking Barbri for July 2013 exam

Postby uwb09 » Wed May 29, 2013 9:37 pm

the MPQ1 and MPQ2 books have more MBE questions than you could possibly finish, and they are mostly separated by subject

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Re: BarBri Thread: People taking Barbri for July 2013 exam

Postby Joe Quincy » Wed May 29, 2013 9:51 pm

remz wrote:I know the Paced program doesn't assign any MBE questions but I'd like to start practicing with them..


Yes it does.

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Re: BarBri Thread: People taking Barbri for July 2013 exam

Postby remz » Wed May 29, 2013 9:55 pm

Joe Quincy wrote:
remz wrote:I know the Paced program doesn't assign any MBE questions but I'd like to start practicing with them..


Yes it does.


My mistake, I meant that the Paced Program hasn't assigned any MBE questions so far.

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Re: BarBri Thread: People taking Barbri for July 2013 exam

Postby Foosters Galore » Thu May 30, 2013 2:34 am

Got my first graded essay back today. Total disaster according to them, but not that worried.

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Re: BarBri Thread: People taking Barbri for July 2013 exam

Postby Headybrah » Thu May 30, 2013 8:46 am

Foosters Galore wrote:Got my first graded essay back today. Total disaster according to them, but not that worried.


In what state they got you writing graded essays already?

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Re: BarBri Thread: People taking Barbri for July 2013 exam

Postby ehshornet » Thu May 30, 2013 10:51 am

How did you guys do on the MPQ1 Set 5 Tort and Con Law questions? It was not a pretty picture when I scored my multiple choice. I feel like I would have done just as good if not better if I went with one letter down the page for each of the sets. :-/

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Re: BarBri Thread: People taking Barbri for July 2013 exam

Postby Foosters Galore » Thu May 30, 2013 12:28 pm

Headybrah wrote:
Foosters Galore wrote:Got my first graded essay back today. Total disaster according to them, but not that worried.


In what state they got you writing graded essays already?


CA. At least my location.

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Re: BarBri Thread: People taking Barbri for July 2013 exam

Postby Foosters Galore » Thu May 30, 2013 1:10 pm

ehshornet wrote:How did you guys do on the MPQ1 Set 5 Tort and Con Law questions? It was not a pretty picture when I scored my multiple choice. I feel like I would have done just as good if not better if I went with one letter down the page for each of the sets. :-/


26/36 on the Torts. I guess that's ok. Haven't done con law yet.

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Re: BarBri Thread: People taking Barbri for July 2013 exam

Postby Headybrah » Thu May 30, 2013 3:44 pm

no way to speed up videos on mac this year is there?

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Re: BarBri Thread: People taking Barbri for July 2013 exam

Postby nevdash » Thu May 30, 2013 4:48 pm

ehshornet wrote:How did you guys do on the MPQ1 Set 5 Tort and Con Law questions? It was not a pretty picture when I scored my multiple choice. I feel like I would have done just as good if not better if I went with one letter down the page for each of the sets. :-/

23/36 on Torts, and I just started the Con Law one before my laptop power went out, but I was getting fucking destroyed. Like 4/13 so far or something. The actual MBE questions can't be nearly as hard as the Set 5s, right?

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Re: BarBri Thread: People taking Barbri for July 2013 exam

Postby ninereal » Thu May 30, 2013 5:38 pm

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Re: BarBri Thread: People taking Barbri for July 2013 exam

Postby BaiAilian2013 » Mon Jun 10, 2013 8:09 am

For NY Practice I, does anyone else have audio but no visual?

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Re: BarBri Thread: People taking Barbri for July 2013 exam

Postby MBZags » Mon Jun 10, 2013 10:39 am

Headybrah wrote:no way to speed up videos on mac this year is there?


If you have a smartphone, you can download the lectures with the Barbri app and then use something like iFunBox to copy the lecture to your computer. You can then use VLC to speed the video up.

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Re: BarBri Thread: People taking Barbri for July 2013 exam

Postby tfer2222 » Mon Jun 10, 2013 12:03 pm

BaiAilian2013 wrote:For NY Practice I, does anyone else have audio but no visual?


i have the visual. but its stopped on me a few times and started over from the beginning which is really annoying.

I, am, however, appreciating this guy's enthusiastic effort at making this subject matter somewhat tolerable.

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Re: BarBri Thread: People taking Barbri for July 2013 exam

Postby kaiser » Mon Jun 10, 2013 12:10 pm

tfer2222 wrote:
BaiAilian2013 wrote:For NY Practice I, does anyone else have audio but no visual?


i have the visual. but its stopped on me a few times and started over from the beginning which is really annoying.

I, am, however, appreciating this guy's enthusiastic effort at making this subject matter somewhat tolerable.


All I can hear when I listen to this guy is J Peterman from Seinfeld

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Re: BarBri Thread: People taking Barbri for July 2013 exam

Postby MoltenWings » Tue Jun 11, 2013 9:13 pm

What % did everyone complete so far?

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Re: BarBri Thread: People taking Barbri for July 2013 exam

Postby goodolgil » Wed Jun 12, 2013 12:08 am

Is interactive paced program not working for anybody else? Been down a few hours for me.

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Re: BarBri Thread: People taking Barbri for July 2013 exam

Postby Tangerine Gleam » Wed Jun 12, 2013 12:21 am

12% in CA

Edit: not worried

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Re: BarBri Thread: People taking Barbri for July 2013 exam

Postby abudaba » Wed Jun 12, 2013 1:15 am

MoltenWings wrote:What % did everyone complete so far?


37% for me and I feel like I'm slowly starting to fall more and more behind. Looks like we should be at about 39%ish (in CA). Not sure if all states go at the same pace?

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Re: BarBri Thread: People taking Barbri for July 2013 exam

Postby goodolgil » Wed Jun 12, 2013 1:35 am

So I'm assuming it the paced thing isn't down for others? For the last few hours, when I click on it, it says "A system error has occurred. If the problem continues, please contact BARBRI Technical Support."

Everything else on the site still works.

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Re: BarBri Thread: People taking Barbri for July 2013 exam

Postby abudaba » Wed Jun 12, 2013 1:55 am

Mine's up.

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Re: BarBri Thread: People taking Barbri for July 2013 exam

Postby goodolgil » Wed Jun 12, 2013 1:57 am

Maybe it's a NY thing or they hate me.




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