c3pO4 wrote:if you don't think barbri is purposefully trying to hide the ball *more* than the actual MBE, congrats you have fallen for their bs.
There's a world of difference between hiding the ball and questions not having correct answers.
barbri purposefully creates questions where two answers are each arguably the "best" even if you know the exceptions to the exceptions really well.
No, they don't. If you think two answers are equally good, you're (in most cases) missing something.
if 95+% of 20k barbri students are getting sub 80% on these MPQ1 question sets after 10 weeks of intense studying, it's because some of the questions are a coin flip.
Around 95% of applicants get sub-80% on the actual MBE. It's a hard test. The difference between the correct answer and the best incorrect one is often quite subtle, and purposefully so. Still, in nearly all cases, one answer is objectively correct. Furthermore, almost none of the scores for MPQ1 tests are "after 10 weeks of intense studying." My program, for example, had me taking two Sets 5 during my first full week of lectures (in addition to three other sets). Those scores count into the percentiles every bit as much as if I took them today.
By the way, I really did mean no offense to you. I do think, though, that your approach is misguided if you're consistently finding questions where you think none of the answers/multiple answers are correct. And I say that from the position of being someone who is about as good at standardized multiple-choice tests as a person can be. The LSAT score in my profile is legit, and I achieved it with virtually no preparation. I'm not just some knucklehead spouting off just to procrastinate my own bar study (though that is a powerful motivator).