Bro Bono wrote:shock259 wrote:Pokemon wrote:Do you guys plan on taking the additional MBE practice exam? If so, when?
I just took the MBE final; I am really surprised about my answer patterns. That is, I will go for around 15 questions, getting about 80% right, and then for the next 15 questions would miss over 60-70% of the answers. Did anyone else have a similar experience? Cannot tell whether they make groups of questions harder than other ones, or whether I have low endurance so my brain logs on and off as I go through exam.
I think that has more to do with the difficult of the questions than anything. Mine was similar. I had one streak where I got almost 25 right in a row. And then I had ones where I missed a LOT.
I do think I am going to do the additional MBE, though. I think maybe the Friday before the exam. Enough time to review it. I just hope the results don't stress me out.
Same here on all counts. I started off 23/25, then from 100-125 I missed twenty or so.
Interesting that many of us have this issue. It's happening to me too. For me it doesn't seem to correspond much to the difficulty of the question. Even though my overall results are a bit above the "average" numbers they've given us, I often miss five statistically easy questions in a row.
I read an interview a few days ago where someone mentions this phenomenon-- http://www.nationaljurist.com/content/mbe-strategies. He says the wrong streaks often come when you get a difficult question, lose your composure, and don't manage to clear your head before you move on to the next question. He says to pause after the unusually difficult questions, take a deep breath, and gather yourself before moving on. Another thing that might help is keeping a list of question numbers to return to on your scrap paper. It might be easier to let it go if you know you'll have easy access to it later.