Taking same bar prep many times (more than one time)

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hyc9598
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Taking same bar prep many times (more than one time)

Postby hyc9598 » Thu Dec 19, 2013 1:32 pm

Hi.

Do you recommend taking same bar prep multiple times? I used LECC. I took it 3 times and the good thing is we took mock exams during class every week including pt and essay. Each time I got scores between 1400 and 1440 (of course not 1440 but very close). In that case, do you recommend taking the same bar prep (focusing on probably or usually same or similar mock exams) again? It gives you study shock or stimulus (not to lose self control/confidence or not to fall in distraction, making you stay focused). I never studied alone recently. That is my fear. I am a little afraid of studying alone. My weakness is pt. My mbe score is high. My essay score is mediocre (slightly or a little below average). The good thing of taking so many mock exams is it removes fear. The bad thing was it made me very tired for more than two days because of traffic and exam fatigue. I got two essay scores that were of 70 or more, but I attribute that to copying or imitating good answers of baressays.com. My mbe scores were between 139 and 146 (raw). My pt scores were usually 55s (sometimes 60 when the first grader or the second grader gives it).

One may say because of LECC, I got good scores. Another may say I failed anyway. Which view is the right view for me? Do you recommend taking it? I think I can get discount and I do not use lectures (video) probably. Mock exam in class (weekends) is the key point. I also am thinking of only taking Sunday exam which it pt exam.

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Re: Taking same bar prep many times (more than one time)

Postby NotMyRealName09 » Thu Dec 19, 2013 2:39 pm

Hello, I just want to say I have no idea what you are saying. Maybe someone else does, so good luck.

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Re: Taking same bar prep many times (more than one time)

Postby DwightSchruteFarms » Thu Dec 19, 2013 2:43 pm

NotMyRealName09 wrote:Hello, I just want to say I have no idea what you are saying. Maybe someone else does, so good luck.

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Re: Taking same bar prep many times (more than one time)

Postby 58103 » Thu Dec 19, 2013 2:58 pm

Are you ESL, by any chance? The fact that you score high on multiple choice but score low on essays suggests that your problem is with writing, rather than comprehension.

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Re: Taking same bar prep many times (more than one time)

Postby NotMyRealName09 » Thu Dec 19, 2013 4:04 pm

The ESL thing occurred to me too.

And if I may try and interpret, I think OP is asking whether, after failing the bar (multiple times?) and retaking LECC three times, should OP keep using LECC as he or she prepares to retake the exam?

I say no, it's not working. If money is no object and you REALLY want to be a lawyer, try BarBri or something else, maybe BarBri and a private tutor.

Also - and this may be hard to hear - maybe passing the bar just isn't in the cards for you. The odds of passing after failing decrease with each subsequent failure.

Good luck.

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Re: Taking same bar prep many times (more than one time)

Postby hyc9598 » Thu Dec 19, 2013 9:03 pm

NotMyRealName09 wrote:The ESL thing occurred to me too.

And if I may try and interpret, I think OP is asking whether, after failing the bar (multiple times?) and retaking LECC three times, should OP keep using LECC as he or she prepares to retake the exam?

I say no, it's not working. If money is no object and you REALLY want to be a lawyer, try BarBri or something else, maybe BarBri and a private tutor.

Also - and this may be hard to hear - maybe passing the bar just isn't in the cards for you. The odds of passing after failing decrease with each subsequent failure.

Good luck.

Thank you. I failed by the margin of 7 mbe questions. If I got 5 more points in pt, I would have passed. In CA, the scaled score of 1440 is a passing score and writing is 65%. I got 2 55s in pt this time. Usually 50 is the lowest. They give 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, and 75. The passing score of writing was 59 (Julythe 2013). I got 75 and 70 in first hour questions (Q1 and Q4). But my typing speed (20 wpm) was slow, I failed. This time, I will practice typing 70 essay answers (aiming 70) and do 4K mbe questions (people say 150 raw must be the goal in ca).




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