as stars burn wrote:
I really needed to read this. Thank you for making me feel a thousand times better. It helps to be reminded every now and then that I really just need to pass and that the MBE is curved to difficulty and such. I'm already letting this exam get into my head more than it needs to....comparing myself to others doesn't help. That's why I got off Facebook but maybe I should give up TLS now haha. I definitely did do the best I could on the exam considering I feel completely burnt out and was completely exhausted even before I started to take the exam. I need to remember to take care of myself, which I tend to neglect with this shit looming over my head.
Every time you start feeling this way, take a look at the averages in your MyProgress bar, and think about what that means for this forum, and you. Yesterday's MBE averages were 64 and 65. Yet you get on here, and all you see is "I didn't get a B+ :,("
You're on a forum with people who have been this way all of law school and see no reason to change now because it worked. Drag everybody else down and you feel like you're *higher.* They're not posting their scores for support because they want to do better-- they're posting their scores so you see how well they're doing and think it reflects on you. "I'm so bummed about my 76" means "I can do even better and you should feel bad because you got even less than that." Which of COURSE YOU DID because the average is TEN POINTS LOWER.
If the average yesterday was 64-65, it means one of two things:
1. This forum is a magical forum that has somehow drawn 90% bar exam geniuses who probably could have passed with Adaptibar and might as well have saved their money OR
2. This forum is full of people inflating their scores so they can feel superior, because it is the Internet and no one will ever know.
It's your guess, Stars. Either way it shouldn't make you feel bad. If 75% of takers pass, you don't even need to be average, let alone an UNCURVED B PLUS BAR TAKER.
edit-- also, all I'm seeing on Facebook is sheer, unadulterated panic. Here it's nothing but top hats and monocles and the haughtiest humble bragging I've ever heard.