This is the feedback in its entirety that I just received on my last essay:
"85/100. Very thorough essay, you did a great job throughout. Probably one of the most complete essays I have seen all summer. I really don’t have much to write about. Keep doing what you are doing, and good luck with your studying and good luck on the bar!"
Very timely - I really needed this after the NY multiple choice disaster. Maybe I will pass this thing after all...
The highest essay grade I've gotten was a 65, and it was on the 2nd essay and also on the PT. My grades have gone: 60, 65, 55, 60, 65 (PT), 60. Haven't gotten last 2 back yet.
At this point, I feel like I am going to fail the bar. My MBE has been all over the map. I can get an 82% on a mixed MBE with 20 mins to spare, and I can run to the end of time, struggling the whole time, get a 64%, but I'd say mostly in the 71-76% on mixed MBE sets, with 64 and 68 being my lowest scores. Milestones have been: 1 = 86, 2 = 74, SimAM = 73, SimPM = 67.
I am feeling no way to improve my essays in the last week's time. Most of the time, feedback on my essays I guess hasn't really been something tangible each time that I can point at and be like a-ha! That's what I should have done better!
Like when I get a 60, response summary was "This is a well-written and well-reasoned essay. Though your analysis was occasionally off base or incomplete, you demonstrated good organizational skills and knowledge of the law. Good job consistently following TRAC." There were a couple more little comments up in relevant places, but nothing like oh man, this won't pass because you didn't include an afterthought sub-issue to raise and dismiss it, or something. I don't know.
Ok. So, it was well-written, and well-reasoned. Now how do I make it pass?? I'm so screwed.
The contracts one I guess totally messed up, my fault since I had just trouble analyzing the offer in the first place.
I don't see how that wouldn't necessarily happen on gameday though. And my mistakes apparently don't seem to be consistent from essay to essay, topic to topic.
tl;dr This is a pointless rant with no purpose, my essays are going to fail and I feel at this point I'm not going to pass the bar. Basically, I feel neurotic and psychotic and have been losing sleep last 3-4 nights.