Themis Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

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Re: Themis Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby Nelson » Sun May 31, 2015 9:20 pm

FloRida15 wrote:Property MBE -- just finished my second set of property MBE questions. The distribution of questions over different topics seems strange. A ton on mortgages and deeds, but only 1 future interest question. Any idea if this is a reflection of the MBE? or Just a bizarre breakdown by Themis?

The MBE question sets for the individual subjects are focused on one or two subtypes of questions. They aren't all the actual test distribution.

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Re: Themis Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby Pleasye » Sun May 31, 2015 11:12 pm

I thought the dude meant tires but then it was a bike which was weird but not weirder than expecting a free car.

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Re: Themis Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby FallonJ » Mon Jun 01, 2015 5:13 am

NY taker checking in here. Just finished Torts, the lectures were pretty terrible. I stopped looking at them because I was getting annoyed. Is this man pretending that he is in front of a class? Who is he looking at when he looks at the side? Lol! Anyway, I took the assessments and did the practice questions. Can Professor Geis and Professor McElroy just teach the entire course? hahaha.

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Re: Themis Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby sd5289 » Mon Jun 01, 2015 8:41 am

FallonJ wrote:NY taker checking in here. Just finished Torts, the lectures were pretty terrible. I stopped looking at them because I was getting annoyed. Is this man pretending that he is in front of a class? Who is he looking at when he looks at the side? Lol! Anyway, I took the assessments and did the practice questions. Can Professor Geis and Professor McElroy just teach the entire course? hahaha.


Oh don't worry. There is hope. His name is Kramer (Property).

Fellow NY taker here.

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Re: Themis Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby Mad Hatter » Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:37 am

Fun fact: McElroy was the one who sent out the anal beads link at drexel.

Also, what does the "suggested pace" percentage mean?

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Postby sd5289 » Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:39 am

Mad Hatter wrote:Fun fact: McElroy was the one who sent out the anal beads link at drexel.


NO way. Hahahaha. Now I'm not going to be able to look at her in the same way any more.

Also, what does the "suggested pace" percentage mean?


Think general consensus is that's what you need to do to finish the entire course (impossible from what I'm told). I'm not sure though because the other day everything I was scheduled to do only put me up to 1.1% (mine is sitting at 1.5% suggested).

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Re: Themis Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby Pleasye » Mon Jun 01, 2015 12:16 pm

Mine used to be 1.4 when I was on track but now it's 1.5. I have no idea what it means but a friend guessed that maybe it's how much Themis suggests you complete for the day?

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Postby UnamSanctam » Mon Jun 01, 2015 12:30 pm

Pleasye wrote:Mine used to be 1.4 when I was on track but now it's 1.5. I have no idea what it means but a friend guessed that maybe it's how much Themis suggests you complete for the day?


Correct

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Postby Pleasye » Mon Jun 01, 2015 12:31 pm

UnamSanctam wrote:
Pleasye wrote:Mine used to be 1.4 when I was on track but now it's 1.5. I have no idea what it means but a friend guessed that maybe it's how much Themis suggests you complete for the day?


Correct

Nice! Mystery solved.

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Postby sd5289 » Mon Jun 01, 2015 1:33 pm

Mine started out a 1.3%, but has been consistently at 1.5% for about a week now.

Also, just nailed a 74% correct on my second Torts set of practice MBE questions. :D Nice. Maybe I can make up for how terrible I am in K's (55-59%) with Torts.

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Re: Themis Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby LetsGoLAW » Mon Jun 01, 2015 1:50 pm

I'm at 1.5%, probably because I started after Memorial Day.

I feel a lot better about torts and property, particularly after contracts. Not sure if Themis should start its course with one of the harder subjects.

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Postby zot1 » Mon Jun 01, 2015 2:07 pm

Kramer is such a treat after the Torts guy! The sad part is that my schedule moved me to Property without me knowing a lot about Torts... :|

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Postby Tripl3Espresso » Mon Jun 01, 2015 2:26 pm

zot1 wrote:Kramer is such a treat after the Torts guy! The sad part is that my schedule moved me to Property without me knowing a lot about Torts... :|


You'll go back to Torts. The schedule will start mixing subjects, and have you read the final review outline before doing an MBE set.

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Postby LetsGoLAW » Mon Jun 01, 2015 2:43 pm

I received my graded essay back. Not sure how to measure it. What is a good score? What should we be aiming for? I e-mailed them.

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Postby zot1 » Mon Jun 01, 2015 3:46 pm

Tripl3Espresso wrote:
zot1 wrote:Kramer is such a treat after the Torts guy! The sad part is that my schedule moved me to Property without me knowing a lot about Torts... :|


You'll go back to Torts. The schedule will start mixing subjects, and have you read the final review outline before doing an MBE set.


I see that now. That should be helpful. I just feel like my schedule gave me plenty of time to focus on Ks, but not enough for Torts...

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Postby zot1 » Mon Jun 01, 2015 3:48 pm

LetsGoLAW wrote:I received my graded essay back. Not sure how to measure it. What is a good score? What should we be aiming for? I e-mailed them.


Please let us know!

An alumni friend told me that I should be shooting at least for a "passing grade," which now I can't remember if it's 60 or 65%. The trick is that the Themis essays also grade on structure and I really doubt the bar bothers with that (Note: I understand structure is important to make it easy for the grader, but I don't think we get points for having a well-structured essay per se).

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Postby sd5289 » Mon Jun 01, 2015 3:58 pm

Yeah I got my graded essay back too and am not sure how to interpret the results. I was well aware that I totally missed the SOF issues (question #1 and #3) after I read the model answer (and kicked myself for missing that but felt totally unprepared going in, and I'd never even heard of the SOF prior to bar prep). I definitely spotted and correctly answered issue #2, and the grader apparently really liked that answer. I was pretty much ready for a disaster result, but it wasn't too terrible. I have no idea what the result means though, other than the fact that I will be paranoid about SOF issues from this point out.

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Re: Themis Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby Mad Hatter » Mon Jun 01, 2015 4:00 pm

Damn it, how did I not know about the Final Review Outlines until the Tip today? Ugh.

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Postby LetsGoLAW » Mon Jun 01, 2015 4:15 pm

Mad Hatter wrote:Damn it, how did I not know about the Final Review Outlines until the Tip today? Ugh.


I considered outlining from the final review outlines instead of the lectures, but the final review outlines do not nearly touch on enough.

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Re: Themis Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby Nelson » Mon Jun 01, 2015 4:36 pm

Y'all weren't kidding about this torts guy.

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Postby habz » Mon Jun 01, 2015 4:55 pm

NY family law is not too pleasant either. Thank goodness i took it in school so at least I have a clue what she's talking about. I never hear someone talk so fast on disparate topics.

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Re: Themis Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby sd5289 » Mon Jun 01, 2015 5:14 pm

Nelson wrote:Y'all weren't kidding about this torts guy.


Hyperbole is not really productive in bar prep, but he really was that bad. I'm hoping he's the exception to the rule because Geis and Kramer have both been great.

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Postby collegewriter » Mon Jun 01, 2015 5:18 pm

sd5289 wrote:
Nelson wrote:Y'all weren't kidding about this torts guy.


Hyperbole is not really productive in bar prep, but he really was that bad. I'm hoping he's the exception to the rule because Geis and Kramer have both been great.


Yeah he's basically just reading the outline. Does he even know this stuff? I notice he has no idea what to say when beginning a new topic. Watching this on 1.5-2x speed.

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Re: Themis Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby sd5289 » Mon Jun 01, 2015 5:21 pm

collegewriter wrote:
sd5289 wrote:
Nelson wrote:Y'all weren't kidding about this torts guy.


Hyperbole is not really productive in bar prep, but he really was that bad. I'm hoping he's the exception to the rule because Geis and Kramer have both been great.


Yeah he's basically just reading the outline. Does he even know this stuff? I notice he has no idea what to say when beginning a new topic. Watching this on 1.5-2x speed.


Oh yeah, definitely. I watched him on at least 1.5x speed.

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Re: Themis Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby smalogna » Mon Jun 01, 2015 5:23 pm

sd5289 wrote:Yeah I got my graded essay back too and am not sure how to interpret the results. I was well aware that I totally missed the SOF issues (question #1 and #3) after I read the model answer (and kicked myself for missing that but felt totally unprepared going in, and I'd never even heard of the SOF prior to bar prep). I definitely spotted and correctly answered issue #2, and the grader apparently really liked that answer. I was pretty much ready for a disaster result, but it wasn't too terrible. I have no idea what the result means though, other than the fact that I will be paranoid about SOF issues from this point out.


How do you know when your essay has been graded? Do you receive a message?

Just completed my 4th set of K MBE questions and the goal was still 50%, shouldn't that be increasing?




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