BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby MPTPWZ1026 » Thu Jul 02, 2015 6:25 pm

Anyone else nervous about retaining all of their MBE knowledge over the next month?

I did pretty well on the Simulated MBE and felt good about the subjects, but noticed that after the 4th, my PSP really focuses on essays, all of which definitely aren't MBE subjects. It picks up with refreshers for the MBE subjects in a week and a half or so, but I'm a bit worried I'm going to be forgetting everything I learned in between. Not sure if I want to adjust my study plan a bit or go off the PSP some or what.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby Kage3212 » Thu Jul 02, 2015 6:28 pm

charlesxavier wrote:
Kage3212 wrote:How many essays are people banging out a day at this point? I have neglected some and have been catching up on state essays, but just curious how many people are trying to do a day at this point.


Right now I'm just doing what's assigned--typically 1 or 2 essays a day. I see that after the the 4th of July barbri starts assigning 6 or 7 a day. Right now I'm just following my PSP plus spending a ridiculous amount of time condensing all of my absurdly long state subject outlines.


Glad to see others are getting brutalized by condensing state outlines. I did Wills; Tax; and Family law yesterday. It was not fun. I need to do Employment Discrimination later today which should be a blast.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby kykiske » Thu Jul 02, 2015 6:29 pm

Lacepiece23 wrote:
kykiske wrote:WOOOO!

Finally didn't bomb a mixed MBE set. 31/50. Not amazing, but I was scoring around 25/50 last week. Just need to pick up 6-7 more points.


Are you just doing those on your own? I don't see them in my personal study plan (PA). We just finished all the MBE topics, and I looked ahead but didn't see them in our plan.

Am I missing something?


Yeah, this was not assigned in my PSP. I did it on my own. I know that multiple choice tests have always been my weakness, so I'm devoting extra attention to it.

As a cost, I've been neglecting the MEE portion. Have not even touched the MPT. I think I'm going to punch out the rest of the lectures over the weekend, and then hit the sprint button over the next three weeks; dividing each weekday between the MBE and MEE. Maybe review the MPT on the weekends.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby BVest » Thu Jul 02, 2015 8:22 pm

For those of us in Texas, can anyone tell me where to find the answers to today's practice essay/mpt/procedure and evidence test so I can grade this thing?

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby LawGuy321 » Thu Jul 02, 2015 11:30 pm

Is there a way to see the percentiles for the workshops? Or only the MPQ sets assigned AFTER the workshop?

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Postby Kage3212 » Thu Jul 02, 2015 11:33 pm

LawGuy321 wrote:Is there a way to see the percentiles for the workshops? Or only the MPQ sets assigned AFTER the workshop?


Only after. Workshop 50th percentiles are in Barbri book. Those are your goals for the workshop.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby LawGuy321 » Thu Jul 02, 2015 11:40 pm

In lieu of finding percentiles for individual workshops...dare I ask how people did on property workshop? I thought I knew this stuff, but I got 15/25. I did better (but not by much) on the diagnostics...

In terms of property, are people seeing a marked improvement as they move from diagnostics/wokrshop into MPQs?

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby LawGuy321 » Thu Jul 02, 2015 11:41 pm

Kage3212 wrote:
LawGuy321 wrote:Is there a way to see the percentiles for the workshops? Or only the MPQ sets assigned AFTER the workshop?


Only after. Workshop 50th percentiles are in Barbri book. Those are your goals for the workshop.


helpful, thanks! Wondering why they ask us to input our scores on Workshops if they're not used for any of our data/metrics?

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby Good Guy Gaud » Thu Jul 02, 2015 11:43 pm

Woo! Let's do this.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby LawGuy321 » Thu Jul 02, 2015 11:45 pm

pne9 wrote:Woo! Let's do this.


Willkommen!

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby Kage3212 » Thu Jul 02, 2015 11:45 pm

LawGuy321 wrote:
Kage3212 wrote:
LawGuy321 wrote:Is there a way to see the percentiles for the workshops? Or only the MPQ sets assigned AFTER the workshop?


Only after. Workshop 50th percentiles are in Barbri book. Those are your goals for the workshop.


helpful, thanks! Wondering why they ask us to input our scores on Workshops if they're not used for any of our data/metrics?


Probably to continue updating that 50th percentile for Barbri books in the future.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby jamescastle » Fri Jul 03, 2015 12:29 am

BVest wrote:For those of us in Texas, can anyone tell me where to find the answers to today's practice essay/mpt/procedure and evidence test so I can grade this thing?

Click the "i" information in the top right after logging on to BARBRI's page.
Then scroll down and get the July 2014 answers ("July 2014 TX Bar Exam w/model answers").
The essays are #5 and #7 there.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby Skump » Fri Jul 03, 2015 7:15 am

Still debating whether it's worth going in for the simulated NY state written exam on Monday. I feel like I haven't had time to really internalize the NY distinctions yet (they're *still* feeding us substantive law). What's the point in sitting down, blanking on something, or just writing incorrect MBE law? Maybe it's better to defer it.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby Danger Zone » Fri Jul 03, 2015 8:31 am

Good Guy Gaud wrote:Woo! Let's do this.

GAUD

What's up brother man

How's life

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby Good Guy Gaud » Fri Jul 03, 2015 9:23 am

Danger Zone wrote:
Good Guy Gaud wrote:Woo! Let's do this.

GAUD

What's up brother man

How's life


Living the dream, brochacho. That and studying for this stupid exam.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby musicfor18 » Fri Jul 03, 2015 9:36 am

FYI, if you go to the Enrolled Student Center and click on Practice Questions, Barbri has a set of "release questions." There's a disclaimer that, although these are real MBE questions, they're old and aren't as representative of the current MBE style and format as Barbri's questions. Are these the same questions as found on Adaptibar and in Emanuels? If so, does this mean we're getting a false sense of security from our better performance on Adaptibar's questions?

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby Danger Zone » Fri Jul 03, 2015 9:41 am

Good Guy Gaud wrote:
Danger Zone wrote:
Good Guy Gaud wrote:Woo! Let's do this.

GAUD

What's up brother man

How's life


Living the dream, brochacho. That and studying for this stupid exam.

How about you??

Study study study, planning some epic vacations for August. Welcome back to these esteemed fora, duuuude

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby Poopface » Fri Jul 03, 2015 9:52 am

MPTPWZ1026 wrote:Anyone else nervous about retaining all of their MBE knowledge over the next month?

I did pretty well on the Simulated MBE and felt good about the subjects, but noticed that after the 4th, my PSP really focuses on essays, all of which definitely aren't MBE subjects. It picks up with refreshers for the MBE subjects in a week and a half or so, but I'm a bit worried I'm going to be forgetting everything I learned in between. Not sure if I want to adjust my study plan a bit or go off the PSP some or what.


yes. this is exactly how i feel. i crushed the simulated mbe and I'm super worried that i peaked and will forget everything over the next month. not sure how I'm gona handle it yet tho

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby Good Guy Gaud » Fri Jul 03, 2015 10:01 am

Where you going after the bar, DZ?

Anyone else got trips/celebrations planned?

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby Danger Zone » Fri Jul 03, 2015 10:07 am

So far, definitely Cali for a week (never been), and then also want to throw in a week or so in the Caribbean but that's up in the air. Did Europe a couple months ago and am looking for something more chill haha. How about you?

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby Good Guy Gaud » Fri Jul 03, 2015 10:08 am

Danger Zone wrote:So far, definitely Cali for a week (never been), and then also want to throw in a week or so in the Caribbean but that's up in the air. Did Europe a couple months ago and am looking for something more chill haha. How about you?


Going to Tahiti with LG for a couple weeks. Gonna be rough but someone's gotta do it. So Cal or Nor Cal??

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby Danger Zone » Fri Jul 03, 2015 10:10 am

Awesome! My SO is coming along too. She's a teacher so we both have the whole month off. So Cal, friend of mine is having a three day wedding and then we are gonna go off exploring for a few more days.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby Good Guy Gaud » Fri Jul 03, 2015 10:18 am

Danger Zone wrote:Awesome! My SO is coming along too. She's a teacher so we both have the whole month off. So Cal, friend of mine is having a three day wedding and then we are gonna go off exploring for a few more days.


When are you going to go? LG and I may fly up there for a weekend if it's good timing? That way I can kidnap Pleasye and the other Cal poasters too.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby Good Guy Gaud » Fri Jul 03, 2015 10:23 am

Any of you tried out that 'How to Crush Essays' formula?

I'm thinking it might be gold but hoping someone can verify they also feel that way

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby kykiske » Fri Jul 03, 2015 10:35 am

Here's John Oliver on standardized test-taking:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6lyURyVz7k

Though it focuses on K-12 standardized test-taking, I figured it may apply to our situation with the bar. Happy watching :)




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