Kage3212 wrote:Barbri has us doing our initial essays open book. One of the lectures stated that we should do it this way in the beginning, and for that reason, more time is allocated to do the essay. Unless you have internalized and memorized all rule statements at this point, I am not sure you are expected to complete the essays under the 40 minute time constraints. Later in the program yes, but not now, at least according to one of the "expectation" barbri videos.
I thought it said do ONE essay open book.
My first Evidence essay was open book, and that is the only full essay that has been assigned thus far (others have been outline only). Later on this week we have another assigned, and the assignment states, "PAH: PA.GEP 1 (Fed Tax, Decedents Estates, Professional Responsibility) (July 2005 Exam - Question #1)-Complete as an open book exam."
So it looks like there are various open book essays to complete throughout the program. So, by following instructions on the assignment, time will vary accordingly.