scaliaantics wrote:Is anyone in a boat where they have a good idea of why a question is wrong but they can't exactly articulate it?
I can get around 70-75% of MBE questions right, but if you asked me why something was wrong, I couldn't tell you. If you asked me what the elements of murder were, I'd have no idea. I just have a decent understanding of what facts would lead to murder. Is anyone in the same boat? How are you going about studying? Barbri is still assigning so much that I don't have time to just start reviewing the MBE subjects for memorization.
Honestly, I'm in the same boat and I'm not sure it really matters for the MBE. Sure, memorization would be nice but there's no way to remember every rule/exception for all MBE subjects. Being able to eliminate wrong answers and figure out what specific issue is being tested is really important. If you've been doing consistently well on practice MBE questions (especially if both Barbri and Emanuel) there's no reason to think your MBE performance will drop on game day because you didn't memorize the definition of murder.
For my state, I feel like the essays are the exact opposite. A majority of the questions are asking a broad question that involves analyzing a rule that you need to know.