BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby Good Guy Gaud » Sat Jul 11, 2015 2:56 pm

I'm glad everyone else seems to have had similar experiences with Set 5 (not happy everyone is doing poorly, just, you know, misery loves company)

Trust me when I tell you Set 6 will bring your confidence back.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby Neff » Sat Jul 11, 2015 3:02 pm

Wait, did they just replace the Donald Trump quote (probably because they were afraid of offending someone)?

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby charlesxavier » Sat Jul 11, 2015 3:11 pm

I just saw something posted last year or so about Set 5. Basically, review the answers to gain clarification about the minor exceptions/nuances that they test but don't add them to a study list or anything. The poster's thought was that you don't want to get fooled because you're looking at every question like there's a trick, however, if you get stuck and the rule applies you'll have at least read about it.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby RaleighStClair » Sat Jul 11, 2015 3:13 pm

Neff wrote:Wait, did they just replace the Donald Trump quote (probably because they were afraid of offending someone)?


HAHAHA. Yes! It's still a seahorse, but now an equally inspiring quote by Anonymous.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby victortsoi » Sat Jul 11, 2015 3:15 pm

here in ny i still see trump.

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Postby Good Guy Gaud » Sat Jul 11, 2015 3:16 pm

I still got Trump too.

I am offended.

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Postby charlesxavier » Sat Jul 11, 2015 3:22 pm

Not that it's really of interest to anybody but I emailed barbri about the model essay answer I had yesterday involving joint tenancy/foreclosure.

Barbri's response was basically: The author probably was thinking about the right rule but wrote the wrong one. They still got a good score, but I'd recommend writing the correct rule.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby Neff » Sat Jul 11, 2015 3:24 pm

Down here in TX Trump is gone. The Hispanic lobby got him out.

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Postby Good Guy Gaud » Sat Jul 11, 2015 3:25 pm

charlesxavier wrote:Not that it's really of interest to anybody but I emailed barbri about the model essay answer I had yesterday involving joint tenancy/foreclosure.

Barbri's response was basically: The author probably was thinking about the right rule but wrote the wrong one. They still got a good score, but I'd recommend writing the correct rule.


:lol:

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Postby 3|ink » Sat Jul 11, 2015 3:27 pm

Donald Trump is still here in Virginia.

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Postby rinkrat19 » Sat Jul 11, 2015 3:28 pm

Good Guy Gaud wrote:
charlesxavier wrote:Not that it's really of interest to anybody but I emailed barbri about the model essay answer I had yesterday involving joint tenancy/foreclosure.

Barbri's response was basically: The author probably was thinking about the right rule but wrote the wrong one. They still got a good score, but I'd recommend writing the correct rule.


:lol:

Don't suppose they could just assume I'm always thinking about the right rule no matter nonsense what I type.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby mr.hands » Sat Jul 11, 2015 3:36 pm

Barbro wrote:
DesperadoOfColumbia wrote:
BVest wrote:That Property MPQ 5: WTF? There's no way any of the real MBE property questions are as difficult as the easiest of that set.



I got like 6 of them right, I could've gotten a better score if I just did it drunk, but MPQs are all over the way hard so don't kill yourself over it.

Also I'm doing like 45-50% on MBE stuff (except for crim, I'm fucking great at crim I guess). Had a total breakdown but one of the junior attorneys at my firm emailed me to tell me that that's really pretty normal and just calm my god damn jets.

And what i with the essays? I get a score, then little boxes in PDF format, but there's no way to read the comments. Also 2 of my essays have n't been graded yet.


Got a solid 6/18 on that one. I think Barbri has to be fucking with us at this point.


The set of 50 questions are a breeze though, which is odd. I'm just skipping sets 5 and 6 altogether and doing Emmanuel's or the sets of 50. Their plan to beat us into submission with hard questions has gotten old

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby rinkrat19 » Sat Jul 11, 2015 3:40 pm

I still see Trump too.

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Postby 3|ink » Sat Jul 11, 2015 4:24 pm

How do you submit a question to barbri? I'm 99% sure one of their essay answers is wrong and it is actually a critical issue.

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Postby Good Guy Gaud » Sat Jul 11, 2015 4:25 pm

3|ink wrote:How do you submit a question to barbri? I'm 99% sure one of their essay answers is wrong and it is actually a critical issue.


No clue.

Which essay?

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby charlesxavier » Sat Jul 11, 2015 4:27 pm

3|ink wrote:How do you submit a question to barbri? I'm 99% sure one of their essay answers is wrong and it is actually a critical issue.


Information/Help Center-- The i on the top right

Then Click: Submit a Substantive or Study Question

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby moreheesh » Sat Jul 11, 2015 4:28 pm

Hey guys just completed the Simulated MBE (200 Q's) and I'm anxious about my % because my % rank hasn't refreshed yet. I got 128/200. I'm not sure it matters, but I am located in NY. Could someone give me an idea where I stand? Thanks !!

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Postby 3|ink » Sat Jul 11, 2015 4:29 pm

Good Guy Gaud wrote:
3|ink wrote:How do you submit a question to barbri? I'm 99% sure one of their essay answers is wrong and it is actually a critical issue.


No clue.

Which essay?

It's a state thing.

Virginia has a rule that you can't sue a county for breach of contract unless you present your claim to the county and the county rejects it. I looked up the statute and it is pretty clear that it only applies to contract actions. Both the CMR and the big outline indicate it applies only to contracts.

The essay answer says it applies generally to any claim for money damages, including torts.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby 3|ink » Sat Jul 11, 2015 4:30 pm

charlesxavier wrote:
3|ink wrote:How do you submit a question to barbri? I'm 99% sure one of their essay answers is wrong and it is actually a critical issue.


Information/Help Center-- The i on the top right

Then Click: Submit a Substantive or Study Question

Thanks!

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby Good Guy Gaud » Sat Jul 11, 2015 4:30 pm

moreheesh wrote:Hey guys just completed the Simulated MBE (200 Q's) and I'm anxious about my % because my % rank hasn't refreshed yet. I got 128/200. I'm not sure it matters, but I am located in NY. Could someone give me an idea where I stand? Thanks !!


Not in NY but I'm pretty sure they said anything above 126/200 would be passing in nearly any jurisdiction.

Hope that helps.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby Barbro » Sat Jul 11, 2015 4:31 pm

moreheesh wrote:Hey guys just completed the Simulated MBE (200 Q's) and I'm anxious about my % because my % rank hasn't refreshed yet. I got 128/200. I'm not sure it matters, but I am located in NY. Could someone give me an idea where I stand? Thanks !!


It's 69th percentile +/- a point, it changes every few days.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby Danger Zone » Sat Jul 11, 2015 4:35 pm

moreheesh wrote:Hey guys just completed the Simulated MBE (200 Q's) and I'm anxious about my % because my % rank hasn't refreshed yet. I got 128/200. I'm not sure it matters, but I am located in NY. Could someone give me an idea where I stand? Thanks !!

You would pass if you got that

Further, BarBri purposely gives harder MBE questions than you'll actually get, so factor in a bump for that and you're in great shape.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby rinkrat19 » Sat Jul 11, 2015 4:36 pm

Can I do half of the simulated MBE and get a score, or do I have to do the whole thing?

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby kykiske » Sat Jul 11, 2015 4:38 pm

Just finished MBE Set 6 of Con. Law and Set 4 for Torts.

WTF.

I finally thought I was getting the hang of the MBE questions. On the mixed sets, I score 33-35/50. Yet on the later MBE sets, I'm just getting destroyed.

And the explanations aren't really that useful. I'm seeing more that basically say, "Yeah, the answer you picked is correct. But it's not as strong as this other answer. You see this other answer talks about some narrow exception explained in footnote 23 on page 8 of your MBE outline."

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby kyle010723 » Sat Jul 11, 2015 4:41 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:Can I do half of the simulated MBE and get a score, or do I have to do the whole thing?


You have to do the whole thing. It warns you to submit both AM and PM at the same time. My guess is if you only submit half, it will treat the not answered one as just wrong.




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