cdelgado wrote:charlesxavier wrote:941law wrote:charlesxavier wrote:
Anybody else certain they would fail if they followed barbri's schedule? At this point if I know the rules my essays are similar to the models. However, a troubling amount of the time I'm blanking out. I need to stop writing and start memorizing.
What makes you say that? Just these July assignments? I'm sure if someone did 100% of Barbri via their schedule that they would pass. I'm not the biggest fan of the schedule, But I'd imagine it would get the job done.
I guess I meant if you only did what Barbri assigned. In my mind it's way too little. I'm on schedule at 76% and had to abandon today. In my state the MBE is only 1/3 and I feel like the schedule is geared towards MBE prep. For example today they wanted me to spend 2 hours reviewing civ pro and do a single essay and MPQ set 5. Up until now it's all been fed civ pro for the MBE, but Ohio Civ pro is significantly different.
I'm in complete agreement. It is too little for states that focus more on essays.
But maybe the material is so thin for state topics precisely because passing state essays takes so much less effort than passing the MBE. Others may disagree, but everything points to the fact that a passing essay is one that answers the prompt in good faith while following the CRAC structure. Barbri doesn't focus on state essays as much because those who fail are those who just couldn't write and thus were beyond hope in the first place. When you can make up the rules and still pass, it becomes more a test of general reasoning/writing skills than anything else.
-- The eternal optimist