jwe-houston wrote:Taking TX Bar. MBE 40%/Essay 40%/MPT 10% and P-E/10% (5 line short answer).
Did a solid sim - 135, but refresher was a bit off at 62. Not entirely worried, just doing a maintenance set every couple of days now.
Essays are OK, but Fam/Wills killing me on substance. Consumer I'm all over, but is always a time crunch to get the full monty out. Mostly self-score between 17-22/25 on good topics. 11-15/25 on the weak ones (depending on what topic asked).
P-E getting 12-15/20 each, w/ Civ the stronger one. I'm doing OK, but could do a few more.
MPT....honestly haven't done any but 2. Timing was a bit of a problem (feeling squeezed), but read anther thread about typing out the rules as read and pulling facts to match w/o "outlining" the answer first. Plan on doing 2 more before Sunday.
I'm in Texas too. I have similar stats, but a little lower on the MBE (125 on sim, 62 on refresher). I'm pretty sure I can pull off 15/20 on each P&E. I only did 1 MPT, the graded one for Barbri- and got a 5.
How are you self-grading essays? I look at the selected answers on BLE and they really are not impressive, but I have no idea how to guage what "score" they received. I assume since they were selected answers they were at least graded a 16, right?
Barbri answers will usually be right b/c they work from BLE's published "best" answer for that Q each exam. Barbri will also be more comprehensive. I take mine, and check off against the answer (highlight in Onenote in light green). Where I'm just wrong, mark w/ strike through. Where I miss a point [I bracket a summary of correct answer, if badly missed, font = red]. Where I add relevant additional info, I high light in light blue. Based on points in model answer that I have, split points per Q and sub-Q, and total up. I try to correct for bias (I like mine better). So on a 4 part question, that's 6.25/each, or 6 each w/ 1 bonus point up for grabs. Correct conclusion = 1, issue = 1, rule = 2, facts = 2. For a 2 question essay, split would be 12 and 13, w/ conclusion = 2-3, issue = 2, rule = 2-3 (depending on depth of nuance), facts = 3, related rule/issue +1-2.
If I can get most everything from the model, that will be 22-24 point range. You can also go to BLE sight and get past exams w/ their "best" from that round. It won't even be necessarily "good" but that's what they had.