BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby 3|ink » Sat Jul 25, 2015 3:08 pm

robinhoodOO wrote:
3|ink wrote:Oh f me. Guess I need to buy a cheap watch tomorrow.


Really only need it for MBE day if you use a laptop for essays/pt's.

Why? I think they might disable the timer in my state. Or it just wasn't working on the test run.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby rinkrat19 » Sat Jul 25, 2015 3:13 pm

I'm not sure whether I'm supposed to bring my own pencils for MBE day, although I'm at least 50 % sure I can have a watch without an alarm. The Oregon test-day instructions are THAT BAD.

Obviously I'll bring pencils and just throw them away/leave them in the hallway if they're not allowed, but ffs, who wrote this bullshit? I had to email and ask what we were supposed to do for lunch because it was entirely silent on whether we'd get to leave, have lunch provided, be able to bring a lunch, etc. (We can leave.)

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby jwe-houston » Sat Jul 25, 2015 3:13 pm

gmail wrote:anyone know how to mix questions on study smart mbe? i can't get the little app to include more than 18, or to mix topics.



Switch from "test mode" to "study mode" and drop to "mixed".

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby mrs_featherbottom » Sat Jul 25, 2015 3:34 pm

NY takers - was there a goal for the NY 50 multiple choice mixed set? I did NOT do very well on that

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby robinhoodOO » Sat Jul 25, 2015 3:34 pm

3|ink wrote:
robinhoodOO wrote:
3|ink wrote:Oh f me. Guess I need to buy a cheap watch tomorrow.


Really only need it for MBE day if you use a laptop for essays/pt's.

Why? I think they might disable the timer in my state. Or it just wasn't working on the test run.


CA has the timer and your PC's clock running. Maybe other states don't permit that...

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby gmail » Sat Jul 25, 2015 3:36 pm

jwe-houston wrote:
gmail wrote:anyone know how to mix questions on study smart mbe? i can't get the little app to include more than 18, or to mix topics.



Switch from "test mode" to "study mode" and drop to "mixed".



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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby sharklet » Sat Jul 25, 2015 3:38 pm

I've had it with Barbri.

MBE-OPE 4: 173/200 (last week) - scaled
Barbri Half-Day: 70/100. (this week)
Mixed Set 6: 30/50 (this week)
MBE-OPE 3: 180/200 (today) - scaled

I recommend purchasing an MBE-OPE if you need reassurance.
http://store.ncbex.org/mbe/

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby Good Guy Gaud » Sat Jul 25, 2015 3:44 pm

sharklet wrote:I've had it with Barbri.

MBE-OPE 4: 173/200 (last week) - scaled
Barbri Half-Day: 70/100. (this week)
Mixed Set 6: 30/50 (this week)
MBE-OPE 3: 180/200 (today) - scaled

I recommend purchasing an MBE-OPE if you need reassurance.
http://store.ncbex.org/mbe/


So, it's official, the actual questions are easier?

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby ladylawyer1221 » Sat Jul 25, 2015 3:45 pm

sharklet wrote:I've had it with Barbri.

MBE-OPE 4: 173/200 (last week) - scaled
Barbri Half-Day: 70/100. (this week)
Mixed Set 6: 30/50 (this week)
MBE-OPE 3: 180/200 (today) - scaled

I recommend purchasing an MBE-OPE if you need reassurance.
http://store.ncbex.org/mbe/


This is tempting. I just did MIxed Set 6 and didn't do as badly as I thought, but didn't feel confident on ANY OF THEM... I felt like I was guessing on more than 1/2 of them!!!
Has anyone else purchased one of these? I know it's late in the game but thinking about spending the $50 to see non-Barbri questions that might calm my nerves....

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby kykiske » Sat Jul 25, 2015 4:14 pm

sharklet wrote:I've had it with Barbri.

MBE-OPE 4: 173/200 (last week) - scaled
Barbri Half-Day: 70/100. (this week)
Mixed Set 6: 30/50 (this week)
MBE-OPE 3: 180/200 (today) - scaled

I recommend purchasing an MBE-OPE if you need reassurance.
http://store.ncbex.org/mbe/


On a general level, what was the biggest difference you noticed between the MBE-OPE questions and Barbri's questions?

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby kyle010723 » Sat Jul 25, 2015 4:16 pm

ladylawyer1221 wrote:
sharklet wrote:I've had it with Barbri.

MBE-OPE 4: 173/200 (last week) - scaled
Barbri Half-Day: 70/100. (this week)
Mixed Set 6: 30/50 (this week)
MBE-OPE 3: 180/200 (today) - scaled

I recommend purchasing an MBE-OPE if you need reassurance.
http://store.ncbex.org/mbe/


This is tempting. I just did MIxed Set 6 and didn't do as badly as I thought, but didn't feel confident on ANY OF THEM... I felt like I was guessing on more than 1/2 of them!!!
Has anyone else purchased one of these? I know it's late in the game but thinking about spending the $50 to see non-Barbri questions that might calm my nerves....


Mixed Set 6 killed me. Afterward, I decided to do an analysis, I noticed that I usually score around 10 percent lower on the first 25 than the later 25. And getting only 1/8 on Contract on Set 6 didn't help either. I can't tell if I am just overanalyzing everything to avoid studying, or I just need to warm up before the exam. Probably both. So.. about that wills and trust.

ETA: Good days bad days aside, averaged around 74% through 6 mixed set. There's really nothing else I can do at this point.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby underachiever » Sat Jul 25, 2015 4:26 pm

Echoing a few others, does anyone know what the "goal" is for the NY Assorted 50 MC Quiz?

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby victortsoi » Sat Jul 25, 2015 4:28 pm

underachiever wrote:Echoing a few others, does anyone know what the "goal" is for the NY Assorted 50 MC Quiz?


25.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby Good Guy Gaud » Sat Jul 25, 2015 4:33 pm

kyle010723 wrote:ETA: Good days bad days aside, averaged around 74% through 6 mixed set. There's really nothing else I can do at this point.



That's solid. You're ready.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby kyle010723 » Sat Jul 25, 2015 4:35 pm

Good Guy Gaud wrote:
kyle010723 wrote:ETA: Good days bad days aside, averaged around 74% through 6 mixed set. There's really nothing else I can do at this point.


That's solid. You're ready.


Thanks, I'm just doing set 7 tomorrow and that's it in terms of MBE for me. Focusing whatever energy I have left on essays.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby underachiever » Sat Jul 25, 2015 4:41 pm

victortsoi wrote:
underachiever wrote:Echoing a few others, does anyone know what the "goal" is for the NY Assorted 50 MC Quiz?


25.


Thanks.

As an old man humble brag, if I put up near my practice test numbers on the real thing I'm going to be the first person to get a 170 MBE and a 43/50 NY MC....and fail the bar b/c I suck a writing.

Nightmares of Law School all over again.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby sharklet » Sat Jul 25, 2015 4:46 pm

kykiske wrote:
sharklet wrote:I've had it with Barbri.

MBE-OPE 4: 173/200 (last week) - scaled
Barbri Half-Day: 70/100. (this week)
Mixed Set 6: 30/50 (this week)
MBE-OPE 3: 180/200 (today) - scaled

I recommend purchasing an MBE-OPE if you need reassurance.
http://store.ncbex.org/mbe/


On a general level, what was the biggest difference you noticed between the MBE-OPE questions and Barbri's questions?


Two observations: (1) the incorrect answer choices stand out more. Some of the choices are downright ridiculous. (2) The questions tend to be a bit shorter than Barbri's. I finished both MBE-OPE sets with about 30 minutes to spare, compared to only a few minutes on Barbri's tests. And generally, the questions just seem significantly more straightforward. For additional background/comparison, I had a 156 on the Simulated MBE four weeks ago but my scores have been rapidly declining in some of Barbri's later assessments.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby sharklet » Sat Jul 25, 2015 4:48 pm

victortsoi wrote:
underachiever wrote:Echoing a few others, does anyone know what the "goal" is for the NY Assorted 50 MC Quiz?


25.


Have any of you timed the NYMC Assorted test? I've found it difficult to get those done in 60 minutes.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby sharklet » Sat Jul 25, 2015 4:49 pm

sharklet wrote:
kykiske wrote:
sharklet wrote:I've had it with Barbri.

MBE-OPE 4: 173/200 (last week) - scaled
Barbri Half-Day: 70/100. (this week)
Mixed Set 6: 30/50 (this week)
MBE-OPE 3: 180/200 (today) - scaled

I recommend purchasing an MBE-OPE if you need reassurance.
http://store.ncbex.org/mbe/


On a general level, what was the biggest difference you noticed between the MBE-OPE questions and Barbri's questions?


Two observations: (1) the incorrect answer choices stand out more. Some of the choices are downright ridiculous. (2) The questions tend to be a bit shorter than Barbri's (especially the Property ones). I finished both MBE-OPE sets with about 30 minutes to spare, compared to only a few minutes on Barbri's tests. And generally, the questions just seem significantly more straightforward. For additional background/comparison, I had a 156 on the Simulated MBE four weeks ago but my scores have been rapidly declining in some of Barbri's later assessments.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby kyle010723 » Sat Jul 25, 2015 4:51 pm

sharklet wrote:Two observations: (1) the incorrect answer choices stand out more. Some of the choices are downright ridiculous. (2) The questions tend to be a bit shorter than Barbri's. I finished both MBE-OPE sets with about 30 minutes to spare, compared to only a few minutes on Barbri's tests. And generally, the questions just seem significantly more straightforward. For additional background/comparison, I had a 156 on the Simulated MBE four weeks ago but my scores have been rapidly declining in some of Barbri's later assessments.


Woah... a 156 would likely get you a 170+ scaled indeed. I guess the +15 is about accurate.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby errmsg » Sat Jul 25, 2015 4:54 pm

sharklet wrote:
kykiske wrote:
sharklet wrote:I've had it with Barbri.

MBE-OPE 4: 173/200 (last week) - scaled
Barbri Half-Day: 70/100. (this week)
Mixed Set 6: 30/50 (this week)
MBE-OPE 3: 180/200 (today) - scaled

I recommend purchasing an MBE-OPE if you need reassurance.
http://store.ncbex.org/mbe/


On a general level, what was the biggest difference you noticed between the MBE-OPE questions and Barbri's questions?


Two observations: (1) the incorrect answer choices stand out more. Some of the choices are downright ridiculous. (2) The questions tend to be a bit shorter than Barbri's. I finished both MBE-OPE sets with about 30 minutes to spare, compared to only a few minutes on Barbri's tests. And generally, the questions just seem significantly more straightforward. For additional background/comparison, I had a 156 on the Simulated MBE four weeks ago but my scores have been rapidly declining in some of Barbri's later assessments.


Am I totally missing something or aren't the MBE-OPEs 100 questions and not 200?

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby jamescastle » Sat Jul 25, 2015 4:55 pm

why would you do anything more than minimal review on the MBE if you got a 156?

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby sharklet » Sat Jul 25, 2015 4:56 pm

errmsg wrote:
sharklet wrote:
kykiske wrote:
sharklet wrote:I've had it with Barbri.

MBE-OPE 4: 173/200 (last week) - scaled
Barbri Half-Day: 70/100. (this week)
Mixed Set 6: 30/50 (this week)
MBE-OPE 3: 180/200 (today) - scaled

I recommend purchasing an MBE-OPE if you need reassurance.
http://store.ncbex.org/mbe/


On a general level, what was the biggest difference you noticed between the MBE-OPE questions and Barbri's questions?


Two observations: (1) the incorrect answer choices stand out more. Some of the choices are downright ridiculous. (2) The questions tend to be a bit shorter than Barbri's. I finished both MBE-OPE sets with about 30 minutes to spare, compared to only a few minutes on Barbri's tests. And generally, the questions just seem significantly more straightforward. For additional background/comparison, I had a 156 on the Simulated MBE four weeks ago but my scores have been rapidly declining in some of Barbri's later assessments.


Am I totally missing something or aren't the MBE-OPEs 100 questions and not 200?


Correct, but they convert + scale your score to predict your result on a 200-question test. They also provide answer explanations.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby mrs_featherbottom » Sat Jul 25, 2015 5:01 pm

sharklet wrote:
victortsoi wrote:
underachiever wrote:Echoing a few others, does anyone know what the "goal" is for the NY Assorted 50 MC Quiz?


25.


Have any of you timed the NYMC Assorted test? I've found it difficult to get those done in 60 minutes.


Agreed. I managed to get through the 50-question set in 60 minutes but only by choosing random answers to some questions that were too long/I couldn't figure out pretty quickly

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby BearState » Sat Jul 25, 2015 5:05 pm

Is there a certain percentage goal Barbri says you should reach on the mixed sets? Thanks in advance.




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