BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby cdelgado » Wed Jul 29, 2015 8:19 pm

I pay no attention to patterns in the corresponding letter choices.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby Elston Gunn » Wed Jul 29, 2015 8:20 pm

cdelgado wrote:I pay no attention to patterns in the corresponding letter choices.

then you are a better man than I

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby Neff » Wed Jul 29, 2015 8:20 pm

But regardless, I really think Barbri is going to have to revamp its curriculum after this year. Guzman & co were useless for many of the questions. Maybe just me, but a shit ton of them felt like you just had to use your intuition and hope to read the test maker's mind.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby Outis Onoma » Wed Jul 29, 2015 8:22 pm

Honestly, I think the NCBE was pissed about those TTT law schools complaining about the July 2014 'tough' test, so they made a REALLY TOUGH TEST just to screw with them.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby cdelgado » Wed Jul 29, 2015 8:25 pm

Elston Gunn wrote:
cdelgado wrote:I pay no attention to patterns in the corresponding letter choices.

then you are a better man than I

Haha I've just been burnt on that in the past and refuse to look at patterns anymore.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby Elston Gunn » Wed Jul 29, 2015 8:28 pm

WHY ARE THERE SO MANY FUCKING DS FUCK YOU

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby jamescastle » Wed Jul 29, 2015 8:29 pm

Neff wrote:
Tiago Splitter wrote:
Neff wrote:Of the 200, I counted 92 that I thought were correct beyond a reasonable doubt. The remaining 108 I was uncertain about, ranging from "probably X but could be wrong" to "WTF no idea."

92 lead pipe locks is pretty good. 50/50 on the rest is still a heck of a score.


Well, a decent number of the 92 may be wrong because they're one of those questions where I immediately think I know the answer to, only to find out after grading that I misread the question because I got ahead of myself. Taking that into account, I still think/hope I passed, but it's rather too close for comfort.

Even if you say you're right 80% of the time and you were 50% on the other 108 you'd hit almost 130 which with the 15-17 point boost would put you at 50 percentile. And I imagine you did better than that so you should pass fine.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby robinhoodOO » Wed Jul 29, 2015 8:30 pm

Elston Gunn wrote:WHY ARE THERE SO MANY FUCKING DS FUCK YOU


Was weird, but if everyone is saying that, maybe it's a good thing

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby kyle010723 » Wed Jul 29, 2015 8:40 pm

Now I'm really stressed and trying to recall what I missed as to why everyone's saying that test was near impossible... But then beer doesn't help either.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby BVest » Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:12 pm

musicfor18 wrote:That whole thing was horrible. There was no easy half, and most of the questions were as hard or harder than Barbri's.


This.

Elston Gunn wrote:WHY ARE THERE SO MANY FUCKING DS FUCK YOU


It made me wonder if I was predisposed to picking the last answer I read, so I started reading the answers from D to A. It didn't change things though.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby Good Guy Gaud » Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:13 pm

This feel is why people hate the barzam

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby Neff » Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:16 pm

I wonder if a lot of us were too smart/overprepared for the MBE. I read into each question like a million ambiguities and hesitated between a lot of the choices because I could spot so many defects in each one. Felt like a lot of the ambiguities were unintentional, and the exam writer just didn't reread their own questions and answers thoroughly and pick up on some of the unanticipated nuances.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby summeisruined » Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:18 pm

Neff wrote:Of the 200, I counted 92 that I thought were correct beyond a reasonable doubt. The remaining 108 I was uncertain about, ranging from "probably X but could be wrong" to "WTF no idea."


I wish were you

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby Good Guy Gaud » Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:19 pm

summeisruined wrote:
Neff wrote:Of the 200, I counted 92 that I thought were correct beyond a reasonable doubt. The remaining 108 I was uncertain about, ranging from "probably X but could be wrong" to "WTF no idea."


I wish were you



Who the hell counts this

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby Elston Gunn » Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:20 pm

Neff wrote:I wonder if a lot of us were too smart/overprepared for the MBE. I read into each question like a million ambiguities and hesitated between a lot of the choices because I could spot so many defects in each one. Felt like a lot of the ambiguities were unintentional, and the exam writer just didn't reread their own questions and answers thoroughly and pick up on some of the unanticipated nuances.

I definitely was not overprepared, but I did think there were a couple questions that they simply had not provided enough information to really know the correct answer to. But then again I probably just knew the rule incorrectly.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby Elston Gunn » Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:21 pm

Good Guy Gaud wrote:
summeisruined wrote:
Neff wrote:Of the 200, I counted 92 that I thought were correct beyond a reasonable doubt. The remaining 108 I was uncertain about, ranging from "probably X but could be wrong" to "WTF no idea."


I wish were you



Who the hell counts this

yeah very weirded out by the counting

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby Neff » Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:22 pm

Good Guy Gaud wrote:
summeisruined wrote:
Neff wrote:Of the 200, I counted 92 that I thought were correct beyond a reasonable doubt. The remaining 108 I was uncertain about, ranging from "probably X but could be wrong" to "WTF no idea."


I wish were you



Who the hell counts this


I just put a mark next to each question that I was not certain about. The goal was to come back to them but never had time obviously.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby smokeylarue » Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:24 pm

I counted too, I mark the ones I'm not sure about in case I have time at the end to look them over (I never do). I counted 80 that I am not confident about at all.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby kyle010723 » Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:26 pm

Neff wrote:
Good Guy Gaud wrote:
summeisruined wrote:
Neff wrote:Of the 200, I counted 92 that I thought were correct beyond a reasonable doubt. The remaining 108 I was uncertain about, ranging from "probably X but could be wrong" to "WTF no idea."


I wish were you



Who the hell counts this


I just put a mark next to each question that I was not certain about. The goal was to come back to them but never had time obviously.


+1, but I finished each half with 50 mins to spare... I obviously did something wrong :(

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby Neff » Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:27 pm

kyle010723 wrote:
Neff wrote:
Good Guy Gaud wrote:
summeisruined wrote:
Neff wrote:Of the 200, I counted 92 that I thought were correct beyond a reasonable doubt. The remaining 108 I was uncertain about, ranging from "probably X but could be wrong" to "WTF no idea."


I wish were you



Who the hell counts this


I just put a mark next to each question that I was not certain about. The goal was to come back to them but never had time obviously.


+1, but I finished each half with 50 mins to spare... I obviously did something wrong :(


I read slow. Non-native Engrish speaker.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby Good Guy Gaud » Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:29 pm

I went about same speed (50 minutes early)

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby kyle010723 » Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:36 pm

Good Guy Gaud wrote:I went about same speed (50 minutes early)


Yea, 50 min early was my average Barbri speed too. I usually do 25 every half an hour or so.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby 5ky » Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:46 pm

5ky wrote:
5ky wrote:don't forget: in all likelihood you will be raging when you come back tomorrow about how the MBE questions were trickier than barbri's and how shitty a jerb they did. this results from:

1. nerves
2. you only remember the hard ones, and not the easy ones
3. you cannot immediately grade like you are used to, so you've never had to deal with this before

just keep that in mind.


repost! It's a normal feeling, and you'll all end up doing better than you did on the Barbri questions. It only feels harder -- it isn't actually.


think i need to repost this every page. take comfort in the fact that barbri/other programs have been churning this out year after year with success. if you were diligent in your studying and were doing reasonably well on the practice problems, you will pass, i assure you.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby BrokenMouse » Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:53 pm

lol
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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby Good Guy Gaud » Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:57 pm

BrokenMouse wrote:How do people finish with an hour to spare... I try to speed read through shit and always end up finishing with like 30 seconds left (with 2 quick bathroom breaks in between each hour)



Dunno. I've just always read fast since I was little




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