BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby kyle010723 » Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:59 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)



I read the question, answer yes or no in my head, thus I only have 2 answers to go through usually. I don't read all the answers unless I just have no clue...

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby rinkrat19 » Wed Jul 29, 2015 10:01 pm

Good Guy Gaud wrote:
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

Me too.
There's only so long I can stare at a question. Either I can figure out the right answer or I can't, and there's a maximum amount of time it takes to decide that.

Also, I don't need to pee every hour.
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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby HLBE689 » Wed Jul 29, 2015 10:03 pm

#refund? lol

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Postby mr.hands » Wed Jul 29, 2015 10:10 pm

Often I narrowed it down to two answers and thought "ok this answer turns on a rule that I don't know. I can't reason my way through this any further" and I just picked one.

Hope it works out :/

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby kyle010723 » Wed Jul 29, 2015 10:16 pm

I think one reason everyone thought there were so many mortgages was because a lot of them were really testing contract. And there weren't many future interest questions. Hence the feeling lots of mortgages.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby kykiske » Wed Jul 29, 2015 10:24 pm

My answers on the MBE really came down to what "felt" right. Not necessarily the mechanical application of law to fact.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby diowad » Wed Jul 29, 2015 10:31 pm

kykiske wrote:My answers on the MBE really came down to what "felt" right. Not necessarily the mechanical application of law to fact.


Ditto. There was a lot of "gut reaction" answers from me

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby 3|ink » Wed Jul 29, 2015 10:44 pm

Just got home.

What'd I miss? Is there a consensus? Did it feel easier or harder than barbri questions?

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby Tiago Splitter » Wed Jul 29, 2015 10:48 pm

3|ink wrote:Just got home.

What'd I miss? Is there a consensus? Did it feel easier or harder than barbri questions?

Tough stuff

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby BVest » Wed Jul 29, 2015 10:48 pm

3|ink wrote:Just got home.

What'd I miss? Is there a consensus? Did it feel easier or harder than barbri questions?


Non-BarBri-specific consensus

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby 3|ink » Wed Jul 29, 2015 10:49 pm

Tiago Splitter wrote:
3|ink wrote:Just got home.

What'd I miss? Is there a consensus? Did it feel easier or harder than barbri questions?

Tough stuff

That's a relief

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby Good Guy Gaud » Wed Jul 29, 2015 10:50 pm

3|ink wrote:
Tiago Splitter wrote:
3|ink wrote:Just got home.

What'd I miss? Is there a consensus? Did it feel easier or harder than barbri questions?

Tough stuff

That's a relief


Just a rough day.

Drinking for you NY/CA takers!

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby 3|ink » Wed Jul 29, 2015 10:51 pm

BVest wrote:
3|ink wrote:Just got home.

What'd I miss? Is there a consensus? Did it feel easier or harder than barbri questions?


Non-BarBri-specific consensus

Nice. Everyone was as confused as me.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby jamescastle » Wed Jul 29, 2015 10:54 pm

Good Guy Gaud wrote:
3|ink wrote:
Tiago Splitter wrote:
3|ink wrote:Just got home.

What'd I miss? Is there a consensus? Did it feel easier or harder than barbri questions?

Tough stuff

That's a relief


Just a rough day.

Drinking for you NY/CA takers!

No love for Texas ... hmmm. :(

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby victortsoi » Wed Jul 29, 2015 10:56 pm

jamescastle wrote:
Good Guy Gaud wrote:
3|ink wrote:
Tiago Splitter wrote:
3|ink wrote:Just got home.

What'd I miss? Is there a consensus? Did it feel easier or harder than barbri questions?

Tough stuff

That's a relief


Just a rough day.

Drinking for you NY/CA takers!

No love for Texas ... hmmm. :(


well harder than the mixed sets but not harder than the studysmart question sets...i hope...*gulp*

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby Good Guy Gaud » Wed Jul 29, 2015 11:04 pm

jamescastle wrote:
Good Guy Gaud wrote:
3|ink wrote:
Tiago Splitter wrote:
3|ink wrote:Just got home.

What'd I miss? Is there a consensus? Did it feel easier or harder than barbri questions?

Tough stuff

That's a relief


Just a rough day.

Drinking for you NY/CA takers!

No love for Texas ... hmmm. :(



And Texas!!

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby ReachTheBar79 » Wed Jul 29, 2015 11:29 pm

So I am one of those people who had several D's. Also, toward the end of the harder of the two sessions, I had to make educated guesses due to lack of timing. I ended up filling in several B's.

How did I forget what the property clause is? I didn't pick it. :|

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby Neff » Wed Jul 29, 2015 11:30 pm

What I want to know is if this WTF reaction from the vast majority of people is just a repeat of the same thing every year? Do people usually walk out of the MBE feeling this way? Or did they start to change the content starting this year? Can anyone who's taken it multiple times comment?

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby 5ky » Wed Jul 29, 2015 11:31 pm

Neff wrote:What I want to know is if this WTF reaction from the vast majority of people is just a repeat of the same thing every year? Do people usually walk out of the MBE feeling this way? Or did they start to change the content starting this year? Can anyone who's taken it multiple times comment?


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.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby Tiago Splitter » Wed Jul 29, 2015 11:34 pm

5ky not to be a hater but I'm a little nervous the mbe has gotten harder since you had to walk uphill both ways to take it. July 14 and feb 15 numbers were shit compared to the good ol days

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby Elston Gunn » Wed Jul 29, 2015 11:35 pm

5ky wrote:
Neff wrote:What I want to know is if this WTF reaction from the vast majority of people is just a repeat of the same thing every year? Do people usually walk out of the MBE feeling this way? Or did they start to change the content starting this year? Can anyone who's taken it multiple times comment?


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.

you are doing god's work brother

you should bill this time to continuing legal education imo
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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby ReachTheBar79 » Wed Jul 29, 2015 11:35 pm

Tiago Splitter wrote:5ky not to be a hater but I'm a little nervous the mbe has gotten harder since you had to walk uphill both ways to take it. July 14 and feb 15 numbers were shit compared to the good ol days


Especially because of civ pro and they've integrated other subjects. Today's exam was ridic.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby 5ky » Wed Jul 29, 2015 11:36 pm

naw man. i think it is a bit harder now, but look at these reactions from the july 2013 thread:

http://top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=210310&start=1525

time is a neverending circle, etc.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby starryski » Wed Jul 29, 2015 11:38 pm

ReachTheBar79 wrote:
Tiago Splitter wrote:5ky not to be a hater but I'm a little nervous the mbe has gotten harder since you had to walk uphill both ways to take it. July 14 and feb 15 numbers were shit compared to the good ol days


Especially because of civ pro and they've integrated other subjects. Today's exam was ridic.[/quote

i felt like there so much more civ pro than mortgages. no enough crim/tort

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby jamescastle » Wed Jul 29, 2015 11:40 pm

too much wills in my opinion




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