Neff wrote:Most of Barbri is a flame. The whole system is geared toward making you feel shitty about yourself and scaring you into overstudying. My attitude for this whole thing is that so long as you put in reasonable efforts studying your way (screw the Barbri schedule), pretty much all of us (i.e. those who care enough about this to frequent the TLS forum) will pass. You have to keep in mind that you just need to stay above the bottom 20% NOT of other Barbri type-As but of the general population of bar takers. When you factor in repeaters, self-studiers, TTTTTers (five Ts), people who get sick/just don't study etc, the odds are so much in our favor it's not even funny.
I'd only stress, maybe a little, if you're in CA.
This is my feeling. I'm in NY and 83% of first time takers pass. That also includes a number of people who are ESL. It's hard to know how much to work bc I agree it seems like Barbri is trying to scare us but at the same time it would be a big nightmare to fail the bar.