BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby History_Buff » Wed Jun 24, 2015 6:26 pm

mushybrain wrote:For people who have done both the first and second mixed MBE sets, how did your scores compare? I did considerably better on the second one without having studied anything in between, and I'm thinking it's just an improvement in trying not to overthink after seeing where I screwed up on the first set. But I'm wondering what others thought before I pat myself on the back.


CONSIDERABLY better on the second one. Improved by ten questions. I hope I do as well as I did on the second mixed set because I got 41/50 right which is pretty much autopass if you extrapolate right?

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby Charger » Wed Jun 24, 2015 6:27 pm

mushybrain wrote:For people who have done both the first and second mixed MBE sets, how did your scores compare? I did considerably better on the second one without having studied anything in between, and I'm thinking it's just an improvement in trying not to overthink after seeing where I screwed up on the first set. But I'm wondering what others thought before I pat myself on the back.


Related question: what are the goals for the mixed MBE sets? The front of the MBE book has average scores for the workshops and subject-specific sets, but I don't see any info for the mixed subject sets. In other words, below what percentage should I be worried?

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby Kage3212 » Wed Jun 24, 2015 7:02 pm

Also related, are you guys just working ahead or have you completed all substantive lectures per study plan? We still have Crim Pro and Civ Pro yet to go . . .

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby RaleighStClair » Wed Jun 24, 2015 7:28 pm

myrtlewinston wrote:Any computer whizzes here? The Barbri mini-outlines for the MBE subjects are very useful. They can be found in the StudySmary section of the website or via the Barbri app (somewhat easier to read). Can anyone figure out how to print them?


I could be wrong, but I believe the StudySmart mini outlines are just copy and paste of the Conviser Mini Reviews.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby RaleighStClair » Wed Jun 24, 2015 7:31 pm

History_Buff wrote:
mushybrain wrote:For people who have done both the first and second mixed MBE sets, how did your scores compare? I did considerably better on the second one without having studied anything in between, and I'm thinking it's just an improvement in trying not to overthink after seeing where I screwed up on the first set. But I'm wondering what others thought before I pat myself on the back.


CONSIDERABLY better on the second one. Improved by ten questions. I hope I do as well as I did on the second mixed set because I got 41/50 right which is pretty much autopass if you extrapolate right?


What are these mixed MBE sets you guys are referring to? Are you talking about the 1-100 in the beginning of MPQ (i.e., the MBE Preview Diagnostic) or Half Day 1-100 near the back of MPQ? Or neither?

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby mushybrain » Wed Jun 24, 2015 7:34 pm

Kage3212 wrote:Also related, are you guys just working ahead or have you completed all substantive lectures per study plan? We still have Crim Pro and Civ Pro yet to go . . .

My PSP has already been through all the MBE substantive lectures. I did a couple a day or so early but as of today I'm no longer ahead. The remaining three lectures are all CA-specific.
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History_Buff wrote:
mushybrain wrote:For people who have done both the first and second mixed MBE sets, how did your scores compare? I did considerably better on the second one without having studied anything in between, and I'm thinking it's just an improvement in trying not to overthink after seeing where I screwed up on the first set. But I'm wondering what others thought before I pat myself on the back.


CONSIDERABLY better on the second one. Improved by ten questions. I hope I do as well as I did on the second mixed set because I got 41/50 right which is pretty much autopass if you extrapolate right?


What are these mixed MBE sets you guys are referring to? Are you talking about the 1-100 in the beginning of MPQ (i.e., the MBE Preview Diagnostic) or Half Day 1-100 near the back of MPQ? Or neither?


Neither. They're the 50 question sets listed as ONLINE PDF: Complete MPQ Mixed Subject Set 1/2 (50 Qs) in the PSP, and to my knowledge they're only available in PDF.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby myrtlewinston » Wed Jun 24, 2015 8:02 pm

RaleighStClair wrote:
myrtlewinston wrote:Any computer whizzes here? The Barbri mini-outlines for the MBE subjects are very useful. They can be found in the StudySmary section of the website or via the Barbri app (somewhat easier to read). Can anyone figure out how to print them?


I could be wrong, but I believe the StudySmart mini outlines are just copy and paste of the Conviser Mini Reviews.


Thankfully, they are further condensed versions. Just hurts to stare at the iPad all day.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby Neff » Wed Jun 24, 2015 8:51 pm

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby rinkrat19 » Wed Jun 24, 2015 8:57 pm

Neff wrote:This ish sucks. Just spent three hours outlining every single one of black lady's advice videos.

You're kidding, right?

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby myrtlewinston » Wed Jun 24, 2015 9:09 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:
Neff wrote:This ish sucks. Just spent three hours outlining every single one of black lady's advice videos.

You're kidding, right?


I hope he's kidding. If he's not, don't engage.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby Str8Rippin » Wed Jun 24, 2015 9:13 pm

Anyone in the live class, are you actually prepared to take the practice MBE and simulated Half Day essay exam? I honestly haven't spent much time memorizing, I thought that was what I did in July.

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Postby Neff » Wed Jun 24, 2015 9:14 pm

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Postby Neff » Wed Jun 24, 2015 9:15 pm

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby diowad » Wed Jun 24, 2015 9:34 pm

Str8Rippin wrote:Anyone in the live class, are you actually prepared to take the practice MBE and simulated Half Day essay exam? I honestly haven't spent much time memorizing, I thought that was what I did in July.


I'm nowhere near prepared. If I see a question more than 3/4 of a column long, I'll likely skip it and come back to it if there's time and just fill in a random answer if not. I'd likely get lost and miss it anyway.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby 3|ink » Wed Jun 24, 2015 10:14 pm

Ugh. The contracts MPQs are brutal. I just got destroyed by 1 and 2.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby Killingly » Wed Jun 24, 2015 10:18 pm

Kind of freaking out about the essays, especially since I'm objectively pretty bad at issue spotter type things.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby RaleighStClair » Wed Jun 24, 2015 10:33 pm

3|ink wrote:Ugh. The contracts MPQs are brutal. I just got destroyed by 1 and 2.


Yea. They're horrible.

On contracts for me...

BarBri: 54% correct (54 questions completed)
Emanuel: 74% correct (42 questions completed)

If anything, it's a good morale boost. I know it's been said multiple times, but BarBri's questions seem so ridiculously detailed and nuanced, I really don't think it's an indicator of anything. But I do think they're good for preparing/learning the law. Like lifting a 50 lb weight after getting used to 100 pounders.

ETA: Douevenliftbro?

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby Danger Zone » Wed Jun 24, 2015 11:01 pm

Neff wrote:.

Oh man what'd we miss

More racism I hope

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby 3|ink » Wed Jun 24, 2015 11:26 pm

RaleighStClair wrote:
3|ink wrote:Ugh. The contracts MPQs are brutal. I just got destroyed by 1 and 2.


Yea. They're horrible.

On contracts for me...

BarBri: 54% correct (54 questions completed)
Emanuel: 74% correct (42 questions completed)

If anything, it's a good morale boost. I know it's been said multiple times, but BarBri's questions seem so ridiculously detailed and nuanced, I really don't think it's an indicator of anything. But I do think they're good for preparing/learning the law. Like lifting a 50 lb weight after getting used to 100 pounders.

ETA: Douevenliftbro?

Yeah I need to get that Emanuel.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby 3|ink » Wed Jun 24, 2015 11:28 pm

I have torts with roger schechter scheduled for tomorrow. Serious question: am I better off just outlining from the CMR?

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby Danger Zone » Wed Jun 24, 2015 11:29 pm

3|ink wrote:I have torts with roger schechter scheduled for tomorrow. Serious question: am I better off just outlining from the CMR?

Serious answer: definitely, yes

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby myrtlewinston » Wed Jun 24, 2015 11:37 pm

Danger Zone wrote:
3|ink wrote:I have torts with roger schechter scheduled for tomorrow. Serious question: am I better off just outlining from the CMR?

Serious answer: definitely, yes


Unequivocally. Don't bother with his Domestic Relations lecture either, if you're unlucky enough to get him twice.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby 3|ink » Wed Jun 24, 2015 11:54 pm

myrtlewinston wrote:
Danger Zone wrote:
3|ink wrote:I have torts with roger schechter scheduled for tomorrow. Serious question: am I better off just outlining from the CMR?

Serious answer: definitely, yes


Unequivocally. Don't bother with his Domestic Relations lecture either, if you're unlucky enough to get him twice.

Shit. Just looked ahead and I do have him for DR.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby Redamon1 » Thu Jun 25, 2015 12:04 am

3|ink wrote:I have torts with roger schechter scheduled for tomorrow. Serious question: am I better off just outlining from the CMR?


Rather than taking my own notes, I actually followed along in the CMR while he lectured; it worked great.




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