NY July 2015 Support Group

myrtlewinston
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NY July 2015 Support Group

Postby myrtlewinston » Sun May 24, 2015 9:20 pm

Hi,
Who else is taking the Barbri online course? I could use some human contact, even if it's just over e-mail.

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Re: NY July 2015 Support Group

Postby bmonroe » Mon May 25, 2015 4:22 pm

Hello,

I'm not taking the course online per se, I attend lectures but because I am studying in IL the lectures are all videos which is pretty much the same as watching it online.

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Re: NY July 2015 Support Group

Postby myrtlewinston » Mon May 25, 2015 7:02 pm

Hello, how are things going for you so far?

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Re: NY July 2015 Support Group

Postby bmonroe » Mon May 25, 2015 11:19 pm

myrtlewinston wrote:Hello, how are things going for you so far?



So far so good! It's still pretty early on in the process so I'm trying to get my body use to a new schedule and keep a positive mindset. It's important to remember that you won't always get the answers correct . If I knew everything I wouldn't have to study for the bar. My goal is to be kind to myself.

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Re: NY July 2015 Support Group

Postby myrtlewinston » Tue May 26, 2015 12:36 am

So's mine! I keep reminding myself that all I want is to pass.

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Re: NY July 2015 Support Group

Postby Shmuffalo_ » Tue May 26, 2015 1:30 am

To make any of you feel better, I've taken the last 2 days off for vacation.

But contracts tomorrow.

Yay.

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Re: NY July 2015 Support Group

Postby bmonroe » Tue May 26, 2015 1:21 pm

Shmuffalo_ wrote:To make any of you feel better, I've taken the last 2 days off for vacation.

But contracts tomorrow.

Yay.

who is this random guy doing the contract lectures ? I can't deal with him for 3 days ! :shock:

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Re: NY July 2015 Support Group

Postby myrtlewinston » Tue May 26, 2015 1:58 pm

But you dealt with Schechter?

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Re: NY July 2015 Support Group

Postby xfer2013 » Tue May 26, 2015 4:07 pm

So on the questions, are we supposed to not look at notes/book as we answer? I've been consulting my notes and the conviser mini outline along the way... It definitely helps me to learn as I go through the notes, but I could also see it skewing my personal study plan if barbri thinks I know everything cold when I don't.

Thoughts?

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Re: NY July 2015 Support Group

Postby Danger Zone » Tue May 26, 2015 4:16 pm

Hi

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Re: NY July 2015 Support Group

Postby michael2015 » Tue May 26, 2015 6:57 pm

I've been doing all Mc questions without looking...I figure I want a true gauge right away about how this is going...

Also, what % do we need to pass on each section? Lots of numbers floating around without much backing.

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Re: NY July 2015 Support Group

Postby bmonroe » Tue May 26, 2015 8:03 pm

michael2015 wrote:I've been doing all Mc questions without looking...I figure I want a true gauge right away about how this is going...

Also, what % do we need to pass on each section? Lots of numbers floating around without much backing.

For the MBE? I think a passing score is 140 which would equal to 126-128 questions correct ( roughly) .

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Re: NY July 2015 Support Group

Postby orangecup » Tue May 26, 2015 8:04 pm

bmonroe wrote:
michael2015 wrote:I've been doing all Mc questions without looking...I figure I want a true gauge right away about how this is going...

Also, what % do we need to pass on each section? Lots of numbers floating around without much backing.

For the MBE? I think a passing score is 140 which would equal to 126-128 questions correct ( roughly) .


How do we have to do on the MPT and essays if we get a 140?

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Re: NY July 2015 Support Group

Postby northwood » Tue May 26, 2015 10:03 pm

remember: NY grades 40% MBE, 40% Essays, 10% MPT, and 10% NYMC. You need 665 to pass. Doesn't matter how you get it so long as you get there.

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Re: NY July 2015 Support Group

Postby bmonroe » Tue May 26, 2015 10:33 pm

Barbri MBQs has managed to lower my self-esteem. My scores are up and down. But I'm writing down the rules to all the answers I get wrong.

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Re: NY July 2015 Support Group

Postby orangecup » Tue May 26, 2015 10:34 pm

bmonroe wrote:Barbri MBQs has managed to lower my self-esteem. My scores are up and down. But I'm writing down the rules to all the answers I get wrong.


Is this helping to learn the rules? Are you doing it physically or typing them out?

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Re: NY July 2015 Support Group

Postby myrtlewinston » Tue May 26, 2015 11:19 pm

Barbri's app has mini-outlines (shorter than the Conviser). Does anyone know if they can be printed? If so, how?

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Re: NY July 2015 Support Group

Postby bmonroe » Wed May 27, 2015 11:42 am

orangecup wrote:
bmonroe wrote:Barbri MBQs has managed to lower my self-esteem. My scores are up and down. But I'm writing down the rules to all the answers I get wrong.


Is this helping to learn the rules? Are you doing it physically or typing them out?

I'm handwriting all the rules I keep getting wrong but I'm going to eventually type them up. My goal is to go over the wrong rules before doing practice problems to see if helps .

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Re: NY July 2015 Support Group

Postby myrtlewinston » Wed May 27, 2015 1:21 pm

bmonroe wrote:Barbri MBQs has managed to lower my self-esteem. My scores are up and down. But I'm writing down the rules to all the answers I get wrong.


Mine too! I'm reading the explanations carefully and adding what I missed to my CriticalPass cards.

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Re: NY July 2015 Support Group

Postby bmonroe » Wed May 27, 2015 4:10 pm

myrtlewinston wrote:
bmonroe wrote:Barbri MBQs has managed to lower my self-esteem. My scores are up and down. But I'm writing down the rules to all the answers I get wrong.


Mine too! I'm reading the explanations carefully and adding what I missed to my CriticalPass cards.


Omgee critical pass cards are the shit! Best investment ever! Although I haven't filled in the distinctions yet, I've been making notes on the blank side of the card to make sure I eventually fill in the NY distinctions .

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Re: NY July 2015 Support Group

Postby myrtlewinston » Wed May 27, 2015 7:23 pm

Has anyone written and graded Essay 1?

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Re: NY July 2015 Support Group

Postby bmonroe » Wed May 27, 2015 10:55 pm

myrtlewinston wrote:Has anyone written and graded Essay 1?



nah ! I skipped it to do more MBE and study my torts flash cards but I will get to it this weekend (maybe) .

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Re: NY July 2015 Support Group

Postby myrtlewinston » Wed May 27, 2015 11:38 pm

bmonroe wrote:
myrtlewinston wrote:Has anyone written and graded Essay 1?



nah ! I skipped it to do more MBE and study my torts flash cards but I will get to it this weekend (maybe) .


Hah! So I'm not the only one moving things around. :-)

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Re: NY July 2015 Support Group

Postby myrtlewinston » Fri May 29, 2015 7:30 pm

Am I the only one behind the Barbri schedule? :-( I'm a little behind, but it's still upsetting.

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Re: NY July 2015 Support Group

Postby bear patrol » Fri May 29, 2015 8:36 pm

Checking in with my NY people.

I'm behind the schedule for sure. Looking to make up some ground this weekend but not going overboard.

I've seen a few different posts from successful bar-takers saying they were not anywhere near completion of the Barbri assigned work. Makes me feel better when I see my assignments stack up.




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