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Re: Adaptibar

Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2015 4:53 pm
by THE_U
Lacepiece23 wrote:
THE_U wrote:I'm at ~400 questions and am in the 70's/high 60's for 4 subjects. Right around 60 for another. Then I have two subjects (K and Property) where I'm sitting at 48% at this moment. I feel like I am learning from mistakes in every single subject except those two. I


It took me forever to get my property average up. Brought it all the way from 50% or even lower to almost 60%. I've done just about every single question. After there is a while you will start to pick up patterns.

I will make sure to power through as many of these questions as humanely possible then.

Re: Adaptibar

Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2015 9:01 pm
by Lacepiece23
THE_U wrote:
Lacepiece23 wrote:
THE_U wrote:I'm at ~400 questions and am in the 70's/high 60's for 4 subjects. Right around 60 for another. Then I have two subjects (K and Property) where I'm sitting at 48% at this moment. I feel like I am learning from mistakes in every single subject except those two. I


It took me forever to get my property average up. Brought it all the way from 50% or even lower to almost 60%. I've done just about every single question. After there is a while you will start to pick up patterns.

I will make sure to power through as many of these questions as humanely possible then.


Yeah really helped me to just do a shit ton. I'm definitely still week and rarely get a future interest question correct, but I rarely miss a question outside of that anymore. It literally just took me seeing everything multiple times. There are some types of questions that I've answered wrong at least 3 times before it sunk in for me.

Re: Adaptibar

Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2015 11:37 pm
by victortsoi
weird phenomenon, i seem to do much better when i do mixed sets vs when i just chug at a particular area over and over.

Re: Adaptibar

Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2015 8:23 am
by THE_U
How many questions are you doing in a set

This past week I was hitting individual subjects to get stronger but I think I'm going mixed this last week.

Re: Adaptibar

Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2015 11:42 pm
by victortsoi
did 100 questions today, 71%. this is without civ pro, im not ruining my sanity doing adaptibars. 68% over last week.

Re: Adaptibar

Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2015 8:35 am
by trustmouse83
victortsoi wrote:did 100 questions today, 71%. this is without civ pro, im not ruining my sanity doing adaptibars. 68% over last week.


I'm in the same boat as you. What are your plans for Civ Pro on the MBE? I'm considering leaving them all out until the end.

Re: Adaptibar

Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2015 9:49 am
by victortsoi
trustmouse83 wrote:
victortsoi wrote:did 100 questions today, 71%. this is without civ pro, im not ruining my sanity doing adaptibars. 68% over last week.


I'm in the same boat as you. What are your plans for Civ Pro on the MBE? I'm considering leaving them all out until the end.


I don't know. I'm going to do all 6 sets of barbri's civ pro, and then look over the 10 that ncbex released. Maybe a few more adaptibar for the hell of it.

Re: Adaptibar

Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2015 10:46 am
by doubltall
why is my average suddenly going down the tubes? i was like 63-64% and the last few hundred i feel like its gone down to 59-60. ugh, the worst feeling.

Re: Adaptibar

Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2015 11:17 am
by trustmouse83
I had the opposite happen to me. I went through a really rough patch around 1200 questions in, but then the last couple of hundred questions all seemed to be very easy. I don't know why that happened, but when I hit the rough patch I really thought I was beaten.
It gets better.

Re: Adaptibar

Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2015 11:42 am
by victortsoi
I'm trying to figure out the logic behind adaptibar question orders. I suspect that sometimes you will get a ton of hard questions that you wouldn't get on the actual mbe. Remember only 27 questions per subject, they probably want to see if you know major rules rather than weird exceptions, although admitedly the latter will come up, just not as much in one exam as you might get in one adaptibar session on a topic.

Re: Adaptibar

Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2015 11:55 am
by THE_U
victortsoi wrote:I'm trying to figure out the logic behind adaptibar question orders. I suspect that sometimes you will get a ton of hard questions that you wouldn't get on the actual mbe. Remember only 27 questions per subject, they probably want to see if you know major rules rather than weird exceptions, although admitedly the latter will come up, just not as much in one exam as you might get in one adaptibar session on a topic.

I've gotten hammered today and have dropped a percentage point because I've been getting mostly difficult questions. It's demoralizing but I think your logic is correct, so I try not to get too down.

Re: Adaptibar

Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2015 1:46 pm
by Lacepiece23
So, I just did the 2013 test. I scored an 80%, but I definitely had seen a lot of the questions before. Probably around like 30%. A lot of the questions I had gotten right previously, but there were a few that I didn't. What you guys think? Is this a good sign or does it not mean anything at all since I had seen some of the questions previously. This was pretty far above my normal average of 65%. Also, no civ pro.

Re: Adaptibar

Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2015 3:27 pm
by THE_U
Lacepiece23 wrote:So, I just did the 2013 test. I scored an 80%, but I definitely had seen a lot of the questions before. Probably around like 30%. A lot of the questions I had gotten right previously, but there were a few that I didn't. What you guys think? Is this a good sign or does it not mean anything at all since I had seen some of the questions previously. This was pretty far above my normal average of 65%. Also, no civ pro.

What was it like as far as testing exceptions vs. main rules? Heavier on the former or latter?

Re: Adaptibar

Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2015 4:04 pm
by Lacepiece23
THE_U wrote:
Lacepiece23 wrote:So, I just did the 2013 test. I scored an 80%, but I definitely had seen a lot of the questions before. Probably around like 30%. A lot of the questions I had gotten right previously, but there were a few that I didn't. What you guys think? Is this a good sign or does it not mean anything at all since I had seen some of the questions previously. This was pretty far above my normal average of 65%. Also, no civ pro.

What was it like as far as testing exceptions vs. main rules? Heavier on the former or latter?


Pretty even mix I'd say. There were definitely some exceptions, but I feel like for at least half just knowing the main rule would have gotten you to the right answer. Unless it was evidence, of course.

Re: Adaptibar

Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 1:45 pm
by victortsoi
oh god, did everyone see the average jump today? Damn....

Re: Adaptibar

Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 2:13 pm
by joygirl88
can someone give me a referral..

Re: Adaptibar

Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 2:36 pm
by robinhoodOO
joygirl88 wrote:can someone give me a referral..


Code: WSRV

Re: Adaptibar

Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 3:19 pm
by ArmyOfficer
victortsoi wrote:oh god, did everyone see the average jump today? Damn....


Yeah I felt a lot more confident when it was lower.

Re: Adaptibar

Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 3:21 pm
by victortsoi
its all about you- over the last 2-300 questions, im about 73-75%. Ive done almost 900 questions, I dont know if i should do more or just cram state subjects.

Re: Adaptibar

Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 3:55 pm
by myrtlewinston
victortsoi wrote:its all about you- over the last 2-300 questions, im about 73-75%. Ive done almost 900 questions, I dont know if i should do more or just cram state subjects.


State. The essays are worth as much as the MBE.

Re: Adaptibar

Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 4:38 pm
by victortsoi
myrtlewinston wrote:
victortsoi wrote:its all about you- over the last 2-300 questions, im about 73-75%. Ive done almost 900 questions, I dont know if i should do more or just cram state subjects.


State. The essays are worth as much as the MBE.


id like to think all that mbe study helped prepare me for the state essays in those topics, though

Re: Adaptibar

Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 4:40 pm
by Danger Zone
victortsoi wrote:its all about you- over the last 2-300 questions, im about 73-75%. Ive done almost 900 questions, I dont know if i should do more or just cram state subjects.

You're going to pass.

Re: Adaptibar

Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 4:42 pm
by victortsoi
Danger Zone wrote:
victortsoi wrote:its all about you- over the last 2-300 questions, im about 73-75%. Ive done almost 900 questions, I dont know if i should do more or just cram state subjects.

You're going to pass.


thanks bro. I've been meaning to tell you, your avatar helped me remember the joint unities acronym TTIP. :P

Re: Adaptibar

Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 5:37 pm
by trustmouse83
Here's my scores for the last 21 days (all of July).

How am I looking?

Civil Procedure (16 of 47)
34%
Constitutional Law (65 of 89)
73%
Contracts (71 of 97)
73%
Criminal Law (59 of 84)
70%
Evidence (54 of 87)
62%
Real Property (61 of 93)
65%
Torts (79 of 105)
75%

Re: Adaptibar

Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 5:43 pm
by Kage3212
Just stumbled upon the pass feature, and Ive been doing this neat thing where I skip 3-4 paragraph questions. I recommend to all.