How prepared are you? [POLL]

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How prepared are you?

Super prepared!
12
9%
Eh, I guess I'm sorta prepared.
66
50%
Too. Much. Stress.
21
16%
Make it stop!
19
15%
#nomorebar
13
10%
 
Total votes: 131

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How prepared are you? [POLL]

Postby whitecollar23 » Fri Jul 22, 2016 6:06 pm

I figured that misery loves its company, and that we'll all feel more prepared if we realize that we're all in pretty similar boats.

Feel free to comment or just vote.

EDIT: Changed it so that everyone could vote twice. (But only applies going forward.)
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Re: How prepared are you? [POLL]

Postby SLS_AMG » Fri Jul 22, 2016 6:25 pm

Ready to be done, but also dreading the two test days. On the one hand, I feel like they'll fly by, but on the other they could be torturously long.

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Re: How prepared are you? [POLL]

Postby whitecollar23 » Fri Jul 22, 2016 7:15 pm

I'm even having trouble deciding which watch to use during the MBE. I have a smaller one and a bigger one. Both are practically silent (i.e., no audible ticking). The big one is easier to read, but the small one stands on the table better.

WHY AM I STRESSING OUT ABOUT THIS? THIS ISN'T NORMAL.

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Re: How prepared are you? [POLL]

Postby Startled Rabbit » Fri Jul 22, 2016 7:48 pm

whitecollar23 wrote:I'm even having trouble deciding which watch to use during the MBE. I have a smaller one and a bigger one. Both are practically silent (i.e., no audible ticking). The big one is easier to read, but the small one stands on the table better.

WHY AM I STRESSING OUT ABOUT THIS? THIS ISN'T NORMAL.


Well, I have company it seems. I stressed about the exact thing. I opted for the big guy.

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Re: How prepared are you? [POLL]

Postby whitecollar23 » Fri Jul 22, 2016 10:15 pm

Startled Rabbit wrote:
whitecollar23 wrote:I'm even having trouble deciding which watch to use during the MBE. I have a smaller one and a bigger one. Both are practically silent (i.e., no audible ticking). The big one is easier to read, but the small one stands on the table better.

WHY AM I STRESSING OUT ABOUT THIS? THIS ISN'T NORMAL.


Well, I have company it seems. I stressed about the exact thing. I opted for the big guy.


I'm leaning toward the smaller one. Easier to cover up if it gets distracting, and the bigger one was often standing between two minutes, so would be hard to decipher which exact minute it is. The combination of those two factors really won me on to the small one. I won't want to be checking the time too often and it will just be tough to put a paper on top of the big one if it gets in the way, unlike the small one. Might bring both. Can I bring both?

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Re: How prepared are you? [POLL]

Postby 0lol » Fri Jul 22, 2016 10:45 pm

MBE: feeling good about hitting >70%

Essays: unprepared. too much to remember. gonna have to just BS with major rules & big picture overviews

short answers (10% in tx): unprepared. havnt even learned the material yet, much less comitted it to memory.

MPT: unprepared but not that worried. Like, i didnt even outline one. Just read a couple short guides.

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Re: How prepared are you? [POLL]

Postby blueapple » Fri Jul 22, 2016 10:53 pm

whitecollar23 wrote:
Startled Rabbit wrote:
whitecollar23 wrote:I'm even having trouble deciding which watch to use during the MBE. I have a smaller one and a bigger one. Both are practically silent (i.e., no audible ticking). The big one is easier to read, but the small one stands on the table better.

WHY AM I STRESSING OUT ABOUT THIS? THIS ISN'T NORMAL.


Well, I have company it seems. I stressed about the exact thing. I opted for the big guy.


I'm leaning toward the smaller one. Easier to cover up if it gets distracting, and the bigger one was often standing between two minutes, so would be hard to decipher which exact minute it is. The combination of those two factors really won me on to the small one. I won't want to be checking the time too often and it will just be tough to put a paper on top of the big one if it gets in the way, unlike the small one. Might bring both. Can I bring both?


I wish I had this dilemma. I'm not allowed to bring a watch
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Re: How prepared are you? [POLL]

Postby 0lol » Sat Jul 23, 2016 12:22 am

tbqh

im disappointed in myself for not putting in more time and effort in june

i feel like another week of studying would boost my chances of passing from like 75% to 95% (pass rate in my state is like 2/3)

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Re: How prepared are you? [POLL]

Postby getemgoon » Sat Jul 23, 2016 9:43 am

blueapple wrote:
whitecollar23 wrote:
Startled Rabbit wrote:
whitecollar23 wrote:I'm even having trouble deciding which watch to use during the MBE. I have a smaller one and a bigger one. Both are practically silent (i.e., no audible ticking). The big one is easier to read, but the small one stands on the table better.

WHY AM I STRESSING OUT ABOUT THIS? THIS ISN'T NORMAL.


Well, I have company it seems. I stressed about the exact thing. I opted for the big guy.


I'm leaning toward the smaller one. Easier to cover up if it gets distracting, and the bigger one was often standing between two minutes, so would be hard to decipher which exact minute it is. The combination of those two factors really won me on to the small one. I won't want to be checking the time too often and it will just be tough to put a paper on top of the big one if it gets in the way, unlike the small one. Might bring both. Can I bring both?


I wish I had this dilemma. I'm not allowed to bring a watch



Which state? That sounds horrible.

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Re: How prepared are you? [POLL]

Postby WinSome » Sat Jul 23, 2016 9:57 am

getemgoon wrote:
blueapple wrote:
whitecollar23 wrote:
Startled Rabbit wrote:
whitecollar23 wrote:I'm even having trouble deciding which watch to use during the MBE. I have a smaller one and a bigger one. Both are practically silent (i.e., no audible ticking). The big one is easier to read, but the small one stands on the table better.

WHY AM I STRESSING OUT ABOUT THIS? THIS ISN'T NORMAL.


Well, I have company it seems. I stressed about the exact thing. I opted for the big guy.


I'm leaning toward the smaller one. Easier to cover up if it gets distracting, and the bigger one was often standing between two minutes, so would be hard to decipher which exact minute it is. The combination of those two factors really won me on to the small one. I won't want to be checking the time too often and it will just be tough to put a paper on top of the big one if it gets in the way, unlike the small one. Might bring both. Can I bring both?


I wish I had this dilemma. I'm not allowed to bring a watch




Which state? That sounds horrible.


No watch, no wallet, no water, basically no anything in NC.

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Re: How prepared are you? [POLL]

Postby 0lol » Sat Jul 23, 2016 10:01 am

no watches is tx either

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Re: How prepared are you? [POLL]

Postby rmhco » Sat Jul 23, 2016 11:55 am

WinSome wrote:
getemgoon wrote:
blueapple wrote:
whitecollar23 wrote:
Startled Rabbit wrote:
whitecollar23 wrote:I'm even having trouble deciding which watch to use during the MBE. I have a smaller one and a bigger one. Both are practically silent (i.e., no audible ticking). The big one is easier to read, but the small one stands on the table better.

WHY AM I STRESSING OUT ABOUT THIS? THIS ISN'T NORMAL.


Well, I have company it seems. I stressed about the exact thing. I opted for the big guy.


I'm leaning toward the smaller one. Easier to cover up if it gets distracting, and the bigger one was often standing between two minutes, so would be hard to decipher which exact minute it is. The combination of those two factors really won me on to the small one. I won't want to be checking the time too often and it will just be tough to put a paper on top of the big one if it gets in the way, unlike the small one. Might bring both. Can I bring both?


I wish I had this dilemma. I'm not allowed to bring a watch




Which state? That sounds horrible.


No watch, no wallet, no water, basically no anything in NC.


Same in IL. clear plastic bag with money and ID, basically.

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Re: How prepared are you? [POLL]

Postby whitecollar23 » Sat Jul 23, 2016 11:57 am

rmhco wrote:
WinSome wrote:
getemgoon wrote:
blueapple wrote:
whitecollar23 wrote:
Startled Rabbit wrote:
whitecollar23 wrote:I'm even having trouble deciding which watch to use during the MBE. I have a smaller one and a bigger one. Both are practically silent (i.e., no audible ticking). The big one is easier to read, but the small one stands on the table better.

WHY AM I STRESSING OUT ABOUT THIS? THIS ISN'T NORMAL.


Well, I have company it seems. I stressed about the exact thing. I opted for the big guy.


I'm leaning toward the smaller one. Easier to cover up if it gets distracting, and the bigger one was often standing between two minutes, so would be hard to decipher which exact minute it is. The combination of those two factors really won me on to the small one. I won't want to be checking the time too often and it will just be tough to put a paper on top of the big one if it gets in the way, unlike the small one. Might bring both. Can I bring both?


I wish I had this dilemma. I'm not allowed to bring a watch




Which state? That sounds horrible.


No watch, no wallet, no water, basically no anything in NC.


Same in IL. clear plastic bag with money and ID, basically.


The no water thing is ridiculous. Some people need water (most people) to function and answer questions properly. Are they preparing you for practicing law while on a deserted island? Smh. That rule is awful.

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Re: How prepared are you? [POLL]

Postby WinSome » Sat Jul 23, 2016 12:01 pm

whitecollar23 wrote:The no water thing is ridiculous. Some people need water (most people) to function and answer questions properly. Are they preparing you for practicing law while on a deserted island? Smh. That rule is awful.


Apparently they have tables set up with little cups of water, like we're running a marathon or something.

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Re: How prepared are you? [POLL]

Postby law62016 » Sat Jul 23, 2016 12:43 pm

WinSome wrote:
getemgoon wrote:
blueapple wrote:
whitecollar23 wrote:
Startled Rabbit wrote:
whitecollar23 wrote:I'm even having trouble deciding which watch to use during the MBE. I have a smaller one and a bigger one. Both are practically silent (i.e., no audible ticking). The big one is easier to read, but the small one stands on the table better.

WHY AM I STRESSING OUT ABOUT THIS? THIS ISN'T NORMAL.


Well, I have company it seems. I stressed about the exact thing. I opted for the big guy.


I'm leaning toward the smaller one. Easier to cover up if it gets distracting, and the bigger one was often standing between two minutes, so would be hard to decipher which exact minute it is. The combination of those two factors really won me on to the small one. I won't want to be checking the time too often and it will just be tough to put a paper on top of the big one if it gets in the way, unlike the small one. Might bring both. Can I bring both?



I wish I had this dilemma. I'm not allowed to bring a watch




Which state? That sounds horrible.


No watch, no wallet, no water, basically no anything in NC.


I'm with you here in Florida. We can even bring our own pencil or wear a sweatshirt with a hood, much less bring a clock or watch. We are lucky they allow us to bring earplugs since they aren't on the "aporoved" list.

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Re: How prepared are you? [POLL]

Postby WinSome » Sat Jul 23, 2016 12:49 pm

law62016 wrote:
WinSome wrote:
getemgoon wrote:
blueapple wrote:
whitecollar23 wrote:
Startled Rabbit wrote:
whitecollar23 wrote:I'm even having trouble deciding which watch to use during the MBE. I have a smaller one and a bigger one. Both are practically silent (i.e., no audible ticking). The big one is easier to read, but the small one stands on the table better.

WHY AM I STRESSING OUT ABOUT THIS? THIS ISN'T NORMAL.


Well, I have company it seems. I stressed about the exact thing. I opted for the big guy.


I'm leaning toward the smaller one. Easier to cover up if it gets distracting, and the bigger one was often standing between two minutes, so would be hard to decipher which exact minute it is. The combination of those two factors really won me on to the small one. I won't want to be checking the time too often and it will just be tough to put a paper on top of the big one if it gets in the way, unlike the small one. Might bring both. Can I bring both?



I wish I had this dilemma. I'm not allowed to bring a watch




Which state? That sounds horrible.


No watch, no wallet, no water, basically no anything in NC.


I'm with you here in Florida. We can even bring our own pencil or wear a sweatshirt with a hood, much less bring a clock or watch. We are lucky they allow us to bring earplugs since they aren't on the "aporoved" list.


Same. Our own pencils are banned too. Any outerwear cannot have pockets either.

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Re: How prepared are you? [POLL]

Postby whitecollar23 » Sat Jul 23, 2016 1:04 pm

Sweatshirts are allowed in NY, right?

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Re: How prepared are you? [POLL]

Postby rcharter1978 » Sat Jul 23, 2016 2:07 pm

I always feel like these prohibitions are enforced because someone did something shady and tried to cheat using the items.

But I have a hard time figuring out what someone did with a small analog clock, a pencil, or a bottle of water. And what did someone do with an eraser or a pencil sharpener?

In CA we weren't allowed to bring in water, but the convention center had water fountains that you could use. It just all seems so weird.

Especially the analog clock thing -- it is so helpful to have during the exam and I don't know how someone would use it to cheat.

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Re: How prepared are you? [POLL]

Postby law62016 » Sat Jul 23, 2016 2:18 pm

Which state? That sounds horrible.[/quote]

No watch, no wallet, no water, basically no anything in NC.[/quote]

I'm with you here in Florida. We can even bring our own pencil or wear a sweatshirt with a hood, much less bring a clock or watch. We are lucky they allow us to bring earplugs since they aren't on the "aporoved" list.[/quote]

Same. Our own pencils are banned too. Any outerwear cannot have pockets either.[/quote]

They didn't mention pockets but I'll play it safe and make sure I don't have tose either lol. But they do stress on our sheet to bring an extension cord on top if your power cord in case you are far from an outlet. Not sure how big your convention center is, but here in Tampa it's huge. Last July there were just under 3000 people who took it.

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Re: How prepared are you? [POLL]

Postby whitecollar23 » Sat Jul 23, 2016 2:23 pm

law62016 wrote:Which state? That sounds horrible.


No watch, no wallet, no water, basically no anything in NC.[/quote]

I'm with you here in Florida. We can even bring our own pencil or wear a sweatshirt with a hood, much less bring a clock or watch. We are lucky they allow us to bring earplugs since they aren't on the "aporoved" list.[/quote]

Same. Our own pencils are banned too. Any outerwear cannot have pockets either.[/quote]

They didn't mention pockets but I'll play it safe and make sure I don't have tose either lol. But they do stress on our sheet to bring an extension cord on top if your power cord in case you are far from an outlet. Not sure how big your convention center is, but here in Tampa it's huge. Last July there were just under 3000 people who took it.[/quote]

Never heard that about Javits Center. Anyone hear anything about that?

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Re: How prepared are you? [POLL]

Postby lawschoolwoohoo » Sat Jul 23, 2016 3:25 pm

Feeling Completely Unprepared. Still need to read the entire Convisor for Barbri and do all my critical pass flashcards. I've been through them earlier in the month but not too recently. Planning on pulling a couple all nighters this weekend. So I guess the answer=not prepared.

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Re: How prepared are you? [POLL]

Postby rcharter1978 » Sat Jul 23, 2016 3:51 pm

lawschoolwoohoo wrote:Feeling Completely Unprepared. Still need to read the entire Convisor for Barbri and do all my critical pass flashcards. I've been through them earlier in the month but not too recently. Planning on pulling a couple all nighters this weekend. So I guess the answer=not prepared.


Honestly, I'm more surprised that there are 8 people who feel totally prepared. I think the majority of people walk into the exam scared. I can't tell you how many people I saw saying silent prayers as they handed out booklets (I was among them). At some point, the die is cast and there is no more you can do but walk in and do your best.

I won't give you any more cliches, but I have them ready at a moments notice.

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Re: How prepared are you? [POLL]

Postby mvp99 » Sat Jul 23, 2016 3:59 pm

Anyone else studying MEE subjects the day before the exam? Can't resist the temptation.

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Re: How prepared are you? [POLL]

Postby Moonraker » Sat Jul 23, 2016 6:24 pm

Had a medical issue knock out 2 weeks of studying in June, so definitely didn't do everything I could. Hitting 66-75% on my MBE though and my jurisdiction is one of the "easier" ones. Just have to pass, I'm fine passing with the minimum.

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Re: How prepared are you? [POLL]

Postby generaltoast » Sat Jul 23, 2016 6:55 pm

mvp99 wrote:Anyone else studying MEE subjects the day before the exam? Can't resist the temptation.


Here. It's how Iv'e always studied. Cram information the night before. I figure why try to change things up now.



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