happyhour1122 wrote: j_syrinate wrote: Winter is Coming wrote:
j_syrinate wrote:Now that everyone has passed, I'll be taking the NYLE in September while working full-time. Does anyone have any tips or suggestions for the amount of time you'll need to prepare for this exam? Thanks!
I'm doubling down on my "no time" besides the videos response (which are 15 hours though).
It was really that easy? I know open book helps but I figured I should do a thorough review and get my hands on some practice multiple choice questions.
We don't know our score so it can't be certain, but in my personal opinion, if I had not read the outlines 3-4times, I don't think I would've finished it on time. Even if you do control+f, you should have a general idea about the topic.
That's fair, I just think that the "general idea of the topic" is a lot of what you learn in general law school classes. Like for example one of the questions is about joint and several liability (OK I remember a little of that from 1L, let me look up if NY has a weird rule about it--cntrl f--OK this is NY's rule). Another one is about comparative negligence (contrl+f comparative neg, see NY is pure comparative neg. state). The only stuff I was really in the dark about was the family law stuff, which was like 75% word for word in the outline. Obviously, prepare as much as you need but I don't think people should stress about it.
Regarding timing, this is a weird test because of the inability to go back once you've answered a question. I think it's important to guess and move on if you are having a really hard time with one in the beginning because the score needed to pass is so low and you don't want to be in a situation where you don't finish. At the same time, it would suck to finish having guessed on a question or two and have 10 mins left, so its an annoying balance.