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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby MrT » Tue May 30, 2017 12:19 pm

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okaygo wrote:Just purchased the MEE one-sheets from JDadvising. About to purchase the emmanuels, but wanted to point out that there's a more recent 6th edition (2016). I think the difference is that the fifth (2012) does not have a civ pro set of questions, and that they're only available via an access code they provide for you.

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thanks!


On this -- if you're using Barbri (or Themis/Kaplan), anyone heard anything on the best time to use these questions? One person advised me to use Emanuel after being done with Barbri's questions, but I kind of think that's backwards since Emanuel's are real NCBE questions whereas Barbri's are made up.

Which part is backwards? Like you're saying you would have done more MBE prep pre-substantive review? Sorry I don't get what youre saying.


I'm asking whether you should first complete Barbri's assigned, made-up MBE questions, and then move on the Emanuel's real ones for extra practice, or flip it, and prioritize doing Emanuel's questions first and then do Barbri's if you have time left.

I've heard someone say the former, which I think is backwards because it prioritizes Barbri's made-up questions over real NCBE questions from the Emanuel book.

I used them after I finished the BarBri questions and would probably do it again that way. The Emmanuel's questions are real but they are also older questions. The real questions you will see on the exam are structured a little differently and more closely resemble the BarBri questions. The CivPro questions in Emmanuel's are also ridiculous and NOTHING like the real CivPro questions. They are much too long and very very difficult. The problem is that the BarBri questions are too easy. Regardless, I don't think you should discount BarBri's questions because they aren't real. The are more than adequate to prepare you for the MBE. Use Emmanuel's as a supplement and you should be golden.

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby Blackhawks_Fan » Tue May 30, 2017 12:52 pm

Hello, hope you all had a great MDW.

Two quick questions. Firstly, if using a laptop for the exam, do you know if we get a hard copy booklet of the questions, or do we read them purely from the screen, and secondly, has anyone received email confirmation of receipt of handwriting sample from NY Bar yet, or do we not get one? Thank you all.

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby MrT » Tue May 30, 2017 1:30 pm

Blackhawks_Fan wrote:Hello, hope you all had a great MDW.

Two quick questions. Firstly, if using a laptop for the exam, do you know if we get a hard copy booklet of the questions, or do we read them purely from the screen, and secondly, has anyone received email confirmation of receipt of handwriting sample from NY Bar yet, or do we not get one? Thank you all.

I can only answer the first question: you get one booklet for the MEE and two booklets for the MPT (be careful not to mix them up when answering). The ExamSoft will just be a blank shell like every law school exam (at least the ones I had). In terms of order, I could be misremembering, but I think we went MPT in AM and MEE in the PM in July 2016.

On the MBE day, you are not permitted to bring your laptop at all. You will receive a AM booklet and a PM booklet. There will only be one scantron.

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby Blackhawks_Fan » Tue May 30, 2017 1:42 pm

MrT wrote:
Blackhawks_Fan wrote:Hello, hope you all had a great MDW.

Two quick questions. Firstly, if using a laptop for the exam, do you know if we get a hard copy booklet of the questions, or do we read them purely from the screen, and secondly, has anyone received email confirmation of receipt of handwriting sample from NY Bar yet, or do we not get one? Thank you all.

I can only answer the first question: you get one booklet for the MEE and two booklets for the MPT (be careful not to mix them up when answering). The ExamSoft will just be a blank shell like every law school exam (at least the ones I had). In terms of order, I could be misremembering, but I think we went MPT in AM and MEE in the PM in July 2016.

On the MBE day, you are not permitted to bring your laptop at all. You will receive a AM booklet and a PM booklet. There will only be one scantron.


Thank you, that's really helpful.

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby cnk1220 » Tue May 30, 2017 5:04 pm

Blackhawks_Fan wrote:
MrT wrote:
Blackhawks_Fan wrote:Hello, hope you all had a great MDW.

Two quick questions. Firstly, if using a laptop for the exam, do you know if we get a hard copy booklet of the questions, or do we read them purely from the screen, and secondly, has anyone received email confirmation of receipt of handwriting sample from NY Bar yet, or do we not get one? Thank you all.

I can only answer the first question: you get one booklet for the MEE and two booklets for the MPT (be careful not to mix them up when answering). The ExamSoft will just be a blank shell like every law school exam (at least the ones I had). In terms of order, I could be misremembering, but I think we went MPT in AM and MEE in the PM in July 2016.

On the MBE day, you are not permitted to bring your laptop at all. You will receive a AM booklet and a PM booklet. There will only be one scantron.


Thank you, that's really helpful.



As far as your 2nd question goes- call BOLE and confirm they've received it, that's what I did, just give your BOLE number. I'm not sure if they send a confirmation email or no, but you can make sure they've received it by calling them! :)

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby PourMeTea » Tue May 30, 2017 6:02 pm

did anyone else download both the bar and the NYLE mock exams on softest? i just did it for NYLE today and now my bar mock exam files aren't showing up

please tell me i'm just inept at computers

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby AdInfinitum » Tue May 30, 2017 6:30 pm

PourMeTea wrote:did anyone else download both the bar and the NYLE mock exams on softest? i just did it for NYLE today and now my bar mock exam files aren't showing up

please tell me i'm just inept at computers


Have you tried switching users in Softest? The NYLE account has NYLE as the institution but the Bar has nybar as the institution.

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby PourMeTea » Tue May 30, 2017 6:42 pm

AdInfinitum wrote:
PourMeTea wrote:did anyone else download both the bar and the NYLE mock exams on softest? i just did it for NYLE today and now my bar mock exam files aren't showing up

please tell me i'm just inept at computers


Have you tried switching users in Softest? The NYLE account has NYLE as the institution but the Bar has nybar as the institution.

Thank you thank you

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby ManOurHouseisGreat » Tue May 30, 2017 8:56 pm

Shouldn't we have gotten an email about selecting our testing location by now?

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby OutoftheWoods » Tue May 30, 2017 9:01 pm

ManOurHouseisGreat wrote:Shouldn't we have gotten an email about selecting our testing location by now?


Next week if it's in line with previous years. First full week of June

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby Slytherpuff » Tue May 30, 2017 10:36 pm

Yeah, watch out for location emails next week! NY residents will get their emails first.

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby WestWingWatcher » Tue May 30, 2017 11:50 pm

lolabear727 wrote:
WestWingWatcher wrote:For those of you doing adaptibar in conjunction with a typical bar course, are you waiting until you have watched the substantive lectures on the topic before doing the first 50 questions (they suggest you do 50 questions of each topic), or just going through them at their own rate? I completed the torts and civil procedure questions, and those are the only topics barbri has covered so far. Starting the real property questions without any review sounds like torture, but given the barbri timeline, it seems like thats what it expects?


As a second stater - I would suggest doing at least 25 mixed adaptibar questions per day. Doesn't matter if you have reviewed those subjects, half of it is getting you familiar with the questions and how the subjects are tested, repetition and quantity of questions will help improve your score. :D


Thanks for your response—I took your advise and went forward with the next section. I much prefer learning through getting questions wrong and learning why rather than numbly reading through an outline anyway, so it is a win-win (other than the constant blows to my ego, that is :lol: )

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby Toubro » Wed May 31, 2017 1:05 am

MrT wrote:I used them after I finished the BarBri questions and would probably do it again that way. The Emmanuel's questions are real but they are also older questions. The real questions you will see on the exam are structured a little differently and more closely resemble the BarBri questions. The CivPro questions in Emmanuel's are also ridiculous and NOTHING like the real CivPro questions. They are much too long and very very difficult. The problem is that the BarBri questions are too easy. Regardless, I don't think you should discount BarBri's questions because they aren't real. The are more than adequate to prepare you for the MBE. Use Emmanuel's as a supplement and you should be golden.


Thanks! That makes sense.

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby Sprout » Wed May 31, 2017 1:45 am

PourMeTea wrote:did anyone else download both the bar and the NYLE mock exams on softest? i just did it for NYLE today and now my bar mock exam files aren't showing up

please tell me i'm just inept at computers

I swear I did this already? Ah I need to do this I guess tomorrow?

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby PourMeTea » Wed May 31, 2017 1:47 am

Sprout wrote:
PourMeTea wrote:did anyone else download both the bar and the NYLE mock exams on softest? i just did it for NYLE today and now my bar mock exam files aren't showing up

please tell me i'm just inept at computers

I swear I did this already? Ah I need to do this I guess tomorrow?

i'm probably just late to the party because i didn't want to pay ANOTHER mf softest fee

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby Sprout » Wed May 31, 2017 1:50 am

No PMT I think I'm late to the party. I did the initial computer registration thing and I thought that was it (downloading it, mock exam, etc) but it appears that this is a new different thing (??). Prob for sure need to do it tomorrow. I'm not fucking handwriting an exam.

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby PourMeTea » Wed May 31, 2017 1:51 am

Sprout wrote:No PMT I think I'm late to the party. I did the initial computer registration thing and I thought that was it (downloading it, mock exam, etc) but it appears that this is a new different thing (??). Prob for sure need to do it tomorrow. I'm not fucking handwriting an exam.

it's not due until june 8 iirc!

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby Sprout » Wed May 31, 2017 1:53 am

PourMeTea wrote:
Sprout wrote:No PMT I think I'm late to the party. I did the initial computer registration thing and I thought that was it (downloading it, mock exam, etc) but it appears that this is a new different thing (??). Prob for sure need to do it tomorrow. I'm not fucking handwriting an exam.

it's not due until june 8 iirc!

thought the deadline was thursday?

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby bda » Wed May 31, 2017 10:07 am

Sprout wrote:
PourMeTea wrote:
Sprout wrote:No PMT I think I'm late to the party. I did the initial computer registration thing and I thought that was it (downloading it, mock exam, etc) but it appears that this is a new different thing (??). Prob for sure need to do it tomorrow. I'm not fucking handwriting an exam.

it's not due until june 8 iirc!

thought the deadline was thursday?


Next Thursday, June 8th is what the email says.

As a weird side note, I just uploaded the mock exam for the bar (not the NYLE) and it changed my computer background...

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby WW25 » Wed May 31, 2017 10:41 am

Hey guys, I think I am missing something. What other computer things did we have to do besides register for exam soft & upload the mock exam? I am not sure what this June 8 deadline is that people are talking about. Thanks!

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby Harvard_Naw » Wed May 31, 2017 10:42 am

Any other Barbri takers having problems with the online program today?

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby PourMeTea » Wed May 31, 2017 10:44 am

Harvard_Naw wrote:Any other Barbri takers having problems with the online program today?

yep. can't log in, neither can my friend

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby nickadew » Wed May 31, 2017 10:44 am

WW25 wrote:Hey guys, I think I am missing something. What other computer things did we have to do besides register for exam soft & upload the mock exam? I am not sure what this June 8 deadline is that people are talking about. Thanks!


I think it's for handwriting sample + certificate of attendance. You don't have to do anything if your school automatically mails the certificate for you.

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby PourMeTea » Wed May 31, 2017 10:45 am

WW25 wrote:Hey guys, I think I am missing something. What other computer things did we have to do besides register for exam soft & upload the mock exam? I am not sure what this June 8 deadline is that people are talking about. Thanks!

you also need to download the exam for the NYLE in addition to the ones for the bar--I think there's a separate institution ID for softest. just search your email!

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby existentialcrisis » Wed May 31, 2017 10:45 am

Harvard_Naw wrote:Any other Barbri takers having problems with the online program today?


Yea.



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