sam91 wrote:Hey all - Recent (one week ago) adaptibar purchaser, and pretty happy I did so. What a total difference in question style from Barbri.
Anyway, would appreciate any advice. Got about 70% (139 raw) on Barbri Simulated MBE, and have read on TLS and elsewhere that Barbri question sets 5 and 6 within each particular subject are unnecessarily nuanced and a waste of time.
Do you all think I should prioritize AB over Barbri w/r/t Multiple Choice Questions down the home stretch? What are you all planning on doing?
Edit: FWIW, I have done about 80 practice questions in total on AB and am stuck at 60%., every time I do 5 question mini exams, I seem locked on consistently getting 3 of 5 correct.
A few things:
1 - Your score on the simulated MBE is great, having reviewed plenty of other TLS-ers scores on that simulation it is a good indicator that you are on your way to a solid score on the real MBE (keep doing what you are doing - well done)
2 - Though I dont have access to BarBri my advice (and what I am doing) is the same - keep doing Adaptibar questions, though I would suggest in larger than 5 question sets. The value of Adaptibar is many fold, but not the least of which is how the questions are presented via the alogrithim and then reviewing questions as you go. It isnt that you wont get anything from 5 question sets, but I think it would be more valuable to do 25 or 30 question sets. This length is long enough to build up some endurance for test taking (building attention span and focus) but it allows you to see the depth and breadth of questions that Adaptibar has while not taking up so much time that you dont feel up for reviewing essay topics. Finally, no better way to practice than with real questions and then utilizing all of the tracking information that Adaptibar provides to microtarget your studying down the home-stretch so that you can spend your time wisely on your weaknesses.