Yugihoe wrote:Feeling pretty demotivated right now. I've been doing like 60-100 qbank questions everyday and doing pretty well - generally 75% right.
Took the 200 question Kaplan final today and it felt like I was guessing on almost all of them. Wtf? Generally during the qbank questions, I can prephrase the answer and feel confident in my choice. Seems like the questions were so different with tricky fact patterns. I ended up getting only a 127. Had a 124 for my midterm, so almost no improvement. Totally destroyed my confidence...
It's totally okay to feel demotivated for a bit, but don't let it get you down for long, as you are doing better than you think. 127 is significantly higher than the national avg! Have you watched the explanation videos yet? Chris basically explains that the Kaplan final questions are much harder than the actual test. He said the MBE is made up of questions having difficulties of 1, 2 and 3; whereas the Kaplan final had all 2's or 3's because he wants you to see the hardest possible questions. He said the combination of some more time to study and the relative difficulty of the MBE means that you can expect 20 more marks on the actual MBE than how you did on the final.
He also said the questions were much harder than the midterm, so 124-> 127 is more of an improvement than it seems. I'd recommend watching the explanation videos, I found them super helpful for the questions I got right and the ones I got wrong.