Themis Bar Review Hangout - July 2017

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Re: Themis Bar Review Hangout - July 2017

Postby Bluem_11 » Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:32 am

champloo wrote:do the pq sets for property (or any subject for that matter) get harder down the line? for example is pq set 1 easier than pq set 5?


From what I was told during the course when I took it, pq1 is meant to be easier than the rest, but no noticeable difference between the others. You can, of course, glance at question by question stats and judge for yourself. I remember there were enough 'hard' questions where less than 10% of students got them right in PQ1.

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Re: Themis Bar Review Hangout - July 2017

Postby rduffy5 » Tue Jun 06, 2017 1:19 pm

Got a 53% on MBE PQ 3 in Civil Procedure. There are just so many rules......

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Re: Themis Bar Review Hangout - July 2017

Postby cron1834 » Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:27 pm

I'm taking two days off now that I'm through property. No real excuse, just need to avoid burning out after this shite.

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Postby yeslekkkk » Tue Jun 06, 2017 3:35 pm

cron1834 wrote:I'm taking two days off now that I'm through property. No real excuse, just need to avoid burning out after this shite.


It's good to take a break. I ended up taking an unexpected day off yesterday, and I'm so much more refreshed now.

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Re: Themis Bar Review Hangout - July 2017

Postby cron1834 » Tue Jun 06, 2017 3:40 pm

Cheers.

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Postby MelaPela » Tue Jun 06, 2017 3:41 pm

yeslekkkk wrote:
cron1834 wrote:I'm taking two days off now that I'm through property. No real excuse, just need to avoid burning out after this shite.


It's good to take a break. I ended up taking an unexpected day off yesterday, and I'm so much more refreshed now.


Doing the same from Friday - Sunday for a bachelorette party. Can't express how much I'm looking forward to it

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Re: Themis Bar Review Hangout - July 2017

Postby kcjlo10 » Tue Jun 06, 2017 3:52 pm

If anyone needs a $30 discount code for Adaptibar, feel free to pm me.

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Re: Themis Bar Review Hangout - July 2017

Postby ernie » Tue Jun 06, 2017 5:31 pm

Themis MBE Qs suck

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Re: Themis Bar Review Hangout - July 2017

Postby SeewhathappensLarry » Tue Jun 06, 2017 5:38 pm

ernie wrote:Themis MBE Qs suck



Are they at all similar to real MBE questions? Or is it kinda necessary to get Adaptibar or something

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Re: Themis Bar Review Hangout - July 2017

Postby myrtlewinston » Tue Jun 06, 2017 6:28 pm

yeslekkkk wrote:
RLowry23 wrote:
SeewhathappensLarry wrote:
yeslekkkk wrote:
RLowry23 wrote:Every time I hear Sherman Clark speak, I want to throw my laptop. How does he make each video take so long? Why does he hate us all, so much?


1.5 speed. It's almost normal talking speed.


And 2x speed if you do his mini review lectures. I also found him really frustrating. He lectures as if he is coming up with the law and examples off the top of his head


Currently have him at 2.1 speed...

Exactly, and then he proceeds to explain the examples over and over again - often making things more confusing.

All the other lecturers are much better, so he stands out for being particularly annoying. Plus, evidence is boring enough as it is.


I'm only on Torts right now with him. I'm really excited for Evidence now. YAYYYYYY


I had him for Torts in school. His fact patterns mostly involved baseball. Did not learn much.

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Re: Themis Bar Review Hangout - July 2017

Postby helpappreciated » Tue Jun 06, 2017 6:49 pm

cron1834 wrote:I'm taking two days off now that I'm through property. No real excuse, just need to avoid burning out after this shite.


I'm moving on to Torts today, but Property has taken me more than a week to get through. I was slogging through the MBE questions.

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Re: Themis Bar Review Hangout - July 2017

Postby ernie » Tue Jun 06, 2017 6:54 pm

Torts is a piece of cake but make sure you watch the lecturer at at least 2x.

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Re: Themis Bar Review Hangout - July 2017

Postby helpappreciated » Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:08 pm

kcjlo10 wrote:If anyone needs a $30 discount code for Adaptibar, feel free to pm me.


Is there no more MBE PQs after the 5 sets they give us? Unless we exhaust our question bank, why would we need more questions from Adaptibar?

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Re: Themis Bar Review Hangout - July 2017

Postby robin600 » Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:18 pm

Why does every lecturer feel they need to introduce themselves at the beginning of each chapter?

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Re: Themis Bar Review Hangout - July 2017

Postby MelaPela » Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:40 pm

helpappreciated wrote:
kcjlo10 wrote:If anyone needs a $30 discount code for Adaptibar, feel free to pm me.


Is there no more MBE PQs after the 5 sets they give us? Unless we exhaust our question bank, why would we need more questions from Adaptibar?


I think there's one more for each subject but they're only 17 questions. The rest seem to be in the practice tests...

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Re: Themis Bar Review Hangout - July 2017

Postby helpappreciated » Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:01 pm

MelaPela wrote:
helpappreciated wrote:
kcjlo10 wrote:If anyone needs a $30 discount code for Adaptibar, feel free to pm me.


Is there no more MBE PQs after the 5 sets they give us? Unless we exhaust our question bank, why would we need more questions from Adaptibar?


I think there's one more for each subject but they're only 17 questions. The rest seem to be in the practice tests...


Oh, wow. If this is the case, I will consider getting Adaptibar.

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Re: Themis Bar Review Hangout - July 2017

Postby Tati718 » Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:27 pm

MelaPela wrote:
yeslekkkk wrote:
cron1834 wrote:I'm taking two days off now that I'm through property. No real excuse, just need to avoid burning out after this shite.


It's good to take a break. I ended up taking an unexpected day off yesterday, and I'm so much more refreshed now.


Doing the same from Friday - Sunday for a bachelorette party. Can't express how much I'm looking forward to it



I've decided to take Sundays completely off. I do an extra assignment each day to make up for it. No regrets! #SundayFunday

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Re: Themis Bar Review Hangout - July 2017

Postby jennifer_42 » Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:30 pm

helpappreciated wrote:
MelaPela wrote:
helpappreciated wrote:
kcjlo10 wrote:If anyone needs a $30 discount code for Adaptibar, feel free to pm me.


Is there no more MBE PQs after the 5 sets they give us? Unless we exhaust our question bank, why would we need more questions from Adaptibar?


I think there's one more for each subject but they're only 17 questions. The rest seem to be in the practice tests...


Oh, wow. If this is the case, I will consider getting Adaptibar.


Per Themis, the MBE Quiz Builder has "thousands" of questions. They just refuse to tell us how many for each MBE topic. The claim is on this page (https://www.themisbar.com/features) under "Comprehensive Preparation."

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Re: Themis Bar Review Hangout - July 2017

Postby Bass » Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:53 am

rduffy5 wrote:Got a 53% on MBE PQ 3 in Civil Procedure. There are just so many rules......


Civ pro questions from Themis are all out of whack in my opinion...they don't have much of a past reference to accurately set the difficulty because it's a newer topic. 8)

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Re: Themis Bar Review Hangout - July 2017

Postby AdInfinitum » Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:04 am

jennifer_42 wrote:
helpappreciated wrote:
MelaPela wrote:
helpappreciated wrote:
kcjlo10 wrote:If anyone needs a $30 discount code for Adaptibar, feel free to pm me.


Is there no more MBE PQs after the 5 sets they give us? Unless we exhaust our question bank, why would we need more questions from Adaptibar?


I think there's one more for each subject but they're only 17 questions. The rest seem to be in the practice tests...


Oh, wow. If this is the case, I will consider getting Adaptibar.


Per Themis, the MBE Quiz Builder has "thousands" of questions. They just refuse to tell us how many for each MBE topic. The claim is on this page (https://www.themisbar.com/features) under "Comprehensive Preparation."


I wonder if these questions are mostly duplicates of ones we're doing in the MBE PQ sets already.

I'm guessing generally no based on this quote: "Note also that you may encounter some questions that you previously answered incorrectly in an MBE PQ set completed via Directed or Flex Study. If you answer the same MBE question twice, your most recent response will be reflected in the MBE Progress details."

As long as they're not duplicatesI might have to start using it. Don't really want to pay for Adaptibar.

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Re: Themis Bar Review Hangout - July 2017

Postby Fireworks2016 » Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:01 am

AdInfinitum wrote:
jennifer_42 wrote:
helpappreciated wrote:
MelaPela wrote:
helpappreciated wrote:
kcjlo10 wrote:If anyone needs a $30 discount code for Adaptibar, feel free to pm me.


Is there no more MBE PQs after the 5 sets they give us? Unless we exhaust our question bank, why would we need more questions from Adaptibar?


I think there's one more for each subject but they're only 17 questions. The rest seem to be in the practice tests...


Oh, wow. If this is the case, I will consider getting Adaptibar.


Per Themis, the MBE Quiz Builder has "thousands" of questions. They just refuse to tell us how many for each MBE topic. The claim is on this page (https://www.themisbar.com/features) under "Comprehensive Preparation."


I wonder if these questions are mostly duplicates of ones we're doing in the MBE PQ sets already.

I'm guessing generally no based on this quote: "Note also that you may encounter some questions that you previously answered incorrectly in an MBE PQ set completed via Directed or Flex Study. If you answer the same MBE question twice, your most recent response will be reflected in the MBE Progress details."

As long as they're not duplicatesI might have to start using it. Don't really want to pay for Adaptibar.


I've been doing a few extra quiz builder sets of 30 (across Prop, Ks, and Torts)...I'd say about 5% were repeats from the subject-specific PQs. Now I'm seeing a few more repeats but nothing egregious imo.

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Re: Themis Bar Review Hangout - July 2017

Postby Love With The Coco » Thu Jun 08, 2017 3:07 pm

O/U on Ide-Don bench?

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Re: Themis Bar Review Hangout - July 2017

Postby Standish » Thu Jun 08, 2017 5:39 pm

One of the property MBE practice questions had this disclaimer after the explanation: "The foregoing NCBE MBE question has been modified to reflect current NCBE stylistic approaches; the NCBE has not reviewed or endorsed this modification."

So are some of the questions actual licensed MBE questions, and some just made up by Themis? Is there any way to tell the difference?

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Re: Themis Bar Review Hangout - July 2017

Postby the_pakalypse » Thu Jun 08, 2017 6:47 pm

The family law lecture handouts are awful. I've noticed at least a couple of mistakes.

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Re: Themis Bar Review Hangout - July 2017

Postby foundingfather » Thu Jun 08, 2017 6:55 pm

in

some of these lectures are excruciatingly boring



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