quirky wrote: mendianne wrote: champloo wrote:
mendianne wrote:Anyone else super behind? I'm a mom for 2 who is currently at home with my 9 month old trying to get through these lecture and everything else and its such a struggle. This is my second go around at themis since the first time I took the bar I ended up not being able to complete it due to a medical emergency. I'm only 50% done with this program and the test is two weeks away!!! I'm freaking out and so stressed I literally cut all my hair off the other day. Lord I can't be the only one dealing and feeling like this.
A consolation is the last time I took Themis I only completed like 30% before own into the test and after the first day I was relieved but I think it was because I actually got through one day of testing not because I was super confident I did well. lol!
it's people like you that make me take a step back and stop complaining lol. i have no idea what it'd be like trying to study for the bar with a 9 month old baby but i don't want to know either. cheers to you and i'm sure you'll do fine. i'm only at 40% but i think most people are around the 60% mark, so i don't think you're too far off.
OMG I needed this!! I kept telling myself everyone else is already at the 75% mark and it was hanging over my head like crazy. I have a 3 year old who I had my second year of law school so I should be use to this kinda stuff but law school with one kid was a cake walk compared to the last 6 weeks with 2 kids. Breastfeeding and watching lectures is literally for the birds lol!
Also studying for the bar with a kid. Kudos to y'all because I've had help three days a week and I'm about at the same place as y'all. Most of my friends are sitting around 60% as well. I think it is more important to worry about the quality of study you are getting in than that stupid tracker. I am just starting to really focus on the essays and it is just so overwhelming.
I couldn't imagine trying to study and keep up with little ones. I'm having a hard time getting done, and all I'm dealing with is a cold and my dog. But you're not the only one feeling like this because my Themis Rep sent a mass message out this morning, I think to calm some of us down after she's talked to us. Below is some info that may be of help to you:
(1) She said if you haven't finished the lectures, focus on those first and get them finished up b/c they cover the major rules/points.
(2) In response to people telling her that they can't remember everything, she said: you will not and cannot know everything but you do not need to know it all in order to pass the exam. Getting 2/3 of the points on the MEE/MPTs and 2/3 of the MBE questions correct has historically resulted in a clear pass on the exam. Therefore, focus on the “big ticket” issues. (BTW I found that studicata has a free download of the 120 most tested rules.) She also wrote to reach out to your rep and see if they can help you focus on what is the big ticket issues versus not.
(3) She said if we were behind to focus on doing 50 MBE questions instead of 100, and work through the answers to those so we understand those thoroughly and learn from them. She said focus on quality of your studying not quantity and adding percentage points to the progress bar.
I hope this helps!