RDA2930 wrote:fratstar1 wrote:Did pretty well on the MBE sim/100 q/50 q (averaging 60-70%) but then got to mpq 5 and 6 of contracts and got like 30% normal ?????? Then did evidence 5 and got 2 below normal (my best subject usually averaging 80%). Kind of afraid I just somehow forgot everything.
I had the same experience with both contracts and evidence. Particularly with evidence, was doing quite well, and my % plummeted for set 5. I am chalking it up to those sets being the hardest of the Barbri sets and trying not to let it psych me out.
It's a shared experience. I haven't talked to a single person who doesn't feel like they've forgotten things they used to know or who hasn't seen odd fluctuations by topic. My simulated MBE barely broke average (for reasons, but still). In contrast, my refresher was what people would consider an "autopass." Yet, my latest Barbri Q sets range between 33%-50%.
Alongside Barbri, I signed up for Adaptibar just to get a feel for the real thing (2013 and before) and my performance was significantly better. That difference between being "exposed" to every minor point of law and being tested on a wide array of topics.
I'm not sure how advisable it is, but I've pretty much shrugged off MBE performance at this point. If I do a set at all, it's with a focus on strategy. Otherwise, I focus on MEE and MPTs. Frankly, where my weaker subjects are concerned, I've found MEEs a lot more helpful.