acijku2 wrote:Subban_Fan wrote:ConfusedL1 wrote:It is beyond annoying that Barbri doesn't have a "report question" function where you can try to clarify some of their terrible explanations.
The lack of functions and the way Barbri's website is designed makes me think they majorly cheaped out on web programmers. It's like something my cousin would have built when he was 16. Or they outsourced it's design to save money.
The online MSQ looks like it's from 1999. Definitely not worth their $3000+ asking price.
Do any of you watch the lecture videos on 1.25x speed or more? I want to but my law school bar prep Professors highly "recommend against it." One told me that everyone she knew that did that flunked the Bar.
I watch lectures at 1.25-1.75x depending on the topic (if I took the class and did well) or how the lecturer teaches (is he repeating himself a lot and reading off handout verbatim).
While it makes sense that a lot of people who do speed up the videos don't pass I think that's a correlation without causation. I can image those who don't take studying seriously would be likely to speed up the videos and not pay attention. However, it is very possible to actively listen and retain the info at higher speeds. You end up saving up to an hour every day and that extra time can be used to stay up with the completion of assignments and review areas needing improvement.
Yep, +1 to the above. I learn better by writing, outlining, and doing practice problems, not by listening, so I speed it up but make sure to spend extra time studying the lecture notes and outlines. Depending on the instructor I might watch it on 1.75 or 2x, and use the time I save to make flashcards/outline the topic/work on weak areas.