gladiator0flaw11 wrote:just registered last minute on the 30th of November, I didn't get to choose a location though. Anyone else register on the day of the deadline? haven't received anything but my receipt.
Everything is available online, with the exception of final review outlines (the shorter 20ish page outline vs. the longer 100-200 page outlines), the practice exams which you won't need until later, and the MPT stuff. So you don't necessarily need to wait on books if you want to start now and just registered.
Who has started review yet? I stated with Themis last week, just minimal review, listening to lectures. Just got my books this week.
I started with Themis on November 6th. I'm at 28% completion so far. I work 40-50 hours a week, so in order to keep things manageable and retain my sanity, I set a reasonable goal of 1% per day, and a bit more than that on weekends. That way I can finish 100% of the class with room to spare, and still be able to have a few days off for holidays.
I'm class of 2015 though and I didn't intend to ever take the bar exam for various personal reasons. I feel like I'm playing catchup. The company I work for though likes to collect people and find jobs for them later (mental health non-profit in a really underserved state, constantly opening new programs) so they thought it would be fun to ask me to take the bar exam for no particular reason except it would be neat.
That was a lot of unnecessary back story but.... I guess it's partially framework for the following question:
Themis tells you "do what worked for you in law school", but I didn't really have a thing that worked for me in law school. After busting my ass first semester 1L and getting all Bs and a B+, then burning out second semester 1L and getting all Bs and a B-, I just kind of winged it the rest of the time, got middling grades, and finished somewhere in the middle. I never really found what "worked".
I'm doing alright in MBE question areas because I learn fairly well with hands-on repetition. I have a hard time picking things up from just reading and re-reading though, if there aren't any associated questions. As a result, I'm not doing so hot in the essays areas, because there aren't a big database of multiple choice issues to work through.
Anyone have any tips for this? Memorization for MEE subjects for tactile/kinesthetic learners? Especially for subjects like Secured Transactions that are just rules within rules within rules. I feel like secured transactions would be a breeze if everything were just memorized, but there's a billion one sentence rules to memorize and it's just too much.
I'm supplementing with lean sheets' outlines and flash cards so far but there's some stuff in lean sheets that seems....kind of wrong or misleading? Like sometimes they miss exceptions.