FinallyPassedTheBar wrote:SDChargers wrote:Two Questions
I didn't pass the first round because I didn't get to finish the MBE questions, about 15 on first set (before break) and 10 on last set were bubbled in. I have been doing about 25-50 MBE questions a Day. When I do them in small portions, my timing is not too bad, I am averaging at between 2:00mins to 2:25min per question at the moment. I did a 100 MBE set and my timing was terrible! 3hrs and 19minutes.
Any helpful hints on how to improve my timing? I know by doing my more I am improving my stamina but I find myself constantly re-reading because I loose focus so easily after doing a few.
2. Essay Analysis
Does anyone have "Formulas" for analysis? I find myself pausing often because I cannot find the right words to use or how to properly apply the facts to the rule. I remember seeing a Formula that looked something like this: [Here, _________(Buzzword)________ legal facts]? I could've mixed the order.
Any help is appreciated.
Also if anyone needs any outlines or quick study aids I'd be happy to send them over.
Regarding the MBE, I feel that too many examinees might be relying on the 1.8 minute rule too much. If you do every question at 1.8 minutes, then you will finish the exam right at the time deadline, which does not give you any wiggle room.
I suggest aiming for a maximum <1 minute completion time for the "easy" questions, and 1.5 minutes for the "medium questions". This will give you more time for the harder ones. It's my belief that you can only go over the 3 minute mark on 3 to 5 questions per 100. Any more than that and you start creeping into the danger zone.
This is interesting. How would you suggest determining which questions are easy, medium, or hard? If there were a way to see this quickly, these could be good benchmarks.
If I could add a suggestion, keeping time in terms of a group of questions would be easier to track under pressure. For example, every 30 minutes, you should have completed at least 17 questions. Surely the 17 questions have easy and hard questions mixed in to account for the variation and stay close to the 1.8/Q average. (Alternatively 34 Q per hour)