anon0515 wrote:Did you have one bad essay on the July exam that did you in? I mixed up the BLL on the wills essay for this past exam, which led to incorrect conclusions on other interests, and just wrote a rushed (and incorrect law) essay. But, I feel okay about most of the other essays (minus missing the free speech/book analysis on Con Law), good about the PT, avg on MBE (could go either way)... wondering if that essay will put me over the edge and prevent me from passing. You really do need to have all the law nailed down for these essays.
I had a shit score of 50 on one essay, but the rest were fine.
I totally bombed the MBE though.
Anyway, one bad essay likely won't ruin you. It's the whole that matters, not one component part. Well, maybe. I'll save the horror stories.
Look, it's a stupid, overly punitive, obsolete test and no one, not even the people who create the test can tell you what you'll have to score on each section in order for it to add up to a passing grade. What would be a passing score on any given essay? Hell, they don't even know going in, and they take a long, painful time to figure it out.
You won't know until you know. It's useless advice to say don't worry about it until then because you absolutely are
going to worry about it until then. The only useful advice that I know to give you on this is to not bullshit yourself. After the MBE in July, I knew I failed it. Down to my core, I knew it. But over the following months, I rationalized my way into thinking I probably passed it, which made the disappointment especially severe because I knew better.