JustHawkin wrote: L_William_W wrote:
DrainTheNCBEswamp wrote:Didn't pass the MBE. Again, I was averaging in the high 60's on adaptibar. Can those who did well on the MBE give me any advice on review courses/materials they recommend/used for this MBE? Any other advice? I am only talking the MBE as I passed my state portion already. Some people have also told me to retake the state portion to get the benefit of the average but I just don't think that is a good idea..
Any advice is greatly appreciated.
As I've said many times, Adaptibar is a ripoff. The questions on Adaptibar don't reflect what's on the actual exam. I took the bar exam 6 times (three in NY and three in NJ. I passed each on the third attempt). I used Adaptibar back in July 2014 and my MBE was a 118.6. Three years later, I used the various Emanuel's MBE Bootcamp books which are available on Amazon. My MBE increased to a 149.3. Those books give many strategies on how to tackle the bar.
reflects prior bar exam questions...
Adaptibar and Emanuel's have slightly different uses. Adaptibar is better as a prep + diagnostic tool (especially with all of the analytics). You can find out what subjects you're getting wrong, and pinpoint your weaknesses for elimination. You can also see your time/question per subject. Emanuel's is good for gaining skills to tackle the MBE. If you do as prescribed, you will improve your score.
I had it (but didn't really use it as much for Feb 2017 (averaged the mid-50's, only did half the questions). On exam day, barely finished all questions - guessed one a few - I got a 129. For July 2017, I used the same Adaptibar, but did almost all the questions and reviewed my answers. Also saw where I was slower and was able to recue my time per question. Basically, for July, I could see how I was going to perform, and pretty much walked out knowing I did much better - 142.6. I've used Emanuel's, but it was knowing the differences. If I had to do it over, I would've used Emaunel's first, and then Adaptibar to hone it in.