Kaplan July 2018 - Discussion

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Re: Kaplan July 2018 - Discussion

Postby ladybug1989 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:00 pm

max_p wrote:Got a 134 on the final. Honestly thought I would do much better considering I got a 129 on the midterm. Only five more questions correct after two weeks of studying is disappointing. No idea what my 134 will translate to on the MBE though.


Had similar numbers. A 129 on the midterm and a 135 on the final. Definitely felt the same, I really wanted to crack 140. I know it's passing, but I'm taking California, and very behind on essays, so am hoping for a strong MBE to soften the blow on my weaknesses in the essay portion.

The final was a bit harder, but I also thought there were more lengthier questions. I was actually 8 questions behind by the 3 hour mark (I didn't guess, just continued where I left off for the second 3 hours), and ultimately had to guess the last couple questions. I hope the actual MBE questions are a bit shorter.

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Re: Kaplan July 2018 - Discussion

Postby max_p » Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:10 pm

I really do think we'll be ok with these numbers. From my research on TLS, it seems that Kaplan people see the biggest jump on the actual MBE because Kaplan's questions are clearly the most difficult. But yeah, I also need a high MBE score to cushion my essay portion. The practice MEE had a three-part partnership question and I swung and missed three times. Did not feel good.

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Re: Kaplan July 2018 - Discussion

Postby rustyburger2 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:15 pm

max_p wrote:I really do think we'll be ok with these numbers. From my research on TLS, it seems that Kaplan people see the biggest jump on the actual MBE because Kaplan's questions are clearly the most difficult. But yeah, I also need a high MBE score to cushion my essay portion. The practice MEE had a three-part partnership question and I swung and missed three times. Did not feel good.


Lol yeah same boat with that essay.

Do we know what the average is for the final yet?

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Re: Kaplan July 2018 - Discussion

Postby max_p » Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:19 pm

Not yet. I think we got an email telling us to upload answers by the 12th. So we probably won't have any info until then.

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Re: Kaplan July 2018 - Discussion

Postby Jakobe » Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:45 am

rustyburger2 wrote:
max_p wrote:Got a 134 on the final. Honestly thought I would do much better considering I got a 129 on the midterm. Only five more questions correct after two weeks of studying is disappointing. No idea what my 134 will translate to on the MBE though.


It could be worse, I got a 152 on the midterm and dropped to a 139 on the final.

Everyone saw improvements? I coulda sworn this one was harder


I got a 146 on the midterm and dropped a point to a 145 on the final. I definitely think the final had a greater % of difficult questions than the midterm because I know the material a lot better and felt wishy-washy on way more questions on the final.

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Re: Kaplan July 2018 - Discussion

Postby max_p » Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:35 am

Important note - A few of the questions in the MBE book were totally different than the questions in the online answer grid. So depending on how you did on those questions, your score might be 3-4 points higher than you think (only if you used the book and entered your answers without looking).

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Re: Kaplan July 2018 - Discussion

Postby CLSGumbo » Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:54 am

max_p wrote:Important note - A few of the questions in the MBE book were totally different than the questions in the online answer grid. So depending on how you did on those questions, your score might be 3-4 points higher than you think (only if you used the book and entered your answers without looking).


are you sure about that? Which ones?

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Re: Kaplan July 2018 - Discussion

Postby max_p » Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:42 pm

There are a few. Look at number 53 for an example.

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Re: Kaplan July 2018 - Discussion

Postby CLSGumbo » Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:53 pm

max_p wrote:There are a few. Look at number 53 for an example.


My 53 is the same... maybe you have an old book?

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Re: Kaplan July 2018 - Discussion

Postby max_p » Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:55 pm

Interesting. Not sure why I would have a different book.

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Re: Kaplan July 2018 - Discussion

Postby rustyburger2 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:31 pm

Anyone know if our MEE essays get graded? Seems like they push the self grading, but we did have to hit submit

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Re: Kaplan July 2018 - Discussion

Postby ladybug1989 » Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:39 pm

The Kaplan Trusts lecture/outline sucks. I didn't take Trusts in law school and am having a difficult time absorbing the material. Most of the other lectures/outlines have lot's of examples to provide context, but not Trusts.

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Re: Kaplan July 2018 - Discussion

Postby OMLS48 » Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:53 pm

Yeah, the trust outline is garbage. I've resorted to just learning it from essay model answers, which does the trick just fine. Not worried too much. Can cobble it together down the stretch here.

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Re: Kaplan July 2018 - Discussion

Postby notrub14 » Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:18 pm

Midterm:162
Final: 170
Preparation for essays: 0

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Re: Kaplan July 2018 - Discussion

Postby OMLS48 » Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:12 am

My Real Property bar notes say that an easement by prescription needs exclusive use. That is wrong. Can anyone confirm both that I'm correct and that their RP outline has this incorrect?

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Re: Kaplan July 2018 - Discussion

Postby funkenstein » Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:02 pm

OMLS48 wrote:My Real Property bar notes say that an easement by prescription needs exclusive use. That is wrong. Can anyone confirm both that I'm correct and that their RP outline has this incorrect?


In context, "exclusive" means that the use is not shared w/ the whole world (like path used by the public through someone's land). but the user claiming the easement by prescription may share use of the easement with the owner.

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Re: Kaplan July 2018 - Discussion

Postby ladybug1989 » Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:59 pm

This is sad, I know, but I just submitted my first essay to be graded by Kaplan. The deadline is today.

Two questions: (1) how long does it take them to provide a grade, and (2) do they normally grade you down? For example, if they give you a 60, is that really a 65?

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Re: Kaplan July 2018 - Discussion

Postby max_p » Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:03 pm

Grading takes a while. I submitted an essay Saturday morning and have yet to hear back. I think the main takeaway from Kaplan's emails this summer is that they don't feel like grading our essays.

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Re: Kaplan July 2018 - Discussion

Postby BattleoftheForms » Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:45 am

ladybug1989 wrote:This is sad, I know, but I just submitted my first essay to be graded by Kaplan. The deadline is today.

Two questions: (1) how long does it take them to provide a grade, and (2) do they normally grade you down? For example, if they give you a 60, is that really a 65?


No idea if they grade you down, but I went on an essay-submitting marathon today, too. Of the few I have actually submitted, some of them were graded up to 5 days, and others were graded less than 24 hours later. Doesn't seem to be consistent.

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Re: Kaplan July 2018 - Discussion

Postby DK21 » Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:54 am

Is there any guidance or intel on how to judge where we are MEE wise? Also, should we expect that Kaplan's grades are un-scaled, and thus would be higher on the UBE, like with the MBE scores?

I self-graded an Evidence essay yesterday, thought I did well, and then the grade that came back was....not good. Other essays in other subjects have been fine, but since my MBE scores are all solid I'm just trying to figure out how to judge my essay progress.

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Re: Kaplan July 2018 - Discussion

Postby BubbleTeaForMe » Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:07 pm

How do you guys even compare Kaplan's MEE score with the actual bar one? Kaplan's is just a scale of 1 to 6 right?

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Re: Kaplan July 2018 - Discussion

Postby ladybug1989 » Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:14 pm

Anyone else's MBE scores decreasing? I'm normally between 68-74% in the Qbank, but last couple days i'm below 62%. Not sure if the questions are getting harder (there's about 700 left in the bank), im burnt out, or getting dumber.

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Re: Kaplan July 2018 - Discussion

Postby max_p » Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:45 pm

I am convinced Kaplan saves the worst questions for last. The questions I've done this week are all unclear. Some have typos.

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Re: Kaplan July 2018 - Discussion

Postby CLSGumbo » Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:16 pm

ladybug1989 wrote:Anyone else's MBE scores decreasing? I'm normally between 68-74% in the Qbank, but last couple days i'm below 62%. Not sure if the questions are getting harder (there's about 700 left in the bank), im burnt out, or getting dumber.


Same thing happening to me. Kind of just done with the Kaplan Qs at this point...



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