Kaplan v Themis — second time around

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Kaplan or Themis for UBE?

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HarrisonK

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Kaplan v Themis — second time around

Postby HarrisonK » Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:00 am

I took Barbri this summer in preparation for the July UBE and I absolutely hated it for many reasons. I felt terribly unprepared for the UBE come test day. Assuming I need to take the bar again, I’m looking for prep course recommendations. Would you suggest Themis or Kaplan? Why? I have the critical pass flashcards and will use those in addition to any course I take this time around.

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Re: Kaplan v Themis — second time around

Postby Jdsquared87 » Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:41 am

HarrisonK wrote:I took Barbri this summer in preparation for the July UBE and I absolutely hated it for many reasons. I felt terribly unprepared for the UBE come test day. Assuming I need to take the bar again, I’m looking for prep course recommendations. Would you suggest Themis or Kaplan? Why? I have the critical pass flashcards and will use those in addition to any course I take this time around.



Kaplan is cheaper and just as good if not better than barbri. I enjoyed the program, however, I would recommend buying Emmanuels Strategies and Tactics 7th edition for the mbes because neither bar prep program offers licensed NCBE questions and S&T has around 700 of them. It worked wonders on boosting my performance for the mbe as I saw a dramatic increase in my practice mbe sets. I will know for sure when nj releases their scores whether it truly helped me improve, but i feel like it did.

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Re: Kaplan v Themis — second time around

Postby SilvermanBarPrep » Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:54 pm

Just one correction--it's the 6th edition. I only know this because I'm always checking for new editions. :)

But agreed--pick up that book. And as to Kaplan or Themis, they both provide a very similar product, and I think you won't go wrong with either. Just always be willing to approach bar prep with a bit of independence--don't feel obligated to do exactly what they assign exactly when they assign it. Everybody has different needs.

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Re: Kaplan v Themis — second time around

Postby Bambalover » Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:08 am

Hi, I am considering taking Kaplan and was wondering if Do they offer early access to the material?

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Re: Kaplan v Themis — second time around

Postby KkayL » Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:03 pm

I took Kaplan and I hated but I passed and apparently didn’t bomb the MBE since I got at least a 150 scaled. I think the MPT grading helped and reviewing numerous sample essay answers helped. The Kaplan reviewer hated all of my essays but I think their expectations were unrealistic. So, I’d recommend Kaplan. I did supplement with OneSheets for the MEE and MBE and it helped me see the forest from the many freaking trees.



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