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I have been studying with Barbri following the personal study plan and I feel like I am not retaining the law. I find that the CMR basically being an outline makes it difficult to memorize things. I am considering purchasing flashcards and want to know if anyone has an opinion as to whether Critical Pass or Adaptibar's flashcards are better. I know that CP's cards are not really flashcards in the traditional sense since there is so much material on them, and thus they might be tough to use for memorization. However, it appears that Adaptibar's cards are more like true flashcards but I wonder if they are less comprehensive (ie. maybe don't cover all of the law) than CP. To anyone with experience using Adaptibar's flashcards, I would appreciate your insight. CP's flashcards are expensive but I'd probably stick with the mobile app version and save $75 over the hardcopy ones. Adaptibar's are only $95 for over 1000 cards. And lastly, if anyone has suggestions for how to use the Barbri CMR more effectively/efficiently for memorization, I would appreciate it.
I think if you are going to use flashcards, you want the main difference between those and outlines to be how the material is presented rather than the content itself. In other words, I think Adaptibar could be good for a review once you feel very comfortable with the material in the Conviser. But if you're still at the point of learning Conviser and just want to explore other ways for that material to be presented, I'd go with Critical Pass. It's essentially the outlines on cards whereas from what I understand, the Adaptibar cards aren't nearly as comprehensive.
I haven’t used Adaptibar flashcards, but Critical Pass flashcards are great for the MBE! (http://criticalpass.refr.cc/L2L68Z5 referral link contains a discount code for $$ off) You can't apply the law to an MBE question, if you don't know the law. I used Critical Pass for my bar study along with the CMR from Barbri and their simulated questions (although the Barbri questions are very different than actual MBE questions).