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How well did the BarBri materials prepare you for the MBE portion of the bar?

Fantastically - I was well prepped.
0 (0%)
Well - at least the Barbri stuff covered the same topics.
4 (18.2%)
OK - it hit the main areas, with some notable omissions
9 (40.9%)
Poorly -- I should have just done more PMBR or something else
1 (4.5%)
Horridly -- I think I actually did worse with Barbri than I would have without it.
0 (0%)
Vote here if you have no opinion but want to see the results
8 (36.4%)

Total Members Voted: 21

Poll: How useful was BarBri?

Poll: How useful was BarBri?
« on: July 31, 2008, 04:49:39 PM »
Love to see these results.

Re: Poll: How useful was BarBri?
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2008, 05:13:52 PM »
it seemed as if a lot of the questions were written with the bar/bri materials in hand. in other words, i'd read a fact patten and have this reaction: "this is issue A with constituent rules A,B,C, all of which are mentioned in the prompt. oh great, they're askig about D, which i've never heard of before. awesome. educated guess time."

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Re: Poll: How useful was BarBri?
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2008, 05:44:08 PM »
it seemed as if a lot of the questions were written with the bar/bri materials in hand. in other words, i'd read a fact patten and have this reaction: "this is issue A with constituent rules A,B,C, all of which are mentioned in the prompt. oh great, there askig about D, which i've never heard of before. awesome. educated guess time."


Exactly my feelings.  I recognized the issue, knew the rule they were testing on most of the time, and then they asked about something else I'd never even heard of.

I mean, seriously, WTF about waiver/retraction of anticipatory repudiation.   ::) ::)

Anyway, I can't really pick one of the above choices.  I can't imagine doing it without Bar/Bri, for no other reason than the fact that I have no clue where I would have gotten the study materials, and I'm not sure I would have stayed on schedule without the classes.  Ask me again come Oct 31 when the results come out.

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Re: Poll: How useful was BarBri?
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2008, 12:11:31 AM »
it seemed as if a lot of the questions were written with the bar/bri materials in hand. in other words, i'd read a fact patten and have this reaction: "this is issue A with constituent rules A,B,C, all of which are mentioned in the prompt. oh great, there askig about D, which i've never heard of before. awesome. educated guess time."


Exactly my feelings.  I recognized the issue, knew the rule they were testing on most of the time, and then they asked about something else I'd never even heard of.

I mean, seriously, WTF about waiver/retraction of anticipatory repudiation.   ::) ::)

Anyway, I can't really pick one of the above choices.  I can't imagine doing it without Bar/Bri, for no other reason than the fact that I have no clue where I would have gotten the study materials, and I'm not sure I would have stayed on schedule without the classes.  Ask me again come Oct 31 when the results come out.

I agree with all of the above comments.  I think Barbri did a good job basically making me bust my butt, and covering the main stuff.  But yeah, there was a lot of weird crap that seemed to come out of nowhere.
I think Barbri helped me the most with how to prepare mentally.  I would have been a bit stuck on a couple of essays if  I hadn't remembered the "if you don't know the law, make it up" advice.  Regardless of whether I passed (please GOD let me pass), I know that I probably gained a few miscellaneous points from learning certain sentences verbatim, and becoming "creative" in working through the essays. :D

Re: Poll: How useful was BarBri?
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2008, 09:13:37 AM »
Bar/bri was useful for the questions on a major point of law. It made thos questions, about 50 of them, slam dunks. However, the other 150 seemed to concentrate on exceptions and distinctions that were not covered very heavily.