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« on: December 23, 2011, 04:43:15 PM »
« on: December 14, 2011, 09:42:56 PM »
I take it that it was more essay than multiple choice questions?
It's always the same. Four essays and 100 mcqs.
« on: December 14, 2011, 09:53:21 AM »
Would you say the two times were very simular tests, or did the problems vary a lot. Was it basicly like the same questions but with different names and locations? Do you know if they have a curve to it like the lsat, or is its pass rate based on a set score like the GED?
This administration of the exam was more difficult than the June session. In the June session, each mcq was worth 3.3 points. This time, each was worth 3.8 points. The essay portion was the same as far as difficulty. When reading the essay fact patterns, it's imperative to look for the twist. There is always a twist. Take a look at the questions on the Cal Bar site for the October administration. You'll notice that in each one, there is a small fact, easily overlooked, that changes the analysis. For instance, the torts essay. When you read through it, notice that the fire didn't start in the ventilation system. It started in the oven. While negligence per se was discussable, it was also easily disposed of. The statute was meant to ensure proper ventilation for normal commercial baking, not to prevent injury from flames or a full-blown fire. Also, I've spoken to a number of people who didn't discuss attempted larceny by false pretenses. There's always a twist. Always.
« on: December 12, 2011, 03:47:25 PM »
SUPER!!! Congrats. Any words of advice??
This time, I abandoned the outline-style essay. I just couldn't get it to work for me. I'm not sure why. Instead, I identified 20-25 questions on each essay and answered with the IRAC formation. It went much better. Oh, and if you're a Concord student, you'll hear Bracci say he doesn't like Tim Tyler's stuff. I don't know about his essay advice, but his method for MCQs is right on the money.
« on: December 12, 2011, 03:44:01 PM »
Congrats to you. I kept reading your posts to get through those long weeks of waiting hoping that I would only have to do this one time. I was told by my seat mates our Proctor was good luck and my study partner was in row one, I was in row 2 and we both passed.
Congratulations! I was in the last row before the writers. I'm glad it's over.
« on: December 12, 2011, 12:20:48 PM »
I passed the Baby Bar on the 2nd try. Total scaled score of 591.5138. Onward.
« on: November 13, 2011, 04:10:06 PM »
The casebook is just not doing it for me.
Anybody have tips on the best way to learn civ pro? (Pleading and practice).
Apparently, you're having difficulty learning civ pro, and you're concerned that the method of delivery isn't helping you to understand the material. So, how do you learn? Are you a visual learner who needs charts, colors, and chunks of information? Obviously, you're having trouble with the traditional linear model. As you look for study aids, pay attention to those that are more visual and see if that helps.
Is this advice sage enough for you?
« on: October 08, 2011, 10:22:21 AM »
Great idea. I would be happy to contribute on occasion.
« on: October 08, 2011, 10:17:14 AM »
Unfortunately, I'm not in that 18.7%. I'm preparing to retake it in a couple of weeks. I'm a little worried because on of my professors claims that the June test was one of the easier ones. I didn't think it was easy. Sigh. Anyway, I'm doing 50 mcqs a day and at least 2 essays a day. It's all I can manage with my work schedule.
« on: September 13, 2011, 08:07:32 PM »
I have a misdemeanor that resulted from a substance abuse issue. I was told as long as I disclose it and have taken steps to show I'm rehabilitated it won't be a huge problem. I hope I didn't get bad info.