« on: July 20, 2008, 10:05:01 PM »
If anyone wanted more proof...
There are so many ridiculous questions that require you to make FACTUAL judgments. In the crim sets, I'll see a question in one set with certain facts, and the answer turns on those facts being reasonable. The next problem set, the same facts end up being unreasonable. (and i'm not talking answer choices like, "Yes, IF A's belief was reasonable." I'm talking, "Yes, BECAUSE'S A's belief was reasonable). Typically, I do pretty poorly on the crim and torts sets for this very reason. Without case law to compare it to, it's a crap shoot as to deciding the reasonableness of something.
I just did the set of *real* released crim law questions in the MPQ2 book. Bar/Bri doesn't recommend doing those questions, because "they're not indicative of what you'll see on the real exam" or some crap like that. I got 37 out of 39 right. I'm not sure how old the questions are, but seeing as how 4 different Bar/Bri professors told us that the MBE cannot require a correct answer that turns on a factual determination (like reasonableness), I'm thinking the old released questions are MUCH closer to the real deal than Bar/Bri's wacky, subjective questions.
So again, thank you Bar/Bri for inciting so much completely unnecessary and avoidable panic. I really, really appreciate it.
Yeah, and I just did the property set from the previously released Qs and got my butt kicked. I feel like I don't know anything at all.