Adaptibar user hangout - July 2017

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Re: Adaptibar user hangout - July 2017

Postby Jon_Snow » Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:40 pm

barkschool wrote:[meta] why is everyone spamming discount codes?


While the purchaser gets a $30 discount, the person who shared the discount gets $30 for signing someone up.

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Re: Adaptibar user hangout - July 2017

Postby TheSpanishMain » Sun Jun 18, 2017 6:10 pm

Where is everyone, percentage wise? I'm sitting at 67% with about 200 questions done, not sure if I should be feeling good about it or not.

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Re: Adaptibar user hangout - July 2017

Postby de minimis » Sun Jun 18, 2017 6:28 pm

TheSpanishMain wrote:Where is everyone, percentage wise? I'm sitting at 67% with about 200 questions done, not sure if I should be feeling good about it or not.


71% at 220 questions. I was below 67% before my last 20 questions but then I went on a hot streak and pushed up the average. From what I've read, it seems like we're in decent shape this early on.

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Re: Adaptibar user hangout - July 2017

Postby barkschool » Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:50 pm

TheSpanishMain wrote:Where is everyone, percentage wise? I'm sitting at 67% with about 200 questions done, not sure if I should be feeling good about it or not.


56% after the first set - 350

65% from 350 - 500

Feeling confident about passing, feeling confident that there is a month left to push past the 75-80% mark

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Re: Adaptibar user hangout - July 2017

Postby sgd19 » Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:30 pm

anyone using the adaptibar flashcards? i signed up for the trial but never got around to it, so it expired. i wanted to use the flashcards according to the weaknesses adaptibar identified. or is it better to use critical pass?

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Re: Adaptibar user hangout - July 2017

Postby ndbigdave » Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:25 am

barkschool wrote:
TheSpanishMain wrote:Where is everyone, percentage wise? I'm sitting at 67% with about 200 questions done, not sure if I should be feeling good about it or not.


56% after the first set - 350

65% from 350 - 500

Feeling confident about passing, feeling confident that there is a month left to push past the 75-80% mark


Similar jump here. Was at 60% for the first 350, then jumped to 65% for the next 350 - still have 5 weeks to bar to do more questions, review outlines and read through the essay topics. I feel very confident as my score is about where it needs to be and that is with my Civ Pro score dragging me down (still at 50%) - I have taken two previous MBEs (scored 141 and 139) and I NEVER did this much practice with reviewing each answer, so the hope is to have it jump just a few points (nothing crazy, goal score is 145, but even if I can get it to 143 or so).

Lots of time left, just put in some effort and the results will follow!

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Re: Adaptibar user hangout - July 2017

Postby okaygo » Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:19 am

57% right now with only 160 questions, so I'm trying to not feel too badly about that. A discouraging number nonetheless.

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Re: Adaptibar user hangout - July 2017

Postby TheSpanishMain » Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:17 pm

ndbigdave wrote:
barkschool wrote:
TheSpanishMain wrote:Where is everyone, percentage wise? I'm sitting at 67% with about 200 questions done, not sure if I should be feeling good about it or not.


56% after the first set - 350

65% from 350 - 500

Feeling confident about passing, feeling confident that there is a month left to push past the 75-80% mark


Similar jump here. Was at 60% for the first 350, then jumped to 65% for the next 350 - still have 5 weeks to bar to do more questions, review outlines and read through the essay topics. I feel very confident as my score is about where it needs to be and that is with my Civ Pro score dragging me down (still at 50%) - I have taken two previous MBEs (scored 141 and 139) and I NEVER did this much practice with reviewing each answer, so the hope is to have it jump just a few points (nothing crazy, goal score is 145, but even if I can get it to 143 or so).

Lots of time left, just put in some effort and the results will follow!


If you don't mind my asking, did you fail before or are you coming in from another state? My understanding is that a 141 Mbe puts you in pretty safe territory, at least in 50% states

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Re: Adaptibar user hangout - July 2017

Postby ndbigdave » Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:21 pm

TheSpanishMain wrote:
ndbigdave wrote:
barkschool wrote:
TheSpanishMain wrote:Where is everyone, percentage wise? I'm sitting at 67% with about 200 questions done, not sure if I should be feeling good about it or not.


56% after the first set - 350

65% from 350 - 500

Feeling confident about passing, feeling confident that there is a month left to push past the 75-80% mark


Similar jump here. Was at 60% for the first 350, then jumped to 65% for the next 350 - still have 5 weeks to bar to do more questions, review outlines and read through the essay topics. I feel very confident as my score is about where it needs to be and that is with my Civ Pro score dragging me down (still at 50%) - I have taken two previous MBEs (scored 141 and 139) and I NEVER did this much practice with reviewing each answer, so the hope is to have it jump just a few points (nothing crazy, goal score is 145, but even if I can get it to 143 or so).

Lots of time left, just put in some effort and the results will follow!


If you don't mind my asking, did you fail before or are you coming in from another state? My understanding is that a 141 Mbe puts you in pretty safe territory, at least in 50% states


Passed in Michigan (July 2015) with the 141 and had a 142 written portion.
Took Illinois February 2017 and scored a 139 but my written score dropped to a 122 (without trying to sound like sour grapes I think I got screwed...but I digress...)
Taking Illinois again this July, looking to bump up the MBE while reassessing my essay prep and strategy.

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Re: Adaptibar user hangout - July 2017

Postby bballbb02 » Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:58 pm

At 62.7% after 260 questions, being pulled down by a 54% in con law after some silly mistakes,, a little nervous.

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Re: Adaptibar user hangout - July 2017

Postby Tiredbuthappyitsover » Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:19 am

This was my strategy to conquer the bar, and Adaptibar was definitely a chunk of it:

I'm a successful repeater of the bar exam. The first time I took the test, I got a 125.9 on the MBE portion and I failed by a few measly points overall-I barely used Adaptibar and I had the chance to do only like 80 questions because I bought it SO late. It was definitely last minute desperation and a last ditch attempt at that point because I knew I was struggling hard with the MBE.

The second time I took the test, I used Adaptibar heavily in my prep and did about 1,000 questions from it (if not more). I got a 141 MBE the second time around, which was enough to pass with 30 points to spare. I also changed my bar prep program from Barbri to Reed Bar Review too, and Reed uses real MBE questions just like Adaptibar.

I also used the Critical Pass flashcards-they were spectacular.

Personally, I made sure to complete at least 2,000 MBE questions OVERALL, and I always did some MBE questions every day as that was my weak point. I always reviewed the questions I got wrong, and even the ones I got right to understand WHY an answer choice was correct and why the others were wrong. After all, sometimes I just guessed correctly and got the right answer, but I couldn't rely on this for the real bar exam. SO YOU HAVE TO DO VERY ANALYZED PREPARATION!

Also, I took full-length MBE exams and reviewed my mistakes. If I didn't know a rule of law or misunderstood it, I wrote it out in a notebook by subject (i.e. torts, contracts, etc.) and then reviewed those rules of law periodically.

PM me if you need an Adaptibar discount code and/or a Critical Pass discount code (add your emails in your message and I'll send to you directly).

I truly wish each of you the very best!! GO KICK BUTT! And let me know if you have any more questions :)

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Re: Adaptibar user hangout - July 2017

Postby WestWingWatcher » Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:23 am

Sooooo, Contracts Question #74 anyone? :shock: Super long fact patterns, and then the call of the question says "assume (contrary to fact) that they had successful met the condition–would the other party be entitled to renounce?"... But there was absolutely no purpose in having the call of the question have us hypothetically alter the facts of the question instead of just making those the facts of the original situation in the first place... :roll:

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Re: Adaptibar user hangout - July 2017

Postby Londonbear » Wed Jun 21, 2017 11:48 am

Could someone be kind enough to PM me a promo code as well? Thank!

Got one. Thanks!!

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Re: Adaptibar user hangout - July 2017

Postby TheWalrus » Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:32 pm

Can someone PM me a code? Need to get better at these questions.

Already got one. Thanks!

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Re: Adaptibar user hangout - July 2017

Postby Brobot » Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:37 pm

TheWalrus wrote:Can someone PM me a code? Need to get better at these questions.


I do not recommend Adaptibar.

[Previous post edited after being contacted by Adaptibar.]
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Re: Adaptibar user hangout - July 2017

Postby TheWalrus » Wed Jun 21, 2017 2:11 pm

Is there a way to review ?'s you missed?

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Re: Adaptibar user hangout - July 2017

Postby barkschool » Wed Jun 21, 2017 3:27 pm

TheWalrus wrote:Is there a way to review ?'s you missed?


Performance > Past Questions > Select Type, ect...

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Re: Adaptibar user hangout - July 2017

Postby MrWhitman » Wed Jun 21, 2017 3:30 pm

I'd love a referral code as well :)

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Re: Adaptibar user hangout - July 2017

Postby TheWalrus » Wed Jun 21, 2017 3:33 pm

barkschool wrote:
TheWalrus wrote:Is there a way to review ?'s you missed?


Performance > Past Questions > Select Type, ect...


Thanks, I realized that after a few, but it did take me a few because I am dumb.

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Re: Adaptibar user hangout - July 2017

Postby jerusha » Wed Jun 21, 2017 3:57 pm

Anyone want to buy an adaptibar account for $225? Fewer than 200 questions done.

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Re: Adaptibar user hangout - July 2017

Postby felinafelina » Wed Jun 21, 2017 4:01 pm

If someone could PM me a discount code I'd appreciate it!


Edit: Got one, thanks!

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Re: Adaptibar user hangout - July 2017

Postby SchneefaLongoria » Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:18 am

Sitting at 56% after 700 questions done. I'm feeling kinda frustrated/worried.

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Re: Adaptibar user hangout - July 2017

Postby Sprout » Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:55 am

SchneefaLongoria wrote:Sitting at 56% after 700 questions done. I'm feeling kinda frustrated/worried.

I feel the same but am being told by (highly) credible sources that that is totally normal at this point and not to panic. Hang tight, keep truckin'

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Re: Adaptibar user hangout - July 2017

Postby Tiredbuthappyitsover » Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:48 am

Keep practicing tons and you'll keep improving. Aim to work towards at least 60%.

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Re: Adaptibar user hangout - July 2017

Postby blatallic » Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:40 am

I agree, just keep practicing. For example in my case, I just finished the first set (250) and I'm at 58%. In barbri I'm slightly lower than that, those questions are a lot harder in my opinion. On Monday, I took my first full mock MBE that my school offered. I got 68% overall, which I was surprised. So just keep working, reviewing the explanations and going back to your outlines/notes/flash cards.




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