sadpandayolo wrote:dredd16 wrote:Southpaw89 wrote:dredd16 wrote:Southpaw89 wrote:Should I be discouraged? I'm at around 650 questions answered, 55% correct.
When did you start answering questions? If you just started last week, you might need to slow down and do more BLL studying + reviewing questions you got right AND wrong.
Why did you get a question wrong? Did you know the issue & rule statement they were testing? Did you fall for a red herring in the fact pattern? Did you fall for the wrong element in the answer choices?
I started in early March, so granted, I wasn't really studying for the Bar while taking five classes in my last semester of law school. Also, I've gone up about 4% in the last week or so, and Barbri just started, so perhaps that's good. I'm not moving as fast now, but moving from subject to subject in Adaptibar to go along with Barbri.
Because you started in early March, your 55% isn't really indicative about your overall performance to date. I'd just focus on the total percentage from now until the bar exam (you can see this by editing the dates of the data as opposed to keeping it session-based).
Since your performance on Adaptibar questions were more or less useless in March/April, I'd go back and just print out all the answers and explanations to the questions especially ones you missed and review that.
In a nutshell, the 55% is not an accurate indicator of your performance.
I had an excel sheet to chart shit out. Each day I would input data points and it'll chart my performance as time passes. This helped me know (1) what I was good/shit at, (2) what study methods were working, and (3) that "omg I don't actually suck."
try doing that to see where you actually are day-to-day/week-to-week. It'll be a confidence booster as well
I think the analytical tools available with Adaptibar are really worth the money for time savings - Adaptibar notes how long you take on every single question as well as categorizing each question by subject and then subtopic so that a student (with a few clicks of a button) can analyze strengths/weaknesses and know where to spend more time reviewing. Doing your own excel is quite the undertaking, obviously if you are very efficient and an excel whiz maybe you can do it quickly, but i think for most folks that would be a huge time killer - the info you glean is very valuable, but if you are spending a lot of time simply marking up an excel sheet you are losing time that could be better used reviewing information or doing questions.
For me, as someone working full-time I couldnt be more thrilled to have real questions available on any web enabled device + my smartphone, but even beyond access is the immesiate data that is available to track progress and identify areas to follow-up on rather than blindly saying"I guess Ill listen to this lecture because I am not good at subject X."