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Re: Official Kaplan July 2017 Bar Thread

Posted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 3:49 pm
by scubasteve2
I'm so glad to hear I'm not the only one who's struggling to fit it all in.

Re: Official Kaplan July 2017 Bar Thread

Posted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:14 pm
by Nonconsecutive
Oh yeah, I've not done a single full essay (though I did watch the MEE/MPT lectures and followed along with their examples). TBH, I haven't found a ton of value in the essay/pt videos - whereas I have made a lot of strides from the MBE content. The writing videos spend a lot of time on things like "Do IRAC" and "Use Headers." So while obviously I need to practice the essays, I've been more concerned with catching up on MBE content for now, and am actually making progress on that at least. :lol:

Re: Official Kaplan July 2017 Bar Thread

Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:52 pm
by los blancos
tagging

Re: Official Kaplan July 2017 Bar Thread

Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:48 pm
by Yugihoe
What % completion are ya'll at? I'm sitting at 62.3% :(

Re: Official Kaplan July 2017 Bar Thread

Posted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 12:07 am
by p3aceandl0v3
Yugihoe wrote:What % completion are ya'll at? I'm sitting at 62.3% :(


36% :oops: started late and I'm only up to contracts... hopefully ill be able to catch up a bit this weekend!

Re: Official Kaplan July 2017 Bar Thread

Posted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:01 am
by SurfLaw
p3aceandl0v3 wrote:
Yugihoe wrote:What % completion are ya'll at? I'm sitting at 62.3% :(


36% :oops: started late and I'm only up to contracts... hopefully ill be able to catch up a bit this weekend!


I still have no clue what I'm doing at first blush on any essay for a new subject, anyone else feeling this way? I also am kinda freaking out since I have no clue about Property at all...

I'm at 100%, but I'm skipping things like Reviewing BarNotes after lectures, etc. I do all the quizzes, flashcards, and MBE questions, and attempt the essays, but sometimes I'm have so few of the rule analyses committed to memory that I end up just having to read through the sample outlines and sample answers.

Re: Official Kaplan July 2017 Bar Thread

Posted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 11:46 am
by BulletTooth
Yugihoe wrote:Has anyone used the fleX Flashcards yet? Mine are not loading for some reason, and wanted to see if it was just me.


Yeah, I've glanced over a few of them. Nothing too extraordinary--basically just another way to help memorize the rules and gauge your understanding.

Re: Official Kaplan July 2017 Bar Thread

Posted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 12:15 pm
by Nonconsecutive
Yugihoe wrote:What % completion are ya'll at? I'm sitting at 62.3% :(


81% currently, should move up a bit before the end of the day. That said, as I've mentioned already I'm not putting full effort into several of the tasks (mostly those quick sheets, I stopped doing them after contracts) so the 81% is probably inflated, but I've been focusing more heavily on MBE while I try to catch up.

Re: Official Kaplan July 2017 Bar Thread

Posted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 1:24 pm
by Asroma
Nonconsecutive wrote:
Yugihoe wrote:What % completion are ya'll at? I'm sitting at 62.3% :(


81% currently, should move up a bit before the end of the day. That said, as I've mentioned already I'm not putting full effort into several of the tasks (mostly those quick sheets, I stopped doing them after contracts) so the 81% is probably inflated, but I've been focusing more heavily on MBE while I try to catch up.


Same here at 84%

Re: Official Kaplan July 2017 Bar Thread

Posted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 3:18 pm
by -dasein-
Tagging!

Re: Official Kaplan July 2017 Bar Thread

Posted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:02 pm
by Nonconsecutive
"Torts 2 / MPT Workshop 2" day is just lol.

Re: Official Kaplan July 2017 Bar Thread

Posted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:22 pm
by Asroma
I got back two graded essays: does not demonstrate competency :(

Re: Official Kaplan July 2017 Bar Thread

Posted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:34 pm
by heythatslife
Barely keeping up in the 30% range.

Re: Official Kaplan July 2017 Bar Thread

Posted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:18 pm
by twhit18
Anyone else in here taking Texas? :D

Re: Official Kaplan July 2017 Bar Thread

Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 12:32 am
by Nonconsecutive
Asroma wrote:I got back two graded essays: does not demonstrate competency :(


Still plenty of time. Out of curiosity do they just give you that "flat" grade, or do they actually give you substantive feedback?

Re: Official Kaplan July 2017 Bar Thread

Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:01 am
by SurfLaw
Nonconsecutive wrote:
Asroma wrote:I got back two graded essays: does not demonstrate competency :(


Still plenty of time. Out of curiosity do they just give you that "flat" grade, or do they actually give you substantive feedback?


Some of my feedback has been more thorough than others, but in one instance it was highly marked up, which I think could be useful once I actually know what the f*** I'm writing about.

Re: Official Kaplan July 2017 Bar Thread

Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:10 am
by Asroma
Nonconsecutive wrote:
Asroma wrote:I got back two graded essays: does not demonstrate competency :(


Still plenty of time. Out of curiosity do they just give you that "flat" grade, or do they actually give you substantive feedback?


A full feedback and an IRAC grid very useful to study the rules applied.

Re: Official Kaplan July 2017 Bar Thread

Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:57 am
by Nonconsecutive
Cool thanks!

The level of response is directly related to my self motivation to actually submit some essays (if it was just a grade and nothing else, I am fully capable of saying I don't demonstrate competency :lol: ).

Re: Official Kaplan July 2017 Bar Thread

Posted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 8:36 pm
by Pass302
Anybody taking the Florida Bar Exam on this Thread?

Re: Official Kaplan July 2017 Bar Thread

Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:11 pm
by Yugihoe
The essays are making me really anxious. I went to write my first one, but ended up just reading the model answer instead. I really need to start practicing them.

The MBE prep sucks but its fine. Watch lecture, take notes, do questions, rinse and repeat.

Finally hit 75% percent completion today. Was hoping to have caught up this weekend, but better than nothing.

Re: Official Kaplan July 2017 Bar Thread

Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:10 pm
by ManoftheHour
I'm at 91% but I've marked "completed" for all of the Quicknotes stuff without actually doing them (except for Crim and Crim Pro). Also my essays suck. I do them, look at the model answer, go "Cool, they look the same but I feel like I put in more detail," submit essay, and get back 50-55%. :[

Re: Official Kaplan July 2017 Bar Thread

Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:11 pm
by ManoftheHour
Yugihoe wrote:The essays are making me really anxious. I went to write my first one, but ended up just reading the model answer instead. I really need to start practicing them. .

I opened up a property one, sat there reading it a few times, and gave up.

Re: Official Kaplan July 2017 Bar Thread

Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:34 am
by SurfLaw
ManoftheHour wrote:
Yugihoe wrote:The essays are making me really anxious. I went to write my first one, but ended up just reading the model answer instead. I really need to start practicing them. .

I opened up a property one, sat there reading it a few times, and gave up.


Thank god I'm not alone...

Re: Official Kaplan July 2017 Bar Thread

Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:55 am
by Asroma
Did you receive the email re midterm? I cannot take it on Friday, possibly Saturday. They said we should have completed at least 6 essays per subject by test day :shock: I only wrote 2 overall...

Re: Official Kaplan July 2017 Bar Thread

Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:38 am
by Yugihoe
Asroma wrote:Did you receive the email re midterm? I cannot take it on Friday, possibly Saturday. They said we should have completed at least 6 essays per subject by test day :shock: I only wrote 2 overall...


I think by test day, they mean July 24th for the real BAR. Yea I really need to do the essays and to do the quick sheet thing to start memorizing. I've literally only been watching lectures and doing MBE questions.

I also can't take it by Friday because I'm 2 days behind. Trying to set Sunday aside to do the exam.