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Barbri Midterm/Refresher vs. Actual scaled MBE (2018 edition)

Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:32 pm
by jrstephens1991
Thought it would be good to create a new thread for this cycle since scores are starting to come out..

Just state your Barbri midterm raw score and refresher vs. your actual scaled score.

Re: Barbri Midterm/Refresher vs. Actual scaled MBE (2018 edition)

Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:13 pm
by sashafierce
Barbri Midterm: 100/200 ( :oops: yeah, I know!!)
Refresher: 64/100
MBE Score: 155.2

Re: Barbri Midterm/Refresher vs. Actual scaled MBE (2018 edition)

Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:16 pm
by jrstephens1991
sashafierce wrote:Barbri Midterm: 100/200 ( :oops: yeah, I know!!)
Refresher: 64/100
MBE Score: 155.2

Wow that's a great jump!

What was your studying strategy?

Re: Barbri Midterm/Refresher vs. Actual scaled MBE (2018 edition)

Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:29 pm
by sashafierce
I had only completed 4 subjects (Civil Procedure, Contracts, Con Law and Torts) when I took the midterm so I got 70%+ correct in those subjects and 20%-40% correct in all the others (Criminal Law and Procedure, Evidence and Property). I really wasn't prepared to take the midterm, I was literally guessing for Criminal Law and Procedure, Evidence and Property! However, I was prepared to take the Refresher and the bar exam!!

Re: Barbri Midterm/Refresher vs. Actual scaled MBE (2018 edition)

Posted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:18 pm
by pfunkera
Barbri Midterm: 128/200
Refresher: 74/100
MBE Score: 160.6

I never felt completely comfortable with the MBE practice questions nor the actual MBE questions. I only felt comfortable that my practice scores would translate and they did.

Re: Barbri Midterm/Refresher vs. Actual scaled MBE (2018 edition)

Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:42 am
by jrstephens1991
Bumped for anyone else who would like to share!

Re: Barbri Midterm/Refresher vs. Actual scaled MBE (2018 edition)

Posted: Thu May 03, 2018 5:43 pm
by damselfly
Babri Midterm: 136
MBE Scaled: 145

Re: Barbri Midterm/Refresher vs. Actual scaled MBE (2018 edition)

Posted: Fri May 04, 2018 11:28 am
by pech71
Barbri Midterm - 121
Actual - 158.8 (written 155).

I got SCARED by my midterm and then studied 12 hours a day for last 4 weeks. I was getting 55% on MBE and ended up at about 70-75% on practice. I recommend after each MBE question you get wrong, write out the rule and reasoning of why it was wrong. At end of day, spend an hour going over each of the rules you got wrong so you don't mess up again!

Re: Barbri Midterm/Refresher vs. Actual scaled MBE (2018 edition)

Posted: Fri May 04, 2018 1:37 pm
by texasbarprep
Just got results back from the Texas bar. I am a first time taker.

Barbri Simulated Midterm: 144
Actual MBE: 166.2

Re: Barbri Midterm/Refresher vs. Actual scaled MBE (2018 edition)

Posted: Sun May 06, 2018 9:27 pm
by jrstephens1991
Just a reminder to post your scores if you haven't already and they've been released! :D

Re: Barbri Midterm/Refresher vs. Actual scaled MBE (2018 edition)

Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 9:07 am
by Azhoya
BARBRI midterm: 162
MBE scaled: 165

Total score: 299

Re: Barbri Midterm/Refresher vs. Actual scaled MBE (2018 edition)

Posted: Thu May 17, 2018 7:35 pm
by kyle010723
124/200 Barbri full day simulation
64/100 Refresher
168 on scaled MBE

[Disclaimer: this was from the July 2015 bar exam]

Re: Barbri Midterm/Refresher vs. Actual scaled MBE (2018 edition)

Posted: Thu May 17, 2018 7:56 pm
by jrstephens1991
kyle010723 wrote:124/200 Barbri full day simulation
64/100 Refresher
168 on scaled MBE

[Disclaimer: this was from the July 2015 bar exam]

I received very similar scores on the midterm and the exam same on the refresher. What did you do between the refresher and actual exam to bring your score up so much?

Re: Barbri Midterm/Refresher vs. Actual scaled MBE (2018 edition)

Posted: Thu May 17, 2018 8:33 pm
by kyle010723
jrstephens1991 wrote:
kyle010723 wrote:124/200 Barbri full day simulation
64/100 Refresher
168 on scaled MBE

[Disclaimer: this was from the July 2015 bar exam]

I received very similar scores on the midterm and the exam same on the refresher. What did you do between the refresher and actual exam to bring your score up so much?


I did every single question I can get my hand on. I think all in all, I did close to 3,000 MBE questions. What I found was the most helpful was that I got the two MBE books by Emanuel and did those after I was done with Barbri. I didn’t really bother reading the substance of those books, just for the additional MBE questions. In particular, I found the books helpful because all Barbri’s questions felt similar after a while. Emanuel‘s questions were phrased differently from Barbri’s questions if I remember correctly.

Re: Barbri Midterm/Refresher vs. Actual scaled MBE (2018 edition)

Posted: Thu May 17, 2018 8:39 pm
by jrstephens1991
kyle010723 wrote:
jrstephens1991 wrote:
kyle010723 wrote:124/200 Barbri full day simulation
64/100 Refresher
168 on scaled MBE

[Disclaimer: this was from the July 2015 bar exam]

I received very similar scores on the midterm and the exam same on the refresher. What did you do between the refresher and actual exam to bring your score up so much?


I did every single question I can get my hand on. I think all in all, I did close to 3,000 MBE questions. What I found was the most helpful was that I got the two MBE books by Emanuel and did those after I was done with Barbri. I didn’t really bother reading the substance of those books, just for the additional MBE questions. In particular, I found the books helpful because all Barbri’s questions felt similar after a while. Emanuel‘s questions were phrased differently from Barbri’s questions if I remember correctly.

Wow that's great. Georgia will release our results tomorrow.

I'm just praying for at least a 150. Does that seem viable?

Re: Barbri Midterm/Refresher vs. Actual scaled MBE (2018 edition)

Posted: Fri May 18, 2018 10:48 am
by kyle010723
jrstephens1991 wrote:I'm just praying for at least a 150. Does that seem viable?


Good luck! I'm sure you did fine.