THEMIS JULY 2018 - DISCUSSION

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Re: THEMIS JULY 2018 - DISCUSSION

Postby Lawworld19 » Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:50 pm

LawIsLyfe33 wrote:
Lawworld19 wrote:Some sets i score 45%, some torts and crim pro I hit 85%, are some just much harder sets than others?


I definitely think some are much harder than others. What are your total questions completed and %?

Unfortunatley I am at 56%. Civ pro and evidence tanked me. The first few sets of each I really just didnt know the law practically guessing.

Without them I am prob around low to mid 60's

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Re: THEMIS JULY 2018 - DISCUSSION

Postby Allux » Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:59 pm

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Lawworld19 wrote:How well are you all doing on MBE practice questions and essays so far??


62% overall MBE after 808 questions. Subjects are varying pretty wildly from 70% in Crim Law to 52% in Civ Pro though.

Essays I'm really nervous about though. I keep getting high marks for organization, but low marks for analysis, averaging out to barely passing, or just under.


I’m curious, where do you guys find those stats?? I didn’t see anything that would trace our performance on PQs.

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Re: THEMIS JULY 2018 - DISCUSSION

Postby Lawworld19 » Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:04 pm

Allux wrote:
sproutz wrote:
Lawworld19 wrote:How well are you all doing on MBE practice questions and essays so far??


62% overall MBE after 808 questions. Subjects are varying pretty wildly from 70% in Crim Law to 52% in Civ Pro though.

Essays I'm really nervous about though. I keep getting high marks for organization, but low marks for analysis, averaging out to barely passing, or just under.


I’m curious, where do you guys find those stats?? I didn’t see anything that would trace our performance on PQs.



I couldnt find it either for a while. Look at the graph and click on the little tab that says MBE PQ

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Re: THEMIS JULY 2018 - DISCUSSION

Postby 1Abimrdjur3 » Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:05 pm

Allux wrote:
sproutz wrote:
Lawworld19 wrote:How well are you all doing on MBE practice questions and essays so far??


62% overall MBE after 808 questions. Subjects are varying pretty wildly from 70% in Crim Law to 52% in Civ Pro though.

Essays I'm really nervous about though. I keep getting high marks for organization, but low marks for analysis, averaging out to barely passing, or just under.


I’m curious, where do you guys find those stats?? I didn’t see anything that would trace our performance on PQs.


"Course Progress" to "MBE PQs"

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Re: THEMIS JULY 2018 - DISCUSSION

Postby Allux » Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:09 pm

Thanks guys

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Re: THEMIS JULY 2018 - DISCUSSION

Postby BasilHallward » Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:12 pm

64% after 700 questions. Evidence killed me.

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Re: THEMIS JULY 2018 - DISCUSSION

Postby Itwasascam » Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:45 am

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rastajacob wrote:This has probably already been mentioned, but this Evidence lecture is awful and all over the place. What were they (Themis) thinking letting him ad-lib this outline the whole time...It is ridiculous...


Couldn’t agree more. They sent me a filled in pdf, but not having taken evidence in law school, this is not easy to learn on my own. Can’t believe they hired this guy. Everyone else has been pretty good in my opinion.


Hey, do you mind sending me a copy of the filled out evidence handout. I tried to get one from them but got rejected

wolvesgo45@gmail.com

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Re: THEMIS JULY 2018 - DISCUSSION

Postby Tala29 » Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:13 am

BasilHallward wrote:64% after 700 questions. Evidence killed me.



Is that supposed to be bad?!! I am at 900 Q and 60%....

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Re: THEMIS JULY 2018 - DISCUSSION

Postby RecruiterMan » Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:45 am

I'm at 69% after 714 Qs, crim and property are dragging me down

averaging 3/6 for the graded essays

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Re: THEMIS JULY 2018 - DISCUSSION

Postby BasilHallward » Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:05 am

Tala29 wrote:
BasilHallward wrote:64% after 700 questions. Evidence killed me.



Is that supposed to be bad?!! I am at 900 Q and 60%....



I don't think so. I've been feeling okay about my understanding. The MBE Test 1 average was like 58%, so I think if you're hitting 60% with regularity, you are where you should be.

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Re: THEMIS JULY 2018 - DISCUSSION

Postby LawIsLyfe33 » Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:25 am

I'm under the impression that the majority of students score about 5-10% better on the actual MBE than they do on Themis questions, so sitting at 60% at this stage (5 weeks left) is perfectly fine.

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Re: THEMIS JULY 2018 - DISCUSSION

Postby White Dwarf » Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:34 am

I'm at 68% through 918 question. Still have most of Civ Pro (which I feel good about), and Con Law (which I suck at). I'd like to get to 70% overall by the end of the PQ sets, but not holding my breath.

I swear, a third of the questions on the 2nd Con Law PQ set covered things that weren't mentioned in the lectures. I had two questions about something called the "Enclave Clause", which I thought was made-up the first time I saw it as an answer.

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Re: THEMIS JULY 2018 - DISCUSSION

Postby LawIsLyfe33 » Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:43 am

White Dwarf wrote:I'm at 68% through 918 question. Still have most of Civ Pro (which I feel good about), and Con Law (which I suck at). I'd like to get to 70% overall by the end of the PQ sets, but not holding my breath.

I swear, a third of the questions on the 2nd Con Law PQ set covered things that weren't mentioned in the lectures. I had two questions about something called the "Enclave Clause", which I thought was made-up the first time I saw it as an answer.


There's a good amount of questions that aren't in the lectures. For example, I remember a good amount of questions about auctions in the Contract questions. There was no talk about auctions in the lectures. I think they do this to keep students motivated.

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Re: THEMIS JULY 2018 - DISCUSSION

Postby juliejul » Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:21 am

Those f-ing auction questions! FWIW, there were exactly 0 auction questions on the actual MBE, so I wouldn't worry about it.

I think anyone who is in the 60-ish% range for MBE at this point should feel very, very good right now, as long as you're not someone who tends to panic and blow it on test day. You'll be fine.

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Re: THEMIS JULY 2018 - DISCUSSION

Postby gladiator0flaw11 » Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:28 am

Are you guys taking general MBE quiz builder questions or practice exams while skipping the individual subject practice MBE questions? I am trying to focus on the graded essays and practice exams the most being I'm also working and exhausted after commuting home. Not sure how to tackle MBE practice questions, but doing mixed sets seems like smartest thing to do?

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Re: THEMIS JULY 2018 - DISCUSSION

Postby unsweetened » Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:14 am

I'm at 59% after 884 questions. I was getting killed with Con Law early on.
For some reason, I suck at the first 5-6 questions in a topic, like I have to get into a rhythm. Besides the questions being diabolical, staying focused is really hard.

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Re: THEMIS JULY 2018 - DISCUSSION

Postby deacon » Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:30 am

I am below the average on the graded essays other than evidence.

Started to losing my hope...

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Re: THEMIS JULY 2018 - DISCUSSION

Postby CBlaw » Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:34 am

unsweetened wrote:I'm at 59% after 884 questions. I was getting killed with Con Law early on.
For some reason, I suck at the first 5-6 questions in a topic, like I have to get into a rhythm. Besides the questions being diabolical, staying focused is really hard.


yea i get wrecked by con law as well. I do not understand why ppl say that it is one of the easier subjects.

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Re: THEMIS JULY 2018 - DISCUSSION

Postby LawIsLyfe33 » Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:24 pm

CBlaw wrote:
unsweetened wrote:I'm at 59% after 884 questions. I was getting killed with Con Law early on.
For some reason, I suck at the first 5-6 questions in a topic, like I have to get into a rhythm. Besides the questions being diabolical, staying focused is really hard.


yea i get wrecked by con law as well. I do not understand why ppl say that it is one of the easier subjects.


Me neither. I really think each person is different in terms of what subjects are easier for them. For example, I do not like con law and civ pro, but I don't mind property.

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Re: THEMIS JULY 2018 - DISCUSSION

Postby Tala29 » Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:33 pm

CBlaw wrote:
unsweetened wrote:I'm at 59% after 884 questions. I was getting killed with Con Law early on.
For some reason, I suck at the first 5-6 questions in a topic, like I have to get into a rhythm. Besides the questions being diabolical, staying focused is really hard.


yea i get wrecked by con law as well. I do not understand why ppl say that it is one of the easier subjects.


Agree. Con law is diabolical.

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Re: THEMIS JULY 2018 - DISCUSSION

Postby Tala29 » Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:34 pm

White Dwarf wrote:I'm at 68% through 918 question. Still have most of Civ Pro (which I feel good about), and Con Law (which I suck at). I'd like to get to 70% overall by the end of the PQ sets, but not holding my breath.

I swear, a third of the questions on the 2nd Con Law PQ set covered things that weren't mentioned in the lectures. I had two questions about something called the "Enclave Clause", which I thought was made-up the first time I saw it as an answer.


Hahaha, SAME!

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Re: THEMIS JULY 2018 - DISCUSSION

Postby Ohnt » Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:46 pm

1Abimrdjur3 wrote:
Allux wrote:
sproutz wrote:
Lawworld19 wrote:How well are you all doing on MBE practice questions and essays so far??


62% overall MBE after 808 questions. Subjects are varying pretty wildly from 70% in Crim Law to 52% in Civ Pro though.

Essays I'm really nervous about though. I keep getting high marks for organization, but low marks for analysis, averaging out to barely passing, or just under.


I’m curious, where do you guys find those stats?? I didn’t see anything that would trace our performance on PQs.


"Course Progress" to "MBE PQs"


Thanks!!! Didn’t know this! Foreign educated- was making tons of mistakes when I started.

2194 questions completed- 64% overall
Done with all questions and reviewed every one of them.
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Re: THEMIS JULY 2018 - DISCUSSION

Postby Ohnt » Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:48 pm

Ohnt wrote:
1Abimrdjur3 wrote:
Allux wrote:
sproutz wrote:
Lawworld19 wrote:How well are you all doing on MBE practice questions and essays so far??


62% overall MBE after 808 questions. Subjects are varying pretty wildly from 70% in Crim Law to 52% in Civ Pro though.

Essays I'm really nervous about though. I keep getting high marks for organization, but low marks for analysis, averaging out to barely passing, or just under.


I’m curious, where do you guys find those stats?? I didn’t see anything that would trace our performance on PQs.


"Course Progress" to "MBE PQs"




Thanks!!! Didn’t know this! Foreign educated- was making tons of mistakes when I started.

2194 questions completed- 64% overall
Done with all questions and reviewed every one of them.


Done graded 4 essays. Two 5/6 and two 4/6.
But I’m not confident at allll! Have soooo much more to cover and learn.

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Re: THEMIS JULY 2018 - DISCUSSION

Postby LawIsLyfe33 » Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:20 pm

CBlaw wrote:
unsweetened wrote:I'm at 59% after 884 questions. I was getting killed with Con Law early on.
For some reason, I suck at the first 5-6 questions in a topic, like I have to get into a rhythm. Besides the questions being diabolical, staying focused is really hard.


yea i get wrecked by con law as well. I do not understand why ppl say that it is one of the easier subjects.


Is it just me or is a lot of the con law not in the lecture material. There is almost no talk about specific clauses and amendments in the material but a good amount of questions ask about that.

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Re: THEMIS JULY 2018 - DISCUSSION

Postby Ohnt » Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:29 pm

Ohnt wrote:
1Abimrdjur3 wrote:
Allux wrote:
sproutz wrote:
Lawworld19 wrote:How well are you all doing on MBE practice questions and essays so far??


62% overall MBE after 808 questions. Subjects are varying pretty wildly from 70% in Crim Law to 52% in Civ Pro though.

Essays I'm really nervous about though. I keep getting high marks for organization, but low marks for analysis, averaging out to barely passing, or just under.


I’m curious, where do you guys find those stats?? I didn’t see anything that would trace our performance on PQs.


"Course Progress" to "MBE PQs"


Thanks!!! Didn’t know this! Foreign educated- was making tons of mistakes when I started.



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