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Negotiating with Barbri?

Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 3:46 pm
by tropicalvibezz
Hi!

I am currently applying to take the bar for a third time. I took MA in July 2017 and missed by 3 points. Took NH in Feb 2018 and missed by 6 points.

I took Barbri for both. Paid the $2,500 for the first time and did the free repeat guarantee.

I am in the midst of talking to Barbri and they won't budge on their Repeater course fee.

Who did y'all speak to when negotiating the price down with Barbri?

Re: Negotiating with Barbri?

Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 5:54 pm
by Nightcrawler
Save your money on a better company. If their method didn't work twice, switch up. Not criticizing, I just had the same experience as you, switched up, and had a big increase in my score. Adaptibar helped a lot for the MBE.

Re: Negotiating with Barbri?

Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 6:07 pm
by sparkytrainer
If you didn't pass twice with their program, what makes you wanna try a third? Go do something different! (and much cheaper)

Re: Negotiating with Barbri?

Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 8:14 am
by tropicalvibezz
Nightcrawler wrote:Save your money on a better company. If their method didn't work twice, switch up. Not criticizing, I just had the same experience as you, switched up, and had a big increase in my score. Adaptibar helped a lot for the MBE.

sparkytrainer wrote:If you didn't pass twice with their program, what makes you wanna try a third? Go do something different! (and much cheaper)


True...any other recommendations aside from AdaptiBar?

Re: Negotiating with Barbri?

Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 12:20 pm
by LockBox
tropicalvibezz wrote:
Nightcrawler wrote:Save your money on a better company. If their method didn't work twice, switch up. Not criticizing, I just had the same experience as you, switched up, and had a big increase in my score. Adaptibar helped a lot for the MBE.

sparkytrainer wrote:If you didn't pass twice with their program, what makes you wanna try a third? Go do something different! (and much cheaper)


True...any other recommendations aside from AdaptiBar?


The recommendation is to attack your weakness. If it's MBE, then i'd vouch for adaptibar too. If writing is what is getting you, find a former bar grader and ask them to grade/analyze 20-40 essays. Take all of your state's released bar essays/questions and do them under test conditions. Stop paying barbri to watch videos...it's time to do some work.

Re: Negotiating with Barbri?

Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 8:44 pm
by tropicalvibezz
LockBox wrote:
tropicalvibezz wrote:
Nightcrawler wrote:Save your money on a better company. If their method didn't work twice, switch up. Not criticizing, I just had the same experience as you, switched up, and had a big increase in my score. Adaptibar helped a lot for the MBE.

sparkytrainer wrote:If you didn't pass twice with their program, what makes you wanna try a third? Go do something different! (and much cheaper)


True...any other recommendations aside from AdaptiBar?


The recommendation is to attack your weakness. If it's MBE, then i'd vouch for adaptibar too. If writing is what is getting you, find a former bar grader and ask them to grade/analyze 20-40 essays. Take all of your state's released bar essays/questions and do them under test conditions. Stop paying barbri to watch videos...it's time to do some work.


Thank you for the advice! My biggest concern is I am not sure what type of study plan to set up day to day. Do you have any you would recommend?

Re: Negotiating with Barbri?

Posted: Thu May 17, 2018 3:06 pm
by Nightcrawler
tropicalvibezz wrote:
LockBox wrote:
tropicalvibezz wrote:
Nightcrawler wrote:Save your money on a better company. If their method didn't work twice, switch up. Not criticizing, I just had the same experience as you, switched up, and had a big increase in my score. Adaptibar helped a lot for the MBE.

sparkytrainer wrote:If you didn't pass twice with their program, what makes you wanna try a third? Go do something different! (and much cheaper)


True...any other recommendations aside from AdaptiBar?


The recommendation is to attack your weakness. If it's MBE, then i'd vouch for adaptibar too. If writing is what is getting you, find a former bar grader and ask them to grade/analyze 20-40 essays. Take all of your state's released bar essays/questions and do them under test conditions. Stop paying barbri to watch videos...it's time to do some work.


Thank you for the advice! My biggest concern is I am not sure what type of study plan to set up day to day. Do you have any you would recommend?


That really depends on you. I used to study my outline, repeat a few times (that would take a few days per subject) read essays about that subject (as many as I could), make a checklist of issues to write essays (1-2 pages MAX), memorize it, read Emanuel's S&T for that subject, do Emanuel's questions on that subject, rinse and repeat for every subject. Once the first subject is done, I used to do every day 10-20 questions on Adaptibar of that subject until I can move onto the next one. Then, once the MBE subjects are all over, start to do mixed questions every day.