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How to use Barbri early start?

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:32 am
by beepz
I'm taking the July 2019 exam and haven't taken Evidence. I just looked at the Early Start program on Barbri's website and plan on trying to at least get through the Evidence material this semester since I should have plenty of free time. There are lectures posted, but all of the Barbri instructions only mention reading the short overview before doing AMP. Should it be Overview -> AMP -> Lectures? Or are we supposed to watch the videos before doing AMP?

Thanks!

Re: How to use Barbri early start?

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:57 pm
by mec215
The short overviews are high-level summaries and usually don't have enough detail to feel like you have the necessary info to do the AMP questions. Though, you do learn from your wrong answers while doing the AMP. If you haven't taken Evidence, I would suggest watching the lectures before doing the AMP.

And remember, everything that is presented during the Early Start will be repeated a million times during bar prep, so don't stress at all about your ability to answer the AMP questions . Just look at the program as a preview of what bar prep will look like.

Re: How to use Barbri early start?

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:54 pm
by beepz
mec215 wrote:The short overviews are high-level summaries and usually don't have enough detail to feel like you have the necessary info to do the AMP questions. Though, you do learn from your wrong answers while doing the AMP. If you haven't taken Evidence, I would suggest watching the lectures before doing the AMP.

And remember, everything that is presented during the Early Start will be repeated a million times during bar prep, so don't stress at all about your ability to answer the AMP questions . Just look at the program as a preview of what bar prep will look like.


Thanks!

Re: How to use Barbri early start?

Posted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:50 am
by Smiddywesson
beepz wrote:I'm taking the July 2019 exam and haven't taken Evidence. I just looked at the Early Start program on Barbri's website and plan on trying to at least get through the Evidence material this semester since I should have plenty of free time. There are lectures posted, but all of the Barbri instructions only mention reading the short overview before doing AMP. Should it be Overview -> AMP -> Lectures? Or are we supposed to watch the videos before doing AMP?

Thanks!


The lectures are very entertaining and informative. I would start by listening to them while commuting, etc. You are smart to begin early. It's a timed test, however the real time constraints factor in during preparation. Nobody takes this test without feeling unprepared and willing to sell their soul to the Devil for just one more week of preparation. Don't study anything that's not on the subject matter outline, the big review courses are notorious for wasting your time on things that are no longer tested.

PS: Evidence and CivPro are tricksy, I'd study them first. Each time you go through the materials you'll "get it" a little better. The other subjects strike me as mostly memorization. Focus on the MBE, that's the biggest hurdle and it helps with the essays.

Re: How to use Barbri early start?

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:10 pm
by Porkypots
anyone have a critical pass discount code?