Here at AdaptiBar, we receive questions from students year-round. However, one of the most commonly-asked questions as the exam draws near is “Is it too late to start studying with AdaptiBar?”
Whether it’s two months or two weeks before the bar exam, here are the top 3 reasons we believe that it’s never too late to start prepping with AdaptiBar:
- Answering licensed MBE questions is always beneficial. AdaptiBar will show you the format and content of what you will actually see on exam day.
- The closer it gets to exam day, the more important it is to study your weaknesses. AdaptiBar recognizes the areas that you are performing strongest and weakest in, then feeds you more questions in your areas of weakness.
- It gives you a sense of your internal timing. You won’t have to answer hundreds of questions in the program to check your timing performance and determine if you are projected to complete the bar exam on time.
If you choose to start using AdaptiBar fairly close to your bar exam, these tips can help:
Spend at least 2 or 3 days answering practice MBE questions in Practice Questions Mode.
This will 1) allow you to get a feel for licensed questions and 2) help you understand your strong and weak areas. Try to answer between 30 and 50 questions per day, but don’t move on to the next question until you fully understand why you got each answer correct or incorrect.
Once you have answered 50 to 100 questions, look at your Timing Performance and Timing Analysis charts.
These resources will show you the time at which you answer questions with the greatest accuracy and an estimated exam completion time. Use these numbers to see if you are on track for the bar exam, or if may need some extra focus on timing.
Don’t focus too much on the ‘Overall Average’ on your Dashboard.
This percentage is incredibly accurate in predicting your actual MBE score…once 1300 questions have been answered, that is! Since you most likely won’t be answering 1300 questions before the bar exam, focus more on your subject performance and timing statistics under the ‘Performance’ tab.
Once you have identified your primary strengths and weaknesses under ‘Subject Performance’, study your weaknesses in your outlines.
We typically recommend that you primarily focus on your weaknesses while still making time to study your strengths. The purpose of this is to ensure that you are consistently improving, without forgetting any key information on the exam. However, if the bar exam is only a few weeks away and you have limited time to study, it will be more beneficial for you to focus on your weaknesses as much as possible.
Practice like today is exam day.
Take every practice MBE question seriously, and commit to maximizing your study time while minimizing distractions. Simply put, if you are passively answering questions and reading answer explanations, you won’t see the results you want in the time you want to get them in.\
Start your MBE confidence boost now with AdaptiBar MBE Simulator.