I took three hours this morning and answered the first 100 MBEs from the BarBri Simulated MBE book. I simulated the environment of the bar exam by going down to the local elementary school and sitting in the middle of the Kindergarten class while I filled in the bubbles on the Scantron. Of course, school's out, so it was pretty quiet. (;-)>
Actually, I had to take the baby bar exam a few years ago so I'm familiar with the whole pressurized test taking environment. I only did the first 100 questions today because I didn't want to knock my study schedule even more out of whack than it already is.
I missed 30 out of the 100 questions. The breakdown: 5 Property, 4 Torts, 7 Evidence, 5 Contracts, 4 Crim Law, 2 Crim Pro, and 3 Con Law.
It's nice that BarBri provides the subject tested in each question in the list of correct answers. It is easy enough to figure out from the question but the fact that they tell you what category and sub-category each answer came from helps to pinpoint the areas of weakness for further study.
I'm thinking I'll do the next 100 questions tomorrow morning. I thought about just doing all 200 today but I wanted to go over the answers while the questions were still fresh in my brain. If I did all 200 today I probably wouldn't have been as diligent in the review process.
Then I decided that I will go ahead and send the Scantron to the company in Chicago so that I can see how I compare with the rest of the BarBri takers. I've been telling myself that it doesn't really matter how I'm doing relative to everyone else right now because my MBEs are a work in progress. But it does matter. Inquiring minds, and all that.