I wasn't really gone, as you know, I was just hunkered down with my books.
For the last week I've been focusing on the subjects with California variations. I'm taking more time with them upfront and I'll hit them again in the last two weeks. I don't want to screw up an essay for lack of familiarity with the California distinctions.
I've been outlining and writing essays (copying, actually). Using the released questions, I make my own outline then I reverse engineer the released answers and compare my outline with the one that I pulled from both of their answers. Next, I fill in any holes in my outline, re-write it for clarity, then either write my own essay or copy both of the released essays.
I've focused primarily on essays in an effort to get back in that groove. I'll resume the MBEs next week. And I'm reserving Sundays for PTs.
That's pretty much it. Same old, same old. Next verse, same as the first. SSDD (or more appropriately, SSDGBX).
I haven't been posting much because I've been partaking in the comments. While it may seem to you that I only post here once per week it seems much more frequent to me because I get a copy of each of the comments. So my exposure to the content and running commentary is greater. I'll probably continue this pattern until the exam.
I ran across a great resource for those of us who are repeating the CABGX. it's a Yahoo! group populated with repeaters. It has a wealth of very useful suggestions for study methods as well as miscellaneous other helpful stuff. The group is called California Bar Exam Repeaters. It's a good companion to the other more established discussion group, California Bar Exam Primer, which is populated by first timers, repeaters, and those who are years away from taking the exam. The topics of conversation are somewhat more varied on the Primer group.
That's about it for now. Happy studying!