AdaptiBar’s database of questions includes nearly every licensed question released by the NCBE from past bar exams. Before you begin answering questions in AdaptiBar you should review your comprehensive course outlines for each of the subjects in detail. Once you have reviewed the subjects, you may begin to answer questions. We recommend that you divide the program into "stages" of 350 questions each.
Do not answer questions in Practice Exams mode, you should start in Practice Questions mode only. If you are a first-time taker, you may answer the first stage by doing 50 questions in each subject. If you have taken the exam before, you should mix up all 7 subjects and answer the questions that AdaptiBar presents based on your performance. Answer the 350 questions over the course of maybe 10-12 days. Take your time answering each question and always thoroughly read the explanation.
Once you have answered a total of 350 questions, stop. Go to the Subject Performance chart. Expand all 7 subjects and print the chart out. Of the 36 subtopics, you will probably be able to identify 20 weak subtopics. Spend one day on each subject and work on the weak subtopics in each subject by reviewing your outlines. After spending one day on each subject, begin answering questions again. The program also automatically keeps track of your start and end dates for you for each stage in the Past Performance Table.
Once the counter tells you that you have answered a total of 700 questions, view your Subject Performance graph and input the dates of the second stage to see your stats for just the second set of 350 questions. Expand the subjects and print out the chart. Compare your performance to the first stage. Hopefully, of the 20 weak subtopics in the first stage, your studying has paid off and those have been reduced to only about 14 weak subtopics. Study those 14 weak subtopics thoroughly and then begin the third stage of questions.
After studying those 14 weak subtopics, hopefully, after the third stage, the chart will tell you that you are still only weak in 8. Then after the fourth stage, only 4. The idea here is to constantly use the questions to diagnose your weaknesses. The questions are not your primary source of substantive review for the MBE, the outlines are. You use AdaptiBar to easily diagnose your weaknesses and track your progress.
In general, when using AdaptiBar, don't be obsessed with answering a certain number of questions a day. It is important that you practice questions every day. However, all too often, students feel confident in their studying - they have practiced the number of questions their comprehensive course tells them to do each day. A problem arises when students become obsessed with the number of questions they answer daily rather than the quality with which they answer those questions. Anyone can do fifty questions a day; answering them and fully understanding the answers is another story. Study smart, otherwise, you are wasting your time.
We wish you the best of luck and hope that you enjoy using AdaptiBar. Don't be afraid to talk to us. The AdaptiBar Team is here to make your bar preparation experience the best it can possibly be. From all of us that have made this program possible, thank you for your support.