MPRE November 2016

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Re: MPRE November 2016

Postby rcharter1978 » Tue Nov 01, 2016 1:10 pm

Nonconsecutive wrote:I'm one "Practice Questions" section away from being done with all the online Barbri stuff. My percentages still aren't really where I'd like them to be, but if the thread crumb cake linked is still accurate, then I'm actually above where I need to be. Still have a few more days though, mostly just doing to be practice Q's from here on out, and I'll probably go over that outline at the front of the book at some point.

Naturally the MPRE also coincided with what has been my busiest week of the semester thus far as well. 8)


You're gonna be just fine. Even the guy on the Barbri video said like 38/60 is enough to pass in every jx. And I don't think you've scored any lower than that. You'll probably finish in an hour, but its good that you put in more effort instead of too little.

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Re: MPRE November 2016

Postby AT9 » Tue Nov 01, 2016 2:26 pm

Are the Barbri practice exam questions pretty close to the real thing? I read through their short outline and did the 90-ish review Y/N questions, then got 51/60 on the first practice exam.

I didn't time it but I wasn't taking my sweet time either. Seems too easy. I don't want to ease up on studying if Barbri is fooling me.

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Re: MPRE November 2016

Postby Nonconsecutive » Tue Nov 01, 2016 3:38 pm

rcharter1978 wrote:You'll probably finish in an hour, but its good that you put in more effort instead of too little.


Can you leave early? I realize this is probably buried in those exam instructions, but I'm used to being forced to sit in place on these standardized things.

Also thanks for the advice/reassurances ITT!

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Re: MPRE November 2016

Postby Slytherpuff » Tue Nov 01, 2016 4:04 pm

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rcharter1978 wrote:You'll probably finish in an hour, but its good that you put in more effort instead of too little.


Can you leave early? I realize this is probably buried in those exam instructions, but I'm used to being forced to sit in place on these standardized things.

Also thanks for the advice/reassurances ITT!

I've heard that you can leave early!!!

I feel like if anyone can be done with the exam in an hour, it'll be you.

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Re: MPRE November 2016

Postby Boltsfan » Tue Nov 01, 2016 4:34 pm

Nonconsecutive wrote:
rcharter1978 wrote:You'll probably finish in an hour, but its good that you put in more effort instead of too little.


Can you leave early? I realize this is probably buried in those exam instructions, but I'm used to being forced to sit in place on these standardized things.

Also thanks for the advice/reassurances ITT!


Yes, you can leave early. I bounced after 45 minutes if I remember correctly. Scored something like a 119. This is not an exam to be worried about.

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Re: MPRE November 2016

Postby star fox » Tue Nov 01, 2016 5:10 pm

It's only 60 questions. Don't see why I wouldn't be down in an hour at most.

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Re: MPRE November 2016

Postby cannibal ox » Tue Nov 01, 2016 7:38 pm

I'm not sure if it was just my proctors or is the case for every exam, but if we finished before 30 minutes left we could leave early (if you finished with 29 minutes left, you had to sit there until the end).

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Re: MPRE November 2016

Postby rcharter1978 » Tue Nov 01, 2016 7:46 pm

AT9 wrote:Are the Barbri practice exam questions pretty close to the real thing? I read through their short outline and did the 90-ish review Y/N questions, then got 51/60 on the first practice exam.

I didn't time it but I wasn't taking my sweet time either. Seems too easy. I don't want to ease up on studying if Barbri is fooling me.


I also smelled a rat....turns out I was wrong, or the person next to me stank. Either way -- as I remember it, the Barbri questions were spot on like the MPRE questions.

I never finish an exam early, and I finished with about 30 minutes to go, I refused to leave so I just went through and rechecked my answers and made sure I bubbled everything correctly.

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Re: MPRE November 2016

Postby anon3030 » Tue Nov 01, 2016 8:46 pm

cannibal ox wrote:I'm not sure if it was just my proctors or is the case for every exam, but if we finished before 30 minutes left we could leave early (if you finished with 29 minutes left, you had to sit there until the end).



This was the same situation when I took it back in March. You could leave as soon as you were done with the exam, but not if it was in the last 30 minutes. I think I left with about 45 minutes left (probably about 10-15% of the room had left bythat point?).

I think the Barbri questions were pretty close to the real exam. I missed about 15 questions on each of the two Barbri practice tests I took after reviewing the outline, and I missed about the same on the real exam, which resulted in 105.

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Re: MPRE November 2016

Postby crumb cake » Tue Nov 01, 2016 11:49 pm

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Re: MPRE November 2016

Postby star fox » Wed Nov 02, 2016 12:19 am

crumb cake wrote:If a state requires a passing score to be "admitted," does that mean you can't even sit for the bar exam without it? That would mean I only have this one shot at the MPRE or I miss the bar registration date.

No in fact I'm pretty sure you can pass the MBE and essay part even before taking the MPRE.

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Re: MPRE November 2016

Postby crumb cake » Wed Nov 02, 2016 12:47 am

star fox wrote:
crumb cake wrote:If a state requires a passing score to be "admitted," does that mean you can't even sit for the bar exam without it? That would mean I only have this one shot at the MPRE or I miss the bar registration date.

No in fact I'm pretty sure you can pass the MBE and essay part even before taking the MPRE.


Thanks. I just checked the actual rules of admission from my state board of examiners, and you're right.

Makes me think I should have just done this in the spring since this is really eating into my classes.

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Re: MPRE November 2016

Postby rcharter1978 » Wed Nov 02, 2016 1:22 am

crumb cake wrote:If a state requires a passing score to be "admitted," does that mean you can't even sit for the bar exam without it? That would mean I only have this one shot at the MPRE or I miss the bar registration date.



No, I took the MPRE after I passed the bar exam. No problem. I just couldn't be admitted to the actual California bar until I passed it.

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Re: MPRE November 2016

Postby lavarman84 » Wed Nov 02, 2016 1:51 am

crumb cake wrote:
star fox wrote:
crumb cake wrote:If a state requires a passing score to be "admitted," does that mean you can't even sit for the bar exam without it? That would mean I only have this one shot at the MPRE or I miss the bar registration date.

No in fact I'm pretty sure you can pass the MBE and essay part even before taking the MPRE.


Thanks. I just checked the actual rules of admission from my state board of examiners, and you're right.

Makes me think I should have just done this in the spring since this is really eating into my classes.


What? How?

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Re: MPRE November 2016

Postby buckiguy_sucks » Wed Nov 02, 2016 3:11 pm

47/60 today on a barbri practice test

Feel pretty good about that although it's the only test I've taken and I'm through all the lectures and online shit

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Re: MPRE November 2016

Postby Nonconsecutive » Wed Nov 02, 2016 4:02 pm

buckiguy_sucks wrote:47/60 today on a barbri practice test

Feel pretty good about that although it's the only test I've taken and I'm through all the lectures and online shit


I think 47/60 on your first test puts you in a spot where you can definitely feel good. :mrgreen:

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Re: MPRE November 2016

Postby malleus discentium » Wed Nov 02, 2016 5:03 pm

crumb cake wrote:If a state requires a passing score to be "admitted," does that mean you can't even sit for the bar exam without it? That would mean I only have this one shot at the MPRE or I miss the bar registration date.

Just FYI, at least four states appear to require you to have passed the MPRE before sitting the bar exam.

*Massachusetts: http://www.mass.gov/courts/court-info/s ... exam-info/
*Iowa: http://www.iowacourts.gov/for_attorneys ... lications/
*Kentucky: http://www.kyoba.org/Views/public/Conte ... age_id=221
*Rhode Island: https://www.courts.ri.gov/AttorneyResou ... n_2015.pdf

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Re: MPRE November 2016

Postby unsweetened » Wed Nov 02, 2016 5:12 pm

So I was reading on my ticket that you can leave, but not after the 15 minute warning. Hopefully it doesn't take even that long so I can beat the crowd to Waffle House

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Re: MPRE November 2016

Postby pancakes3 » Wed Nov 02, 2016 5:55 pm

unsweetened wrote:So I was reading on my ticket that you can leave, but not after the 15 minute warning. Hopefully it doesn't take even that long so I can beat the crowd to Waffle House


Well... now that this idea is in my head, I can't shake it. Def going to bump this thread on Sat when I'm checking into Waffle House.

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Re: MPRE November 2016

Postby buckiguy_sucks » Wed Nov 02, 2016 7:21 pm

damn you guys the closest waffle house is an hour away

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Re: MPRE November 2016

Postby Nonconsecutive » Wed Nov 02, 2016 7:41 pm

buckiguy_sucks wrote:damn you guys the closest waffle house is an hour away


Ditto.

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Re: MPRE November 2016

Postby Slytherpuff » Wed Nov 02, 2016 9:07 pm

I was going to hit the gym and then happy hour after the MPRE. Waffles sound better though!

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Re: MPRE November 2016

Postby unsweetened » Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:01 pm

Waffle House is worth an hour IMO. You're gonna be done with the MPRE an hour early anyways, right?

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Re: MPRE November 2016

Postby Nonconsecutive » Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:06 pm

Slytherpuff wrote:I was going to hit the gym and then happy hour after the MPRE. Waffles sound better though!


I think waffles can easily be worked into that rotation.

unsweetened wrote:Waffle House is worth an hour IMO. You're gonna be done with the MPRE an hour early anyways, right?


Sadly I have no car, I'm going to be spending 1.5 hours just to get to my testing location.

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Re: MPRE November 2016

Postby pancakes3 » Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:17 pm

Matinee showing of Doctor Strange sounds pretty good too.



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