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Yankees1313
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MPRE

Postby Yankees1313 » Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:34 am

Hi all,

I have the MPRE next Saturday and I am going to start studying today. Do you think I have enough time and what are the recommended ways of studying? Thanks!

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Re: MPRE

Postby schwarz_zu_blau » Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:56 am

Me too!
I've been watching the Themis lectures and then will do the practice questions from Themis, Barbri, and Kaplan. I've heard it doesn't require much study, but I'd rather not have to take it again...

Damage Over Time
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Re: MPRE

Postby Damage Over Time » Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:17 am

Do lots of practice questions and read outlines. You can probably watch the lecture(s) once over if that suits your learning style. I personally did not benefit much from watching the lectures and got most of my rules learned by doing/analyzing practice questions.

Yankees1313
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Re: MPRE

Postby Yankees1313 » Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:57 am

Thanks for the response. Which outlines did you use?

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Re: MPRE

Postby Damage Over Time » Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:57 am

Yankees1313 wrote:Thanks for the response. Which outlines did you use?


I believe I received a free outline book from a bar prep company during 2L or 3L (iirc Kaplan, but they're probably interchangeable)

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Re: MPRE

Postby NoDayButToday » Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:16 pm

That's about as much time as I studied--a week or two. Used Barbri. Read about 10/14 of the chapters. Listened to many of the lectures, too. Did one practice test to get accustomed to the questions and get a sense for how timing would go. Was worried about passing since there was a lot of material I didn't cover. Passed very comfortably with a 114. I would say main advice is don't disregard the judicial ethics stuff because I think it gets disproportionate attention. I could be wrong, but that's what I remember.

Tony48
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Re: MPRE

Postby Tony48 » Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:33 am

Taking it this Saturday as well.

I'm kinda overdoing it. I signed up for Barbri and Kaplan (Barbri for the lectures/questions and Kaplan just for the extra questions).

But for Kaplan's multiple choice, I've found that the explanatory answers are horrible. All they do is repeat the applicable law in every set of answer explanations instead of explaining why that specific answer choice is wrong. Barbri usually ties the incorrect answer choice to the fact pattern while explaining why it's wrong. Kaplan? They'll go, "(A) is wrong because [Model Rule 1.2]. (B) is wrong because of [Model Rule 1.2]. And (C) is wrong because of [Model Rule 1.2]." They'll even do that for the wrong choices that are just as attractive as the correct ones. Like, what's the point of offering an explanation for the three incorrect answer choices if they all say the same thing? You never really see why you got an answer wrong. They even show how often answers are selected, and don't even offer a distinction when the wrong answer is selected more often than the right answer. That's crazy. At least offer some insight into why people are selecting the wrong one over the right one.

Oh well. I'm just doing Kaplan for the extra practice because I definitely don't want to take it over again. I'm kinda doing this backwards; I took the FL bar in July (passed) and now I'm doing the MPRE. So now that I'm this close, I definitely don't want to take anything for granted.

Yankees1313
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Re: MPRE

Postby Yankees1313 » Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:29 am

Does anyone have any advice where to take practice exams for the MPRE?

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Minnietron
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Re: MPRE

Postby Minnietron » Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:34 am

I'm taking them at my home. I've alternated between the couch and bed. I've seen significantly higher scores in bed, so I've petitioned NCBE to let me bring my bed to the testing center. (Fingers crossed they approve the accommodation!)

Yankees1313
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Re: MPRE

Postby Yankees1313 » Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:41 am

I should have elaborated... where online are you all finding the practice exams because I only found 2 on the MPRE site.

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Minnietron
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Re: MPRE

Postby Minnietron » Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:33 am

Themis/Barbri/Kaplan all have free MPRE practice questions. You have to sign up for the course, but it is free.

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Re: MPRE

Postby Kummel » Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:02 am

can the MPRE photo be on regular printer paper or do i need to waste $10 at CVS for an actual passport photo?

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Re: MPRE

Postby Tony48 » Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:18 pm

Kummel wrote:can the MPRE photo be on regular printer paper or do i need to waste $10 at CVS for an actual passport photo?


I figure that regular paper is fine. It doesn't say anything about "quality" (or even if it has to be in color, but I presume that they want a color picture).




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