Desert Fox wrote:
kalvano wrote:Explain to me why the actual MBE score is so important. For me, it's only 40% of a possible 1000 points for the total bar exam. I still have 40% essay, 10% Texas Evidence and Procedure, and 10% MPT. I get that a high MBE helps make up for deficiencies, but some of you treat it like all that's important is an MBE score.
I am mathematically challenged, so keep that in mind.
Well in my state it's 50-50, so MBE is considerably more important. In 50/50 states once you get above 150 on the MBE you can do really poorly on writing and still pass.
But even in yours, MBE is only 6 subjects and you can really nail them them if you are good at MC questions and standardized tests. It's more controllable.
Written is much more random, in grading and subjects tested. You can really do well on writting and shitty on MBE and still pass. I'm just not going to count on it.
This. 50-50 states, a solid MBE score helps a ton. In Colorado, MBE's 50%. MEE is 30% MPT is 20%. Assume a 140 and the 155ish score above. In order for me to pass Colorado, which requires a score of 276, I need to find 121 points somewhere else. I might be able to obtain a large majority of that remaining 121 from the MPT, though I'm not sure how it's scored.
Also, the MBE is more objective. You either get the right answer or you don't. The essays are probably more subjective. Bank on the objective portion.
Also, I'm not fully convinced that a high MBE score = auto pass, but it's objective component's make me believe it's more important.
Also, I'll have to go back and review the lectures, but I recall the lecturers strongly inferring that one or two MBE subjects will show up somehow on one or two of my essays. Birdthisle––for Agency, Corps and Partnership--strongly inferred that those subjects will somehow show up in one essay. So between the MBE and the elements of Biz Orgs, I may have 3 of my 6 MEE questions.
Granted, just because those elements mentioned above may show up on 50% of my questions, that does not mean that they account for the full 50%. One question may be 75% family law and 25% torts. Also, my explanation of what Themis told me may merely be a hackjob of an explanation.