Raven1228 wrote:How are you guys "studying" for MPT?
It feels kind of pointless...I don't know what I'm supposed to be doing for it since it's "closed world"
I've had a few people that passed with ease tell me the following:
1) The MPT is freebie points if you're a competent human being
2) Look at ~10 prompts and briefly go through the materials for those prompts (2hr total max)
3) Outline ~5 prompts in no more than 35 minutes each (~3hr)
4) Fully complete 1 or 2 MPTs including outlining and writing (~3hr)
That's about one day spent entirely on the MPT. I think that's all you need to absolutely smash the MPT. If you did Barbri, on the day before Bar Day 1, I would just quickly flip through the handout notes on the MPT. Other than that, I think the TX Procedure and Evidence section is where most of your 10% section time should be spent. It seems pretty repetitive and memorizable for another easy 8%+.
My plan of attack is to pick up the easy points from the 10% sections (shooting for at least scaled 8% on each) and try to smash the MBE (shooting for at least 32% scaled), since those things are predictable. That would leave me needing a pathetically bad score on the TX Essays (a little less than scaled 20% of the available 40%) to pass. I don't like the essays because you can know a subject incredibly well yet the question just happens to have some stupid little wrinkle that you didn't learn and then you're stuck with a low score. That makes me nervous.