## How much will a high mbe score help me?

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wiscylaw41

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### How much will a high mbe score help me?

Got a 170 on the mbe. Now taking the essays in Michigan

Will I have enough time If I start studying now? Should I not worry as my score is high?

Tanicius

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### Re: How much will a high mbe score help me?

wiscylaw41 wrote:Got a 170 on the mbe. Now taking the essays in Michigan

Will I have enough time If I start studying now? Should I not worry as my score is high?

You obviously want to start studying now if you haven't already...

Holly Golightly

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### Re: How much will a high mbe score help me?

Does Mich use your actual prior MBE score? A lot of states don't

wiscylaw41

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### Re: How much will a high mbe score help me?

Holly Golightly wrote:Does Mich use your actual prior MBE score? A lot of states don't

They do

underthirty

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### Re: How much will a high mbe score help me?

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wiscylaw41

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### Re: How much will a high mbe score help me?

underthirty wrote:IIRC, you would need 76 out of a possible 150 points on the essays to pass Michigan. A total score of 135 out of 200 is passing. The formula to determine your final total score is:

[(4/3) x (15 essay total score) + (MBE scaled score)] / 2.

I wish that was the case. Seems like that's the old formula and now it's just essay + mbe/2

underthirty

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osheimb

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### Re: How much will a high mbe score help me?

With that MBE score you likely have significant cushion.

Regardless, I recommend the book by Holly Glazier for essay studying, in addition to the past few exams & model answers, of course. I did "traditional" bar study for the July 2014 exam, but I supplemented heavily with the Glazier book as the test approached. I passed easily, with a lower MBE than you have.