RaleighStClair wrote:I know we're all in a similar position, and I'm assuming most of us are taking this for the first time, but I was wondering if you all have any theories or plans to prepare for the essay questions. I'm mainly referring to the MEE - as I'm in a UBE state.
My scores on MBE questions are pretty good; certainly passable, and I'm realistically hoping for a 145-150 on game day, scaled. But the essays that I've done so far (which is the first two for each of the subject covered so far - i.e., all that BarBri has assigned me) have been HORRIBLE. Like, I would be lucky if I got a 120 on those (scaled to MBE score). And this even goes sometimes for when I do one open book. I think my main problem, which is probably pretty predictable, is that when I see a question on the MBE, I know what the answer is, but it's hard for me to explain exactly why until I see the answer choices. This is a huge problem for essays, seeing as you have to be able to identify a rule, but also all the sub parts of the rule, and defenses, etc. This sounds stupid, and like I've never taken a law school exam before, but I don't know what else to do.
I don't know. Just hoping for a strong enough score on the MBE to outweigh my essays. Thank God for a 50% MBE weight in my state, and the 20% MPT, but I don't know if it'll even be enough with where I'm at right now on essays.
yooo i feel the exact same way re: MBE answers and worrying about not being able to have explained an answer in writing had the MBE Q been an essay Q instead, and it freaks me out. I crush the mbe shit, but I'm really worried about the essays. hopefully its normal at this stage. Im taking CA bar too which sucks bc mbe is only 35% and they have 2 fuckin days of writing bullshit