myrtlewinston wrote:ashle484 wrote:I also would't waste time studying/practicing for NY mc. I had never looked at an NY mc question going into the exam, and I passed. If you study NY law sufficiently, the questions are easy.
Also, similar to the sentiments expressed above, I would dedicate your time to going through as many essays as possible and at the very least issue spot. I'm next to positive doing that is why I passed in Feb, because I had barely any time to dedicate to all the NY specific law since I was working full time. I should note that I was coming off of the California bar, which helped me out with the MBE, but still essay practice was key.
Congratulations on passing 2 very difficult Bar exams!
Thanks for your input re: NY MCQ. What was your approach to the MPT?
I just ended up using the same approach I used for the CA performance exam, but it was still a little different bc for CA you get 90 minutes and its much longer. The key for both is following the directions (not the time to be creative), making your answer look like the format they ask for, and finishing. As far as my approach, I just read through the file first, and then the library, and took notes/wrote out rule statements as I went (I'm not big into outlines). But use whatever works best for you.
I think the hard thing about NY is that you have to balance your time between the essays and the MPT. I did the essays first and gave myself 45 mins I think for each, and then moved to the MPT. I think I got lucky with not practicing this timing issue because the MPT in Feb was easy and so I was able to skate by, but I would suggest practicing the three back to back to get down a rhythm.
But to me ya the key for NY in my opinion was essay and MBE practice. I got a 152 for the MBE, which isn't an amazing score, but I think it got me to a decent position point wise and gave me room with the essays, because my essays definitely were by no means perfect.