Feb17TBE wrote:maztastic247 wrote:vandyclark wrote:Curious- where are people completing practice MBE questions? I'm using BarBri but I'm not scoring well on the questions & need to work on that. Is there a better way to prep for that portion?
I have been using adaptibar this time around doing about 50 questions a day... I just used barbri last time and didn't do as well as I had hoped.... mainly because I suck at the mbe. Depending on your financial situation adaptibar may not be worth it, this late in the game... I know the NCBE has some old practice tests available on their website that may be worth looking into as well! Good luck!
I'd disagree. I think Adaptibar is totally worth it. I raised my score by 10 scaled points just by doing Adaptibar questions during the last two weeks before the exam. They have all the NCBE questions. I also got the flashcards this time around but I'm finding doing the questions is a lot better for practice.
It's the essays that's screwing me over. And for some reason, I can't finish the MPTs on time either. I failed the last time because of these two areas. I'm still looking for a good strategy for the MPTs. I just don't want to ignore it again this time because they "only" count for 10% of the score. Any advice from anyone?
I wasn't saying adaptibar isn't worth it... if I pass this time around it will solely be becuase I purchased adaptibar. I'm just saying financially speaking if someone can't swing it (not everyone has a couple hundred dollars sitting around to purchase adaptibar at a moments notice) there are practice questions/old tests on the NCBE website! But if someone has the money to purchase adaptibar it will be well worth it!
Essays (this and the P&E sections are the only reason I was even close to passing), do as many practice questions as you can, I'd recommend fully writing out the issue and the rule, then outlining the rest to save time and get as many done as possible. For the rules you didn't know make a flashcard with the issue on the front and the rule on the back. Review those every day and keep adding to them up until the day of the bar. This helped me tremendously. Out of all the bar tested essay subjects the only classes I took were family law and property (sans oil and gas) and those were arizona law... so everything I learned was from doing the practice essays.
For the MPT I wish I could help. I didn't do as well last time on the bar as I would have hoped, and I am kind of at a loss why... maybe if they ever got our reviews to us I would know... I did well in all my writing classes and I did decently well on the graded practice MPTs but for whatever reason I didn't do well on the actual exam MPT. I don't know if it was nerves or what. Good luck!