Best way to increase MBE score

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gladiator0flaw11

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Best way to increase MBE score

Postby gladiator0flaw11 » Fri Dec 30, 2016 5:34 pm

I've tried MBE Critical Pass Cards, Official Practice Exams, AdaptiBar and Themis Prep now which is helping the most I think. I sold the Critical Pass Cards after the first sitting when I failed but I'm thinking I should have probably held onto them. Anyone else suggest best way to prepare for the MBE on the UBE? Thank you!

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Re: Best way to increase MBE score

Postby zot1 » Fri Dec 30, 2016 5:40 pm

Practice exams is probably the best way to improve. However, after taking practice tests, you should look to see if there are major gaps of knowledge in certain areas of law. If that's the case, review your outline. Then practice, practice, practice.

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Re: Best way to increase MBE score

Postby justonemoregame » Fri Dec 30, 2016 10:30 pm

handwrite notecards for one or two of your worst subjects. A little time consuming, but it reinforces how rule-based MBE is, and helps with memory. Also, after PTs, or after taking any practice quiz, make note cards on the rules you missed. Review notecards.

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Re: Best way to increase MBE score

Postby trebekismyhero » Sat Dec 31, 2016 6:00 pm

I liked Lean Sheets for short busts of quick studying the last week when I was getting burned out. Generally, agree with Zot, the best way is to just do as many practice questions and tests as you can. I think the general advice is to do at least 2,000 practice questions and that seems about right to me. If you did close to that before, just do even more

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Re: Best way to increase MBE score

Postby Johann » Sat Dec 31, 2016 7:41 pm

zot1 wrote:Practice exams is probably the best way to improve. However, after taking practice tests, you should look to see if there are major gaps of knowledge in certain areas of law. If that's the case, review your outline. Then practice, practice, practice.

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Re: Best way to increase MBE score

Postby SilvermanBarPrep » Tue Jan 03, 2017 6:59 pm

Each time you answer a practice question incorrectly, write down the rule of law that had you known you would have been able to answer the question correctly. The idea here is to keep these rules separate because these are the rules that you'll need to make sure you know so that when a question later comes up testing the same concept you can apply to that question to answer the question correctly. These rules (that are generally explained pretty well in the back of the books) are your keys to answering questions correctly.

You also want to continue to hone the skill of 'process of elimination.' I am constantly stressing to the students whom I help with the MBE that this test is truly about figuring out what is wrong with all of the answer choices other than one, rather than figuring out what is perfect about one of the choices. Oftentimes the correct answer is merely 'correct' because it's better than the other 3.

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Re: Best way to increase MBE score

Postby LockBox » Wed Jan 04, 2017 12:33 pm

gladiator0flaw11 wrote:I've tried MBE Critical Pass Cards, Official Practice Exams, AdaptiBar and Themis Prep now which is helping the most I think. I sold the Critical Pass Cards after the first sitting when I failed but I'm thinking I should have probably held onto them. Anyone else suggest best way to prepare for the MBE on the UBE? Thank you!


I agree with some of the points above. My strategy would be as follows:

1. Do no less than 50 MBE's a day, no less than 2,000 before game day.
2. Learn from your mistakes. Read every explanation (whether you answered correctly or incorrectly).
3. Type out, into a separate word doc, every rule of law from each MBE question.
4. I used adaptibar which breaks down your percentage by subject. Each morning, I would start by doing 10 questions in my lowest-scoring subject, followed by 15 questions in the bottom three subjects. The last 25 would be in all 7 subjects. This allowed me to hone in on my weakness while still getting a variety in.
5. Work on eliminating reading comp errors. It's one thing to not know the law, but if you're getting a question wrong because you misread it you need to double your efforts at focusing, whether that means taking a break or hammering away at yourself.



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