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Quick questions

Postby rangers14 » Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:43 pm

Hi everyone, thanks in advance for answering some stupid questions.

I'm studying on my own (no course) for a UBE state and probably haven't put in the time I should. I've essentially only studied the MBE subjects. I bought a book that reprints all four NCBE OPEs. I've taken #s 3 and 4 and gotten 80% or more correct both times. Two questions:

1) Roughly what scaled score does ~80% correct on these tests correspond to? Do these scores put me on track to pass?
It seems like the online versions of the OPE give you a scaled score, but the book I have doesn't. This website suggests I'm in good shape, but I don't know how accurate it is, or if I'm reading it right: https://www.excellenceinlawschool.com/m ... score-aim/

2) As noted, I know basically nothing about any of the non-MBE subjects. How would you spend your last three days? Drilling the few main rules of each subject? Going over essay answers (from here: https://www.ble.mn.gov/bar-exam/represe ... d-answers/)? Forget the MEE and just focus on multiple choice? Figure out what the MPT is? Something else?

Thanks again, really appreciate the help!

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Re: Quick questions

Postby cnk1220 » Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:52 pm

rangers14 wrote:Hi everyone, thanks in advance for answering some stupid questions.

I'm studying on my own (no course) for a UBE state and probably haven't put in the time I should. I've essentially only studied the MBE subjects. I bought a book that reprints all four NCBE OPEs. I've taken #s 3 and 4 and gotten 80% or more correct both times. Two questions:

1) Roughly what scaled score does ~80% correct on these tests correspond to? Do these scores put me on track to pass?
It seems like the online versions of the OPE give you a scaled score, but the book I have doesn't. This website suggests I'm in good shape, but I don't know how accurate it is, or if I'm reading it right: https://www.excellenceinlawschool.com/m ... score-aim/

2) As noted, I know basically nothing about any of the non-MBE subjects. How would you spend your last three days? Drilling the few main rules of each subject? Going over essay answers (from here: https://www.ble.mn.gov/bar-exam/represe ... d-answers/)? Forget the MEE and just focus on multiple choice? Figure out what the MPT is? Something else?

Thanks again, really appreciate the help!



Don't ignore the MEE/MPT- that makes up 50% of your score together (20% MPT, 30% MEE).

Go over the main rules for each of the essay topics/look over a few past essays for each topic. Because you only have a few days left- if it were me-
I would skip fam law/conflicts as I don't think it's likely to appear as it just did in Feb. and focus on the predicted topics more- Wills, Agency/Partnerships, Secured Trans.

Go over some of the most common MPTs that appear- persuasive brief, objective memo, letter to a client, demand letter, etc. so you know the proper formatting to use for each one- these are easy points you don't want to miss.

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Re: Quick questions

Postby cnk1220 » Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:58 pm

rangers14 wrote:Hi everyone, thanks in advance for answering some stupid questions.

I'm studying on my own (no course) for a UBE state and probably haven't put in the time I should. I've essentially only studied the MBE subjects. I bought a book that reprints all four NCBE OPEs. I've taken #s 3 and 4 and gotten 80% or more correct both times. Two questions:

1) Roughly what scaled score does ~80% correct on these tests correspond to? Do these scores put me on track to pass?
It seems like the online versions of the OPE give you a scaled score, but the book I have doesn't. This website suggests I'm in good shape, but I don't know how accurate it is, or if I'm reading it right: https://www.excellenceinlawschool.com/m ... score-aim/

2) As noted, I know basically nothing about any of the non-MBE subjects. How would you spend your last three days? Drilling the few main rules of each subject? Going over essay answers (from here: https://www.ble.mn.gov/bar-exam/represe ... d-answers/)? Forget the MEE and just focus on multiple choice? Figure out what the MPT is? Something else?

Thanks again, really appreciate the help!


Also: 80% right is deff. on track to pass, not sure what scaled score that is but if I had to guess probably a 160? However, the OPEs are easier than the real exam so keep that in mind too.

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Re: Quick questions

Postby rangers14 » Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:39 pm

Thank you!



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