Just Finished Kaplan MBE Final. Yikes!

WhopperWhich
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Just Finished Kaplan MBE Final. Yikes!

Postby WhopperWhich » Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:41 pm

First time taker in Illinois, where MBE is 50%.

Scored 115 on both my MBE midterm and final. Am I fuct? As evidenced by the topic breakdown, Ks and RP are pulling me down---each are sub-50%. Others are low 60s to mid 70s.

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Re: Just Finished Kaplan MBE Final. Yikes!

Postby Labhuershi » Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:25 pm

I think I did OK in terms of score - but it was brutal indeed. Harder than its QBank questions (imo).

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Re: Just Finished Kaplan MBE Final. Yikes!

Postby Thecharmishere » Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:58 pm

WhopperWhich wrote:First time taker in Illinois, where MBE is 50%.

Scored 115 on both my MBE midterm and final. Am I fuct? As evidenced by the topic breakdown, Ks and RP are pulling me down---each are sub-50%. Others are low 60s to mid 70s.



Are they the same exam as in Kaplan's MBE Practice questions (the blue book)?

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Re: Just Finished Kaplan MBE Final. Yikes!

Postby Mr. Archer » Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:55 pm

You should be fine if you do the same on the real thing. I think you're right at average. My average on both was a 120, and I ended up with a 140 on the real exam. Maybe spend a little time in your weak areas. But remember that the final is harder than the midterm and has some really weird questions. I would also recommended doing some extra essays and an MPT. Being in a 50/50 state makes the essays a good opportunity to give yourself cushion.

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Re: Just Finished Kaplan MBE Final. Yikes!

Postby SilvermanBarPrep » Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:14 pm

There is for sure plenty of evidence that the scores on these "final exams" from Barbri, Kaplan, etc., tend to be lower than the scores on the actual exam. It's important not to let up in these final few weeks so in that sense it's good that the scores tend to be lower. But you shouldn't take these scores as an indication of what your score will be on the exam; these tests are designed to be extraordinarily difficult.

Sean (Silverman Bar Exam Tutoring)

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Re: Just Finished Kaplan MBE Final. Yikes!

Postby JoLaw824 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:25 pm

Kaplan MBE Qs are supposed to be the hardest. I am taking Themis but had my law school dean send me past Kaplan questions to keep me honest in these last weeks. Needless to say, I definitely did worse on Kaplans. You will be ok.




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