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Lawstudent312

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Mbe help

Postby Lawstudent312 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:27 pm

Anyone have ideas for doing well on mbe

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Re: Mbe help

Postby Moabit » Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:05 pm

What helped me was always trying to choose the right answer.

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Re: Mbe help

Postby SilvermanBarPrep » Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:01 pm

Believe it or not there are just two components and it turns out the 2nd one is more important than the first. You have to have the knowledge and that comes from the hours and hours of studying. And you have to have the skills to take that knowledge, attach it to a set of facts (legal analysis), and draw a conclusion based on that analysis.

Perhaps the secret here is that the skills are more important than the knowledge and yet so much of bar prep is focused on the knowledge. Show me someone who can excel at a sport only by reading a book about that sport. It's quite similar with this exam; you have to play the game a lot to be able to play it well.

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Re: Mbe help

Postby Neve » Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:19 pm

My running list of MBE supplements:

1) Emanuel's Strategies and Tactics for the MBE - available on Amazon. Fairly cheap book. Has good tips on approaching the MBE and contains lots of practice questions.

2) Adaptibar (http://www.adaptibar.com) - I didn't use this, but wish I had since it has received raving reviews. The only con to Adaptibar is the price.

3) Barmax MBE Questions (https://getbarmax.com/barmax-mbe-questions/ - supposedly "comparable" to Adaptibar). At only $249, it's a good price, but Adaptibar has tracking tools to individualize your MBE study and show your progress in a method that Barmax can't. But Barmax seems to be more economical than Adaptibar. You also need an iOS device to use it.

4) OPE from the MBE site to practice the most recent test questions: http://store.ncbex.org/all-online-practice-exams/. OPE it isn't the cheapest option, but these are real, recent MBE questions and not the souped up Barbri ones. Barbri questions are not representative of the modern MBE. I hear Barmax has all these OPEs included.

5) Critical Pass (http://criticalpass.refr.cc/7BXG585 referral link contains a discount code for $$ off) - Great flashcards for the MBE! You can't apply the law to an MBE question, if you don't know the law. I used Critical Pass for my bar study along with the CMR from Barbri and their simulated questions (although the Barbri questions are very different than actual MBE questions). I also used Emanuel's S&T during my study period, but not as much as I should have since it's a great resource.

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Re: Mbe help

Postby FND » Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:45 pm

what worked for me was doing a gazillion practice questions

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