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MBE Questions or Memorization

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:52 pm
by Itwasascam
MBE tomorrow

What do you think is more effective right now?

Going over outlines and memorizing stuff or doing practice questions

Re: MBE Questions or Memorization

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:07 pm
by Findedeux
Reviewing questions not taking them.

I don't think our fragile little egos can take a bad mbe score right now.

Re: MBE Questions or Memorization

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:22 pm
by Guccifer91
Findedeux wrote:Reviewing questions not taking them.

I don't think our fragile little egos can take a bad mbe score right now.
Correct answer: you drink to forget you took the same MBE twice already and then feel amazing not getting more than a few wrong

Re: MBE Questions or Memorization

Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:31 pm
by Neve
Both. You need to apply the law to the questions.

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/L2L68Z5 - 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.

Re: MBE Questions or Memorization

Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:58 pm
by SilvermanBarPrep
Learn the law and then make sure that you can apply the knowledge that you've learned. I've been around this test for a long time, and I can say with a lot of confidence that you will never become comfortable and actually feel that you have a hold of the exam until you've had an opportunity to apply as many of the rules as possible from the outlines. And that's why there is some truth to the idea that working through lots of questions is beneficial. I say some truth because it's also over-stated; you need to be working through the questions methodically and with a purpose.

--Sean (Silverman Bar Exam Tutoring)