Which States are Delaying or Modifying the July 2021 Bar Exam?
Which states are delaying or modifying the July 2021 bar exam? The NCBE has announced a remote option for July 2021 takers. To get an idea of what states did for the last bar administration (February 2021), check out this post.
UPDATE 6/2/21: February 2022 exams will be in-person only, according to the NCBE.
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Is The MPT Easy? MPT FAQs To Help You Prepare
The Multistate Performance test, also known as the MPT, is administered as part of the Bar Exam in many states. Many students think this is the easiest part of the exam because all of the materials are provided and it is worth the least amount of points. While you cannot “study” for the substance of MPT like you can for the other portions of the exam, you can – and should – prepare for it. The sections below provide an overview of the MPT as well as tips for maximizing your points by avoiding easy mistakes.
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Free MEE Highly Tested Topics Webinar
Are you looking to improve your MEE score? In this free webinar, we give you tips on how to write high-scoring essay answers and how to study most efficiently for the exam by reviewing the highly tested topics!
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Should I Take Days Off During Bar Exam Prep?
At critical points during the study period, you should schedule in study breaks. It is important to maintain consistent energy levels throughout your bar exam studies. Therefore, it is highly recommended to take days off even if you feel like it is counterproductive. Check out our post on why we think it’s important for you to take study breaks to be successful! In fact, taking a day off to reset will help you rest your brain and allow all the information you’ve learned to soak in. This way you can return to your studies refreshed and with a newfound perspective! Here are 5 tips to help you make the most of your day off during bar exam prep!
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Tips for Answering MBE Questions If You Aren’t Sure
It happens to everyone during bar prep: you’re working your way through your MBE questions and feeling good about your progress when suddenly everything grinds to a halt. You stare at the question, but you’re drawing a blank. Should you skip it? Take a guess? To help you handle this situation, we’ve put together a list of tips for answering MBE questions if you don’t know the answer.
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Recent California Bar Exam Changes: What’s New?
Recently, the California Bar Exam has undergone a number of changes. Things like the new passing score and retroactive bar admission are big news – and rightfully so. California has traditionally had one of the highest cut scores nationwide, so changes can have a dramatic impact on applicants. Let’s review the recent California Bar Exam changes.
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How Long Should An MPT Be On The Bar Exam?
One question we often get is “how long should an MPT be?” This is a great question. In this post, we dive into answering that question and other tips you should be aware of when answering an MPT on the bar exam!
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3 Tips To Stay Focused During The MBE
One of the biggest keys to success during the MBE is the ability to focus. This is the longest portion of the exam with 200 questions over the course of six hours. Concentrating for that long over the duration of the test is a difficult task, and many lose focus at least once during the exam. With only about 1 minute 33 seconds to answer each question, you do not have time to waste. When taking the exam, follow these tips to stay focused during the MBE!
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Bar Exam Motivational Quotes To Help You Keep Going!
For those studying for an upcoming administration of the Bar Exam, we salute you. We here at JD Advising are first and foremost attorneys and we have been in your shoes. We understand the bar prep process from start to finish and are here to help you in any way possible. Whether through our bar preparation courses, private tutoring options, or our other powerful resources – we want you to succeed. If you stumbled upon this page during your bar prep, chances are you could use a little motivation. Everyone gets tired and fatigued during bar prep and some may start wondering “what’s the point of all this?” It’s easy to forget exactly why your studying so hard when there’s so much to do. Well, as we’ve mentioned in other posts, take some time to relax and enjoy some of our favorite bar exam motivational quotes.
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Need Help With the MPT? Access Our Free MPT Webinar Recording!
Are you looking to improve your MPT score? The Multistate Performance Test (MPT) is the most overlooked portion of the exam. Many Students put it off until the last minute, and then they are not sure how to tackle this extremely important part of the bar exam. If this sounds like you, reserve your spot for our free webinar. This free how to improve your MPT score webinar will be held on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 from 2:00 PM EST – 3:00 EST.
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How to Bullet Point a California Bar Exam Essay
While there are plenty of benefits to writing out full essays under timed conditions (particularly if you are not a great writer, or struggle with timing), writing out every single practice essay can be very time-consuming. After you have written some practice essays and have a good grasp on the process of writing an essay under timed conditions, a great way to gain exposure to more practice essays in an efficient manner is to bullet point a California bar exam essay!
A big mistake that we commonly see students make is that they ignore the essay section as they study and focus too heavily on the MBE section. One reason many students make this mistake is that it is much easier to practice MBE questions, which might take just a couple minutes each, compared to essay questions, which could take well over an hour each after you write an answer, check the answer, and self-grade your answer. Incorporating bullet-pointing into your study schedule will hopefully allow you to incorporate more essay practice into your studying without feeling overwhelmed.
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JD Advising’s July 2021 MPT Predictions
On the July 2021 MPT, you will have to complete two tasks if you are sitting in a Uniform Bar Exam jurisdiction. This is worth 20% of your overall bar exam score. The Examiners typically want to see whether students can write both persuasively and objectively. Therefore, it is much more common for students to see one objective task and one persuasive task.
To put yourself in the best position to pass the MPT, please review all kinds of tasks! You can find these in our free MPT One-Sheet, and our post on how to format MPT tasks. The best way to get good at this is to practice!
Note: This post ended up turning into a 10-page July 2021 UBE study guide. If you would like to receive a PDF version of MPT and MEE predictions, please download our study guide here! The MPT portion of it is below if you prefer not to download it! We hope you find it helpful!
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Bar Exam Crossword Puzzle
If you are looking for a different way to study for the bar exam, a bar exam crossword puzzle is a great tool! All full JD Advising courses include crossword puzzles for each MBE subject! In this post, we give you one crossword puzzle to try and see if using this study tool is the right fit for you!
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JD Advising’s July 2021 MEE Predictions
Are you starting to prepare for the July 2021 Uniform Bar Exam? Are you curious as to what subjects might appear on the July 2021 MEE? We have taken a close look at the trends on the MEE and created our July 2021 MEE predictions. Below is a survey of the essay subjects we think are worth extra attention.
Note: This post ended up turning into a 10-page July 2021 UBE study guide. If you would like to receive a PDF version of it, please download it here! The entire text of the MEE portion is below, if you prefer not to download it! We hope you find it helpful!
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What Taking An Online Bar Exam Is Really Like
Are you taking an online bar exam? Are you wondering what it was like for other online bar exam takers? In this article, I’ll discuss my own experience taking an online bar exam, from start to finish!
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