Understanding MPRE Keywords and Phrases

MPRE Keywords and Phrases

Understanding MPRE Keywords and Phrases

One aspect of the MPRE that students often overlook is how the question is asked.  When students have to re-take the MPRE we often hear that they never realized that the National Conference of Bar Examiners provides a breakdown of the “keywords and phrases” that often appear in the call of the question.  Understanding these keywords and phrases will help ensure you get a passing score on the MPRE!

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What can I bring into the MPRE testing center?

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Many students don’t do their homework before the MPRE and they are surprised that they can’t wear their watch. Or their fitbit. Or that they have to go all the way back to their car to dispose of their phone. Or that the photo identification required is very specific!

Here, we tell you what you MUST bring, what you MAY bring, and what you MAY NOT bring into the MPRE testing center. Note that we are just pointing out a few of the salient items. Please make sure that you take the time to read all of the updated test day policies on the NCBE site hereContinue reading What can I bring into the MPRE testing center?

Topic 9: How to Answer an MPRE Question

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On the MPRE, you will be faced with 60 multiple-choice questions in two hours. Understanding how to approach multiple-choice questions is critical to passing the MPRE. Having a good strategy to answer those questions will help improve your score tremendously. Many students ask, “Should I read the call of the question first?”  “Should I read the answer choices first?”  In this post, we dissect the best approach for multiple-choice questions that will help you maximize your MPRE score!

On the MPRE, most people have a gut reaction immediately after reading the question as to whether the attorney behaved properly or not. Often times, the multiple-choice answers play off this intuition and you may see an intentionally wrong answer that follows this gut instinct. If you are trying to increase your MPRE score, our approach will help you avoid being tricked and get even more questions correct! Continue reading Topic 9: How to Answer an MPRE Question

Topic 7: MPRE Topic Frequency Chart

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The best way to study smart for the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE) is to focus on the topics that are highly tested. As you can see from our MPRE topic frequency chart below, not all topics are treated equally on the MPRE! Some (e.g., conflicts of interest, where you can expect to see 6–9 scored questions) are tested significantly more than others (e.g., lawyers’ duties to the public and the legal system, where you will only see 1–2 questions!).

This is not to say that you want to ignore any MPRE topic. However, if your goal is to study in the most efficient way possible, you should pay special attention to the highly tested topics.  Continue reading Topic 7: MPRE Topic Frequency Chart

Topic 5: How is the MPRE Graded?

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Topic 5: How is the MPRE Graded?

Many students wonder how the MPRE is graded. Specifically, they wonder how many questions they should aim to answer correctly in order to pass the MPRE. Unfortunately, the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) does not release exact data on this. Thus, it is impossible to say exactly how many questions you need to answer correctly in order to pass the MPRE. However, we do have information at our disposal which reveals a lot about how the MPRE is graded.

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