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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Why Our Free MPRE Course Is The Best!

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Why Our Free MPRE Course Is The Best!

JD Advising is introducing a FREE MPRE course!  While we also offer private tutoring for the MPRE, we wanted to add a free MPRE course as well!  Our bar exam courses are widely regarded across the country and we have brought this same expertise to the design of our free MPRE course.  You can get the same quality outlines and lectures in the comfort of your own home!  Our free MPRE course consists of 13 pre-recorded lectures that you can listen to as many times as you need.  You will also receive a 60-page outline, containing all of the material you need to know to pass the MPRE.

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Topic 12: What Will happen on MPRE Test Day?

Topic 12: What Will Happen on MPRE Test Day?

What is the format of the MPRE?

On MPRE test day, you will have two hours to answer 60 multiple-choice questions. You should plan on spending two minutes per question.

Each multiple-choice question has four answers. Points are given for correct answers. Points are not subtracted for incorrect answers so make sure to mark an answer choice for every question. (In other words, you will not lose anything by making an educated guess!) There are no breaks during the MPRE exam.

The NCBE gives the following overview of what it is like to take the test:

The Pearson VUE Test Administrator (TA) will provide you with an erasable note board and marker during the test session. You may not remove these items from the testing room at any time during the exam, and you must return all items to the TA after the exam. You may not write on the erasable note board until after the exam has started. If you need a new note board or marker during the exam, raise your hand and the TA will assist you.

The TA will log you in to your assigned workstation. You will verify that you are taking the MPRE. You will have up to five (5) minutes to review the MPRE Instructions and certification screen. The MPRE will begin automatically after five (5) minutes, or will begin when you click Next. Unless otherwise instructed, you must remain in your assigned seat until escorted out of the testing room by a TA. You may not communicate with other candidates, including during any unscheduled breaks.

There are no scheduled breaks during the two-hour MPRE. If you need to take an unscheduled break—for example, to stand and stretch or to use the restroom—you must raise your hand and wait for the TA’s instructions. Your test time will not stop. You must take your ID with you when you leave the testing room. You may not leave the testing center building or access your stored personal items. If you need to use the restroom, you must use the restroom that is closest to the testing room. The TA will check your ID and capture your palm vein pattern when you leave and re-enter the testing room. Before re-entering, you will be asked to pat yourself down again (arms, legs, waistline). The TA will escort you to your assigned seat and log you in to your assigned workstation so that you can continue with the test. Note that long and frequent unscheduled breaks will be subject to further investigation and reported to NCBE.

During the test, if you experience any problems or distractions or if you have other questions or concerns, you must raise your hand, and the TA will assist you. The TA cannot answer questions related to test content. If you have concerns about a test question, make a note of the question number on your erasable note board and report it to the TA after you have completed the test. You agree to follow the TA instructions at all times. To ensure a high level of security, the testing center and testing room will be monitored at all times. Both audio and video of you may be recorded during testing. 

After you have completed the test you must raise your hand, and the TA will come to your workstation and verify that your test session has ended properly. You must present your ID again to the TA and return your erasable note board and marker. You must not leave any materials at your testing workstation after you have completed the MPRE. You will be provided with a testing completion notice indicating that you have completed the MPRE.

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Retaking the MPRE: How to Improve your Score

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If you find yourself retaking the MPRE, you are not alone! Many smart, capable students do not pass the MPRE the first time they take it. Sometimes this is because they don’t prepare well (the MPRE has a reputation for being “easy” even when it is not!). Sometimes this is due to the tricky nature of the MPRE and the difficulty in answering an ethics question in multiple-choice format. Other times it is just bad luck. Either way, if you find yourself retaking the MPRE, here are some ways to improve your score so that the next time you take it is the final timeContinue reading Retaking the MPRE: How to Improve your Score

Do I Need an MPRE tutor?

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You may wonder if you need an MPRE tutor. Maybe you have taken the MPRE before and failed. Or maybe you have your license on the line. Or maybe you have never taken the MPRE and are just wondering if an MPRE is right for you. In this post, we tell you if you should consider investing in an MPRE tutor.  Continue reading Do I Need an MPRE tutor?