Five Tips For Handwriting The MPT
Many bar exam takers debate between typing and handwriting the bar exam. There are certainly advantages and disadvantages to each approach. If you choose to handwrite, make sure you consider how it will affect not only the essay portion but the MPT portion as well. The differences between typing and handwriting the MPT are perhaps more pronounced than for just a regular essay. In this post, we give you five tips you need to know if you are going to be handwriting the MPT!
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Advantages Of Hiring A UBE Bar Tutor For First-Time Takers
If you are taking the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) for the first time, bar prep can seem a daunting task. You have to become an expert in the law, as well as the intricacies of the MBE, MEE, and MPT. It’s no wonder many people feel lost when they start out. A great option is to hire a UBE tutor. In this post, we touch on the advantages of hiring a J.D. Advising UBE bar tutor for first-time takers!
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A Recap of the February 2019 Uniform Bar Exam (MEE and MPT)
In our blog post we give you a quick recap of the February 2019 Uniform Bar Exam, including what was tested on the February 2019 Multistate Essay Exam (MEE) and the February 2019 Multistate Performance Test (MPT). Continue reading February 2019 Uniform Bar Exam Recap
What to Do if you Don’t Know How to Answer an MPT Question
Many examinees ask us what to do if you don’t know how to answer an MPT question. Some examinees “blanked out” when they saw the last bar exam “wildcard” MPT question. They got low scores because they didn’t even know how to start answering that question. Here, we tell you what to do if you don’t know how to answer an MPT question on exam day. Continue reading What to Do if you Don’t Know How to Answer an MPT Question
How to Perfect Timing On the Multistate Performance Test
The Multistate Performance Test is a critical, yet often overlooked, portion of many bar exams. If you’re taking the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE), then the Multistate Performance Test will comprise 20% of your score! Many other (non-UBE) states have added a performance test component to their bar exam as well. In most of the non-UBE states, your MPT score is worth at least 10% of your score. Thus, it is important that you do well on this portion.
In this post we give you three essential tips on how to perfect timing on the Multistate Performance Test. You can be an excellent writer in general, but without mastering your timing on the Multistate Performance Test, you won’t be able to demonstrate your skills in a way that will gain you points!
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How To Raise Your Multistate Performance Test Score
Too often, examinees overlook the Multistate Performance Test portion of the bar exam. It is very common for people to assume that their writing skills will transfer from law school to the essay portion to the MPT. However, the MPT is very different from not only the other sections of the bar exam, but from law school as well. It requires a lot of practice! And although the MPT is worth the least if you are taking the Uniform Bar Exam, it is still worth 20%, which cannot be overlooked. And you can still pick up many points on this portion! In fact, if you put in the effort to raise your Multistate Performance Test score, you can make up ground that you might lose in other areas of the exam! In this post we give you four tips on how to raise your Multistate Performance Test score!
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How To Save Time On The Multistate Performance Test
The Multistate Performance Test intimidates many bar exam takers. It is completely normal to feel this way! You might have felt comfortable writing briefs and memos during law school where you had plenty of time to research and prepare a final product. The timing aspect of the MPT adds a whole new dimension to this kind of project. During practice, you might find yourself struggling to finish the task on time! This post is for you! In this post, we give you tips on how to save time on the Multistate Performance Test. If you work these tips into your practice, you should see your timing start to improve!
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Four Tips on How To Study For The MPT
We often encounter bar exam takers that feel like they don’t need to study for the MPT. They feel like since they were a strong writer in law school, they will easily be able to succeed on this portion of the bar exam. This is not a risk you should take! The MPT is very unique and is a whole different animal than writing in law school. It requires a lot of practice! Don’t just assume that since the MPT isn’t worth as much as the other portions of the bar exam, you don’t need to prepare for it! In this post, we give you four tips on how to study for the MPT.
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I Haven’t Started Studying for the MPT…What Should I Do?
If you haven’t started studying for the MPT (multistate performance test) portion of the bar exam, you are not alone. The MPT is by far the portion of the bar exam that students put off the most! Here, we tell you how to methodically approach the MPT so that you can boost your score in the shortest amount of time! Whether you are studying for the MPT at the very last minute or whether you still have a bit of time before the exam, here we tell you how to boost your score quickly and efficiently. Continue reading I Haven’t Started Studying for the MPT…What Should I Do?
How To Format Legal Memos On The MPT
How To Format Legal Memos On The MPT: Too often we see students not put enough effort into preparing for the Multistate Performance Test portion of the bar exam. This is a mistake! In UBE jurisdictions, the MPT is still worth 20% of your final score! This means that there are a lot of points you can pick up here if you do well on this section! The MPT requires its own unique form of preparation, and thus it is important that you practice writing these before the exam.
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Uniform Bar Exam Timing Tips
Many students struggle to complete the bar exam in time. So if you struggle with timing on the Uniform Bar Exam, you are not alone. Here, we give you some of our best Uniform Bar Exam timing tips. First, we give you some general tips, and then we have timing tips that relate to each portion of the Uniform Bar Exam – the multistate bar exam (MBE), the multistate performance test (MPT), and the multistate essay exam (MEE). Continue reading Uniform Bar Exam Timing Tips
MPT Grading: What Score Would I Get?
MPT grading can be a hard concept to wrap your head around. While there is generally a legal solution that is the most accurate conclusion, an MPT is not as cut and dry as an MBE problem. It’s also not as straightforward as the MEE, which has far fewer legal issues and facts to consider. Your score on the MPT can be a little more subjective. In order to guarantee you pick up as many points as you can, you need to consider MPT grading principles. There are many things you can think about as you write, and then as you review, to ensure you have a high scoring MPT answer.
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Top Five MPT Timing Tips
If you are looking for MPT timing tips, you are certainly not the only one. One of the biggest complaints we hear after the bar exam is from students who ran out of time on the multistate performance test (MPT) portion of the exam.
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Three MPT Demand Letter Tips
While the objective memo and persuasive brief are the most common MPT tasks, the Examiners love to throw in some of the less common tasks in order to test your skills. This is why it is so important to practice all of the different types of tasks so that you don’t find yourself surprised on test day. One of these less popular tasks is the MPT demand letter. This task generally involves writing a letter to a third party (usually a lawyer) requesting they take, or refrain from taking, some sort of action on behalf of your client. You are advocating in favor of a specific outcome. In this post, we offer three of our favorite MPT demand letter tips so that you are more prepared if you see this task on the bar exam!
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Five Valuable MPT Bar Exam Tips
The MPT portion of the bar exam is often overlooked by many examinees in their bar prep. However, considering it is a very important component of your final score, you need to adequately prepare for this task! In this post, we cover five MPT bar exam tips that will be very valuable to you in your preparation. Don’t ignore the MPT, as doing well here can set you up for success on the bar exam as a whole! Continue reading Five Valuable MPT Bar Exam Tips