February 2020 UBE Predictions
JD Advising’s February 2020 UBE Predictions: Are you starting to prepare for the February 2020 Uniform Bar Exams (UBE)? Are you curious as to what subjects might be tested on the February 2020 UBE? We have taken a close look at the trends on the UBE from the past decade and created our February 2020 UBE predictions. Below are the essay subjects and MPTs that we think are coming up!
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According to a nationwide survey of over four hundred stakeholders, the “strength of the bar exam” is the Multistate Performance Test (MPT) portion of the bar exam. The MPT was widely viewed as the component that is most representative of the skills needed to practice law. Continue reading The Best Part about the Uniform Bar Exam? (According to a Survey by the NCBE)
Should I Type or Handwrite the MPT?
The Multistate Performance Test, or MPT, is a critical part of many bar exams. It is even worth 20% of your final score on the UBE! Therefore, it is very important to thoroughly prepare and develop a strong plan for the MPT. For many, this leads to the question of whether to type or handwrite the MPT. Although we at JD Advising lean toward typing (discussed below), it is absolutely possible to pass the bar using either approach! If you are struggling with this decision, here are three considerations that should help you evaluate whether to type or handwrite the MPT!
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Is it common to run out of time on the MPT portion of the bar exam?
We get a lot of emails after the bar exam from examinees who ran out of time on the multistate performance test (MPT) or essay portion of the bar exam. They wonder if they can still pass and if they are the only students who ran out of time on the MPT portion of the bar exam. Continue reading Is it common to run out of time on the MPT portion of the bar exam?
July 2019 Uniform Bar Exam Recap (MEE and MPT)
In our blog post we give you a quick recap of the July 2019 Uniform Bar Exam, including what was tested on the July 2019 Multistate Essay Exam (MEE) and the July 2019 Multistate Performance Test (MPT).
[Note: Our blog post has been modified to remove any factual information from the essay questions/MPTs as these have not been released publicly yet. We still discuss the general subjects and topics tested.]
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Multistate Performance Test Instructions: Read before taking the MPT!
If you are taking the Multistate Performance Test (MPT), which is administered in the vast majority of jurisdictions, including Uniform Bar Exam jurisdictions, it is worth it to become acquainted with the Multistate Performance Test (MPT) instructions prior to taking the exam. Below is a screenshot of the MPT instructions from the February 2019 exam. Your instructions will not be identical but should be pretty similar. (You can click on the screenshot to open it in a new tab.) Continue reading Multistate Performance Test Instructions: Read before taking the MPT!
Tips for Writing an Objective Memo on the MPT
One of the most common tasks to appear on the Multistate Professional Test (“MPT”) is the assignment to draft an objective memorandum. In this post, we provide some tips for writing an objective memo.
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How Is The Uniform Bar Exam Scored?
How is the Uniform Bar Exam scored? In this post, we break down how to combine your MBE, MEE, and MPT scores to see what you need to pass!
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Are you a “good writer”? Make the MPT a priority!
It is so important to make the MPT a priority — especially if you are in a Uniform Bar Exam state! We counsel students every administration who are excellent writers — but who fail the bar exam because they do not study for the MPT. Continue reading Are you a “good writer”? Make the MPT a priority!
Five Tips For Writing A Persuasive Brief On The MPT
Five Tips For Writing a Persuasive Brief On The MPT: One of the more common tasks on the MPT is a persuasive brief. For this task, examinees generally must argue in favor of a client in support of a particular position. In this post, we provide you with four tips for writing a persuasive brief on the MPT.
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July 2019 MPT Predictions
Are you curious about what tasks you might be asked to complete on the MPT this July? Generally, the Examiners want to see whether students can write both objectively and persuasively. It is common to encounter one objective task and one persuasive task on the MPTs (although this is not always the case!). Read further to see our July 2019 MPT predictions.
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July 2019 UBE Predictions—by JD Advising
Are you wondering what subjects might be tested on the July 2019 Uniform Bar Exam (UBE)? We have analyzed which subjects have come up on previous UBE administrations and formulated our own July 2019 UBE predictions. Read further to see our thoughts on which subjects and MPTs are likely to show up on the exam.
Note: We put our post-bar exam updates in green font. We did not modify any of our initial text or predictions. Please see our July 2019 Uniform Bar Exam recap here if you are wondering what was tested!
Disclaimer: You should NOT solely rely on these July 2019 UBE predictions when you study! (For example, see this post on the accuracy of our February 2019 UBE predictions — some were correct and some were not.) You should study all subjects when preparing for the UBE exam. All subjects have a chance of appearing on the exam.
Note: If you would like a wonderful FREE MEE resource, check out our MEE guide. If you would like an overview of the highly tested topics, purchase our MEE one-sheets — our most popular product!! Lastly, if you would like an overview of the most highly tested MEE topics as well as an overview of the topics that are most ripe for testing, sign up for our Multistate Essay Exam seminar! Our seminar covered over 90% of the topics tested on the July 2017 bar exam. We also covered many of the topics tested in July 2018 (though we did not cover 90%!).
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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