Guest Writer: Focusing on MBE vs. MEE

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Graduation is finally over! The feeling is wonderful, but bittersweet as well for me because of what is yet to come. Lots of people start calling you a lawyer, even though technically you are not. That itself adds a lot of pressure.

Many of my fellow JDs made the best of this event, but everyone also kept in mind that they had to start bar review the next morning. I am taking an online course, Themis. And so, my focus is to concentrate on the MEE topics first and then get to the MBE topics. Also, it is important to note that both sections have an overlap, so maybe that might be a good idea (to go over the topics just on the MEE).

The biggest piece of advice I was given is to focus on the MBE more. And this is where the Critical Pass flashcards come into play. I started some chapters on Contracts on Themis and have been going over the flashcards. These flashcards are a great way to go over what was covered in the lectures (especially what the main points were). Also, I believe that ample amount of time should be given to each MBE topic, instead of rushing through the subjects to complete a certain percentage of the course.

I am looking forward to using these flashcards to go over the important points in each subject and then do practice questions.

-- 3L at a law school in New York state

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May 24, 2017

I guess it really just depends on what your strengths are. I feel that the new format for the bar exam where they have 25 unscored questions really affected some of my co test takers. The MBE for me however was not the problem. I took it twice and the real reason I had to was not because I got low test scores on the MBE. Both times I took it I scored above the average score for the MBE. The MEE however was entirely different. The only real way to prepare for it is to write essays over and over and get used to writing them the way the Bar Exam wants you to write them. So for me I needed to work on the MEE but if you feel your writing skills are top notch and the MC questions is the challenge for you then work on that instead. Good Luck!

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