I asked expert guest and bar exam tutor Sean Silverman for his MBE tips and tricks. In this Q&A, you’ll learn how to massively improve and win at this critical half of your exam!
Sean tutors the MBE to students in all states and teaches essay writing to students preparing for the Florida Bar Exam and the Uniform Bar Exam. He’s the author of the books MBE Essentials, UBE Essentials, and Florida Bar Exam Essentials. Find his contact information after the Q&A.
Things you’ll discover:
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- What’s different about people who pass the MBE?
- Why do people get MBE questions wrong, and how can you improve on this? (Hint: It’s a skill)
- Real MBE questions vs. realistic questions?
- You actually have “lifelines” that can give you an edge in this exam
- Answers to more questions no one’s asked him before
So you want to pass the bar. You’re super serious about it.
You pore over your outlines, trying to make sure you have a grasp of all the rules. There are still other subjects to review. You don’t think practice will be productive unless you “get” the theory.
It’s all so overwhelming.
But you did it. You can focus on practice now that you’ve had a good solid review of the core subjects first. You’ve been doing a few MBE questions and looked at a few essays already, but now it’s time to buckle down and get to writing those essays (you’ll get to the PTs… later).
After all, they said to “practice practice practice.”
But something’s wrong…
No matter how many times you do it, every essay is a
The blank-page syndrome is giving you irregular heartbeats
and making you break out into a cold sweat.
You keep picking the incorrect answer choice on your MBE questions.
The prospect of grading your work makes you want to lie down on your bed instead.
Here’s why you’re stuck and what to do to get unstuck:
Observe the “10-40-40-10 rule” of bar preparation.
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