They also will tell you what percentage of your score on that question rested on your ability to identify each issue, and properly discuss it. Sample answers vary from the analysis of a question in that they are typically answers that real students have written.
They are answers that the bar examiners feel are of such high quality, that they are distributed as examples.
[Note: After finding out that I did quite well on the MBE, I can now advise NOT to fall for these red herrings. Even if you read the questions and would have a better idea of how to answer them if they were written in Greek, just take a deep breath, stay calm, and do your best. Don't make the situation worse by letting your intimidation get the better of you. The real MBE questions took me longer to do than the practice Barbri questions, so don’t assume that time won’t be an issue even if you generally have plenty of time left over after the Barbri practice tests. The idea was that I would need more time to slog through the questions I had no idea about (and they also say your mental subconscious will be working on the questions you’ve read even while you are doing the easier questions, so in theory you will be more prepared to tackle the harder questions when you get to them).
It’s possible I was wrong since I don’t know which questions I missed since that breakdown isn’t included with my score, but given my overall MBE score, I have to assume that the obscure legal doctrine answers really were red herrings.] 2. Everyone thinks they failed the bar after it's over. I definitely stuck to the time allotment for each question, but I wanted to make sure to get as many points as possible, and it follows that you can earn the most points from the issues you know the most about.
If time is a real issue for you, then this idea probably isn’t a good one because I essentially read each question prompt twice.
If you don’t know the answer, make up a legal test, and try to sound like a lawyer. Also, make sure that you are studying for the forest and not the trees. The bar exam tests your general knowledge with a few details… Last, so long as you are studying between six and nine hours a day, you will be fine. The series will include some of our most highly-read articles from past years, as well as new content for all those taking on the bar exam challenge. Basically, Barbri doesn’t have a crystal ball, so you shouldn’t take their word for it when they predict things that are unlikely to appear. JD is pleased to feature a series of posts on bar exam prep.After years of criminal law practice, she stepped back to homeschool her boys through High School.When she is not schooling her kids, writing novels on the criminal justice system, or writing for Magoosh, she enjoys spending as much time as she can with her husband and kids having fun! You took a class for about 4 months – and it all rested on one exam. We prodded the professors to give us a clue as to what we should focus on, right?! At least we are accustomed to that once we head into the Bar Exam. No averaging of anything done throughout the semester. We can’t study it all – not when we have 6 classes to cram for – please help! One of the facts of law school that many non-lawyers do not know is how grading works. You spot a potential battery and negligence issue against Bruno in the question. Then you jot down the elements you know you need to prove for battery and negligence.As an undergraduate student, we all had several attempts at obtaining a good grade in most classes. No one in the class had received a single grade on a single thing yet. In the analysis of the question, and in sample answers.You get points not only for having the law right but also for how you apply the law to the facts, and you can get points from applying the wrong law in a convincing way (I have a friend who got all passing scores from Barbri graders even though every time he had the law entirely wrong—his issue spotting was good, and he was able to very convincingly apply the wrong law to the facts). I know of some friends who had a whole highlighting system worked out with different colors and such, but for me, it was effective just to pull out the facts and law I wanted to use. I was constantly procrastinating, so the week before the exam I made myself “bill” a certain number of hours per day (I could never get past 9 hours on even my best day despite Barbri’s recommended 12). Don’t forget to take care of yourself while studying.