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Then we get to wait for results! That will be fun too. I'm not sure which is worse; studying for the exam or waiting.
How do you figure your scaled score? I missed a boatload of questions on my practice MBE, -78 OUCH!
Quote from: 008 on July 14, 2008, 12:24:19 AMHow do you figure your scaled score? I missed a boatload of questions on my practice MBE, -78 OUCH! 122 puts you in terrific shape. The median was a 108 for that test and Bar/Bri said that even 108 puts you on good footing for the real deal. The scale shifts every year, but it seems like 13 points is the most consistent figure from year to year.
I'm not sure what to think about the Bar/Bri sample test. Correct me if I'm wrong, but they said in class it was harder than the actual MBE, right? Yet I hear from others that the MBE itself is harder- could just be the extreme stress of test day. Also, I'm wondering if that 20 something point boost they say you get by MBE time is just the curve, or supposed to be from more studying- I've done some more Bar/Bri questions but I don't feel much improved over the sample test- maybe the fact that you concentrate more on the MBE is responsible? The essays terrify me more than the MBE though- stupid secured transactions and commercial paper.
Has anyone finished the half-day exam in the MPQ2 book? If so, what are your thoughts on the difficulty level and whether or not this will be a good indication of what the actual MBE is going to look like? The percentage of questions I got correct on the half-day practice exam (77%) were far higher than any of my results on the previous simulated MBE (116/200) or problem sets (average between 8-11 correct per set).To quantify...I felt like 50% of the questions were "gimmies", or otherwise very straightforward applications of the law. I felt like 30-35% of the questions were intermediate questions where two answers looked pretty good and the remaining questions were of the types we saw in problem sets 5&6. Judging by what the MBE workshop lecturer said about adding roughly 30 points to your score, I'm truly hoping that this is what the actual MBE is going to look like.
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