Pema wrote:Actual Mbe Q's. After reading the July 2017 posters on the day of/ after they took the MBE it appears the questions are nothing like Adaptibar. People who seemingly did well on Adaptibar practice Q's were shocked by the actual MBE Q's calling the MBE "a blood bath." I'm assuming they knew the law well enough, so the issues may have been more complicated/trickier wording and length of the modern MBE? Do they test mostly on exceptions? Thoughts on how the actual MBE differs from Adaptibar from those who've seen both? Thanks.
I passed this time. I'm checking the forum to see if I can help someone else pass. Paying it forward, so to speak. I found several discussions here to be helpful while I was studying.
I've used Kaplan, Barbri, and Adaptibar. Barbri's were by far the most difficult and most closely simulated the MBE. The trick on the MBE is to read critically and not immediately accept your first, gut-instinct answer as correct. Take time to check all the answers, just to be sure. Always, always ask this about each answer option: What would have to occur for this choice to be correct? Then ask if that is what has in fact happened. On the MBE, they're testing your knowledge of black letter law as well as your ability to think. Sure, one of the answers says something about equitable interest, but be so jumbled that it doesn't quite fit, but it uses the right words. Stop. That's the wrong answer. Go through each of the other ones to see which one fits the facts. What has to be true for each answer to be correct?
Whatever MBE prep you're using, practice. Always write out the rule statement for each answer, even the ones you get correct. Hand-write it. You're more likely to remember it. Buy a stack of legal pads and package of pens.