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What are the most frequently tested MEE/UBE issues?

What are the frequently tested MEE (Multistate Essay Exam) issues?  If you are trying to study “smart” for the multistate essay exam or uniform bar exam, you will no doubt wonder what the most frequently tested MEE issues are!

The first step to knowing where to focus when you approach the MEE is to be aware of the most frequently tested MEE subjects.  You can see a chart of the highly tested MEE subjects here.
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The Three Bar Exam Books You Need to Pass the Bar Exam

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The Three Bar Exam Books You Need to Pass the Bar Exam

The Three Bar Exam Books You Need to Pass the Bar Exam: Based on our experience with the bar exam, we’ve compiled a list of bar exam books we think are extremely helpful in bar preparation.  These books are meant to be used as supplements to your bar exam course materials.

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UBE Essay Frequency Chart

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UBE Essay Frequency Chart: Which subjects are tested frequently on the Uniform Bar Exam. To be the most efficient when you study, you will want to study the subjects that you are most likely to see. Below we reveal the highly-tested subjects on both the multiple-choice portion and essay portion of the Uniform Bar Exam.  Continue reading

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Tips For Outlining Bar Exam Essays On Exam Day

Tips For Outlining Bar Exam Essays On Exam Day

Are you having trouble figuring out how to best organize your essay answers? Creating a short outline can be an effective tool to help you with organization and time management. Below we provide some tips for outlining bar exam essays — try to incorporate some of these strategies as you do your practice essays.

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Bar Exam Writing: Be Wary If You Are A “Good Writer”!

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Bar Exam Writing: Be Wary If You Are A “Good Writer”!

While tutoring for the bar exam, we see students who are good writers often make two mistakes. These mistakes sometimes lead smart students who are good writers to fail the bar exam! Below, see how we advise our students to frame their bar exam writing to minimize the amount of time they spend on essays, and to maximize the points they receive!

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What are the Michigan bar exam Clusters? (And why do I NOT need them?)

What are the Michigan bar exam Clusters? (And why do I NOT need them?)

The Michigan bar exam “clusters” are this idea that certain subjects are tested together on the Michigan bar exam. Below, we list the Michigan bar exam clusters. Then, we tell you 3 good reasons for why you really do not need to memorize them.

The exact Michigan Bar Exam clusters are as follows: Continue reading

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If you’re taking the Uniform Bar Exam, you need this book!!

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The Best Approach to the MEE (Multistate Essay Exam)

MEE CourseThe Best Approach to the MEEIf you want to study efficiently for the MEE, you need to know what to study. If you don’t know the law, you will not have anything to write on your MEE essay response. Continue reading

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I Scored Low on the MEE (Multistate Essay Exam) – What Should I Do?

scored low on the MEE, scored low on the multistate essay examI scored low on the MEE (Multsitate Essay Exam). What should I do?  We hear this question a lot! Some students are very surprised when they get their Multistate Essay Exam scores back. They say “I expected to score low on the MBE — but not the MEE!” If you did not pass the bar exam, then it is crucial to figure out what went wrong. Why did you score low? How can you make sure you improve this score? Continue reading

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Multistate Essay Exam Cheat Sheets (MEE cheat sheets) – by JD Advising

MEE CourseLooking for Multistate Essay Exam cheat sheets (MEE cheat sheets)? Want an overview of the highly-tested topics on the Multistate Essay Exam? Look no further.  Continue reading

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How Are Bar Exam Essays Different Than Law School Essays?

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How are bar exam essays different than law school essays? The short answer to this question is—they are very different. But, if you are looking for specifics read further.

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How to Study for the MEE (and Study Efficiently!)

lsat tutoringAre you wondering how to study for the MEE (the multistate essay exam)? In this post, we tell you how to study for the MEE — and how to study efficiently!  The steps we list below will ensure that you will cover everything. They will also ensure that you spend the most time on the most highly-tested areas of law. It shouldn’t come as a major surprise that some subjects are tested more heavily than others. And further, that some topics within those subjects are tested even more heavily! So below we tell you exactly how to study for the MEE in the most efficient and productive manner.

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Where To Find Past MEE Questions and Analyses

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If you are taking the MEE, it is worth it to look for past MEE questions and analyses. The MEE questions are important for many reasons. First, it is important to practice them ahead of time to get used the format. Second, you will be able to identify patterns in the types of questions the examiners like to give. Lastly, the MEE answers are important so that you can “self-grade” your essay answers. This makes sure you are on track! And you will see that you improve your score as you practice. Continue reading

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Recap of the Essay Portion of the July 2016 Michigan Bar Exam

improve MPRE scoreRecap of the Essay Portion of the July 2016 Michigan Bar Exam:

Congratulations on being done with the essay portion of the Michigan bar exam!  It is such a relief to get the essay portion out of the way — especially when the exam is as difficult (and lengthy, and detailed!) as it was today. Continue reading

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RSVP now for the July 2016 Michigan Bar Exam Seminar

day before the LSATThe July 2016 Michigan Bar Exam seminar is coming up! The seminar is a three-hour lecture (that comes with a fifty page booklet!) where Ashley Heidemann, founder of JD Advising, LLC., will review the highly-tested areas of law that are likely to be covered by the essay portion of the Michigan bar exam.

During the seminar, Ashley also reveals her predictions about what will be tested on the essay portion of the Michigan bar exam. Statistically speaking, 1/3 to 1/2 of what she discusses in the seminar will appear on the essay portion of the Michigan bar exam.  Continue reading

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