MBE Strategies Tip #1 – Torts

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Welcome to our MBE tip of the day series. This “MBE tip of the day” post focuses on Torts!

You will see 25 scored Torts MBE questions on the Multistate Bar Exam. In this post, we will review a Torts question together. Note that we have posted several MBE tips (which you can find links to at the bottom of this post) that focus on a specific multiple-choice question that many students answer incorrectly.  If you can master these questions, it could increase your MBE score by that many points if you see any of these issues tested again (which, by the way, you will!). These posts of MBE tips and tricks will not only cover substantive law but also strategy.  So each “MBE tip of the day” post covers one highly-tested area of substantive law as well as an important MBE strategy. You can sign up to receive these posts directly to your inbox for the upcoming administration at the bottom of this page.

We are going to cover a point of substantive law of negligence that many students have trouble with. We will also cover a general tip for answering questions — that is to slow down and get in the habit of answering some questions slowly and methodically  rather than racing through them.

Do your best to answer this question (before even looking at the answer choices and before looking at the answer below!) In order to get in the habit of answering question slowly and methodically, ask yourself the questions that are outlined below:  What is the subject? What is the legal issue? What is the rule and analysis? What is the conclusion? Try to answer these beginning questions before even reading the answer choices.

Then you can uncover the Torts answer as well as read more about our MBE strategy of the day — to answer questions slowly and methodically.

If you want to try another Torts question (that tests the same issue above), utilizing the same strategies,  please click on the link below.

We have 18 posts in our MBE series so far. If you would like to see MBE tip posts from prior days, please click on the links below:

If you are looking for MBE help, read our 10 expert MBE tips here. Check out our step-by-step guide to improving your MBE score, please review this post for an overview of tips. If you would like to have the next MBE tip emailed to you when we come out with another one, please fill out the form below.

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