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What are the most highly tested MPT tasks?

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If you are taking the multistate performance test (MPT) you may wonder what the most highly tested MPT tasks are. In this post, we tell you about the most highly tested MPT tasks and give you tips for approaching the MPT!  Continue reading

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The Key to Passing the Uniform Bar Exam: the MPT

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Many examinees take the multistate performance test (MPT) portion of the bar exam for granted and do not realize that succeeding on the MPT is key to passing the Uniform Bar Exam! In this post, we tell you why examinees ignore the MPT portion and why you should not fall into this trap!  Continue reading

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MPT Tips for Beginners

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In this post we give you some multistate performance test (MPT) tips especially for beginners!  If you are just starting to approach the MPT, you may feel unsure of where to start or overwhelmed. Here, are some MPT tips that will help you get comfortable with the MPT.  Continue reading

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When do you need to start studying for the MPT?

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Many students make the mistake of looking at the multistate performance test (MPT) a couple weeks or a month before the bar exam. In this post, we tell you why you need to start studying for the MPT early! By studying for the MPT early, not only will it be more manageable, but you will also maximize your chances of passing the bar exam!  Continue reading

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What are the types of MPTs I will see on the bar exam?

What are the types of MPTs I will see on the bar exam?

If you are taking the bar exam, you may wonder what types of MPTs (or multistate performance tests) you will see on the bar exam. In this post, we list the types of MPTs that you could potentially see on the bar exam. You can also see the frequency in which they are tested on the chart above.  Continue reading

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Multistate Performance Test One-Sheet: A Cheat Sheet for MPT formats!

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If you are looking for a super efficient way to approach the MPT, download our multistate performance test one-sheet. In the MPT one-sheet, we have the common formats for each of the major types of MPT tasks in one convenient page. (You can see it in the picture above, but you can also download a PDF of the JD Advising MPT one sheet here. The PDF copy is a bit easier to read and more printable!)  Continue reading

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Multistate Performance Test Tip for Beginners: Start with Baby MPTs!

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If you are like many bar exam takers, you do not feel super comfortable with the multistate performance test portion of the exam. And, you have probably not really looked at it. And you are probably more worried about the MBE. And have just sort of hoped your intelligence and writing skills would allow you to skate by the MPT porton but now you are second-guessing that. (Which is good. Better to realize you need help now than when the exam is over!)

Well, the good news is, we have a multistate performance test tip that will help all of you beginners! And that is: to start with baby MPTs.  Continue reading

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How difficult is the MPT?

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How difficult is the MPT (multistate performance test)? Many students wonder how difficult the MPT is. In Uniform Bar Exam states, the MPT is worth 20% of an examinee’s score and in non-Uniform Bar Exam states, it is usually worth about 10% of an examinee’s score. So, it is an important part of the bar exam! The real question is, how difficult is it?  Continue reading

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Which states administer the MPT?

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Which states administer the multistate performance test (MPT)?

As of 2017, 45 jurisdictions administer the MPT! Three jurisdictions will soon also be using the multistate performance test as a component of their exam (Massachusetts, North Carolina, and Kentucky) making the MPT a component of the vast majority of state bar exams.  Continue reading

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Top 5 Reasons that Bar Exam Takers Ignore the MPT

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In this post, we discuss the top five reasons that bar exam takers ignore the MPT portion of the bar exam. Hopefully, after reading these reasons, you will decide to take the MPT seriously. In fact, it may also help to check out this post on five reasons to take the MPT seriouslyContinue reading

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A Detailed List Of MPT Wildcard Tasks

List Of MPT Wildcard Tasks

A Detailed List Of MPT Wildcard Tasks

You may be nervous about getting a wildcard task on your MPT! A “wildcard” task is anything other than a brief, memo, or letter (which are by far the most common MPT tasks as you can see from our MPT chart).  Below, we detail a list of MPT wildcard tasks!

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Tips For Tackling An MPT Library

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Tips For Tackling An MPT Library

As you approach the multistate performance test portion (MPT) of the bar exam, you may wonder how to use the MPT library. The MPT library is generally composed of cases and statutes. Occasionally, you will see secondary resources like excerpts from legislative history, journal articles, jury instructions, etc. How do you use the library? Should you read it first? If so, should you read cases first or statutes first?  Here we discuss what we found works best. By having a good approach to the MPT library, you can tackle the MPT in the most efficient way possible and score high on the MPT portion of the exam!.

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What To Do If You Are Instructed To Write a Persuasive Memo MPT

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What To Do If You Are Instructed To Write a Persuasive Memo MPT

This continues our MPT wildcard series and is the very last post in our series! We have already discussed every other wildcard task that you might see on the MPT! Here we discuss one that has shown up twice on the MPT: a persuasive memo MPT!

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