How To Get Ready For the MPRE In Two Weeks
How To Get Ready For the MPRE In Two Weeks: The MPRE is a 2-hour, 60-question test on the ABA’s Model Rules of Professional Conduct. If you are taking the MPRE in two weeks but haven’t started studying yet, don’t worry! There is still time to learn enough to pass!
How To Get Ready For the MPRE In Two Weeks
1. Know what you need to pass.
This is essentially a pass/fail test. So, if you need to get ready for the MPRE in two weeks, you should focus on doing exactly what you need to do to pass. Don’t stress out thinking that you have to ace the test. Be familiar with what a passing score is in your jurisdiction and approximately how many correct questions that passing score equates to.
Additionally, not all topics are equally tested. Be sure to focus on the more highly tested topics (such as Conflicts of Interest and Confidential Information) that you are likely to come up on more questions on the actual exam. It is important to review ALL of the topics, but you shouldn’t spend as much time trying to memorize a less frequently tested topic such as Judicial Conduct. Check out our MPRE cheat sheet here to see the highly tested areas of law!
2. Get your hands on a good outline.
Many commercial courses offer free MPRE outlines. You might also have your own outline from Professional Responsibility if you have already taken the class. JD Advising offers a FREE MPRE outline that is superior to other options for a few reasons. First, it is based on the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct, which are the rules tested on the MPRE. You might already be familiar with your Professional Responsibility outline, but chances are that your class focused on the rules of the jurisdiction where your school is located, and not the Model Rules of Professional Conduct. Don’t waste time trying to figure out the distinctions between the Model Rules and your jurisdiction’s rules – just get your hands on JD Advising’s outline for free by signing up for our MPRE course!
Second, and more importantly if you are crunched for time, JD Advising’s outline covers exactly what you need to know for the test. Don’t try to collect as many commercial outlines as possible in hopes of discovering every nuance of every law that might be tested. You simply don’t have time for that! JD Advising’s outline covers the highly tested material in a way that is organized and easy to memorize.
Which brings us to the next point . . .
Using whatever method works for you, try to memorize as much of the MPRE outline as you can. The better you know the rules, the easier it is to pick the correct answer on the test (and not get tricked by intentionally misleading answers!). If you are looking for some memorization tips, you can check out this post.
Many students skip this step and jump right into practice questions. We strongly recommend that, with a limited amount of time, you learn and try to memorize the material first before jumping into practice questions. Practice questions are great to learn how to apply the law, but you have to know what the law is before you can apply it. We also talk about strategies for memorization in our course.
4. Do some practice questions.
Nonetheless, it is very important that you do some practice questions before the test so that you are familiar with the format of the questions and the types of fact patterns you will see. We strongly recommend that you use actual, released questions when you practice, which can be found on the NCBE website (there are a free 15-question quiz and 2 full exams available for a small fee). Other resources on the internet have additional free questions available.
You should do questions slowly and methodically. This means that you should stop and look at the answer after you answer each question. If you got the question wrong, look up the rule in your outline and make sure you understand why you got the question wrong so that you don’t get another question testing the same rule wrong.
We have over 120 questions (and counting) in our MPRE Course if you are looking for extra practice.
5. Create a study schedule.
Figure out how many hours you are able to devote each day to studying for the MPRE. Add up all of that time and allocate it to the following tasks:
- Reviewing/Learning/Memorizing the material – 50-60% of the total time
- Full practice MPRE (or two, if you have time) – approximately 10% of the total time
- Complete practice questions – 30-40% of the total time
You should try to allocate at least 2 hours each day to study. However, the more time you can spend studying, the better prepared you will be!
6. Take JD Advising’s FREE MPRE class!
JD Advising now offers a FREE MPRE course to help you prepare for the MPRE. This course includes on-demand lectures that are available online for you to watch/listen to during your studies. It also includes an outline, and over 120 practice questions. It has been rated five stars by students. If you are an audible learner, this is a great resource that you can utilize during your learning/memorizing time to go through the material in the outline.
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