We do not recommend that you study for the MPRE in a week in most cases. But, if you only have a week and you are going to go for it anyway, here is what we recommend you do!
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How to Study for the MPRE in a Week
1. Start by focusing on the rules.
So many students waste time studying for the MPRE by trying to answer hundreds of practice questions. If you are hoping to successfully study for the MPRE in a week, do not do this! While it is very important that you practice MPRE questions and that you get exposed to the issues that are tested on the MPRE, you do not want to start your MPRE studies by answering MPRE questions! Instead, you want to make sure that you are able to articulate the highly tested areas of law. Learning the law and then practicing questions will go a long way in helping you quickly see an improvement in your score and it will save you time and frustration in the process!
We have a lot of excellent resources for last-minute MPRE studiers including an MPRE Cheat Sheet with the highly tested areas of law.
Focus primarily on the rules on Monday and Tuesday if you are attempting to study for the MPRE in a week.
2. Next, practice questions!
We recommend you use real MPRE questions when you practice. These are the best source of MPRE questions because they are released by the organization that writes the MPRE. So they are reflective of the types of questions you will see on the MPRE.
You want to get exposed to enough MPRE questions prior to taking the exam. But in general, quality is more important than quantity. If you race through questions without understanding why you are answering them incorrectly, you will not be making the most of your practice. Instead, each time you answer a question incorrectly, write down why you answered it incorrectly. Then review your list regularly so you don’t make the same mistakes again.
You should still be referring to your outline and reviewing the rules but practicing can be your focus after you have a good idea of what the rules are.
Focus primarily on practicing questions on Wednesday and Thursday if you are attempting to study for the MPRE in a week.
3. Review smart and get ready for test day!
The day before the MPRE, review your outline and list of rules you didn’t know. Some students also find it helpful to make an “attack outline” or sheet of rules. You can answer a few questions today but I wouldn’t do any full timed exams the day before the MPRE. Save that for tomorrow!
Make sure you have what you need for test day (a photo ID, water bottle, pencil, etc.). And get enough sleep before the test! You can also check out our post on five last-minute tips to Pass the MPRE.
Focus on reviewing on the Friday before the MPRE.
Good luck on the MPRE!
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