UBE Exam Retaker Advice Form

If you complete the Primary Information and UBE Grading Sheet Information sections, I will send you a free UBE score analysis report. Many examinees have used this 12 page free analysis to structure their studying and pass on their next attempt. For example, a failing J16 examinee who passed in F17 told me: "Your analysis and advice was instrumental for my retake in February 2017 and I found out I passed last week by 7 points after failing by 11 pts in July 2016! All in all, an 18 point swing while working full time and studying part time! The pass rate in my state was 40%. Thanks for all your help and analysis!" Click to see a sample of the Feb 2017 UBE score report I currently provide to failing examinees. If you also complete the other sections of this form, I will give you advice that is specific to your situation. Alternatively, you can email your score sheet to joe@seperac.com while filling out the other sections. Please try to be as complete as possible, as I try to identify correlations with your exam scores, study data and examinee information (e.g. MBE, LSAT, LGPA, UGPA and MPRE scores). All submitted information is treated confidentially. Examinees who order their essays/MPTs and submit them to me can also receive a free 35+ page Essay/MPT analysis.

Now that NCBE is releasing MBE sub-scores again, this Score Analysis Report will tell you exactly where you had problems on the exam. The chart of your WORST to best exam items (based on how many UBE points away from passing) calculates how much each discrete section of the exam contributed to your total score and then sorts the sections from worst to best. You can use this information to guide your study by putting more effort into your worst areas. Furthermore, the ESTIMATED RAW MBE SCORES chart will estimate your MBE % correct which you can use to assess the effectiveness of your MBE practice questions (e.g. if you scored 70% correct in practice on Civil Procedure MBE questions but only 40% correct on the exam, you should find a new source of Civil Procedure MBE practice questions). Again, all information submitted is treated confidentially.

Please make sure to complete all the fields. If you are not certain, estimations are OK.

Primary Information

Name:
Email Address:
Re-Enter Email Address:
Exam taken:
Exam State:
Handwritten or Laptop:

 

UBE Grading Sheet Information

MEE Essay Question 1:
MEE Essay Question 2:
MEE Essay Question 3:
MEE Essay Question 4:
MEE Essay Question 5:
MEE Essay Question 6:
MPT Question 1:
MPT Question 2:
Written Score (or Essay Scaled):
MBE Score (or MBE Scaled):
Total Score/Total Scaled Score:
% of National Examinees below your score (please enter the entire number including the decimal value but omit the % sign - e.g. 54.6)  
Civil Procedure:
Constitutional Law:
Contracts:
Criminal Law:
Evidence:
Real Property:
Torts:
MBE Total/National Scaled Score Percentile:

 


UBE Exam Overview

Exam Location:
Date you arrived in the city of the Exam Location:
Did you request ADA accommodations:
Did you receive ADA accommodations:

If you had to identify one thing that helped you the MOST on the exam (e.g. a bar review, a book, a supplement, a study method, an exam strategy, etc), what would it be:

If you had to identify one thing that helped you the LEAST on the exam, what would it be:

Any additional comments. For example, did you have any problems during the exam (severe anxiety issues, computer problems, wrote in the wrong book, did not answer an essay or MPT, proctor problems, hotel problems, etc) or was there anything unique about your attempt (e.g. details about your ADA accommodations, used a tutor):

UBE Component Information

Please enter the information as best as you can (guesstimates are better than blank answers)

MBE Component (50% of your total UBE score)

For the MBE AM session, how much time (in minutes) did you have left over after completely answering the 100 questions:
If you failed to finish the MBE AM session, how many MBE questions did you fail to answer (i.e. you did not mark an answer, not even a guess):
If you ran out of time on the MBE AM session, how many MBE questions did you guess on (e.g. guessed C for all choices):
If you guessed on questions in the MBE AM session, how did you guess:
   
For the MBE PM session, how much time (in minutes) did you have left over after completely answering the 100 questions:
If you failed to finish the MBE PM session, how many MBE questions did you fail to answer (i.e. you did not mark an answer, not even a guess):
If you ran out of time on the MBE PM session, how many MBE questions did you guess on (e.g. guessed C for all choices):
If you guessed on questions in the MBE PM session, how did you guess:
   
Which MBE question did you regard as the most difficult (be generic to avoid copyright issues):
  

Based on your overall MBE study and MBE study materials, if you had to identify one thing that helped you most on the MBE, what would that be:

MEE Component (30% of your total UBE score)

MEE Essay Information
Was your answer to Essay 1 100% complete? If not, what percentage complete was the essay (e.g. 90% means your answer was 90% complete
and you could have written 10% more if you had the time):
Was your answer to Essay 2 100% complete? If not, what percentage complete was the essay (e.g. 90% means your answer was 90% complete
and you could have written 10% more if you had the time):
Was your answer to Essay 3 100% complete? If not, what percentage complete was the essay (e.g. 90% means your answer was 90% complete
and you could have written 10% more if you had the time):
Was your answer to Essay 4 100% complete? If not, what percentage complete was the essay (e.g. 90% means your answer was 90% complete
and you could have written 10% more if you had the time):
Was your answer to Essay 5 100% complete? If not, what percentage complete was the essay (e.g. 90% means your answer was 90% complete
and you could have written 10% more if you had the time):
Was your answer to Essay 6 100% complete? If not, what percentage complete was the essay (e.g. 90% means your answer was 90% complete
and you could have written 10% more if you had the time):
   

Based on your overall MEE study and MEE study materials, if you had to identify one thing that helped you most on the MEE, what would that be:


MPT Component (20% of your total UBE score)

MPT Information
Was your answer to MPT 1 100% complete? If not, what percentage complete was the MPT (e.g. 90% means your answer was 90% complete
and you could have written 10% more if you had the time):
Was your answer to MPT 2 100% complete? If not, what percentage complete was the MPT (e.g. 90% means your answer was 90% complete
and you could have written 10% more if you had the time):
   

Based on your overall MPT study and MPT study materials, if you had to identify one thing that helped you most on the MPT, what would that be:

 

Study Information

For this exam, what percentage of your total overall study time was spent on the MBE portion of the exam (MBE, MEE, MPT portions should add up to 100%):
For this exam, what percentage of your total overall study time was spent on the MEE portion of the exam (MBE, MEE, MPT portions should add up to 100%):
For this exam, what percentage of your total overall study time was spent on the MPT portion of the exam (MBE, MEE, MPT portions should add up to 100%):
Approximately how many days did you study for the exam:
How many hours per day (on average) did you study:
Based on your overall study, how many total quality hours did you study for the exam (e.g. sitting down at a desk in a quiet room):
Based on your overall study, how many total non-quality hours did you study for the exam (e.g. listening to MP3s while exercising or commuting):
Did you work while you studied for the exam:
If so, did you take off from work at some point? How long:
What bar review course did you take for this attempt:
What percentage of the bar review course did you complete:
Based on your overall study and study materials, which did you find the most useful:

Specify any supplemental bar review materials, courses or tutors you used for the last exam (e.g. Adaptibar, Bestmultis, Lean Sheets, Critical Pass Flashcards) and rank them in their order of effectiveness:


MBE Study

For this exam, how many TOTAL MBE multiple choice questions overall (i.e. PMBR + Barbri + Adaptibar + etc) did you answer in practice:
For this exam, how many BARBRI multiple choice questions did you answer in practice:
For this exam, how many KAPLAN/PMBR multiple choice questions did you answer in practice:
For this exam, how many THEMIS multiple choice questions did you answer in practice:
For this exam, how many ADAPTIBAR multiple choice questions did you answer in practice:
For this exam, how many PIEPER multiple choice questions did you answer in practice:
For this exam, how many NCBE multiple choice questions did you answer in practice:
For this exam, how many OTHER multiple choice questions did you answer in practice:
Of the different MBE practice questions that you used, please rank them in order of importance based on how well they represented the actual MBE exam questions (e.g. 1. Kaplan/PMBR, 2. Adaptibar, etc.):
Did you keep track of your MBE practice scores (on paper or in a spreadsheet) when you studied:
What was your overall question percentage correct on MBE practice questions (e.g. 65% right, 70% right, etc):
How were you scoring on MBE practice questions about 10 days before the exam (e.g. 65% right, 70% right, etc):
Did you make an MBE "Rules" outline (or flashcards) for the MBE multiple choice questions you answered wrong or right for the wrong reasons:
If so, how many MBE "Rules" did you make overall:
If you made MBE rules/flashcards, how frequently did you review/study these rules/flashcards:
What review book did you use as your primary source for MBE law (e.g. BARBRI Conviser):
Did you study commercial outlines for the MBE (e.g. BARBRI's outlines) or did you make your own outlines for the MBE:
How did you answer the MBE practice questions (e.g. one at a time and then review each answer; in blocks of 10; in blocks of 100, etc):
When did you stop practicing MBE practice questions and focus on memorizing your outlines:
Have you ever read/answered the Strategies and Tactics books by Emmanuel:
If you took NCBE's OPE-1 exam for this attempt, what was your overall OPE-1 score:
How many times have you taken the OPE-1 exam (enter 1 if this was your first time taking the exam):
If you took NCBE's OPE-2 exam for this attempt, what was your overall OPE-2 score:
How many times have you taken the OPE-2 exam (enter 1 if this was your first time taking the exam):
If you took NCBE's OPE-3 exam for this attempt, what was your overall OPE-3 score:
How many times have you taken the OPE-3 exam (enter 1 if this was your first time taking the exam):
If you took NCBE's OPE-4 exam for this attempt, what was your overall OPE-4 score:
How many times have you taken the OPE-4 exam (enter 1 if this was your first time taking the exam):
If you took the ADAPTIBAR, what was your overall % correct:
If you took the BARBRI Simulated Exam, what was your raw score:
If you took the KAPLAN Simulated Exam, what was your raw score:
Did you took any other simulated exams, what were the exams and your raw scores on them:
Did you do anything special/unique when studying for the MBE:
What material did you find the most helpful in your MBE study:

 

MEE Study

How many MEE essays did you answer in practice (i.e. taking 30 minutes to write out a full answer) and review the answer (put 0 for none):
How many MEE essays did you outline in practice (i.e. taking 10-15 minutes to issue spot) and review the answer (put 0 for none):
How many MEE essays did you read in practice (i.e. taking 5 minutes to read the question) and review the answer (put 0 for none):
What review book did you use as your primary source for MEE law (e.g. BARBRI Conviser):
Did you read a good portion of the MEE questions and answers from the released MEE essays from 2011-2016:
Did you do anything special/unique when studying for the MEE Essays:
What material did you find the most helpful in your MEE study:


MPT Study

How many MPTs did you answer in practice (i.e. taking 90 minutes to write out a full answer) and review the answer (put 0 for none):
How many MPTs did you outline in practice (i.e. taking 20-40 minutes to issue spot) and review the answer (put 0 for none):
How many MPTs did you read in practice (i.e. taking 15 minutes to read the question) and review the answer (put 0 for none):
What review book/material did you use as your primary source for MPT study/practice:
Did you do anything special/unique when studying for the MPT:
What material did you find the most helpful in your MPT study:

 

Subscription Site (only complete this section if you were a subscriber)

The more information you provide, the more effective my future analysis.

Did you use the Study Time Allocation Calculator on the subscription site to allocate your study time:
On the MBE, what percentage of MBE questions did the UBE MASTER OUTLINE fail to cover (rough estimates are fine):
What percentage of your overall study time did you spend studying MEE MASTER:
Did you study MEE MASTER based on priority:
How did you study using MEE MASTER? Also, did you modify your MEE MASTER studying in any way (e.g. ignoring the LOW priority topics):
Did you listen to the MP3s of the MEE MASTER outline:
Did you utilize the Seperac MEE Essay Issue Compilation document:
Did you utilize the MASTER issue links to review the issues in the essays:
If so, approximately how many issue links did you review:
Describe what method(s) you used to memorize/remember MEE MASTER. How did you study MEE MASTER the last few days before the exam? If more than one, list them from most effective to least effective:
Of the approximately 20 topics on the MEE essays, how many do you think came from the MEE MASTER HIGH PRIORITY outline:
Of the approximately 20 topics on the MEE essays, how many do you think came from the MEE MASTER MEDIUM PRIORITY outline:
Of the approximately 20 topics on the MEE essays, how many do you think came from the MEE MASTER LOW PRIORITY outline:
Of the approximately 20 topics on the MEE essays, how many do you think you answered well enough to receive a passing score on that topic:
Of the approximately 20 topics on the MEE essays, about how many topics did MEE MASTER fail to help you with:
Can you please rate the effectiveness of MEE MASTER on a scale of 1-10 (1 being ineffective and 10 being extremely effective):
Did you use the Seperac Prioritized MBE rules outlines in your studying:
Did you do any of the Flashcard MBE questions on the subscription site? If so, how many (enter zero if none):
Did you read/study the Seperac MBE outlines:
Did you read/study the Seperac MEE outlines:
Did you read/study the Seperac MPT outlines:
On the exam, did you follow the advice on the MBE strategy page:
On the exam, did you follow the advice on the MEE strategy page:
On the exam, did you follow the advice on the MPT strategy page:
Did you listen to the MP3s of the released MEE Questions and Answers:
Did you listen to the MP3s of the Seperac MBE rules outlines:
If you had to identify one thing that helped you the MOST from the subscription site, what would it be:

Any suggestions on how to improve MEE MASTER or the subscription site (please be brutally honest because improvement is a never ending process):


Examinee Information

First-Time Taker or Repeater:
Domestic or Foreign Educated:
Gender:
Race/Ethnicity:
MPRE Score on your 1st attempt (if applicable):
Total hours studied for 1st attempt on MPRE:
MPRE Score on your 2nd attempt (if applicable):
Total hours studied for 2nd attempt on MPRE:
MPRE Score on your 3rd attempt (if applicable):
Total hours studied for 3rd attempt on MPRE:
LSAT Score 1st attempt (if attended U.S. law school):
LSAT Highest Score based on all attempts:
Law School Attended (if attended U.S. law school):
Age at Law School graduation (if attended U.S. law school):
LGPA First Year (if attended U.S. law school):
LGPA Cumulative Overall (if attended U.S. law school):
Have you passed a bar exam in another state:
Are you a foreign attorney:
Is English a second language:
Marital Status:
Are you more productive during the day or night:
Current Age:
Current Occupation:
Current State/Country you reside in:
College Attended (if attended college in U.S.):
Undergraduate cumulative GPA:
What was your best subject in college:

 

Other Score Information from prior attempts (if applicable)

Prior Exam 1 taken:
Prior Exam 1 final score:
Prior Exam 1 MBE score:
Prior Exam 2 taken:
Prior Exam 2 final score:
Prior Exam 2 MBE score:
Prior Exam 3 taken:
Prior Exam 3 final score:
Prior Exam 3 MBE score:
   

 

Upcoming Exam Information

Which exam are you taking next:
Approximately how many days in total do you plan to study for the upcoming exam:
How many hours per day (on average) do you plan to study:
Are you taking off from work for the exam? If so, for how long:
If you plan to take a full bar review course for your next attempt, which one:

What other supplemental bar review materials do you plan to use for the upcoming exam (e.g. Kaplan MBE Workbook, Adaptibar, Lean Sheets, Critical Pass Flashcards):

If you have any questions, please email me at joe@seperac.com