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I currently offer three different MBE subscription modules specifically for the February 2019 MBE exam: (1) a prioritized MBE Rules Outline (in MP3 or PDF format) based on the 1,800+ released NCBE MBE questions (including the 210 recent MBE Study Aid questions); (2) a 175 page MBE outline that proportionally and contentually reflects the F19 MBE exam; and (3) a combined MBE Outline that merges both outlines.
I also offer a UBE Essays subscription module that is specifically for the July 2019 MEE/MPT. This is a stand alone subscription module that is specifically for the written portion of the exam and contains all the available MEE exams with answers, comparison banks containing thousands of actual graded examinee MEE and MPT essays, MEE audio MP3s, an MEE Issue Spotting outline and an MPT Format Bible. There is also an option to purchase the combined MBE and MEE/MPT subscriptions at a discounted price here.
My comprehensive subscription package for the UBE has changed to a more inclusive bar review structured as a small class with weekly sessions. This UBE Course is essentially a hybrid between tutoring and online studying. The UBE Course is the only subscription where I provide examinees with MBE/MEE priorities/predictions for the upcoming exam. The UBE Course for the Feb 2019 exam commenced on December 17, 2018 and is now closed.
The Seperac UBE Course is intended for examinees who have a high statistical likelihood of failing (repeaters, part-time studiers and foreign examinees). Examinees who fail usually don't approach the exam the correct way (in both study and practice). To compound things, it becomes harder and harder to pass the bar exam with each attempt. Statistically, the performance of exam “repeaters” is considerably lower than the performance of first-time exam takers. For example, in 2007, New York released a paper entitled "Impact of the Increase in the Passing Score on the New York Bar Examination July 2005 Bar Administration" (see http://www.nybarexam.org/press/ncberep.pdf, pages 83, 90-91). According to the study, the projected pass rate for Domestic-Educated First-Time Takers was 83%; the projected pass rate for Domestic-Educated Second-Time Takers was 30%; and the projected pass rate for Domestic-Educated Third-Time Takers was 23.2%. Meanwhile, the projected pass rate for Foreign-Educated First-Time Takers was 43.9% while the projected pass rate for Foreign-Educated Repeaters was 13.5% (id. at pages 95, 98). As you can see, pass rates plummet for re-takers, even for the ones most likely to pass, namely Domestic-Educated takers. I believe this is because failing examinees continue to repeat the same mistakes. For some students, passing the bar is easy, while others have a real problem with the bar. Those students aren’t necessarily inept or lazy, but they don’t standardize test well and they study inefficiently (e.g. pointlessly trying to memorize all the information rather than prioritizing it). Inefficient study affects all examinees, but it most seriously impacts at-risk examinees. I regard an at-risk examinee as one who is statistically more likely to fail the exam than pass it. At risk-examinees include all repeat takers and most part-time studiers. I made a UBE Score Estimator (which is primarily based on NYBOLE/NCBE studies) so examinees can predict an estimate of their total UBE score based on the entered demographic/grade data. The further away you are from passing, the fewer inefficiencies you can have in your studies. For example, a Domestic-educated Caucasian First-Time examinee with a high LSAT/LGPA can study rather inefficiently (e.g. not study full-time, put a lower percentage of their time into MBE study, or answer MBE practice questions from only one source, or answer only a few hundred MBE questions in practice) and still pass the exam. In contrast, if you are on the other end of the spectrum (Foreign-educated Non-Caucasian Repeat-Taker), you can’t afford any inefficiencies in your studies.
I generally work with examinees who were not successful with a traditional bar review course and/or tutor. If contrast to standard bar reviews, I promote taking calculated risks and studying based on priorities I establish for each of the 365 testable MBE and MEE categories. I find that examinees that fail usually can’t absorb/process all the information a conventional bar review gives them, so I focus on cutting out whatever I regard as superfluous for the upcoming exam while giving these examinees the information I expect to be tested (usually with good results). Thus, rather than trying to decipher what is important to know for the upcoming exam based on the mountain of materials you have, I tell you exactly what is important to know for the MBE, MEE and MPT. This approach has brought success to a large number of failing examinees, as detailed here. I have enough confidence in what I do that I have been tracking the accuracy of my priorities for the past ten years (the last 20 exams from 2008 to present). This Post-Exam Analysis page also explains how my MEE prioritization approach works.
Put simply, I have spent the last fourteen years trying to figure out the bar exam. In that time, I've collected thousands of law books and outlines, followed-up with with thousands of examinees, and analyzed thousands of scores & essays. As Harry Houdini once said: "The real secret to my success is simple: I work from seven in the morning to midnight and I like it." I pride myself on understanding the UBE and MBE better than anyone else and this is reflected in my materials and advice. Over the years, I have personally worked with thousands of examinees, examined thousands of score reports, and reviewed thousands of graded essays and MPTs. I explain here how I've acquired over 1,500 law looks and over 50,000 outlines to create a bar exam database. To me, the bar exam is a puzzle that can be solved if someone is willing to take the time to find all the scattered pieces and put them together. For example, by collecting a large number of examinee scores and then determining the essay/MBE scales allows me to give exam strategy advice. Comments and testimonials from subscribers who passed with my materials are here.
While most bar review courses have a standardized approach to the bar exam, my approach is data driven. Therefore, while Barbri/Themis/Kaplan simply tell you to study everything, I put a significant amount of effort into assessing what may or may not appear on the upcoming exam. Examinees that follow my methodologies put a disproportionate amount of their study-time into the MBE by following my materials/study-time allocations and take calculated risks on the MEE and MPT using my materials/priorities/predictions and advice. This is what I find that works for at-risk examinees. Otherwise, lower-ability examinees try to be good at everything, but if their MBE score languishes, they almost always fail. While I can't guarantee that you pass the exam based on these methodologies, I can guarantee that you will experience a level of information, review and feedback that is unparrelled. Put simply, if you previously had bar review or tutor regret, you will not regret taking this UBE Course.
The Seperac UBE Course is intended to be a hybrid between tutoring and online studying based on my MBE and MEE priorities/predictions for the upcoming exam. This UBE Course is the only subscription where I provide examinees with my insights/predictions for the upcoming exam. This is a small course limited to 15 examinees. To enroll in this course, examinees must first complete a Non-Disclosure Agreement (meaning it is not possible to sign up without first talking with me and making sure this will be a good fit). If you are interested in learning more, the first step would be to email me at [email protected]. I will then explain the UBE Course in more detail and answer any additional questions you may have. If I determine that the course will be a good fit for you, I will then send you more details about the UBE Course and how to sign up.
I also offer a number of free materials/services such as MBE Outlines, MP3s, Score and Essay Analysis Reports, and online Score Calculators/Estimators (see below).
If you are interested in the July 2019 UBE Course, please submit your name and email address below and I will notify you when it becomes available (early subscriptions will start in March 2019). I also tutor subject to availability.
I also provide the following free materials/tools/services to bar examinees:
MBE OUTLINES: My old black letter law MBE outlines from 2005 (I scored a 162 on the MBE largely due to these outlines) can be downloaded here. While a lot has changed with the MBE since 2005, the core information is still relevant.
MEE MP3s: A free sample set of MP3s from the February 2008 MEE can be downloaded here. Additional MP3s wiill be added as time permits. The UBE Essays subscription contains 36 hours of MP3 audio files covering the last 200+ MEE questions and NCBE Answer Analyses (from July 2007 to Feb 2018). Every examinee should listen to MP3s during their studies to see if they find an auditory learning style effective. However, even if you are not an auditory learner, you should take advantage of these MP3s to form different memory impressions when you study.
UBE SCORE ESTIMATOR: The Seperac UBE Score Estimator will give you a good idea of your odds of passing based on the demographic and grade information you enter.
BAR EXAM SCORE CALCULATORS: I create accurate score calculators based on prior exams to allow examinees to test various scoring scenarios and estimate their upcoming exam performance (e.g. if you are sitting for the J18 exam, you should experiment with the J17 calculator).
SCORE ANALYSIS REPORT: If you failed the UBE exam, I can provide you with a free 14 page confidential analysis of your scoring along with my advice. I've helped over 4,500 examinees with these free analysis reports.
MEE/MPT ANALYSIS REPORT: If you also have your written answers, I can provide you with a free 43 page MEE/MPT Analysis which will tell you a number of useful things such as how well you issue spotted. More information regarding this report is here.
MBE SUBSCORE ANALYSIS: If you are in a non-UBE state (e.g. California), while I can't send you a score report, I can give you a breakdown of your MBE subscores.
POST-EXAM ANALYSIS: If you recently took the UBE exam and think you may not have passed, there is a post-exam form for examinees. Filling out this form immediately after you take the exam (while the information is still fresh in your mind) can help you later. For example, using this information, I track the key details of your attempt, so if you later find that you failed the exam, I will try to match your responses/statistics to whoever previously submitted the most comparable details (and later passed) to give you their advice on what worked for them.
If you have any questions, email me at [email protected].
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