No matter the activity, if it is even remotely rigorous or competitive, success depends on proper preparation—or in simpler terms, practice. It takes countless hours honing your craft to achieve mastery or compete at the highest levels (think Olympic athletes). These principles by which professional athletes and Olympians live to perform at the highest levels also apply to the bar exam.
This article will explore how to use the UWorld MBE QBank and new self-assessment to ensure that you are adequately prepared for the MBE—the most significant component of the challenging bar exam.
1. Take the active-learning approach.
Practice may “make perfect,” but not all practice methods are created equal. It is well-documented that active learning is one of the most effective ways to prepare for rigorous exams like the bar. Doing practice questions, taking notes, creating flashcards for further review, and taking practice exams are all active-learning activities that put you in the driver’s seat of your studying.
As you take more practice exams and monitor your progress, you will remain engaged throughout the learning process and grow more confident as the bar exam approaches. The new UWorld MBE QBank self-assessment is designed to do just that.
The self-assessment is a timed exam featuring 200 newly released questions by the NCBE® and aligned with the content found in the official MBE. Practicing in an MBE-simulated environment gives you a realistic view of what to expect on exam day and allows you to prepare with the most up-to-date materials.
After completing a practice exam, you may review comprehensive answer explanations for each question and see a detailed analysis of your performance, thanks to our robust reporting features. This detailed review of your correct and correct answer choices helps you identify your strengths and weaknesses to know where to focus your improvement efforts. You may only take each exam once, but results are available for review until your subscription expires.
Engage in active learning and improve your MBE performance by doing the 2,200+ challenging MBE-style practice questions in the UWorld MBE QBank, including 1,575+ questions written by the NCBE. Then use our new self-assessment to gauge your readiness and boost your confidence as exam day approaches.
2. Study smarter, not harder.
One of the biggest mistakes bar examinees make is thinking they need to prepare with as many study materials as possible to pass the bar exam. In reality, the opposite is often true. In the spirit of quality over quantity, studying with a few highly-effective prep materials is more practical than overwhelming yourself with too many bar prep courses. Such a focused approach may ultimately prove more effective by allowing you to study smarter, not harder.
By focusing your study efforts on relevant MBE topics via the thousands of practice questions in the UWorld MBE QBank and monitoring your performance with our self-assessment, you can pinpoint your weaker areas and improve on them without risking burnout.
3. Keep it simple.
The bar exam is complex enough; your preparation doesn’t have to be. Prepare with a resource that simplifies the learning experience. Practicing with the UWorld MBE QBank and self-assessment allows you to simulate the actual exam experience, review in-depth but concise explanations and illustrations to understand the concepts at a deeper level, and evaluate your readiness level to sit for the bar exam.
This study approach offers you a simple, straightforward study plan focused on concept mastery, eliminating the need for cramming and memorization.
4. Practice until perfect.
Cliché and yet true. Preparing for the bar exam is a long and arduous journey, requiring a significant investment of practice. The more time you spend practicing relevant content in an environment that mimics the actual MBE, the more likely you will pass the bar exam.
At Uworld, we believe that when you practice like it’s the real thing, the real thing feels like practice. That’s why we invite you to practice with the UWorld MBE QBank and our new 200-question self-assessment.
We wish you the best of luck as you prepare for the bar exam.