What is takes to get a 120 on the written portion of the UBE

Based on NCBE statistics, a July examinee with a written score of 120 did better than only 10-12% of examinees nationwide on the MEE/MPT. To better understand what 120 written score looks like, following is a July 2016 MEE answer that received a score of 42 in NY. If a July NY UBE examinee received a score of 42 for each of his 6 MEE essays and 2 MPTs, that examinee would have received a total written score of 120 (meaning they would have needed a 146 on the MBE to pass with a 266). Please note that this is a single sample essay and some examinees write much less and receive higher scores while other examinees write more and receive lower scores.