Erasing marks from a previous section during the test?

Madman
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Erasing marks from a previous section during the test?

Postby Madman » Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:56 pm

So once a section is complete and you begin working on another section, if you see that you have marks on your answer sheet in a previous section (i.e. marks indicating a skipped question that you were going to go back to) or you forgot to bubble a bubble in are you able/allowed to erase the marks from a previous section or bubble that bubble in?.

I just don't want to do something stupid and get nailed to the wall because of it. I just want to make sure that I am playing by the rules.

Thanks all.

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Re: Erasing marks from a previous section during the test?

Postby Sauer Grapes » Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:56 pm

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Re: Erasing marks from a previous section during the test?

Postby mhd08 » Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:57 pm

It's definitely against the rules. Maybe if you're sneaky enough you can get away with it.

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Re: Erasing marks from a previous section during the test?

Postby Pricer » Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:58 pm

From my understanding, you are not allowed to fill in any bubbles after the time is called. I am sure that if you find stray marks that may cause an error in scoring, however, you can present this to the proctor and ask to fix it before submission.

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Re: Erasing marks from a previous section during the test?

Postby Madman » Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:58 pm

That is very good to know. Thanks. I definitely don't want to take any risks.

How would you all indicate a skipped question then, would you just circle it in the exam book, or mark it on the answer sheet?

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Re: Erasing marks from a previous section during the test?

Postby sufjan » Fri Feb 05, 2010 3:03 pm

if a mistake is made, you can request (and pay for) hand scoring by ETS

google it

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Re: Erasing marks from a previous section during the test?

Postby Pricer » Fri Feb 05, 2010 3:05 pm

On PTs, I make a tiny mark next to the number on the answer sheet. If I just circle it in the book, it will take longer to go back and find it. The marks that I make are large enough to be easily noticed, but small enough and far enough out of the way that they should not cause any scoring errors.

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Re: Erasing marks from a previous section during the test?

Postby adameus » Fri Feb 05, 2010 3:09 pm

There was a guy from TLS at the september '09 test who got busted for this and he got written up for it.
I think this is not uncommon for people to do, but just be especially careful about it because its against the rules...

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Re: Erasing marks from a previous section during the test?

Postby Forcier » Fri Feb 05, 2010 3:30 pm

Anyone know how it is scored if you fill in extra questions on a section? I seriously have probably on three different PTs started to bubble 24-27 on LG when I'm working towards the end of LR or RC. Better to let it lie since it shouldn't be scored anyway or erase it?

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Re: Erasing marks from a previous section during the test?

Postby JasonR » Fri Feb 05, 2010 5:43 pm

Good way to get blackballed from every law school for life. You decide if that's worth the risk or not.

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Re: Erasing marks from a previous section during the test?

Postby DarkPhantom » Fri Feb 05, 2010 5:47 pm

From what I know and have heard, the proctor at one of the testing centers here wrote remarks for someone who bubbled in one answer 5 seconds after time was called.

If you see on your watch you have less than 30secs left, and you have 3-4 questions left, go with either C or D (pick one, not both) because I think those are the most common answers on the last questions

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Re: Erasing marks from a previous section during the test?

Postby r6_philly » Fri Feb 05, 2010 8:04 pm

I am confused (I haven't taken a real test yet)

do they use the same answersheet as in the preptests? if so how do they know which section you are bubbling? (during a different section).

Or how do they know you are working on the right section instead of cleaning up a previously finished section (which is against the rules)?

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Re: Erasing marks from a previous section during the test?

Postby becauseimaddicted » Sat Feb 06, 2010 4:43 pm

r6_philly wrote:I am confused (I haven't taken a real test yet)

do they use the same answersheet as in the preptests? if so how do they know which section you are bubbling? (during a different section).

Or how do they know you are working on the right section instead of cleaning up a previously finished section (which is against the rules)?


yes. they would have to see you and i would imagine its difficult to catch, especially since most proctors are very busy picking their noses during the exam. But rules are rules and it seems risky for a question or two.

(that said, I was made to take my (non-hooded) sweater off and I swore that you could wear something like that if you didn't remove it during the exam. Also, he randomly picked sweater-wearers to discipline...some people got to keep theirs)




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