Xiaolong wrote:Whats the use of an appeal at this point though? I mean your score would be horrible since you didn't finish two sections and I do not think you would get a free retake since you clearly violated the rules, i.e. not bringing cell phones into the testing center. I really don't think an appeal is doing anything for you.
On the the upside though, if you write an addendum when you apply, hoepfully schools will not hold the incident against you.
There would be no score. The penalties for a violation is the score cancelled and irregularities notices to the schools as well as the bar(s) upon graduation - if OP should ever get to go to law school. In some cases, the score cancellation is a good thing, but if OP were headed for a 170+, it's a bad thing.
The proctors clearly told OP before the exam that no cell phones were allowed. If OP had a good reason for keeping the phone near, the proctors would have kept OP's phone for him/her. Before handing out the materials, and certainly before testing, they usually give the examinees a chance to turn in any banned items.
I don't believe OP; it sounds as if he/she WAS trying to cheat. Live and learn.