what do you do and what do you bring on test day?

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what do you do and what do you bring on test day?

Postby jdhopeful11 » Mon May 31, 2010 3:24 am

What's everyone's routine on test day? What do you put into your "care package" on test day?

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Re: what do you do and what do you bring on test day?

Postby zworykin » Mon May 31, 2010 3:33 am

The plan: a 1-gallon ziplock bag with....

A box of 24 sharpened pencils.
A pencil sharpener that I do not plan to need to use.
A large eraser.
2 yellow highlighters in case I decide to use them, though I haven't touched them yet in my prep work.
A bottle of water.
Wallet.
Car keys.


Left in the car:
Cell phone
Sunglasses.

No point taking anything in that the proctor could even possibly object to.

I'll probably bring a couple LG sections and a couple RC sections to do in the car before heaing into the test center, but I'm not too sure. I may just do them at home before I leave.

But yeah, I'll be doing my normal daily routine: Wake up, pullups/pushups/situps, shower, watch Sunday's episode of Jeopardy, do some light reading until an hour and a half or so before the test, and head out. I only expect to take 20 minutes to get there, but I'd rather be WAY early than risk being late.

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Re: what do you do and what do you bring on test day?

Postby Oblivion_08 » Mon May 31, 2010 6:12 am

20 oz bottle of water..probably Aquafina
One or two chewy bars or nutri-grain bars
My wallet
3 Pencils that are pre sharpened
My admission ticket
My I.D.
and
A pacemaker

I'll do one pacing section for LG's before at around 9 AM..then i'm gonna take a walk around my block and get ready to own this LSAT.

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Re: what do you do and what do you bring on test day?

Postby jdhopeful11 » Tue Jun 01, 2010 12:20 am

what else?

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Re: what do you do and what do you bring on test day?

Postby Foxxtrot » Tue Jun 01, 2010 1:22 am

A couple of porno magazines, large box of condoms, bottle of Old Harper, a couple of panty shields, some illegal fireworks, and one of those disposable enimas...eh maybe two.





Oh, and pencils.

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Re: what do you do and what do you bring on test day?

Postby forty-two » Tue Jun 01, 2010 1:28 am

Bring Advil if you're prone to headaches. Oh, and bring some kleenex...you never know when you're going to sneeze.

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Re: what do you do and what do you bring on test day?

Postby James Bond » Tue Jun 01, 2010 1:31 am

Oblivion_08 wrote:My I.D.


Do you need two ID's? That always confused me.

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Postby jdhopeful11 » Tue Jun 01, 2010 1:46 am

forty-two wrote:Bring Advil if you're prone to headaches. Oh, and bring some kleenex...you never know when you're going to sneeze.


Will Advil effect your performance? My brain hurts into it too.

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Postby forty-two » Tue Jun 01, 2010 1:55 am

andyman wrote:
forty-two wrote:Bring Advil if you're prone to headaches. Oh, and bring some kleenex...you never know when you're going to sneeze.


Will Advil effect your performance? My brain hurts into it too.


How would Advil affect performance? Oh, and if you bring some, make sure to clear it with your proctors. Mine didn't have a problem with it (they said it was allowed because it was a medical product), but some might.

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Postby forty-two » Tue Jun 01, 2010 1:57 am

James Bond wrote:
Oblivion_08 wrote:My I.D.


Do you need two ID's? That always confused me.


According to LSAC, you only need one. However, I've heard of proctors asking for two, so it might be a good idea to bring an extra one just in case.

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Re: what do you do and what do you bring on test day?

Postby jdhopeful11 » Tue Jun 01, 2010 1:57 am

forty-two wrote:
andyman wrote:
forty-two wrote:Bring Advil if you're prone to headaches. Oh, and bring some kleenex...you never know when you're going to sneeze.


Will Advil effect your performance? My brain hurts into it too.


How would Advil affect performance? Oh, and if you bring some, make sure to clear it with your proctors. Mine didn't have a problem with it (they said it was allowed because it was a medical product), but some might.


Maybe because Advil is a DRUG

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Postby forty-two » Tue Jun 01, 2010 2:09 am

andyman wrote:
forty-two wrote:
andyman wrote:
forty-two wrote:Bring Advil if you're prone to headaches. Oh, and bring some kleenex...you never know when you're going to sneeze.


Will Advil effect your performance? My brain hurts into it too.


How would Advil affect performance? Oh, and if you bring some, make sure to clear it with your proctors. Mine didn't have a problem with it (they said it was allowed because it was a medical product), but some might.


Maybe because Advil is a DRUG


Oh, it just makes my headaches go away...nothing else. I hear it makes some people sick though. If that's the case, go with another painkiller. I just think it's important to have something on hand if you get headaches regularly. It would suck to not be able to concentrate because of something that's so easy to fix.

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Re: what do you do and what do you bring on test day?

Postby PLATONiC » Tue Jun 01, 2010 2:45 am

8 sharpened dixon ticonderoga pencils.
a FiberOne bar.
a Nutrigrain bar.
passport
wallet.
nicotine gum.

hrmmm... something's missing...

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Re: what do you do and what do you bring on test day?

Postby wjun15 » Tue Jun 01, 2010 4:07 am

can you not use mechanical pencils?

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Re: what do you do and what do you bring on test day?

Postby spark1330 » Tue Jun 01, 2010 4:18 am

wjun15 wrote:can you not use mechanical pencils?


no, LSAC prohibits the use of mechanical pencils.

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Re: what do you do and what do you bring on test day?

Postby wjun15 » Tue Jun 01, 2010 5:17 am

wow lsac is reachin with all these rules...

why no mechanical pencils as long as theyre #2...smh

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Re: what do you do and what do you bring on test day?

Postby rockstar4488 » Tue Jun 01, 2010 7:28 am

wjun15 wrote:wow lsac is reachin with all these rules...

why no mechanical pencils as long as theyre #2...smh


Haha, haven't heard about the cheating ring with the electronic pencil?

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Re: what do you do and what do you bring on test day?

Postby jdhopeful11 » Tue Jun 01, 2010 8:27 am

rockstar4488 wrote:
wjun15 wrote:wow lsac is reachin with all these rules...

why no mechanical pencils as long as theyre #2...smh


Haha, haven't heard about the cheating ring with the electronic pencil?


no, plz tell

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Re: what do you do and what do you bring on test day?

Postby rockstar4488 » Tue Jun 01, 2010 9:36 am

I was told about how west coast professional test takers would take the test and send the answers east. There, cheaters would load the answers on some pencil type thing and take the test. Some story the teacher of my Kaplan class told us.

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Re: what do you do and what do you bring on test day?

Postby shoop » Tue Jun 01, 2010 10:33 am

rockstar4488 wrote:I was told about how west coast professional test takers would take the test and send the answers east. There, cheaters would load the answers on some pencil type thing and take the test. Some story the teacher of my Kaplan class told us.


How the hell would that work when the test starts earlier on the east coast due to time zone differences? When the 12:30 reporting time hits in California, it's 3:30 in NYC. I'm pretty sure this is the reason they take so long getting everyone checked in, and it's possibly part of the reason for the 35 minutes of writing-sample bullshit at the end: they need to make sure the east coast takers aren't done and out of the test center before the west coast kids have to report.

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Re: what do you do and what do you bring on test day?

Postby Bildungsroman » Tue Jun 01, 2010 10:39 am

Ziploc Bag with:

10 Dixon Ticonderoga Black pencils.
20 oz water bottle.
Beef jerky.
Aspirin.
I.D.
Keys
Tissues
Wallet
1 highlighter
1 pencil sharpener

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Re: what do you do and what do you bring on test day?

Postby OrcinusOrcas » Tue Jun 01, 2010 10:50 am

LOLz, I remember doing all this last year, the ziplock bag with 1,000,000 sharpened number two pencils in it...I know this sounds cheesy as Hell, but I kept one as a keepsake to remind me of how hard I worked for my score increase (took it twice). Now that I'm all done and I'm in at the school I wanted all along, I'm glad I went through all of this LSAT craziness, it's worth it.

For those of you about to do the June exam: relax this week, prep your ziplock the night before and check its contents at least 3 times before you go to bed, and realize that all of your hard work is about to pay off!

Also, you can't bring hooded sweatshirts into the room (I had to leave mine with the proctor before going into the exam room), I'm sure some proctors don't care, but I'd bring along a non-hooded sweater just in case the room is cold.

Good luck, TLS'ers!

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Re: what do you do and what do you bring on test day?

Postby Rikkugrrl » Tue Jun 01, 2010 10:53 am

In the snack pack:

3 sharpened pencils with good eraser (couldn't imagine trying to switch between pencil and gum eraser during the games. I know a lot of people say don't erase, but it works for me...though judging by some of your pencil counts I might need to bring more...)
Luna bar (chocolate raspberry ftw. Those energy bars whup Chewy and Nutrigrain's butts)
Banana
Water bottle
Ticket
Driver's license
Keys

The routine:

Wake up, no alarm (alarms stress me out. Luckily I'm an early riser, so I won't have to adjust my sleep routine). Breakfast, quick bike ride (no more than 2 miles tops. I'm training for a triathlon, so I usually try for 6, but I don't want to risk wearing myself out before the test). Shower, put on something comfortable and cute (my confidence and overall mood tends to go up when I'm feeling cute :)) with layers since I don't know how hot or cold the room will be. Chill out with a book or some trashy reality tv, drive to the test center a little early and do my "favorite" logic game in the parking lot (though I use the word favorite loosely...), the one with the mannequins wearing red, navy, or yellow. That was the first one that took me forever to figure out and was a major source of stress back in the fall, but for test day I think it'll be good to remind myself how far I've come since then.

6 days...luck to all!

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Re: what do you do and what do you bring on test day?

Postby Bert » Tue Jun 01, 2010 11:07 am

OrcinusOrcas wrote:Also, you can't bring hooded sweatshirts into the room (I had to leave mine with the proctor before going into the exam room), I'm sure some proctors don't care, but I'd bring along a non-hooded sweater just in case the room is cold.


hahaha. Made me think of my test room last year. Some dude wore a hoodie (no t-shirt underneath) and the proctor made him take it off, not understanding that the hoodie was all he was wearing. He took it off, immediately asked her "Really?" and then agreed to cut the hood off his sweater in stead of being kicked out.

Since you do not know how the proctors are going to react to anything you bring in to the room, read and understand LSAC's rules/guidelines before heading in. To be fair to the proctors at Pace, I will say that they used common sense on questionable items.

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Re: what do you do and what do you bring on test day?

Postby pleasetryagain » Tue Jun 01, 2010 11:15 am

Bert wrote:
OrcinusOrcas wrote:Some dude wore a hoodie (no t-shirt underneath) and the proctor made him take it off, not understanding that the hoodie was all he was wearing. He took it off, immediately asked her "Really?" and then agreed to cut the hood off his sweater in stead of being kicked out.


awesome.




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