cell phone at test

PierceFromCT
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cell phone at test

Postby PierceFromCT » Tue Jun 01, 2010 7:48 pm

What the heck do you do with your cell phone at the test? Are there designated areas to leave your phones etc.?

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Re: cell phone at test

Postby WhatSarahSaid » Tue Jun 01, 2010 7:50 pm

Doubtful, but people who have taken it can tell you. I'd suggest leaving it at home or in your car. For some, those aren't options, but there's not much you can do.

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Re: cell phone at test

Postby jmhendri » Tue Jun 01, 2010 7:51 pm

I left mine in the car.

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Re: cell phone at test

Postby PierceFromCT » Tue Jun 01, 2010 7:54 pm

I'm in NYC so not driving car to the test... really freaked out about going all the way out to Queens to take the LSAT and not having my blackberry in case I get lost...

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Re: cell phone at test

Postby bk1 » Tue Jun 01, 2010 7:58 pm

Make a trip out there before the test day so you know the route?

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Postby merichard87 » Tue Jun 01, 2010 8:06 pm

Take your phone just leave it in your pants or jacket pocket. Make sure you cut it off during the test though, not vibrate and not silent, COMPLETELY OFF. That will make sure it doesn't accidently go off or something during the test. I wore cargo shorts to the test and put it in a lower pocket and pretty much forgot about it until I got ready to leave.

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Re: cell phone at test

Postby PierceFromCT » Tue Jun 01, 2010 8:15 pm

That's the best advice I've heard yet. Hell, I'll just take the battery out and leave it in my zipped jacket pocket.

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Re: cell phone at test

Postby d34d9823 » Tue Jun 01, 2010 8:17 pm

Just be careful. If they catch you with it, your chance to get in anywhere could be gone.

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Re: cell phone at test

Postby Holly Golightly » Tue Jun 01, 2010 8:18 pm

PierceFromCT wrote:That's the best advice I've heard yet. Hell, I'll just take the battery out and leave it in my zipped jacket pocket.

Bad idea, dude. I suggest NOT breaking any of LSAC's rules...

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Postby Hey-O » Tue Jun 01, 2010 8:20 pm

merichard87 wrote:Take your phone just leave it in your pants or jacket pocket. Make sure you cut it off during the test though, not vibrate and not silent, COMPLETELY OFF. That will make sure it doesn't accidently go off or something during the test. I wore cargo shorts to the test and put it in a lower pocket and pretty much forgot about it until I got ready to leave.


This a hugely RISKY strategy because if you happen to get caught with an electronic device then you can pretty much kiss your legal career good bye. The test rules are pretty clear about not having electronic devices.

When I took the test I left it with the proctors. They just kept it up with them while I tested.

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Re: cell phone at test

Postby Kilpatrick » Tue Jun 01, 2010 8:34 pm

I left mine at home when I took the test but realized I probably could have had it in my pocket turned off and no one would have known. It's risky though. There was a story on here not too long ago about some idiot who brought their phone and then tried to take the battery out after she was inside - while the phone was in her pocket. She ended up dropping her phone on the floor, the proctor took it and wrote her up for misconduct or irregularity of something.

Also be wary about bringing it and having a proctor hold it. You're not even supposed to bring the phone with you so if you have an anal proctor (of which there are many) you might get in trouble for that too.

I would advise turning it off and keeping it in your pocket until you've left the site. But if you know you're prone to doing stupid things maybe leave it at home.

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Re: cell phone at test

Postby Mr. Matlock » Tue Jun 01, 2010 8:39 pm

Cell phones have been the most important invention in the last 25 years. Before they existed, no one was able to find their way around cities, towns, and country. It was mass anarchy on the highways. Millions died of eventual thirst and starvation from not being able to receive or send texts during bathroom breaks.

It was dark times. Dark, dark times indeed.

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Re: cell phone at test

Postby Holly Golightly » Tue Jun 01, 2010 8:41 pm

Mr. Matlock wrote:Cell phones have been the most important invention in the last 25 years. Before they existed, no one was able to find their way around cities, towns, and country. It was mass anarchy on the highways. Millions died of eventual thirst and starvation from not being able to receive or send texts during bathroom breaks.

It was dark times. Dark, dark times indeed.

Aren't you supposed to stay in the lounge?

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Re: cell phone at test

Postby rx3r » Tue Jun 01, 2010 8:43 pm

d34dluk3 wrote:Just be careful. If they catch you with it, your chance to get in anywhere could be gone.


+1. There was a guy at my test who used his cell during break, and the proctors wouldn't let him finish the test and flagged his LSAT. I'm sure if you search TLS there will have been similar cases. Do not risk it.

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Re: cell phone at test

Postby Kilpatrick » Tue Jun 01, 2010 8:45 pm

Here's the story I was referring to about trying to remove the cell phone battery:

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=107395

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Re: cell phone at test

Postby Mr. Matlock » Tue Jun 01, 2010 8:45 pm

Holly Golightly wrote:
Mr. Matlock wrote:Cell phones have been the most important invention in the last 25 years. Before they existed, no one was able to find their way around cities, towns, and country. It was mass anarchy on the highways. Millions died of eventual thirst and starvation from not being able to receive or send texts during bathroom breaks.

It was dark times. Dark, dark times indeed.

Aren't you supposed to stay in the lounge?

:oops:

I saw a thread full of retard and had a lapse. I'm sorry. Back to step one of twelve.

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Re: cell phone at test

Postby merichard87 » Tue Jun 01, 2010 8:51 pm

The above posters are definitely correct. If you can do without it please leave it at home. Barring any family emergencies I plan on leaving my phone in the car for my re-take.

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Re: cell phone at test

Postby TCScrutinizer » Tue Jun 01, 2010 9:05 pm

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Postby bk1 » Tue Jun 01, 2010 9:07 pm

TCScrutinizer wrote:Image
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Holy shit this made me laugh. It has been so long since I printed out directions from mapquest. :o

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Re: cell phone at test

Postby Mr. Matlock » Tue Jun 01, 2010 9:08 pm

How does the magic box create the pretty pictures TCS?

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Re: cell phone at test

Postby d34d9823 » Tue Jun 01, 2010 9:10 pm

TCScrutinizer wrote:Image

My grandpa used to have one of those. It might still be in the attic, just let me go look.

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Re: cell phone at test

Postby TCScrutinizer » Tue Jun 01, 2010 9:11 pm

Mr. Matlock wrote:How does the magic box create the pretty pictures TCS?


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That, and a lot of cursing and re-feeding paper.

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Re: cell phone at test

Postby TCScrutinizer » Tue Jun 01, 2010 9:12 pm

d34dluk3 wrote:
TCScrutinizer wrote:Image

My grandpa used to have one of those. It might still be in the attic, just let me go look.


I saw a dot matrix yesterday and wondered if those two words would mean anything to the average15-year-old today.

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Re: cell phone at test

Postby eandy » Tue Jun 01, 2010 9:12 pm

Leave your phone in the car. If that is not an option, this is what you do.

There will be proctors for your test room, but there is also a big, head proctor. You give the phone to him or her. That way the phone never even goes into the test room. This is what we were told to do when I took the test.

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Re: cell phone at test

Postby bk1 » Tue Jun 01, 2010 9:14 pm

eandy wrote:Leave your phone in the car. If that is not an option, this is what you do.

There will be proctors for your test room, but there is also a big, head proctor. You give the phone to him or her. That way the phone never even goes into the test room. This is what we were told to do when I took the test.


I still think one of these is the safer choice:

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