construction site next to the LSAT exam room, help!

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construction site next to the LSAT exam room, help!

Postby mz253 » Thu Jun 03, 2010 2:17 pm

just came back from the test site. a construction site is literally 10 feet away from the exam room. called LSAC, they said they could not do anything but i can file a complaint AFTER the exam. too late to change site. wonder what i should do? just go to another site and try stand-by or try to get used to construction noise in the next few days?

advice highly appreciated! i'm really worried now.

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Postby kittenmittons » Thu Jun 03, 2010 2:18 pm

Suck it up

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Postby stintez » Thu Jun 03, 2010 2:20 pm

mz253 wrote:just came back from the test site. a construction site is literally 10 feet away from the exam room. called LSAC, they said they could not do anything but i can file a complaint AFTER the exam. too late to change site. wonder what i should do? just go to another site and try stand-by or try to get used to construction noise in the next few days?

advice highly appreciated! i'm really worried now.


I am being 100% serious wear a really really good pair of ear plugs. It may also help you to be more focused. Just be aware when you have 5 min left.

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Postby mz253 » Thu Jun 03, 2010 2:21 pm

is it doable though? i always do my PT in the library (with a printer closer to me) and many people will typing in computer around me. but construction site would be much louder, isn't it? are we ALLOWED to use ear plug or something?

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Postby AsylumPB » Thu Jun 03, 2010 2:22 pm

Ignore it. When I was preparing for the LSAT, I studied in a variety of different places so I would be used to distractions on test day. Too late for you now, so man up!

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Postby jpSartre » Thu Jun 03, 2010 2:25 pm

stintez wrote:
mz253 wrote:just came back from the test site. a construction site is literally 10 feet away from the exam room. called LSAC, they said they could not do anything but i can file a complaint AFTER the exam. too late to change site. wonder what i should do? just go to another site and try stand-by or try to get used to construction noise in the next few days?

advice highly appreciated! i'm really worried now.


I am being 100% serious wear a really really good pair of ear plugs. It may also help you to be more focused. Just be aware when you have 5 min left.


Have you ever hear of the LSAT before? I'm pretty sure the first time you utter the word LSAC sends a satellite message to your brain telling you that earplugs aren't allowed.

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Postby LSAT Blog » Thu Jun 03, 2010 2:27 pm

Sorry to hear about your situation. Going on standby at another test center is a gamble, BUT due to the earlier test date change (postponement) deadline, it's likely that many people who were registered for any test site will take an absence, opening up seats.

(Assuming LSAC doesn't overbook - it seems pretty likely they wouldn't overbook, though.)


Unfortunately, earplugs are prohibited (under "Items Prohibited at the Test Center"):

http://lsac.org/LSAT/day-of-test.asp

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Postby stintez » Thu Jun 03, 2010 2:30 pm

LSAT Blog wrote:Sorry to hear about your situation. Going on standby at another test center is a gamble, BUT due to the earlier test date change (postponement) deadline, it's likely that many people who were registered for any test site will take an absence, opening up seats.

(Assuming LSAC doesn't overbook - it seems pretty likely they wouldn't overbook, though.)


Unfortunately, earplugs are prohibited (under "Items Prohibited at the Test Center"):

http://lsac.org/LSAT/day-of-test.asp



Did not know that. Sorry about your lucky buddy good luck anyway. I am sure you will do just fine.

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Postby WWAD » Thu Jun 03, 2010 2:54 pm

mz253 wrote:just came back from the test site. a construction site is literally 10 feet away from the exam room. called LSAC, they said they could not do anything but i can file a complaint AFTER the exam. too late to change site. wonder what i should do? just go to another site and try stand-by or try to get used to construction noise in the next few days?

advice highly appreciated! i'm really worried now.


prepare for it in the next couple of days mentally, do some sections with speed metal on, but don't forget that the test site is aware of it and might have made arrangements.

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Postby mz253 » Thu Jun 03, 2010 2:59 pm

well, this is what the woman said (admissions officer).

well, the construction would be going on. i heard some sites have marching bands. this is just a minor noise issue.

OMG. lately i've been thinking about money a lot. my parents are going to waste over 150,000 to send me to some schools that they've never heard of. that makes me sad!

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Postby LoyolaLaw2012 » Thu Jun 03, 2010 3:01 pm

mz253 wrote:well, this is what the woman said (admissions officer).

well, the construction would be going on. i heard some sites have marching bands. this is just a minor noise issue.

OMG. lately i've been thinking about money a lot. my parents are going to waste over 150,000 to send me to some schools that they've never heard of. that makes me sad!



How's that wahburger and french cries?

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Postby budafied » Thu Jun 03, 2010 3:10 pm

mz253 wrote:just came back from the test site. a construction site is literally 10 feet away from the exam room. called LSAC, they said they could not do anything but i can file a complaint AFTER the exam. too late to change site. wonder what i should do? just go to another site and try stand-by or try to get used to construction noise in the next few days?

advice highly appreciated! i'm really worried now.


You taking it at Villanova?

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Re: construction site next to the LSAT exam room, help!

Postby mz253 » Thu Jun 03, 2010 3:11 pm

no, quinnipiac.

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Postby budafied » Thu Jun 03, 2010 3:12 pm

mz253 wrote:no, quinnipiac.


oh ok. Villanova has construction on campus, and its right next to the building where LSAT is. I didn't realize it until I saw this post.

So, you're not the only one haha.

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Postby mz253 » Thu Jun 03, 2010 3:47 pm

well, i guess i don't care anymore. i'm not that type of person who has to be a lawyer. if it didn't work out, i'll be fine.

budafied wrote:
mz253 wrote:no, quinnipiac.


oh ok. Villanova has construction on campus, and its right next to the building where LSAT is. I didn't realize it until I saw this post.

So, you're not the only one haha.

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Postby 03121202698008 » Thu Jun 03, 2010 3:50 pm

budafied wrote:
mz253 wrote:no, quinnipiac.


oh ok. Villanova has construction on campus, and its right next to the building where LSAT is. I didn't realize it until I saw this post.

So, you're not the only one haha.


Most campuses do construction and maintenance over the summer so I think construction is probably more the rule than the exception for the June test.

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Re: construction site next to the LSAT exam room, help!

Postby Johannes de Silentio » Thu Jun 03, 2010 3:54 pm

Is it possible that construction will not be in progress during the administration of the test? And, regarding the poster that suggested wearing earplugs, I'm pretty sure they're not allowed.

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Postby mz253 » Thu Jun 03, 2010 4:00 pm

no. i'm surprised that LSAC is so unfair in terms of test conditions. GRE is much better. everyone gets the same type of computers and same cubic room yet GRE is not that important indicator of admissions. last time, my desk size was literally smaller than my test book and i have nowhere to put my answer sheet...

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Re: construction site next to the LSAT exam room, help!

Postby holydonkey » Thu Jun 03, 2010 4:05 pm

maybe they're teamsters, you could give the foreman $50 or the equivalent in Natty Light to skip work.

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Postby berkeleykel06 » Thu Jun 03, 2010 4:09 pm

kittenmittons wrote:Suck it up

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Postby shoop » Thu Jun 03, 2010 4:15 pm

mz253 wrote:well, this is what the woman said (admissions officer).

well, the construction would be going on. i heard some sites have marching bands. this is just a minor noise issue.

OMG. lately i've been thinking about money a lot. my parents are going to waste over 150,000 to send me to some schools that they've never heard of. that makes me sad!


What makes ME sad is little bitches whining about Mommy and Daddy paying for your law school. If your parents are throwing down 150K for you to go to a no-name school, they're idiots.

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Postby Matthies » Thu Jun 03, 2010 4:16 pm

mz253 wrote:well, i guess i don't care anymore. i'm not that type of person who has to be a lawyer. if it didn't work out, i'll be fine.



That's the spirit!

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Re: construction site next to the LSAT exam room, help!

Postby Matthies » Thu Jun 03, 2010 4:19 pm

shoop wrote:
mz253 wrote:well, this is what the woman said (admissions officer).

well, the construction would be going on. i heard some sites have marching bands. this is just a minor noise issue.

OMG. lately i've been thinking about money a lot. my parents are going to waste over 150,000 to send me to some schools that they've never heard of. that makes me sad!


What makes ME sad is little bitches whining about Mommy and Daddy paying for your law school. If your parents are throwing down 150K for you to go to a no-name school, they're idiots.


All things being equal, I'd take dumb but rich parents over poor but smart ones.

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Re: construction site next to the LSAT exam room, help!

Postby mz253 » Thu Jun 03, 2010 5:12 pm

shoop wrote:
mz253 wrote:well, this is what the woman said (admissions officer).

well, the construction would be going on. i heard some sites have marching bands. this is just a minor noise issue.

OMG. lately i've been thinking about money a lot. my parents are going to waste over 150,000 to send me to some schools that they've never heard of. that makes me sad!


What makes ME sad is little bitches whining about Mommy and Daddy paying for your law school. If your parents are throwing down 150K for you to go to a no-name school, they're idiots.


i'm not bitching about it... honestly, i worked 20 hours per week in college and grad school to pay for my own expense. also, i don't want to apologize that my parents are willing to help me with my tuition.




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