Resetting watches during test

wjun15
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Resetting watches during test

Postby wjun15 » Sun Jun 06, 2010 2:48 pm

Anyone know if there is even a 10 second break between section 1 and 2, 2 and 3... etc...when you can reset your minute hand to 12? Or are you guys just not resetting and keeping track of when 35 minutes is from the time you finish each section?

Im deciding whether or not I should go buy a watch right now. Theres a clock in the room so I could just use that.

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Re: Resetting watches during test

Postby jrodz80 » Sun Jun 06, 2010 2:50 pm

It's been my experience, in both high school and college classrooms, that the clocks on the wall are usually not working properly. You better get or borrow a watch.

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Re: Resetting watches during test

Postby wjun15 » Sun Jun 06, 2010 2:52 pm

what about the re-setting? I worry that Im gonna lose track of when time is up since I always have to add 35 minutes from the end of the section. Like if I add wrong...haha

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Re: Resetting watches during test

Postby spark1330 » Sun Jun 06, 2010 2:54 pm

wjun15 wrote:Anyone know if there is even a 10 second break between section 1 and 2, 2 and 3... etc...when you can reset your minute hand to 12? Or are you guys just not resetting and keeping track of when 35 minutes is from the time you finish each section?

Im deciding whether or not I should go buy a watch right now. Theres a clock in the room so I could just use that.


The proctors usually give you a 5-10 second break in between each section. I highly recommend you bring a watch. You don't want to look suspicious by constantly looking around to check the clock.

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Re: Resetting watches during test

Postby spark1330 » Sun Jun 06, 2010 2:56 pm

wjun15 wrote:what about the re-setting? I worry that Im gonna lose track of when time is up since I always have to add 35 minutes from the end of the section. Like if I add wrong...haha



Just set the watch to 12 every time and know that you have to stop at 12:35. Reset the watch to 12 in between the 5-10 second break. Go to target and buy a watch (they're cheap).

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Re: Resetting watches during test

Postby wjun15 » Sun Jun 06, 2010 3:32 pm

okay cool, I just wanted to know if they give you that little break or go straight into the next section.

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Re: Resetting watches during test

Postby Bert » Sun Jun 06, 2010 3:50 pm

They definitely give you a little break -- maybe close to about 30 seconds to a minute. At the end of each section, the proctors are supposed to ensure that everybody puts pencils down when time is called and they also have to read some text from LSAC between sections.

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Re: Resetting watches during test

Postby Philipsssssss » Sun Jun 06, 2010 10:41 pm

spark1330 wrote:
wjun15 wrote:what about the re-setting? I worry that Im gonna lose track of when time is up since I always have to add 35 minutes from the end of the section. Like if I add wrong...haha



Just set the watch to 12 every time and know that you have to stop at 12:35. Reset the watch to 12 in between the 5-10 second break. Go to target and buy a watch (they're cheap).


Exactly!

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Re: Resetting watches during test

Postby AVBucks4239 » Mon Jun 07, 2010 12:03 am

You should have about 5-10 seconds between sections to reset your watch. What I usually do is reset it as fast as I can. Even if you go 5-10 seconds into the next section's time, using that 10 seconds is a much better option than constantly losing focus throughout the next section as you worry about the time.




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