Did I make a suspicious MISTAKE?

forGULC
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Did I make a suspicious MISTAKE?

Postby forGULC » Wed Jun 09, 2010 2:26 am

I'm freaking out now because I may have bubbled in too many answers! At 30 seconds I just bubbled in straight down to 25 on LG, and maybe 28 on LR, even though I knew there probably weren't that many questions. I don't know why I did this but I guess I wanted to be safe, now I wonder if LSAC will find it irregular or suspicious? I thought my testprep company said this was fine, but in retrospect I feel like this wasn't wise.
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AVBucks4239
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Re: Did I make a suspicious mistake?

Postby AVBucks4239 » Wed Jun 09, 2010 2:30 am

I could be wrong, but as long as you filled the bubbles in during the 35 minute time allotted, you cannot be penalized. You are not penalized for wrong answers, and many students frantically fill in bubbles if they have not filled in a section.

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Kohinoor
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Re: Did I make a suspicious mistake?

Postby Kohinoor » Wed Jun 09, 2010 2:31 am

forGULC wrote:I'm freaking out now because I may have bubbled in too many answers! At 30 seconds I just bubbled in straight down to 25, and maybe 28 on LR. I don't know why I did this in retrospect, and now I wonder if LSAC will grade it or penalize me in some way. I recall my testprep company said this was fine, but in retrospect I feel like this wasn't wise.

We need to immortalize the ridiculousness of this post.

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rosco
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Re: Did I make a suspicious MISTAKE?

Postby rosco » Wed Jun 09, 2010 2:42 am

I think the policy is to deduct 2 points for every extra bubble filled out. I would be worried.

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Godlike
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Re: Did I make a suspicious MISTAKE?

Postby Godlike » Wed Jun 09, 2010 2:55 am

Two points is ridiculous, read the official guidelines, and you will clearly see that it is only ONE point per extra bubble. So you may have lost a few points, but not a huge deal...

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FuManChusco
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Re: Did I make a suspicious MISTAKE?

Postby FuManChusco » Wed Jun 09, 2010 9:12 am

Godlike wrote:Two points is ridiculous, read the official guidelines, and you will clearly see that it is only ONE point per extra bubble. So you may have lost a few points, but not a huge deal...


1 point in raw score of course.

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RonArtest
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Re: Did I make a suspicious MISTAKE?

Postby RonArtest » Wed Jun 09, 2010 9:13 am

I hear the LSAC will have you audited for bubbling too many.

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Re: Did I make a suspicious MISTAKE?

Postby AsylumPB » Wed Jun 09, 2010 9:22 am

You're screwed, give up now. The cops should be showing up in couple hours to take you away. If you leave now, you can get away!

pwr99
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Re: Did I make a suspicious MISTAKE?

Postby pwr99 » Wed Jun 09, 2010 12:51 pm

I'm sure you're fine; don't worry.

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alphagamma
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Re: Did I make a suspicious MISTAKE?

Postby alphagamma » Wed Jun 09, 2010 1:10 pm

Godlike wrote:Two points is ridiculous, read the official guidelines, and you will clearly see that it is only ONE point per extra bubble. So you may have lost a few points, but not a huge deal...

Don't forget that the resulting penalty is compounded.

1 extra: -1
2 extra: -2
3 extra: -4
4 extra: -8

etc...

Basically, you're screwed. Cancel now.

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Re: Did I make a suspicious MISTAKE?

Postby citrustang » Wed Jun 09, 2010 1:20 pm

forGULC wrote:I'm freaking out now because I may have bubbled in too many answers! At 30 seconds I just bubbled in straight down to 25 on LG, and maybe 28 on LR, even though I knew there probably weren't that many questions. I don't know why I did this but I guess I wanted to be safe, now I wonder if LSAC will find it irregular or suspicious? I thought my testprep company said this was fine, but in retrospect I feel like this wasn't wise.

You're fine. They will ignore bubbles on lines that go beyond the number of questions on that specific section.




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