Mal Reynolds wrote:Sitting in the room, waiting for everything to get passed out, I see the guy sitting next to me rocking back and forth in his seat. Please do not take this as me being insensitive, but it seemed like he was self-soothing like people with autism do. And I do not mean rocking slightly, this was full-on, north-south rocking from his chair back all the way to the desk's surface. The cold-blooded, stressed out LSAT taker in me was a little scared because it could have been distracting, but I didn't think about saying anything; I just angled my chair a little the other way. The guy on the other side of my neighbor however, he was NOT having it haha. He went ahead and made it totally awkward and said, "Excuse me, you're not planning on doing that during the test are you?" The guy responded pretty nicely and said no, but I was pretty surprised he went there. Come to find out the dude who said something was of course a Kaplan student which made me judge him a little more than I already had.
But the guy rocking back and forth turned out to be the single most interesting neighbor I have ever had in a standardized test haha. Maybe twenty minutes, twenty five minutes into the first section, I catch, out of the corner of my eye, he isn't even looking at the test. The next section I realize the same thing, so I look a little closer and see that he already has all of his bubbles filled in, and is once again just staring at the clock. At the break I asked him whether he had done a lot of studying and he said he was "just winging it," and that he would only hurt his score if he used the free time to check his answers. This guy finished every section in no more than twenty or so minutes. Could it be that I sat next to Rain Man and should have copied his answers to guarantee myself a 180? I had half a mind to ask him for his email or something after the test to ask how he did in a few weeks but I didn't want to be THAT guy.
So that's my story, no dumb testers deluding themselves but I think it was worthwhile for my first post. Excited to join the waiting thread!
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