Overheard at the LSAT

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby TripTrip » Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:56 am

Micdiddy wrote:Bumping for more posts 'cause this thread is one of the best.

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Maybe wait until the next LSAT administration?

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby CR2012 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:07 am

I took in December, so this is a little late.

The testing center was in Paris. There were like 5 proctors, but one king of the proctors. Think about what a Dwight Schrute/Bobby Knight hybrid would be like as a proctor. That was this guy. He LOVED his job.

This is actually pretty darn close to verbatim: (During the instructions) "Now, after I call the five minute warning, I want you all to anticipate me calling time. I will say either 'put your pencils down, or pencils down,' either way, as soon as you begin to hear a "p" sound, I want to hear the thunderous sound of pencils falling simultaneously. I'm not joking"

He was not joking.

Because of that diatribe, I took his word for it. I was wearing a 180 watch, so I had a pretty good idea of how much time was left, and I hastily finished bubbling in an answer I changed like 3 seconds prior to time. As soon as I looked back at my watch, he was just beginning his declaration, at which time I Gronk-spiked my pencil down so hard the lead broke. It's a good thing I did too, because one of the bullpen proctors was giving me the Texas-stare down.

Evidently, one girl took no such action, and was still scribbling in her book a few seconds after. All I heard was, "HEY, YOU!". He began screaming at this girl at the most inappropriate volume. He ran over to her desk, snatched her bubble sheet and book away, and began berating her. "DID YOU THINK I WAS KIDDING? DO YOU THINK THIS IS A JOKE? YOU ARE CHEATING, CHEATING!"

So she starts crying immediately. He goes back to his proctor stand, reads the brief instructions, and then starts section 2. Like 40 seconds later, he goes back to her and slams her materials down on her desk and says in a slightly lowered voice, "You can keep working, but I am making a report about this."

I can't imagine what was going through her head at that point. Not only did she lose like 45 seconds for section 2, she most likely had the imminent cancellation of her score floating around in her head for the next 4 sections.

For the record, this is written without any embellishment or hyperbole.

TL;DR: If you are taking the LSAT at the Paris center, don't bring any weak game into the class room.

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby Micdiddy » Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:19 pm

Holy crap what a douchebag. I don't think his course of action could have possibly been sanctioned. Either take away her test for cheating or give her the full time each section, even with a renal warning that's fine.
Crazy power trip.

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby Holynorth » Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:14 pm

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby Icculus » Tue Jan 22, 2013 5:03 pm

Holynorth wrote:"When you're applying to a law school, they want you at the top of your class. So like, they'd rather have me at Texas Tech where I can get number one in my class rather than Harvard where I'd be at the bottom"


Wow, someone gets it.

Though the logic is flawed....just take easy courses.

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby Holynorth » Tue Jan 22, 2013 5:17 pm

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby Icculus » Tue Jan 22, 2013 5:56 pm

Holynorth wrote:
Icculus wrote:
Holynorth wrote:"When you're applying to a law school, they want you at the top of your class. So like, they'd rather have me at Texas Tech where I can get number one in my class rather than Harvard where I'd be at the bottom"


Wow, someone gets it.

Though the logic is flawed....just take easy courses.


I definitely messed that quote up. Corrected it. It was supposed to be "When you're applying to a law school, consider that ...."


Oh. That is way different. Hahaha.

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby Nova » Sun Jun 09, 2013 9:20 pm

BUMP FOR JUNE '13

Try not to be TOO aspie or douchey....

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby Clyde Frog » Sun Jun 09, 2013 9:22 pm

Nova wrote:BUMP FOR JUNE '13

Try not to be TOO aspie or douchey....



Why is Jodi Arias your avatar lol?

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby Nova » Sun Jun 09, 2013 10:01 pm

Clyde Frog wrote:[Why is Jodi Arias your avatar lol?

I think shes fascinating

Mostly though Im just trolling
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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby TheMostDangerousLG » Sun Jun 09, 2013 10:04 pm

Clyde Frog wrote:
Nova wrote:
Try not to be TOO aspie or douchey....



Why is Jodi Arias your avatar lol?


The world's best two sentence conversation.

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby mqt » Sun Jun 09, 2013 10:05 pm

Love this thread.

Nova, bring back the Eevee.

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby North » Sun Jun 09, 2013 10:20 pm

Mqt wrote:Love this thread.

Nova, bring back the Eevee.

+1 to both. Changing tars is TTT.

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby Nova » Sun Jun 09, 2013 10:22 pm

please note we are on page 69
Mqt wrote:Love this thread.

Me too
bring back the Eevee.

Changing tars is TTT.

Ima try a few new ones out this week & if none feel right Ill swich back to eevee :mrgreen:

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby Micdiddy » Mon Jun 10, 2013 12:48 am

My all time favorite thread on TLS. Stoked for tomorrow.

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby Br3v » Mon Jun 10, 2013 6:11 pm

Why is this thread not full of new stories?

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby mqt » Mon Jun 10, 2013 6:15 pm

Br3v wrote:Why is this thread not full of new stories?


Took the test with two other people. Worst I heard was one of them say how they hate when they make us try to assume we know what the author is thinking.

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby osubucknut » Mon Jun 10, 2013 6:19 pm

Guy: "I've been taking a lot of practice tests."
Me: "How have they been going?"
Guy: "Well I scored a 145 a couple weeks ago, the next test I took a week later I scored a 150. So I studied the same amount and figured I improved about five points per week so I'd be surprised if I score below a 165."

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby Micdiddy » Mon Jun 10, 2013 6:25 pm

osubucknut wrote:Guy: "I've been taking a lot of practice tests."
Me: "How have they been going?"
Guy: "Well I scored a 145 a couple weeks ago, the next test I took a week later I scored a 150. So I studied the same amount and figured I improved about five points per week so I'd be surprised if I score below a 165."


Sounds like he's going to be surprised...

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby SteelPenguin » Mon Jun 10, 2013 6:27 pm

Br3v wrote:Why is this thread not full of new stories?


I was taking the test with what appeared to be a building full of frightened 1st time test takers that were too nervous to say a word.

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby jselson » Mon Jun 10, 2013 6:30 pm

osubucknut wrote:Guy: "I've been taking a lot of practice tests."
Me: "How have they been going?"
Guy: "Well I scored a 145 a couple weeks ago, the next test I took a week later I scored a 150. So I studied the same amount and figured I improved about five points per week so I'd be surprised if I score below a 165."


I don't think he understands the bell curve.

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby KingFish » Mon Jun 10, 2013 6:34 pm

jselson wrote:
osubucknut wrote:Guy: "I've been taking a lot of practice tests."
Me: "How have they been going?"
Guy: "Well I scored a 145 a couple weeks ago, the next test I took a week later I scored a 150. So I studied the same amount and figured I improved about five points per week so I'd be surprised if I score below a 165."


I don't think he understands the bell curve.

He probably doesn't understand the LSAT either.

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby IvyLeagueRedneck » Mon Jun 10, 2013 7:03 pm

One-eyed 61 year old man took it next to me today in a half buttoned Dickey's work shirt. Asked me "where I got the pencil from". Wanted to step outside during the 15 minute break to smoke a black and mild, and threatened to "send a letter to the BAR association, because they is treatin' us like prisoners!"

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby jselson » Mon Jun 10, 2013 7:08 pm

IvyLeagueRedneck wrote:One-eyed 61 year old man took it next to me today in a half buttoned Dickey's work shirt. Asked me "where I got the pencil from". Wanted to step outside during the 15 minute break to smoke a black and mild, and threatened to "send a letter to the BAR association, because they is treatin' us like prisoners!"


Post/Name combo

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby cahwc12 » Mon Jun 10, 2013 7:24 pm

After the LSAT, my best student sent me a text saying (seriously) she now intends to run away to LA to realize her dream of becoming a singer/actress.




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