Overheard at the LSAT

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby TheYesGuy » Sun Oct 06, 2013 7:25 pm

Overheard someone say that schools look at cancelled scores as "basically like if you score a zero" since they assume you did extremely poorly, and that she would much rather get a mediocre score, since the "average score on the test is only half the questions right."

Also overheard someone in line say that the time in between sections was purely up to the discretion of the proctors, so "if they give us an hour between sections, that's 6 hours right there." That one just confused me.

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby splitcity » Sun Oct 06, 2013 7:30 pm

I feel like a lot of the people you guys overheard making ridiculously inaccurate lsat statements were doing it to throw everyone else off. The girl at UCLA seemed to have done a good job of that if she got 5 people to second guess themselves.

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby Pleasye » Sun Oct 06, 2013 7:31 pm

This thread is supposed to be for funny things that were heard at the test center. Stop bumping it with stupid stories where you imply that you're better than everyone you took the test with.

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby JWP1022 » Sun Oct 06, 2013 7:37 pm

Pleasye wrote:This thread is supposed to be for funny things that were heard at the test center. Stop bumping it with stupid stories where you imply that you're better than everyone you took the test with.


Takes for granted that ill-prepared people saying stupid things cannot also be funny.

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby LeDique » Sun Oct 06, 2013 7:42 pm

JWP1022 wrote:
Pleasye wrote:This thread is supposed to be for funny things that were heard at the test center. Stop bumping it with stupid stories where you imply that you're better than everyone you took the test with.


Takes for granted that ill-prepared people saying stupid things cannot also be funny.


HILARIOUS

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby ScottRiqui » Sun Oct 06, 2013 7:49 pm

Pleasye wrote:This thread is supposed to be for funny things that were heard at the test center. Stop bumping it with stupid stories where you imply that you're better than everyone you took the test with.


From the very first post ITT, it's pretty much been tales of the woefully unprepared & ignorant. Frankly, unless you took the LSAT at a comedy club, I don't know what you could overhear that would be both funny, and not at least partly at someone else's expense.

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby jselson » Sun Oct 06, 2013 7:51 pm

The only real drawback to fewer people taking the LSAT: a smaller pool of people from which to draw funny stories.

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby RhymesLikeDimes » Sun Oct 06, 2013 7:55 pm

It's the smarter ones who are staying away. We should have a higher concentration of funny stories, if anything. Each test center is going to be ~10% 'T14-or-bust' types, and 70-80% 'I'm considering an online law school' types.

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby jselson » Sun Oct 06, 2013 8:28 pm

RhymesLikeDimes wrote:It's the smarter ones who are staying away. We should have a higher concentration of funny stories, if anything. Each test center is going to be ~10% 'T14-or-bust' types, and 70-80% 'I'm considering an online law school' types.


True in theory, but the "smarter" ones tend to be the folks who post on TLS, and the absolute numbers are still going down all around. So fewer reporters to fewer incidents.

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby Pneumonia » Sun Oct 06, 2013 8:35 pm

mephistopheles wrote:helping the competition is a risky strategy


true, but only applicable to the above on a very, very loose definition of "competition"

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby MrBlueSky! » Sun Oct 06, 2013 9:29 pm

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby TheJanitor6203 » Sun Oct 06, 2013 10:00 pm

Mine really isn't funny but I had two people show up after 8:30 cut off and they still let them in. I was a little pissed they let them in. One came in late enough we had to restart the directions.

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby midwest17 » Sun Oct 06, 2013 10:29 pm

Attax wrote:I think my favorite one though was "I feel good. I study about 3 days for tests in my business classes, so I started about 1 and 1/2 weeks ago. I'm pretty sure I'll pull a 175 or above."


I wouldn't be so quick to doubt. There are people who get 175s on diagnostics.

That said, not even taking a diagnostic until 1.5 weeks before the test is still dumb.

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby Iroh » Sun Oct 06, 2013 10:36 pm

Not terribly hilarious, but here it goes.

Time is called for the writing section. As one of the proctors starts collecting the writing samples, one of the guys in the front row is still writing very, very quickly. The proctor looks down at him with an annoyed look on her face but doesn't say anything, and he finishes about five seconds later. I almost called out to him, "Did you seriously just cheat on the one section of the test that doesn't even count?" but I figured if I did that I might force the proctor's hand and cause her to flag his test, and I didn't think it was worth it. I was just baffled that this guy was taking such a big risk for absolutely no gain.

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby dcoppo01 » Sun Oct 06, 2013 11:52 pm

Overheard someone say they were waitlisted at Yale. WTF

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby Otunga » Mon Oct 07, 2013 12:26 am

I didn't really hear stupid stuff. I heard one person was in hysterics following the test and in bad shape. At the beginning, I heard a group of guys talking about how on June's test, they just didn't understand what one or two of the questions meant on LG. But is this necessarily stupid? I don't think so. Unusual though.

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby p_monayy » Mon Oct 07, 2013 12:46 am

Hoping4Happiness wrote:the girl in front of me had TWO 180 watches... Idk I thought that was a taaaaad much... But then again I brought 8 pencils soooooo.....

Also this one girl asked if she had to write the certifying statement in cursive and the proctor said yes yes in pencil.. and she said oh okay... and everyone started laughing.

Riveting stuff happening over here in my neck of the woods, I know..



I think we were in the same room lol

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby kkdk » Mon Oct 07, 2013 1:42 am

I walk up to the test centre entrance and a security guard stops me. Asks me where I'm going so I say I'm here to take the LSAT. I ask him if I'm too early and he says: "No, but you need an escort to get inside." I ask him why, since the door to the building is literally 10 feet away and he replies: "Two weeks ago two students from a nearby college jumped off the top of the building. Nobody goes in without an escort." :shock:

What a way to begin an LSAT...

luckily we had a huge digital clock that beeped at 10 min and 5 min remaining, and during our break we were given chips, tea and cake.

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby midwest17 » Mon Oct 07, 2013 2:06 am

kkdk wrote:during our break we were given chips, tea and cake.


What is this.

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby kkdk » Mon Oct 07, 2013 2:11 am

midwest17 wrote:
kkdk wrote:during our break we were given chips, tea and cake.


What is this.


still trying to figure it out. but we might as well have met the queen during our break. im overseas for work and i took it at an international test centre. definitely don't think this would happen back home

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby Brettanomyces » Mon Oct 07, 2013 5:57 am

TripTrip wrote:
Brettanomyces wrote:A dude brought his pencils and a small pencil sharpener in a gallon container. Not a gallon-sized ziploc. It looked like an old gallon of milk. :shock:

That is FANTASTIC.

Did they let him bring it in?


Yes. I think the proctor felt bad for him. I know I did. Lol.

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby Attax » Mon Oct 07, 2013 9:57 am

midwest17 wrote:
Attax wrote:I think my favorite one though was "I feel good. I study about 3 days for tests in my business classes, so I started about 1 and 1/2 weeks ago. I'm pretty sure I'll pull a 175 or above."


I wouldn't be so quick to doubt. There are people who get 175s on diagnostics.

That said, not even taking a diagnostic until 1.5 weeks before the test is still dumb.


True, it could happen. My impression from him was that he didn't do any diagnostics, just kind of studied. Is it possible? Absolutely and I'm 100% jealous, but from the guys general attitude, unlikely.

Oh, I also had a guy wear a tuxedo! That was interesting.

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby birdlaw624 » Mon Oct 07, 2013 10:11 am

first time taking the lsat and things went about as smoothly as I could have hoped.......during section 4 a girl got up and started running to the doors and fainted. then 5 minutes into section 5 (RC) the fire alarm went off

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby rftdd888 » Mon Oct 07, 2013 2:06 pm

feel like i gotta contribute:

* after the exhaustive reading of the LSAC guidelines by the (good, thankfully) proctor, someone's iPhone gives the distinctive "new email" tone a lot of people are very familiar with. i noticed it, decided of course to wait for a reaction. one of the assistant proctors noticed it and informed the proctor. Keep in mind we all just formally agreed to follow a strict no electronics policy. The response the offender gave to the proctor's question ("does anyone have a cell phone?") was classic: ". . . you mean like, generally?"

they got rid of it.

* guy had a big plastic folder rather than the gallon bag. It was transparent plastic I suppose, nobody told him anything about it. just weird stuff like that and some people with ridiculous pencil and highlighter collections out on the table. there was a loud dog barking outside the classroom for a while during the first three sections, which sucked.

* one person did leave/get excused, depending on which rumor is to be followed. the person either worked on the wrong section at one point or was observed working in a past section in the wrong time period, according to things that were being said.

overall wasn't a crazy experience. my room was less <20 and people were generally older and completely serious, as a 22yo college grad I felt young in the room

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby John Winger » Mon Oct 07, 2013 3:24 pm

Guy next to me used the mini pencils that you get a golf course. He also erased half of his writing sample and started over.




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