Overheard at the LSAT

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby etramak » Tue Jun 07, 2016 3:44 pm

acacius wrote:
etramak wrote:
acacius wrote:
etramak wrote:So a girl came into the college without an ID and wasn't let past the security guard. She stood in the lobby for 5 minutes and then, phone in hand, tried to show her facebook page as proof.


Bet you that she got -0 on the RC


1. You need an ID for to take the test in the first place

2. You're not supposed to bring electronics


I was being sarcastic...


Derp. Hard to tell on the internet sometimes. I also quoted the wrong post. Still suffering from the post-lsat hangover/blues/all-around awfulness

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby zoov » Tue Jun 07, 2016 7:35 pm

"The June test is easier because more people take it."

Me: "Well the curve is mostly predetermined etc."

Ignores me

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby bzam10 » Tue Jun 07, 2016 7:44 pm

When writing the pledge before the exam, I wrote it in script (as I remember having done in the past), and the proctor casually mentioned halfway through, "It needs to be written in print, by the way." Half the room groaned, and some girl asked why, and he said, "The directions state. The pledge must be written verbatim."

So I say, "Verbatim doesn't mean 'in print'..."

"In the past, it has had to be in print. But we'll give you time." So I frustratedly erase it all and rewrite it all in print.

Two minutes later... another proctor: "The pledge must be written in script."

:roll:

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby zeglo » Tue Jun 07, 2016 7:48 pm

bzam10 wrote:When writing the pledge before the exam, I wrote it in script (as I remember having done in the past), and the proctor casually mentioned halfway through, "It needs to be written in print, by the way." Half the room groaned, and some girl asked why, and he said, "The directions state. The pledge must be written verbatim."

So I say, "Verbatim doesn't mean 'in print'..."

"In the past, it has had to be in print. But we'll give you time." So I frustratedly erase it all and rewrite it all in print.

Two minutes later... another proctor: "The pledge must be written in script."

:roll:


Wow, that would ruin my focus.

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby acidwash » Tue Jun 07, 2016 7:57 pm

"even if you miss every single question [on LG], you can still get a really good score on the test"

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby bzam10 » Tue Jun 07, 2016 8:03 pm

zeglo wrote:
bzam10 wrote:When writing the pledge before the exam, I wrote it in script (as I remember having done in the past), and the proctor casually mentioned halfway through, "It needs to be written in print, by the way." Half the room groaned, and some girl asked why, and he said, "The directions state. The pledge must be written verbatim."

So I say, "Verbatim doesn't mean 'in print'..."

"In the past, it has had to be in print. But we'll give you time." So I frustratedly erase it all and rewrite it all in print.

Two minutes later... another proctor: "The pledge must be written in script."

:roll:


Wow, that would ruin my focus.


Unfortunately, I think it did. Sec 1 was LR and I reread the first stimulus like 3-4 times before I could process it.

I'll blame test day anxiety though...

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby LitigatingLiar » Tue Jun 07, 2016 8:51 pm

bzam10 wrote:When writing the pledge before the exam, I wrote it in script (as I remember having done in the past), and the proctor casually mentioned halfway through, "It needs to be written in print, by the way." Half the room groaned, and some girl asked why, and he said, "The directions state. The pledge must be written verbatim."

So I say, "Verbatim doesn't mean 'in print'..."

"In the past, it has had to be in print. But we'll give you time." So I frustratedly erase it all and rewrite it all in print.

Two minutes later... another proctor: "The pledge must be written in script."

:roll:

I wrote it in cursive. I'm a little older so we had to write in cursive when I was in school. It's just the way I write.

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby footballlax55 » Wed Jun 08, 2016 12:43 am

nerdylsat wrote:Took the test with a bunch of people that said that all they "wanted was to get more than 155" because with that score and their GPA they could go to their dream school.

Also heard someone say that they still hadn't turned to the last page on a LR section when the 5 minutes were called and they just guessed all of it.

Some dude walked into the test late, with his phone in his hand, lol.

Some old lady that was talking the test with me wrote the writing prompt with a mechanical pencil. :S

Also, I'm quite positive a bunch of people didn't even diagram the LG.


I don't get why that's of note.
That would usually mean between 4 and 7 questions left, and with 5 minutes left. So he could have even narrowed down the answer choices on a couple more questions before guessing. Spending more time up front and guessing on a few at the end is a pretty legitimate tactic and can work perfectly fine for people who are trying to score even up into the low 160s.

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby Mikey » Wed Jun 08, 2016 9:33 am

Not something that I HEARD but while waiting in the university's lobby, there was this guy who was running in place and doing jumping jacks. I guess that was a great way of pumping himself up!

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby forum_user » Wed Jun 08, 2016 9:45 am

I guess this is more overseen but I saw a dude's admission ticket and his picture was very clearly a group selfie in which he had cropped everyone else out.

There was also an astounding amount of misunderstanding about the test that even simple googling could've corrected. "Yeah I think it's five sections of 30 minutes each." "Don't worry, the fourth section doesn't count." Sometimes I wish the test was curved :roll:

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby EzraFitz » Wed Jun 08, 2016 8:18 pm

I love the lawls here, but god I get sick of re-reading comments like "lol noobs weren't diagramming LG". There is a difference between blatantly unprepared (often humorous), and different styles of test taking.

TheMikey wrote:Not something that I HEARD but while waiting in the university's lobby, there was this guy who was running in place and doing jumping jacks. I guess that was a great way of pumping himself up!


Way back when I took it, a guy literally ran around the building for ten minutes before coming into line. Dude was soaked in sweat.

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby dodint » Wed Jun 08, 2016 9:31 pm

EzraFitz wrote:I love the lawls here, but god I get sick of re-reading comments like "lol noobs weren't diagramming LG". There is a difference between blatantly unprepared (often humorous), and different styles of test taking.


The person I mentioned literally left at the break.

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby Keilz » Wed Jun 08, 2016 9:38 pm

dodint wrote:
EzraFitz wrote:I love the lawls here, but god I get sick of re-reading comments like "lol noobs weren't diagramming LG". There is a difference between blatantly unprepared (often humorous), and different styles of test taking.


The person I mentioned literally left at the break.


Idk how you people even have time to look at anyone else. As soon as the timer beeped I was the only one in the entire room until tkme was called

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby nihility » Sun Jun 12, 2016 12:20 am

Girl: "I'll have about $200,000 in loans when I finish undergrad, and obviously I'll need a lot more for law school, but I heard there is a debt forgiveness program depending on what job you get, so I'll just try to do that."

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby Goldchain » Sun Jun 12, 2016 1:06 am

nihility wrote:Girl: "I'll have about $200,000 in loans when I finish undergrad, and obviously I'll need a lot more for law school, but I heard there is a debt forgiveness program depending on what job you get, so I'll just try to do that."


Hopefully she marries some poor rich soul.

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby pterodactyls » Tue Jun 14, 2016 6:06 pm

From a past administration, but waited a while to post...

Taking the LSAT, and a student sitting in the back of the room keeps shuffling papers and making noise. At one point, he gets up out of his seat and walks to the front of the room with his test and sits back down at a new table. Continues to make noise for the next few minutes. Then the proctor calls "5 minutes remaining." It was clear and audible, and we could all hear it. But this student yells back "WHAT!" Then the proctor finally tells him that he has to leave, but he starts to argue with them and resist. The proctor walks over to him to get him to leave, and he stands up and yells "F*** YOU!" at the proctor, then turns to all of us and screams "F*** YOU! F*** YOU! F*** ALL OF YOU!" continuously as the proctor escorts him out of the building. I believe they had to call security as well.

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby proteinshake » Tue Jun 14, 2016 6:23 pm

pterodactyls wrote:From a past administration, but waited a while to post...

Taking the LSAT, and a student sitting in the back of the room keeps shuffling papers and making noise. At one point, he gets up out of his seat and walks to the front of the room with his test and sits back down at a new table. Continues to make noise for the next few minutes. Then the proctor calls "5 minutes remaining." It was clear and audible, and we could all hear it. But this student yells back "WHAT!" Then the proctor finally tells him that he has to leave, but he starts to argue with them and resist. The proctor walks over to him to get him to leave, and he stands up and yells "F*** YOU!" at the proctor, then turns to all of us and screams "F*** YOU! F*** YOU! F*** ALL OF YOU!" continuously as the proctor escorts him out of the building. I believe they had to call security as well.

did LSAC allow a retake if you complained about it? what an idiot.

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby Mikey » Tue Jun 14, 2016 6:52 pm

pterodactyls wrote:From a past administration, but waited a while to post...

Taking the LSAT, and a student sitting in the back of the room keeps shuffling papers and making noise. At one point, he gets up out of his seat and walks to the front of the room with his test and sits back down at a new table. Continues to make noise for the next few minutes. Then the proctor calls "5 minutes remaining." It was clear and audible, and we could all hear it. But this student yells back "WHAT!" Then the proctor finally tells him that he has to leave, but he starts to argue with them and resist. The proctor walks over to him to get him to leave, and he stands up and yells "F*** YOU!" at the proctor, then turns to all of us and screams "F*** YOU! F*** YOU! F*** ALL OF YOU!" continuously as the proctor escorts him out of the building. I believe they had to call security as well.

Whoa

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby pterodactyls » Tue Jun 14, 2016 9:18 pm

proteinshake wrote:did LSAC allow a retake if you complained about it? what an idiot.


I'm sure they would have if I had filed a dispute. The proctors reported it to LSAC so it was well documented.

I didn't file though. I asked Mike Spivey about it and he gave me some good advice. Ultimately it didn't make sense to file because I would have risked delaying my scores, and I knew I had improved my score regardless because I did well in the other sections. Spivey said the most they would do is offer me a free retake and/or stick a note on my score results telling schools what happened. But he said I could just write an addendum to explain what happened rather than delaying my scores for the LSAC note. If I had delayed my scores this cycle I would have been toast.

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby Nebby » Tue Jun 14, 2016 9:32 pm

pterodactyls wrote:
proteinshake wrote:did LSAC allow a retake if you complained about it? what an idiot.


I'm sure they would have if I had filed a dispute. The proctors reported it to LSAC so it was well documented.

I didn't file though. I asked Mike Spivey about it and he gave me some good advice. Ultimately it didn't make sense to file because I would have risked delaying my scores, and I knew I had improved my score regardless because I did well in the other sections. Spivey said the most they would do is offer me a free retake and/or stick a note on my score results telling schools what happened. But he said I could just write an addendum to explain what happened rather than delaying my scores for the LSAC note. If I had delayed my scores this cycle I would have been toast.

That sounds awful but I don't think an addendum will help much. Glad you improved

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby pterodactyls » Tue Jun 14, 2016 11:46 pm

Nebby wrote:That sounds awful but I don't think an addendum will help much. Glad you improved


I don't think it made any difference. Probably would have been better without it so I didn't risk sounding whiney. At least I didn't delay the scores to get the LSAC note, that would have been the wrong move.

I scored above my PT average so I consider myself lucky. Though 5 of the 9 questions I missed were during the one LR section with the freakout, so maybe I would have scored a point or two higher if it hadn't happened. But still, I scored higher than I should have so I can't complain!

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby ayylmao » Tue Jun 21, 2016 3:27 pm

Just remembered this one:

"What do you think are the chances that I'll be able to get 20 wrong and still get a 170?"

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby acacius » Tue Jun 21, 2016 4:07 pm

ayylmao wrote:Just remembered this one:

"What do you think are the chances that I'll be able to get 20 wrong and still get a 170?"


:shock: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby ScottRiqui » Tue Jun 21, 2016 5:58 pm

acacius wrote:
ayylmao wrote:Just remembered this one:

"What do you think are the chances that I'll be able to get 20 wrong and still get a 170?"


:shock: :lol: :lol:


If we ever have a -20 curve, the simultaneous orgasms from every LSAT taker that cycle will probably knock California into the ocean.

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby ayylmao » Tue Jun 21, 2016 11:27 pm

ScottRiqui wrote:
acacius wrote:
ayylmao wrote:Just remembered this one:

"What do you think are the chances that I'll be able to get 20 wrong and still get a 170?"


:shock: :lol: :lol:


If we ever have a -20 curve, the simultaneous orgasms from every LSAT taker that cycle will probably knock California into the ocean.

Haha, but if the curve was that lenient the test would've been really fucking hard.




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