verklempt wrote:Maybe she was just confused? I wouldn't have found my seat after the break except I recognized my pencil array.
Also, we were assigned seats, after which the proctors made a seating chart. No way could anyone have moved. I assumed this was SOP?
It was SOP for us, too. At the break I saw her talk to the proctors and then when we came back she was moved. No idea why. We never interacted and the proctors never said anything to me.
I didn’t overhear or participate in any memorable conversations, but I remember a girl in my test center was decked out head-to-toe in Dartmouth gear (we were nowhere near NH). I went to a pretty top notch UG and I certainly have my own elitist tendencies, but even I thought this was a bit pretentious.
Or maybe those were the only comfortable clothes she had at home? Only pair of non-jeans I own is my college sweatpants and it's possible she left most of her cold clothes in NH.
Besides, I'm sure if someone was decked out in ASU clothes you wouldn't have had the same reaction. Just because someone wears their college gear doesn't mean they're trying to be elitist or douchey. Then again, I'm not sure what you mean by head-to-toe. If she had a hat/shirt/sweatshirt/pants/socks/ring then that would be pretentious.
I'd be more than willing to debate the merits of my knee-jerk assessment. A few details to provide further context for my reaction. This was the October LSAT, taken at a community college with nothing remotely resembling a top UG for at least 200 miles. Thus, I thought it fair to assume that the majority of test-takers would be coming from local TTTs. Certainly some could be graduates of prestigious colleges, or home on break, but most of them seemed to be local college students. Thus, I felt like this girl was 'rubbing it in their faces' that she went to a 'superior' college and would therefore do better than everyone else there (pretty much like the Princeton example).
Of course I wouldn't be saying this if the girl had worn App. St. gear- there's nothing elite about App. St. unless you count their football team which is my entire point. The fact is the girl made the conscious decision to wear ALL Dartmouth apparel, and unless she's totally clueless, had to have at least some sense that most of the people there went to schools far far lower on the prestige scale. At least, that's what went through my head in that split second.