Proctor stories!

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Proctor stories!

Postby 2011L1 » Sat Dec 11, 2010 9:41 pm

I took the test today in Brooklyn 2day I won't say where but my proctor was the best and I won't snitch on her share your stories here!

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Re: Proctor stories!

Postby ffonsok » Sat Dec 11, 2010 9:47 pm

Why she give you 2x time or something? Fess up brah.

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Re: Proctor stories!

Postby serdog » Sat Dec 11, 2010 9:50 pm

at Yukon College we had a nice older couple for 4 test taker it was interesting for sure

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Re: Proctor stories!

Postby leemalk » Sat Dec 11, 2010 9:52 pm

My proctor reminded me of Phyllis from The Office.

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Re: Proctor stories!

Postby joebloe » Sat Dec 11, 2010 9:53 pm

I had two very nice old ladies. There was a tiny timing error in our favor. The fun part was when some dude canceled mid-test. One of the ladies accidentally flashed his sheet at the room, displaying a column of "C"'s. If I hadn't been on LG, I might have smiled.

Also, during the M&I instructions, after talking about bubbling she came in with something like, "Don't jeopardize this. As lawyers, you'll be making like $8 million over your lives."

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Re: Proctor stories!

Postby 2011L1 » Sat Dec 11, 2010 9:53 pm

ffonsok wrote:Why she give you 2x time or something? Fess up brah.


No but her chubby butt didn't get out of her seat once! people were going ahead and going back (not me). She let us have water on desk and didn't collect tests during break, that was weird.

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Re: Proctor stories!

Postby Sandro » Sat Dec 11, 2010 9:53 pm

I've always wondered how many proctors give extra time or just sit at their desk reading the entire time oblivious to what everyone is doing.

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Re: Proctor stories!

Postby justadude55 » Sat Dec 11, 2010 9:54 pm

joebloe wrote:I had two very nice old ladies. There was a tiny timing error in our favor. The fun part was when some dude canceled mid-test. One of the ladies accidentally flashed his sheet at the room, displaying a column of "C"'s. If I hadn't been on LG, I might have smiled.

Also, during the M&I instructions, after talking about bubbling she came in with something like, "Don't jeopardize this. As lawyers, you'll be making like $8 million over your lives."

where does it say the avg lawyer makes 8 mill over their lives?

that's 200k a yr if the average lawyer practices for 40 years.

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Re: Proctor stories!

Postby robotclubmember » Sat Dec 11, 2010 9:55 pm

Yeah. Fess up man.

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Re: Proctor stories!

Postby joebloe » Sat Dec 11, 2010 10:00 pm

Sandro777 wrote:I've always wondered how many proctors give extra time or just sit at their desk reading the entire time oblivious to what everyone is doing.


Probably more than you'd think, though I'm sure it depends on the center. I took it at a small midwest Christian college, and the proctors said they worked for the school; obviously they did it by the book almost to an extreme (not that anybody tried anything). But you've got to imagine in some places, they're not happy to be working on Saturday morning, especially under some tight-ass dork from LSAC who shows up 4 times a year and makes them sit in a stuffy classroom. And what's the worst that could happen to such proctors? Probably won't get fired from their day jobs; just won't have to work on Saturday anymore.

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Re: Proctor stories!

Postby Sandro » Sat Dec 11, 2010 10:05 pm

joebloe wrote:
Sandro777 wrote:I've always wondered how many proctors give extra time or just sit at their desk reading the entire time oblivious to what everyone is doing.


Probably more than you'd think, though I'm sure it depends on the center. I took it at a small midwest Christian college, and the proctors said they worked for the school; obviously they did it by the book almost to an extreme (not that anybody tried anything). But you've got to imagine in some places, they're not happy to be working on Saturday morning, especially under some tight-ass dork from LSAC who shows up 4 times a year and makes them sit in a stuffy classroom. And what's the worst that could happen to such proctors? Probably won't get fired from their day jobs; just won't have to work on Saturday anymore.


Thats what makes me wonder. Sep09 my proctor had about 20-25 kids and maybe got up and walked around twice at most. That means you are basically relying on A. Test takers integrity ( :roll: ) or B. some test taker reporting the infraction and having it stand (skeptical that would hold up, and lets be honest someone would have to be an idiot to be noticing what section other people are on) Oct10 and Dec10 my proctors were very good, always walking around and looking at the tests.

whatever. Seems weird though the amount of security involved with tests like the GRE (lockdown test centers, cameras taping you while you test) which I would say the LSAT carries a bit more weight....

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Re: Proctor stories!

Postby joebloe » Sat Dec 11, 2010 10:18 pm

Sandro777 wrote:
joebloe wrote:
Sandro777 wrote:I've always wondered how many proctors give extra time or just sit at their desk reading the entire time oblivious to what everyone is doing.


Probably more than you'd think, though I'm sure it depends on the center. I took it at a small midwest Christian college, and the proctors said they worked for the school; obviously they did it by the book almost to an extreme (not that anybody tried anything). But you've got to imagine in some places, they're not happy to be working on Saturday morning, especially under some tight-ass dork from LSAC who shows up 4 times a year and makes them sit in a stuffy classroom. And what's the worst that could happen to such proctors? Probably won't get fired from their day jobs; just won't have to work on Saturday anymore.


Thats what makes me wonder. Sep09 my proctor had about 20-25 kids and maybe got up and walked around twice at most. That means you are basically relying on A. Test takers integrity ( :roll: ) or B. some test taker reporting the infraction and having it stand (skeptical that would hold up, and lets be honest someone would have to be an idiot to be noticing what section other people are on) Oct10 and Dec10 my proctors were very good, always walking around and looking at the tests.

whatever. Seems weird though the amount of security involved with tests like the GRE (lockdown test centers, cameras taping you while you test) which I would say the LSAT carries a bit more weight....


Maybe it was somebody getting punishment "light duty" for filing a work comp claim. It'd fit with the whole, "I'm not getting off my fat ass" routine. I'd take my job a LOT less seriously at that point, if they were screwing with me.

And as a test-taker, I would never rat on another test-taker, simply because the instructions specified to keep my eyes on my own work. Yes, I'll happily screw up some poor bastard's life and get investigated in the bargain. Welcome to the Gulag Archipelago.

The whole thing about the LSAT not going computer adaptive and not having as many administration dates as the GRE is just plain silly. I really hope ETS develops some alternative to the LSAT, even if it is too late for me.

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Re: Proctor stories!

Postby justadude55 » Sat Dec 11, 2010 10:23 pm

joebloe wrote:
Sandro777 wrote:
joebloe wrote:
Sandro777 wrote:I've always wondered how many proctors give extra time or just sit at their desk reading the entire time oblivious to what everyone is doing.


Probably more than you'd think, though I'm sure it depends on the center. I took it at a small midwest Christian college, and the proctors said they worked for the school; obviously they did it by the book almost to an extreme (not that anybody tried anything). But you've got to imagine in some places, they're not happy to be working on Saturday morning, especially under some tight-ass dork from LSAC who shows up 4 times a year and makes them sit in a stuffy classroom. And what's the worst that could happen to such proctors? Probably won't get fired from their day jobs; just won't have to work on Saturday anymore.


Thats what makes me wonder. Sep09 my proctor had about 20-25 kids and maybe got up and walked around twice at most. That means you are basically relying on A. Test takers integrity ( :roll: ) or B. some test taker reporting the infraction and having it stand (skeptical that would hold up, and lets be honest someone would have to be an idiot to be noticing what section other people are on) Oct10 and Dec10 my proctors were very good, always walking around and looking at the tests.

whatever. Seems weird though the amount of security involved with tests like the GRE (lockdown test centers, cameras taping you while you test) which I would say the LSAT carries a bit more weight....


Maybe it was somebody getting punishment "light duty" for filing a work comp claim. It'd fit with the whole, "I'm not getting off my fat ass" routine. I'd take my job a LOT less seriously at that point, if they were screwing with me.

And as a test-taker, I would never rat on another test-taker, simply because the instructions specified to keep my eyes on my own work. Yes, I'll happily screw up some poor bastard's life and get investigated in the bargain. Welcome to the Gulag Archipelago.

The whole thing about the LSAT not going computer adaptive and not having as many administration dates as the GRE is just plain silly. I really hope ETS develops some alternative to the LSAT, even if it is too late for me.

LSAC milks out $ anyway it can. they make $12 off of each law school you apply to, and the law schools feed right into it as most only accept info through LSAC. in a sense, they have a monopoly. they work hard to make everything fair and balanced, which everyone must appreciate, but boy do they find ways to milk law school applicants out of hard earned money and grants and loans in a way that one can suggest is awfully greedy.

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Re: Proctor stories!

Postby leemalk » Sat Dec 11, 2010 10:23 pm

A girl sitting next to me clearly had the first section open while we were filling out all of the information on the answer sheet. I'm certain the proctor standing next to me saw it, but said nothing about it. Granted, I don't think the girl did it intentionally and was trying to cheat, she seemed a little clueless.

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Re: Proctor stories!

Postby AverageTutoring » Sat Dec 11, 2010 10:29 pm

justadude55 wrote:LSAC milks out $ anyway it can. they make $12 off of each law school you apply to, and the law schools feed right into it as most only accept info through LSAC. in a sense, they have a monopoly. they work hard to make everything fair and balanced, which everyone must appreciate, but boy do they find ways to milk law school applicants out of hard earned money and grants and loans in a way that one can suggest is awfully greedy.


Being a not for profit I wonder where all the money goes? Maybe it's time to get a job at LSAC!

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Re: Proctor stories!

Postby joebloe » Sat Dec 11, 2010 10:56 pm

AverageTutoring wrote:
justadude55 wrote:LSAC milks out $ anyway it can. they make $12 off of each law school you apply to, and the law schools feed right into it as most only accept info through LSAC. in a sense, they have a monopoly. they work hard to make everything fair and balanced, which everyone must appreciate, but boy do they find ways to milk law school applicants out of hard earned money and grants and loans in a way that one can suggest is awfully greedy.


Being a not for profit I wonder where all the money goes? Maybe it's time to get a job at LSAC!


Probably goes to pay for wankers who troll forums for people discussing their crappy test too soon afterward and vaguely threaten causing the end of their legal careers.

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Re: Proctor stories!

Postby deakon10 » Sat Dec 11, 2010 11:40 pm

Our proctor let us do anything... figured she was new. But basically had extra 10 minutes (5 minute warning def came after the 35 minutes was up). also didn't collect anything during the break, let us have water out, and digital watches.

Guaranteed 180 for the whole group.

;)

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Re: Proctor stories!

Postby ATR » Sat Dec 11, 2010 11:42 pm

Posted this in the Overheard at the LSAT thread, but it works better here:

atresia wrote:Proctor 1: Where are you looking to apply?
Test Taker 1: (Local school). It's first class opens in Fall 2011, so that's exciting. I think we'll have an influence on the curriculum.
Proctor 2: Yeah, it should also help you with getting a job. You'll have a unique degree that separates you from all of the other people have degrees which everyone else has!

Example of someone who is absolutely clueless as to how legal hiring works.

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Re: Proctor stories!

Postby s0ph1e2007 » Sat Dec 11, 2010 11:45 pm

deakon10 wrote:Our proctor let us do anything... figured she was new. But basically had extra 10 minutes (5 minute warning def came after the 35 minutes was up). also didn't collect anything during the break, let us have water out, and digital watches.

Guaranteed 180 for the whole group.

;)


I hope you're lying :shock:

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Re: Proctor stories!

Postby 2011L1 » Sat Dec 11, 2010 11:47 pm

deakon10 wrote:Our proctor let us do anything... figured she was new. But basically had extra 10 minutes (5 minute warning def came after the 35 minutes was up). also didn't collect anything during the break, let us have water out, and digital watches.

Guaranteed 180 for the whole group.

;)


sounds like you were where I was, lol

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Re: Proctor stories!

Postby akili » Sat Dec 11, 2010 11:50 pm

My proctor was on a huuuuge power trip. He had to escort each person in to the room individually and would SCREAM 5 minutes. He was really entertaining though and he didn't get mad when my entire classroom was watching a guy build a pencil tower during the writing section.

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Re: Proctor stories!

Postby eandy » Sat Dec 11, 2010 11:51 pm

My poor proctor struggled to read the instructions. It was really awkward, and it really made me feel bad for him. I know a lot of people do NOT feel comfortable enough with their reading skills to read aloud, much less to read aloud to LSAT takers.
I also was almost not allowed to take my test because the bouncer proctor looked at my ID and didn't think I looked the same. "Sorry, bro, I'm here to take a test, not to get my picture taken." He was not amused. I had to go to the test administrator to prove my identity.
Great start to a great day, no?

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Re: Proctor stories!

Postby joebloe » Sat Dec 11, 2010 11:51 pm

deakon10 wrote:Our proctor let us do anything... figured she was new. But basically had extra 10 minutes (5 minute warning def came after the 35 minutes was up). also didn't collect anything during the break, let us have water out, and digital watches.

Guaranteed 180 for the whole group.

;)


I could've used that on LG... well and on RC too. I think the only extra time I got was on the last LR.

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Re: Proctor stories!

Postby eandy » Sat Dec 11, 2010 11:52 pm

deakon10 wrote:Our proctor let us do anything... figured she was new. But basically had extra 10 minutes (5 minute warning def came after the 35 minutes was up). also didn't collect anything during the break, let us have water out, and digital watches.

Guaranteed 180 for the whole group.

;)

Sounds like a guaranteed score delay after someone whines.

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Re: Proctor stories!

Postby ack » Sun Dec 12, 2010 12:37 am

Old people using a wall clock for timing... not exactly timed down to the second. "5 minutes" was called 30s early, twice




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