HELP!! Test center: Brooklyn vs Queens vs CUNY law

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HELP!! Test center: Brooklyn vs Queens vs CUNY law

Postby unmrkny » Sat Jan 22, 2011 4:17 am

Hello, in desperate need of advice..!!

I have to choose a test center for June among Brooklyn college, Queens college, and CUNY law.

Does anyone have a suggestion? I heard some negative reviews on Brooklyn and Queens but nothing on CUNY law.

The only thing that I truly concern is to have an individual desk- size doesn't really matter.

I have to decide by tomorrow night. Please provide some advice.

Thank you so much!!

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Re: HELP!! Test center: Brooklyn vs Queens vs CUNY law

Postby dr123 » Sat Jan 22, 2011 4:25 am

unmrkny wrote:Hello, in desperate need of advice..!!

I have to choose a test center for June among Brooklyn college, Queens college, and CUNY law.

Does anyone have a suggestion? I heard some negative reviews on Brooklyn and Queens but nothing on CUNY law.

The only thing that I truly concern is to have an individual desk- size doesn't really matter.

I have to decide by tomorrow night. Please provide some advice.

Thank you so much!!


why do you have to choose by tomorrow the test is in june

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Re: HELP!! Test center: Brooklyn vs Queens vs CUNY law

Postby unmrkny » Sat Jan 22, 2011 4:33 am

First spots taken quickly (fordham, nyu, pace are all gone) and second I'm changing my date from feb to june and tomorrow is pretty much the last day to do so.

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Re: HELP!! Test center: Brooklyn vs Queens vs CUNY law

Postby NYCLSATTutor » Sat Jan 22, 2011 12:26 pm

I don't know about Brooklyn, but CUNY has a good testing center. The desks are large and its pretty quiet. The only thing a bit problematic is that if your name is in the beginning of the alphabet, you are in a huge room. That just means it takes a while to get started. If your name is nearer to the end you will be in a small room tho, and its great.

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Re: HELP!! Test center: Brooklyn vs Queens vs CUNY law

Postby northwood » Sat Jan 22, 2011 12:55 pm

if you can, go visit the testing centers, and see for yourself. IF you cant, go for the one thats closest to your home/apartment. You dont want to have to travel hours on test day. Choose the test center that is the closest, and easiest to get to. Remember, you cant bring your cellphone into the test center, so you will want to make sure you have a backup plan in case things go wrong on the way to or from the test.

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Re: HELP!! Test center: Brooklyn vs Queens vs CUNY law

Postby overunderachiever » Sat Jan 22, 2011 1:03 pm

northwood wrote:if you can, go visit the testing centers, and see for yourself. IF you cant, go for the one thats closest to your home/apartment. You dont want to have to travel hours on test day. Choose the test center that is the closest, and easiest to get to. Remember, you cant bring your cellphone into the test center, so you will want to make sure you have a backup plan in case things go wrong on the way to or from the test.


Alot of people in my test center brought their cell phones. I looked like a tool since I was one of the few that followed all the rules, including no hooded sweatshirts.

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Re: HELP!! Test center: Brooklyn vs Queens vs CUNY law

Postby unmrkny » Sat Jan 22, 2011 4:27 pm

NYCLSATTutor wrote:I don't know about Brooklyn, but CUNY has a good testing center. The desks are large and its pretty quiet. The only thing a bit problematic is that if your name is in the beginning of the alphabet, you are in a huge room. That just means it takes a while to get started. If your name is nearer to the end you will be in a small room tho, and its great.


Did everyone get a separate desk?
and CUNY meaning CUNY law not queens college?

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Re: HELP!! Test center: Brooklyn vs Queens vs CUNY law

Postby unmrkny » Sat Jan 22, 2011 4:30 pm

overunderachiever wrote:
northwood wrote:if you can, go visit the testing centers, and see for yourself. IF you cant, go for the one thats closest to your home/apartment. You dont want to have to travel hours on test day. Choose the test center that is the closest, and easiest to get to. Remember, you cant bring your cellphone into the test center, so you will want to make sure you have a backup plan in case things go wrong on the way to or from the test.


Alot of people in my test center brought their cell phones. I looked like a tool since I was one of the few that followed all the rules, including no hooded sweatshirts.


it's always better to follow the rules. you never know!

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Re: HELP!! Test center: Brooklyn vs Queens vs CUNY law

Postby NYCLSATTutor » Sat Jan 22, 2011 4:37 pm

unmrkny wrote:
NYCLSATTutor wrote:I don't know about Brooklyn, but CUNY has a good testing center. The desks are large and its pretty quiet. The only thing a bit problematic is that if your name is in the beginning of the alphabet, you are in a huge room. That just means it takes a while to get started. If your name is nearer to the end you will be in a small room tho, and its great.


Did everyone get a separate desk?
and CUNY meaning CUNY law not queens college?


No you won't get a separate desk. They are long tables and you will be sitting next to someone else, but you don't really need/want a separate desk.

And yes, CUNY Law.

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Re: HELP!! Test center: Brooklyn vs Queens vs CUNY law

Postby unmrkny » Sat Jan 22, 2011 5:39 pm

NYCLSATTutor wrote:
unmrkny wrote:
NYCLSATTutor wrote:I don't know about Brooklyn, but CUNY has a good testing center. The desks are large and its pretty quiet. The only thing a bit problematic is that if your name is in the beginning of the alphabet, you are in a huge room. That just means it takes a while to get started. If your name is nearer to the end you will be in a small room tho, and its great.


Did everyone get a separate desk?
and CUNY meaning CUNY law not queens college?


No you won't get a separate desk. They are long tables and you will be sitting next to someone else, but you don't really need/want a separate desk.

And yes, CUNY Law.


Cause I've taken the December 2009 test at columbia law when I was still in college, and those long desks were terrible. The room was packed w/ ppl (about 80 in a medium sized lecture room) and we were sitting basically like the way you sit on the subway. Was CUNY like that too?

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Re: HELP!! Test center: Brooklyn vs Queens vs CUNY law

Postby unmrkny » Sat Jan 22, 2011 6:47 pm

northwood wrote:if you can, go visit the testing centers, and see for yourself. IF you cant, go for the one thats closest to your home/apartment. You dont want to have to travel hours on test day. Choose the test center that is the closest, and easiest to get to. Remember, you cant bring your cellphone into the test center, so you will want to make sure you have a backup plan in case things go wrong on the way to or from the test.


CUNY is in fact the closest one.

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Re: HELP!! Test center: Brooklyn vs Queens vs CUNY law

Postby amorfati » Sat Jan 22, 2011 10:25 pm

Can't speak for the others, but I had CUNY Law and it was great! I was in the big room that was mentioned earlier, and the proctoring was rather slow (and one of them was kind of a bitch), but the huge desks, great lighting, etc totally made up for it. And I managed to raise my score 6 points from my previous administration at Seton Hall (which had terrible itty bitty desks), so... yay!

Although, on a side note, if anyone happens to know why half of CUNY Law appears to be a kindergarten or pre-school or something (finger paintings and little kid stuff everywhere), I'd be very interested.

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Re: HELP!! Test center: Brooklyn vs Queens vs CUNY law

Postby amorfati » Sat Jan 22, 2011 10:28 pm

Btw, in response to earlier questions, the "big room" is set up sort of auditorium style, but in a good way. I actually really liked the long table thing - there was a seat or two in between each test-taker, so there was plenty of room to spread out.

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Re: HELP!! Test center: Brooklyn vs Queens vs CUNY law

Postby thissideofsteinway » Sat Jan 22, 2011 10:32 pm

amorfati wrote:Btw, in response to earlier questions, the "big room" is set up sort of auditorium style, but in a good way. I actually really liked the long table thing - there was a seat or two in between each test-taker, so there was plenty of room to spread out.


Yeah, overall the long tables were fine (and many people, including myself, had a table to themselves). The only real negative may have been the texture of the tables - they were not designed with writing in mind.

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Re: HELP!! Test center: Brooklyn vs Queens vs CUNY law

Postby NYCLSATTutor » Sun Jan 23, 2011 12:00 pm

unmrkny wrote:
NYCLSATTutor wrote:
unmrkny wrote:
NYCLSATTutor wrote:I don't know about Brooklyn, but CUNY has a good testing center. The desks are large and its pretty quiet. The only thing a bit problematic is that if your name is in the beginning of the alphabet, you are in a huge room. That just means it takes a while to get started. If your name is nearer to the end you will be in a small room tho, and its great.


Did everyone get a separate desk?
and CUNY meaning CUNY law not queens college?


No you won't get a separate desk. They are long tables and you will be sitting next to someone else, but you don't really need/want a separate desk.

And yes, CUNY Law.


Cause I've taken the December 2009 test at columbia law when I was still in college, and those long desks were terrible. The room was packed w/ ppl (about 80 in a medium sized lecture room) and we were sitting basically like the way you sit on the subway. Was CUNY like that too?


Not sure what you mean by sitting the way you do on the subway. There are long desks, but everyone has their own separate chair. And while you may not like that setup, it is infinitely better than the tiny desks that won't fit all of your work.

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Re: HELP!! Test center: Brooklyn vs Queens vs CUNY law

Postby NYCLSATTutor » Sun Jan 23, 2011 12:01 pm

amorfati wrote:Can't speak for the others, but I had CUNY Law and it was great! I was in the big room that was mentioned earlier, and the proctoring was rather slow (and one of them was kind of a bitch), but the huge desks, great lighting, etc totally made up for it. And I managed to raise my score 6 points from my previous administration at Seton Hall (which had terrible itty bitty desks), so... yay!

Although, on a side note, if anyone happens to know why half of CUNY Law appears to be a kindergarten or pre-school or something (finger paintings and little kid stuff everywhere), I'd be very interested.


Its not half of CUNY, its a small part of it that is like that, and it is because CUNY runs a childcare program for kids of professors and students.

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Re: HELP!! Test center: Brooklyn vs Queens vs CUNY law

Postby Manash » Sun Jan 23, 2011 5:52 pm

Thanks for this. I had a horrible time at Queens College last time I took it and decided to go with CUNY Law this time around. Glad to hear I likely made the right choice.




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