Erasing on the Exam... Thoughts

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Kess
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Erasing on the Exam... Thoughts

Postby Kess » Sun Oct 02, 2011 2:29 pm

So I erased a few things (probably stupidly because I more often than not when I erase I change from right answer to wrong answer) and despite all my efforts, the bubble was still left a light gray. What are the chances those questions will not be marked?

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Re: Erasing on the Exam... Thoughts

Postby kahechsof » Sun Oct 02, 2011 2:31 pm

Kess wrote:So I erased a few things (probably stupidly because I more often than not when I erase I change from right answer to wrong answer) and despite all my efforts, the bubble was still left a light gray. What are the chances those questions will not be marked?

If you're really scared about it, request a hand grading.

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Re: Erasing on the Exam... Thoughts

Postby Kess » Sun Oct 02, 2011 2:36 pm

kahechsof wrote:
Kess wrote:So I erased a few things (probably stupidly because I more often than not when I erase I change from right answer to wrong answer) and despite all my efforts, the bubble was still left a light gray. What are the chances those questions will not be marked?

If you're really scared about it, request a hand grading.


Well, I tend to run on the paranoid side. In taking scantron tests at college, erasing always leaves light gray marks and it hasn't been a problem. I am just wondering if LSAT scantrons are more sensitive than unusual? In any case, I can still request this after my score, right?

Part of the problem is I have no idea how I did at all.

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Re: Erasing on the Exam... Thoughts

Postby The Gentleman » Sun Oct 02, 2011 2:48 pm

Not a whole lot of need to worry about this. You can view the pdf of your bubble sheet when the test is released. Just double check your bubble sheet against your official score sheet to make sure that they match up, and if they don't then fork over the $$$ to have it hand graded.

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Re: Erasing on the Exam... Thoughts

Postby Kess » Sun Oct 02, 2011 2:50 pm

The Gentleman wrote:Not a whole lot of need to worry about this. You can view the pdf of your bubble sheet when the test is released. Just double check your bubble sheet against your official score sheet to make sure that they match up, and if they don't then fork over the $$$ to have it hand graded.


Oh thanks, I didn't know that! This was my first (and hopefully last) LSAT and I thought they simply write your answers out. That's what my Testmasters course did.

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Re: Erasing on the Exam... Thoughts

Postby The Gentleman » Sun Oct 02, 2011 2:52 pm

Kess wrote:
The Gentleman wrote:Not a whole lot of need to worry about this. You can view the pdf of your bubble sheet when the test is released. Just double check your bubble sheet against your official score sheet to make sure that they match up, and if they don't then fork over the $$$ to have it hand graded.


Oh thanks, I didn't know that! This was my first (and hopefully last) LSAT and I thought they simply write your answers out. That's what my Testmasters course did.


I did plenty of erasing when I took the test and had no problems at all. Good luck!

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Re: Erasing on the Exam... Thoughts

Postby bp shinners » Mon Oct 03, 2011 1:21 pm

Kess wrote:I am just wondering if LSAT scantrons are more sensitive than unusual? In any case, I can still request this after my score, right?


The technology has advanced quite a bit since I was in HS, and it's pretty good at getting the test taker's intent if there are erasures, incomplete bubbles, and a bit of not coloring in the lines. The LSAC's machines are top quality, so I wouldn't worry about it. Check it, for sure, but don't worry about it.

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Re: Erasing on the Exam... Thoughts

Postby ExAnt3 » Mon Oct 03, 2011 1:24 pm

bp shinners wrote:
Kess wrote:I am just wondering if LSAT scantrons are more sensitive than unusual? In any case, I can still request this after my score, right?


The technology has advanced quite a bit since I was in HS, and it's pretty good at getting the test taker's intent if there are erasures, incomplete bubbles, and a bit of not coloring in the lines. The LSAC's machines are top quality, so I wouldn't worry about it. Check it, for sure, but don't worry about it.

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Re: Erasing on the Exam... Thoughts

Postby inflightradio » Mon Oct 03, 2011 3:34 pm

I had the same worry, but it's good to know that they have other options! That being said, I have a feeling that their technology is probably built for these sorts of mistakes since many people end up having to erase with their pencil erasers in such a small space, and we all know how much pencil erasers suck for the most part.




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