how long does it take to bubble in the scantron?

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how long does it take to bubble in the scantron?

Postby swtlilsoni » Sun Nov 20, 2011 11:23 pm

I do prep tests without a scantron (I just circle the answers), so I shouldn't aim at finishing in 35 minutes (because bubbling in the scantron would take extra time so I need to account for that). So how long do you think I should take to finish a section, so that I have adequate time for bubbling as well? 25 min? 30 min?

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Re: how long does it take to bubble in the scantron?

Postby gaud » Sun Nov 20, 2011 11:26 pm

swtlilsoni wrote:I do prep tests without a scantron (I just circle the answers), so I shouldn't aim at finishing in 35 minutes (because bubbling in the scantron would take extra time so I need to account for that). So how long do you think I should take to finish a section, so that I have adequate time for bubbling as well? 25 min? 30 min?



Why can't you just start using the scantron?

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Re: how long does it take to bubble in the scantron?

Postby chem » Sun Nov 20, 2011 11:28 pm

swtlilsoni wrote:I do prep tests without a scantron (I just circle the answers), so I shouldn't aim at finishing in 35 minutes (because bubbling in the scantron would take extra time so I need to account for that). So how long do you think I should take to finish a section, so that I have adequate time for bubbling as well? 25 min? 30 min?


You haven't been practicing filling in scantron bubbles concurrently with your LSAT prep? May God have mercy on your soul

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Re: how long does it take to bubble in the scantron?

Postby 20130312 » Sun Nov 20, 2011 11:30 pm

1) Start practicing with Scantron
2) ???
3) Profit

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Re: how long does it take to bubble in the scantron?

Postby law4vus » Sun Nov 20, 2011 11:32 pm

chem wrote:
swtlilsoni wrote:I do prep tests without a scantron (I just circle the answers), so I shouldn't aim at finishing in 35 minutes (because bubbling in the scantron would take extra time so I need to account for that). So how long do you think I should take to finish a section, so that I have adequate time for bubbling as well? 25 min? 30 min?


You haven't been practicing filling in scantron bubbles concurrently with your LSAT prep? May God have mercy on your soul


You really don't NEED to practice with a scantron like you're implying. As long as you finish the section with enough time left over during practice (allow like 2 minutes, which IMO is generous), you're good. It's not like you need to learn bubbling techniques like up/down or side to side. Color in the damn bubble and do it quick. Doesn't take brain cells. lol

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Postby iamrobk » Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:19 am

chem wrote:
swtlilsoni wrote:I do prep tests without a scantron (I just circle the answers), so I shouldn't aim at finishing in 35 minutes (because bubbling in the scantron would take extra time so I need to account for that). So how long do you think I should take to finish a section, so that I have adequate time for bubbling as well? 25 min? 30 min?


You haven't been practicing filling in scantron bubbles concurrently with your LSAT prep? May God have mercy on your soul

Meh, I never did and scored a point higher on the real thing than I ever did on a PT, but I don't think that's common. :lol:

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Re: how long does it take to bubble in the scantron?

Postby Elston Gunn » Mon Nov 21, 2011 2:17 am

gaud wrote:
swtlilsoni wrote:I do prep tests without a scantron (I just circle the answers), so I shouldn't aim at finishing in 35 minutes (because bubbling in the scantron would take extra time so I need to account for that). So how long do you think I should take to finish a section, so that I have adequate time for bubbling as well? 25 min? 30 min?



Why can't you just start using the scantron?


Seriously. OP, you really had to start a thread for this? How about, you know, trying it? You're going to want to before the day of the real thing, anyway. Plus it makes it easier to score afterwards--you probably save yourself time!

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Re: how long does it take to bubble in the scantron?

Postby thelawschoolproject » Mon Nov 21, 2011 2:19 am

Use a scantron.


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Postby Bildungsroman » Mon Nov 21, 2011 2:20 am

Your only solution is to reject any suggestion of practicing with a scantron (or reasonably calculating how long it takes to fill in 25ish bubbles) and instead build a scantron-stamping machine that you can smuggle into the test hidden in your trousers.

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Postby bernaldiaz » Mon Nov 21, 2011 2:30 am

Also, how on earth do you think that it is going to take ten minutes just to bubble? I'm worried.

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Re: how long does it take to bubble in the scantron?

Postby bport hopeful » Mon Nov 21, 2011 2:34 am

I never practiced with a scantron and it didnt effect me at all.

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Re: how long does it take to bubble in the scantron?

Postby john1990 » Mon Nov 21, 2011 4:56 am

thelawschoolproject wrote:Use a scantron.


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Re: how long does it take to bubble in the scantron?

Postby Jack Smirks » Mon Nov 21, 2011 8:10 am

Why would you want to add a new element (albeit a small one) on the day of the real test? Just print out some damn scantrons and use them.

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Re: how long does it take to bubble in the scantron?

Postby nfohey » Mon Nov 21, 2011 2:22 pm

You shouldn't even have to print them out. LSAC provides them in the books of 10 Official LSAT's that they release.

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Re: how long does it take to bubble in the scantron?

Postby T00L » Mon Nov 21, 2011 2:25 pm

How are we supposed to know how long it will take you to bubble scantron?

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Re: how long does it take to bubble in the scantron?

Postby iamrobk » Mon Nov 21, 2011 3:46 pm

nfohey wrote:You shouldn't even have to print them out. LSAC provides them in the books of 10 Official LSAT's that they release.

Not gonna lie, I bought 2 of those and didn't realize they had scantrons in the back until like 3 days before I took the actual LSAT. Oh well.

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Re: how long does it take to bubble in the scantron?

Postby swtlilsoni » Tue Nov 22, 2011 2:48 am

lol! okay I'll try using a scantron on my PTs. I was just wondering how much longer it would take in general. Someone said about 2 minutes. I find that on the low side. I agree 10 is way too much. Maybe 3ish, 5 on the safe side.

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Re: how long does it take to bubble in the scantron?

Postby dsb83 » Tue Nov 22, 2011 6:03 pm

Definitely start practicing with a scantron. They're widely available to print out if you're printing hte tests and included in the pre-printed materials. I don't know how typical this is but I've found myself making some bubbling transfer mistakes in my early PTs. I had to develop some techniques to double check my bubbling at various points. It'd be a shame to drop a point because you looked at the wrong question/answer while bubbling. You also need to decide if you want to bubble after each question or at logical places(end of game, end of reading, each page on LR). I think which bubbling method or the addition of bubbling could affect your rhythm. It might not matter, but it's not wise to take chances that are avoidable. Good luck.

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Re: how long does it take to bubble in the scantron?

Postby noleknight16 » Tue Nov 22, 2011 8:14 pm

swtlilsoni wrote:lol! okay I'll try using a scantron on my PTs. I was just wondering how much longer it would take in general. Someone said about 2 minutes. I find that on the low side. I agree 10 is way too much. Maybe 3ish, 5 on the safe side.


I think 2 minutes is too much.

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Re: how long does it take to bubble in the scantron?

Postby MrKappus » Tue Nov 22, 2011 8:16 pm

Bildungsroman wrote:Your only solution is to reject any suggestion of practicing with a scantron (or reasonably calculating how long it takes to fill in 25ish bubbles) and instead build a scantron-stamping machine that you can smuggle into the test hidden in your trousers.


lol

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Re: how long does it take to bubble in the scantron?

Postby sanjola » Sat Nov 26, 2011 11:57 am

swtlilsoni wrote:lol! okay I'll try using a scantron on my PTs. I was just wondering how much longer it would take in general. Someone said about 2 minutes. I find that on the low side. I agree 10 is way too much. Maybe 3ish, 5 on the safe side.



2 minutes is more than enough for each section. Are you thinking 3-5 minutes for the entire test? You aren't allowed to flip through sections to record your previous answers.

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Re: how long does it take to bubble in the scantron?

Postby JamMasterJ » Sat Nov 26, 2011 12:30 pm

bport hopeful wrote:I never practiced with a scantron and it didnt effect me at all.

I was affected




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