Test Etiquette: Tipping the Proctor?

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Test Etiquette: Tipping the Proctor?

Postby heebie-jeebies » Wed Sep 19, 2012 4:18 pm

Is it customary to tip the proctor(s) after the test if you are satisfied with their performance? If so, how much should I plan to tip? I tried to search the LSAC website, but couldn't find any info there.

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Re: Test Etiquette: Tipping the Proctor?

Postby beachbum » Wed Sep 19, 2012 4:20 pm

Fantastic.

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Re: Test Etiquette: Tipping the Proctor?

Postby WhiteyCakes » Wed Sep 19, 2012 4:23 pm

lolzzzzzzzzzzzz :lol:

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Re: Test Etiquette: Tipping the Proctor?

Postby Swimp » Wed Sep 19, 2012 4:25 pm

4% of your expected earnings in your first year out of law school. Proctors can make or break your test day performance, which in turn determines the course of the rest of your life. If you can't afford it, take out a private loan. It'll be a drop in the bucket compared to your debt load when you graduate.

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Re: Test Etiquette: Tipping the Proctor?

Postby gaud » Wed Sep 19, 2012 4:25 pm

beachbum wrote:Fantastic.

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Postby drmguy » Wed Sep 19, 2012 4:40 pm

Damn near lost it in the library.

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Re: Test Etiquette: Tipping the Proctor?

Postby JamMasterJ » Wed Sep 19, 2012 4:42 pm

:shock: > :lol:

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Re: Test Etiquette: Tipping the Proctor?

Postby sunynp » Wed Sep 19, 2012 4:45 pm

No. Don't give the proctor any money. Don't attempt to give the proctor any money. Don't tip the proctor.

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Re: Test Etiquette: Tipping the Proctor?

Postby lovelydarkanddeep » Wed Sep 19, 2012 4:46 pm

20% of what you are expecting to pay for the LSAT, CAS, LSAC, and applications in total was what I was told....but I could have been misinformed....

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Re: Test Etiquette: Tipping the Proctor?

Postby goden » Wed Sep 19, 2012 4:46 pm

JamMasterJ wrote: :shock: > :lol:

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Postby crit_racer » Wed Sep 19, 2012 5:06 pm

gaud wrote:
beachbum wrote:Fantastic.

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Re: Test Etiquette: Tipping the Proctor?

Postby dowu » Wed Sep 19, 2012 5:10 pm

JamMasterJ wrote: :shock: > :lol:

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Re: Test Etiquette: Tipping the Proctor?

Postby dowu » Wed Sep 19, 2012 5:12 pm

sunynp wrote:No. Don't give the proctor any money. Don't attempt to give the proctor any money. Don't tip the proctor.

What do you mean?

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Re: Test Etiquette: Tipping the Proctor?

Postby Funkycrime » Wed Sep 19, 2012 5:12 pm

15% of the registration fee, more depending on what she looks like.

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Re: Test Etiquette: Tipping the Proctor?

Postby CalAlumni » Wed Sep 19, 2012 5:32 pm

I suggest tipping the proctor BEFORE the exam begins. :wink:

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Re: Test Etiquette: Tipping the Proctor?

Postby goldeneye » Wed Sep 19, 2012 5:39 pm

Be sure to tip in $1 bills. And hand them over one at a time.

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Re: Test Etiquette: Tipping the Proctor?

Postby CyanIdes Of March » Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:19 pm

Contrary to all the bad advice and nonsense here... it is customary to tip the proctor $1 for every minute they "forget" to call time after the 35th minute mark.

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Re: Test Etiquette: Tipping the Proctor?

Postby Teoeo » Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:23 pm

crit_racer wrote:
gaud wrote:
beachbum wrote:Fantastic.

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Re: Test Etiquette: Tipping the Proctor?

Postby M.M. » Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:25 pm

Hahahaha

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Re: Test Etiquette: Tipping the Proctor?

Postby manofjustice » Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:41 pm

Swimp wrote:4% of your expected earnings in your first year out of law school. Proctors can make or break your test day performance, which in turn determines the course of the rest of your life. If you can't afford it, take out a private loan. It'll be a drop in the bucket compared to your debt load when you graduate.


Just like law school tuition.

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Re: Test Etiquette: Tipping the Proctor?

Postby TopHatToad » Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:54 pm

sunynp wrote:No. Don't give the proctor any money. Don't attempt to give the proctor any money. Don't tip the proctor.


There's always one in every group.

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Re: Test Etiquette: Tipping the Proctor?

Postby VUSisterRayVU » Wed Sep 19, 2012 8:32 pm

This is why I plan on wearing skinny jeans and a deep V to the test. I will also trim my chest hair on the evening of 5 Oct. and lean provocatively over the proctor as I hand her (I hope I get a good draw and it's a woman) my license and test ticket. I will include a small slip of paper with my # and instructions to call me after the test. I'd rather leave it up to her if she wants the gratuity instead of just imposing my will tbqh.

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Re: Test Etiquette: Tipping the Proctor?

Postby cookiejar1 » Thu Sep 20, 2012 8:14 am

VUSisterRayVU wrote:This is why I plan on wearing skinny jeans and a deep V to the test. I will also trim my chest hair on the evening of 5 Oct. and lean provocatively over the proctor as I hand her (I hope I get a good draw and it's a woman) my license and test ticket. I will include a small slip of paper with my # and instructions to call me after the test. I'd rather leave it up to her if she wants the gratuity instead of just imposing my will tbqh.


This. Follow this advice, OP.

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Re: Test Etiquette: Tipping the Proctor?

Postby PinkCow » Thu Sep 20, 2012 8:53 am

Having Louis Litt ask this question makes it somehow better.

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Re: Test Etiquette: Tipping the Proctor?

Postby Cerebro » Thu Sep 20, 2012 12:54 pm

OP: Ignore all the haters on here who did not take your question seriously; they clearly have not been out in the world and have no panache.

Have you considered event tickets? I know you have no idea what kind of person the proctor at your location is going to be, but if you can swing it, tickets would add a personal touch while at the same time showing a person that you really know how to live. I've found that this type of thing often goes over much better than just handing out a wad of cash, which frankly has no style. To deal with the uncertainty regarding the proctor's likes/dislikes, you can walk in with two or three pairs of tickets to different events in the pockets of your blazer. If the proctor looks like he or she would enjoy a sporting event, you give those tickets; if they appear to be more cultured, you give the ballet (or equivalent type of performance) tickets.

Need I mention that if you hit it off with the proctor, there is always the possibility that you can attend the event together?



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