When do I expect to start writing?

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When do I expect to start writing?

Postby lawschool2014hopeful » Wed Sep 19, 2012 11:38 pm

Hi hi,

My LSAT ticket tells me to arrive no later than 8:30am, I am wondering approximately what time will be I expected to begin writing the test? or does it vary significantly.

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Re: When do I expect to start writing?

Postby Nova » Wed Sep 19, 2012 11:39 pm

It varies. sometime between right away and after a while.

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Re: When do I expect to start writing?

Postby RodneyRuxin » Wed Sep 19, 2012 11:40 pm

9:37:80am.

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Re: When do I expect to start writing?

Postby lawschool2014hopeful » Wed Sep 19, 2012 11:40 pm

Nova wrote:It varies. sometime between right away and after a while.


How long is this "while". I am just wondering whether I should wake up 2 hours ahead or 1 hour if I am expected to wait a long time to conserve my energy.

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Re: When do I expect to start writing?

Postby gaud » Wed Sep 19, 2012 11:43 pm

It will depend on a number of things. Your proctor could be inept. You may be with a large group of test-takers requiring extra time to get everyone situated.

If I was to guess, sometime around 9.

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Re: When do I expect to start writing?

Postby RodneyRuxin » Wed Sep 19, 2012 11:44 pm

jimmierock wrote: should wake up 2 hours ahead or 1 hour if I am expected to wait a long time to conserve my energy.


Very interested in what you consider the optimal amount of time between waking up and taking tests.

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Re: When do I expect to start writing?

Postby rinkrat19 » Wed Sep 19, 2012 11:44 pm

jimmierock wrote:
Nova wrote:It varies. sometime between right away and after a while.


How long is this "while". I am just wondering whether I should wake up 2 hours ahead or 1 hour if I am expected to wait a long time to conserve my energy.

Totally depends. Don't go in planning for X minutes because chances are it won't be X minutes and you'll just freak yourself out.

It could take forever to check everyone in and get them seated. Sometimes people actually get split up into smaller rooms. Sometimes there are lot of idiots who didn't read any of the instructions and bog everything down. Sometimes it's a small testing venue and things go smoothly.

Somewhere between 30 minutes and 3 hours.

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Re: When do I expect to start writing?

Postby emkay625 » Wed Sep 19, 2012 11:51 pm

jimmierock wrote:
Nova wrote:It varies. sometime between right away and after a while.


How long is this "while". I am just wondering whether I should wake up 2 hours ahead or 1 hour if I am expected to wait a long time to conserve my energy.


Unfortunately, it depends.

the first time I took the test, it was 2 hours. But we had a TON of people, a giant testing center, etc.

the second time, I was in a room of 15 people. Took 25 minutes or so.

I think the thing to do is talk to someone who's taken the test at your specific testing center before.

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Re: When do I expect to start writing?

Postby TripTrip » Wed Sep 19, 2012 11:52 pm

Look at the time delay as a blessing, not a curse. Sitting at the desk for an hour seems like a pain now, but I can tell you from experience that you will be completely ok with it lasting a little longer on the day of the LSAT. It gives you a chance to calm your nerves and clear your head.

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Re: When do I expect to start writing?

Postby lawschool2014hopeful » Thu Sep 20, 2012 12:05 am

Ah, looks like I will just go in and hope for the best with no expectations. But I will ask my friends for sure, thanks for all the advice so far.




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