How screwed am I?

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Future Ex-Engineer

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How screwed am I?

Postby Future Ex-Engineer » Tue Dec 06, 2016 2:47 pm

So it just dawned on me that I might have made a pretty big mistake on the Dec test.

I typically had been making a tiny '-' mark (honestly about that size) next to bubble rows on questions/answers I wanted to go back and review before the end of each section. During PTs, I had always erased those after I finished the review. I just realized I definitely didn't erase those tiny dashes next to about 10 questions on the test.

Earlier today I read that they scanner they use to convert the tests to PDF picks up graphite, rather than being just a color scanner (hence why they say don't erase on writing) - this spawned me thinking about my answer sheet, which led to this troubling realization...

How screwed am I? Is this going to delay my score, or potentially worse, make the machine think I picked "A" for a bunch of random questions?

Anyone else have experience making a similar gaffe in the past?

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Re: How screwed am I?

Postby Instrumental » Tue Dec 06, 2016 2:51 pm

Worse comes to worst, you can always get your test hand graded.

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Re: How screwed am I?

Postby Thomas Hagan, ESQ. » Tue Dec 06, 2016 2:51 pm

As long as you didn't fill out the ACTUAL bubbles, you should be fine.

I also did this exact thing during prep, and may have done it for a question or two accidentally on the actual exam. I turned out fine.

It's normal to freak out about what happened test day (for some reason, I thought I forgot to skip a row of bubbles and could've sworn a section only had 25 questions instead of 26). I turned out to be imagining everything. More than likely, you're fine :) just relax until score release date! :P

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Re: How screwed am I?

Postby poptart123 » Tue Dec 06, 2016 3:06 pm

I think that as long as it doesn't go into any other bubbles then you will be fine.

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Re: How screwed am I?

Postby Alexandros » Tue Dec 06, 2016 3:44 pm

I did like 20 of those when I took it (+ larger marks like circles around the question numbers). No problems at all. You're fine.

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Re: How screwed am I?

Postby pretzeltime » Tue Dec 06, 2016 4:01 pm

I did this and I was also fine. Crisis averted yo!

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Re: How screwed am I?

Postby Future Ex-Engineer » Tue Dec 06, 2016 4:02 pm

Awesome - these results are way better than I was hoping.

Now back to PS/apps



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