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tuna_wasabi

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Questions about Proctoring

Postby tuna_wasabi » Thu May 25, 2017 11:03 am

For those who have taken the LSAT: When the time's up, do the proctors spare 2-3 seconds to adjust the timer or just go straight to the next section without pausing? Anything that future test-takers should be concerned with--rickety tables, noisy proctors, awful timer, etc? If the check-in time is 12:30, when do we get out of the test center?

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Re: Questions about Proctoring

Postby Barry grandpapy » Thu May 25, 2017 11:36 am

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Re: Questions about Proctoring

Postby Mikey » Thu May 25, 2017 11:42 am

It honestly just depends on your proctor(s)..
first time I took, we had about 15 or so seconds between sections. second time I took, we had about 30 seconds or so. just depends who you get, but u have heard of proctors who give like less than 5 seconds between sections and immediately tell you to turn to the next section.

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Re: Questions about Proctoring

Postby MediocreAtBest » Thu May 25, 2017 1:01 pm

On the digital pilot test, it was like 10 seconds between sections. Pretty exhausting by the time you get to the 3rd section. After the break it isn't so bad since it's just two sections and the writing.

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Re: Questions about Proctoring

Postby chargers21 » Thu May 25, 2017 1:13 pm

On my 3 takes, it was usually 30 seconds between sections. I had 1 administration take 6 hours, one take 5, and one take under 4 (which was awesome and my best test taking performance). The 6 hour day was due to check in issues.

Make sure you follow all of the LSAC rules on what you can bring and watch requirements! Don't be the guy with a timing, beeping, or digital watch that doesn't get to use a timer because they couldn't read the guidelines. Also don't bring a mechanical pencil.

Testing conditions vary greatly. I had 1 in a really nice room with a huge table to spread my stuff out, but there was construction outside and it was awful. My best score came when I took it in a basement with no windows or distractions on one of those tiny half desks. If you're lucky, you'll get a big table and no distractions.

Best of luck!

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Re: Questions about Proctoring

Postby Alexandros » Thu May 25, 2017 3:48 pm

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Re: Questions about Proctoring

Postby usaorbust » Thu May 25, 2017 4:38 pm

chargers21 wrote: Also don't bring a mechanical pencil.

Best of luck!


Wait why no mechanical pencils?

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Re: Questions about Proctoring

Postby chargers21 » Thu May 25, 2017 4:42 pm

usaorbust wrote:
chargers21 wrote: Also don't bring a mechanical pencil.

Best of luck!


Wait why no mechanical pencils?

Other than it being against the rules, no clue.

Get a pack of Ticonderoga pencils, they are good

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Re: Questions about Proctoring

Postby tuna_wasabi » Thu May 25, 2017 5:16 pm

Thanks for this! You alleviated one of my major stresses. Downloading that 7sage app for sure

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Re: Questions about Proctoring

Postby ckb614 » Sat May 27, 2017 7:18 am

I would suggest getting an analog stopwatch since it was pretty much impossible to tell how much time I had left with just a wristwatch and they don't give you any warning they you're running out of time to fill in guesses

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Re: Questions about Proctoring

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Sat May 27, 2017 9:21 am

usaorbust wrote:
chargers21 wrote: Also don't bring a mechanical pencil.

Best of luck!


Wait why no mechanical pencils?

People have apparently in the past smuggled in notes of some kind in the barrel?? (No idea what notes would actually help you on the LSAT but that was what I had heard.)



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