Using a watch during the LSAT

Roo
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Using a watch during the LSAT

Postby Roo » Mon Mar 31, 2008 3:36 am

To time myself during the test, I thought I might use the bevel on the outside of my watch to track how many minutes have passed (line up 0 with the minute hand at the beginning of each section). However, turning the bevel makes a clicking sound.

Am I likely to get "in trouble" with the test supervisor for making this noise with my watch in between sections?

Anyone else have any timing suggestions?

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LoseItToMe
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Re: Using a LSAT watch during the LSAT

Postby LoseItToMe » Mon Mar 31, 2008 3:42 am

that's exactly what i did when i took it. the small clicking noise my bevel made as i turned it to keep time for myself was barely noticeable as everyone in the room rustled their booklets to begin each section. it helped me tremendously.

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Re: Using a watch during the LSAT

Postby Tex_Mex13 » Mon Mar 31, 2008 3:49 am

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Re: Using a watch during the LSAT

Postby chill06 » Mon Mar 31, 2008 6:43 am

At the beginning of every section I just set my watch to 12:00. That way I knew for sure how much time had passed without worrying about calculating anything or panicking because I didn't reset the bevel or anything like that.

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Re: Using a watch during the LSAT

Postby sky7 » Mon Mar 31, 2008 7:09 am

chill06 wrote:At the beginning of every section I just set my watch to 12:00. That way I knew for sure how much time had passed without worrying about calculating anything or panicking because I didn't reset the bevel or anything like that.


TCR.

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Re: Using a watch during the LSAT

Postby crystalhawkeye » Mon Mar 31, 2008 9:43 am

Just make sure you don't watch it obsessively. If you are thinking too much about the precise amount of minutes you're spending on each question, it may break into your "what the hell is the right answer???" focus.

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Re: Using a LSAT watch during the LSAT

Postby ninab » Mon Mar 31, 2008 1:35 pm

I bought a HUGE men's watch from Target - the bevel/dial was large enough to turn quickly. I also set mine to 25 minutes past the hour so I always know how much time I have left.

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Re: Using a watch during the LSAT

Postby escobarsonlam » Mon Mar 31, 2008 1:57 pm

i used the bevel on my watch. it makes that ticking egg timer kinda noise when i turn it but not too loud. i made sure i did it at the end of every section when people are kinda breathing that sigh of relief and shuffling paper, turning pages etc. if you do it under your desk and palm the face of your watch it pretty much blocks out any kind of noticable noise. but in any case, right after each section during that quick 15-30 second down time is fine.

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Re: Using a LSAT watch during the LSAT

Postby MTal » Mon Mar 31, 2008 1:59 pm

It's just a fact that any noise you make when you're trying not to be noticed is going to sound 10x louder than it actually is.

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Re: Using a watch during the LSAT

Postby Curious George » Mon Mar 31, 2008 2:06 pm

I also used the re-set to 12:00 method between each section. If you're worried about having to do it between each section, just do it once on a practice exam and you'll be fine. You get into the routine of "time up"-reset-ready to go, in no time flat.

If you want to do this, just make sure you get a watch with a big thumb dial on the side. I can't grab onto most of them (at least with ease), but I was able to find one with a large face, distinct numbers, and a large thumb dial on the side at Walmart for like $5-10.

On a side-note, I was absolutely astounded at the number of people who were not using a watch at all!

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Re: Using a watch during the LSAT

Postby Roo » Tue Apr 01, 2008 10:50 pm

Thanks, thats good advice.

Unfortunately I dont have walmarts where I am. I bought a big watch with a big thumb dial and bevel from a guy on the street, hopefully it wont break !

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Re: Using a watch during the LSAT

Postby kn6542 » Tue Apr 01, 2008 11:33 pm

I forgot to reset my watch before two of the sections. I had been timing myself enough during practice exams that it didn't seem to make a difference. Just train yourself to know what 35 min feels like.

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Re: Using a watch during the LSAT

Postby UVAchica » Tue Apr 01, 2008 11:36 pm

what is a bevel and where can i get a watch with one?

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Re: Using a watch during the LSAT

Postby gengar » Tue Apr 01, 2008 11:36 pm

chill06 wrote:At the beginning of every section I just set my watch to 12:00. That way I knew for sure how much time had passed without worrying about calculating anything or panicking because I didn't reset the bevel or anything like that.


Same here. And so did the test supervisor, on the main room clock!

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Re: Using a watch during the LSAT

Postby Applicant2010 » Tue Sep 08, 2009 9:02 pm

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Re: Using a watch during the LSAT

Postby citrustang » Wed Sep 09, 2009 7:03 am

Applicant2010 wrote:Can you use something like this? What if i strap a rubber band to it and hang it on my wrist ;)

http://www.clarkstopwatch.qpg.com/


WTF.... I've seen you ask this exact same question in three different threads. The answer is no. It's not a wristwatch. Don't be an idiot.

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Re: Using a watch during the LSAT

Postby Applicant2010 » Thu Sep 10, 2009 7:28 pm

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Re: Using a watch during the LSAT

Postby Rakster » Mon Jan 18, 2010 3:18 pm

I have a wrist watch with a stop watch mechanism that I can enable with the press of one button, and turn off with that same button, doesn't make much noise. They shouldn't have a problem with that right? (it's all analog nothing digital)




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