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Title: October 2008 Stories
Post by: !закон и право! on October 04, 2008, 04:00:41 AM
I realize it's a bit early for this thread, but I can't sleep and I know everyone will be rushing home to post on LSD after the LSAT.

As for me, I will be excessively drunk when I get back. That should be an amusing story in itself.

Post Below.
Title: Re: October 2008 Stories
Post by: Disney GC Successor on October 04, 2008, 12:19:09 PM
I have a horror story, actually two.  During the test this kid sitting next to me was marking up his LR, RC, and LG sections with different pencils.  Using different pencils wasn't the problem, they all were sharp so every question he marked, the sound the pencils scratching against the paper was the issue.  If it happens occasionally fine, but not every section.  The RC was the worst.**Scratch**  **scratch**.  I felt like the character in Poe's Tall-Tell Heart.  He went through a lot of pencils.  It was driving me mad, everytime I started to read a question I'd get thrown off by the scratching sound of his pencil.  Also he had a cold an blew his nose rather obnoxiously.  I guess that is the problem with prepping in silence, on test day it may not be so silent.

My girlfriend was in a different room, but she sat next to a guy with a cold who blew his nose loudly and another guy who kept farting (silently and tooting) throughout the test.  Both are terrible experiences.  But, the actual test was okay I suppose.
Title: Re: October 2008 Stories
Post by: blueskies6 on October 04, 2008, 12:24:16 PM
You weren't at IUPUI were you?


The best story I've got is that my proctor's man boobs were bigger than my real boobs.  Other than that, pretty uneventful.
Title: Re: October 2008 Stories
Post by: !закон и право! on October 04, 2008, 01:03:11 PM
Here's my story:

I wasn't that nervous when I got into the test.. But my arms and legs went numb when they started distributing the exams.

I always felt pressed for time, and found myself answering questions too slowly or too quickly.

I managed to finish each and every question though (maybe 3 or 4 half guesses for the entire test).

I feel good now, but that's due to the fact that it's over and done with. I have no idea how I performed...

As for other test takers, there wasn't anything really unusual. One guy however was sweating like crazy before the test began. I suppose that isn't much worse than numb extremities, but at least my anxiety wasn't visible.
Title: Re: October 2008 Stories
Post by: !закон и право! on October 04, 2008, 01:05:24 PM
Did anyone else feel so anxious? How does everyone feel about their performance now?
Title: Re: October 2008 Stories
Post by: green7 on October 04, 2008, 01:20:44 PM
Blueskies, that is hilarious  :D

Thales, I'm sure you did awesome.  The first half of the test FLEW by for me.  I tried to be really in-the-moment, but it was really quick.  I can't guage how I did at this point, but I'm hoping for the best!
Title: Re: October 2008 Stories
Post by: Disney GC Successor on October 04, 2008, 01:25:06 PM
Did anyone else feel so anxious? How does everyone feel about their performance now?

I was anxious, I was not sweating though.  I think it did somewhat affect my performance, however, that kid next to me was the real problem.
You weren't at IUPUI were you?


The best story I've got is that my proctor's man boobs were bigger than my real boobs.  Other than that, pretty uneventful.

Nope, I'm in the Northeast.   :)
Title: Re: October 2008 Stories
Post by: !закон и право! on October 04, 2008, 01:27:13 PM
Blueskies, that is hilarious  :D

Thales, I'm sure you did awesome.  The first half of the test FLEW by for me.  I tried to be really in-the-moment, but it was really quick.  I can't guage how I did at this point, but I'm hoping for the best!

I only started to get the feeling back in my arms and hands by the 4th section (LR)
Title: Re: October 2008 Stories
Post by: green7 on October 04, 2008, 01:32:03 PM
Blueskies, that is hilarious  :D

Thales, I'm sure you did awesome.  The first half of the test FLEW by for me.  I tried to be really in-the-moment, but it was really quick.  I can't guage how I did at this point, but I'm hoping for the best!

I only started to get the feeling back in my arms and hands by the 4th section (LR)

I gave myself a pep talk during the break :)
Title: Re: October 2008 Stories
Post by: blueskies6 on October 04, 2008, 01:32:24 PM
Nope, I'm in the Northeast.   :)

Ah, I was gonna say I know that guy and he actually became a lot quieter after we talked to him, but apparently your guy didn't have helpful buddies like me :D
Title: Re: October 2008 Stories
Post by: !закон и право! on October 04, 2008, 01:37:43 PM
Nope, I'm in the Northeast.   :)

Ah, I was gonna say I know that guy and he actually became a lot quieter after we talked to him, but apparently your guy didn't have helpful buddies like me :D

I wish I had helpful buddies. I could smell the tension in that test room.
Title: Re: October 2008 Stories
Post by: flip side on October 04, 2008, 01:50:03 PM
one guy in my room had serrrrrious sweat all over his tshirt & esp. under his arms.  some guy next to me was looking across the room @ sweaty dude, all agape and pointing, laughing, etc.  i could not figure out if he knew the sweaty guy, but i felt bad bc, regardless, he had all of us staring at the guy's sweat too.  he can't help it!

it made it better that the guy laughing had a ridiculous outfit full of that abercrombie moose logo.  moose printed shorts (it's COLD!!), moose flip flops, moose t-shirt.  now that is going to attract more staring than the sweat!
Title: Re: October 2008 Stories
Post by: blueskies6 on October 04, 2008, 01:50:50 PM
Nope, I'm in the Northeast.   :)

Ah, I was gonna say I know that guy and he actually became a lot quieter after we talked to him, but apparently your guy didn't have helpful buddies like me :D

I wish I had helpful buddies. I could smell the tension in that test room.

I was going to invite all my fellow test takers to come drinking with me after.  Then I thought it would be creepy so I came home and started drinking by myself.  In retrospect, I think my choice was creepier  ;)
Title: Re: October 2008 Stories
Post by: blueskies6 on October 04, 2008, 01:51:51 PM
one guy in my room had serrrrrious sweat all over his tshirt & esp. under his arms.  some guy next to me was looking across the room @ sweaty dude, all agape and pointing, laughing, etc.  i could not figure out if he knew the sweaty guy, but i felt bad bc, regardless, he had all of us staring at the guy's sweat too.  he can't help it!

it made it better that the guy laughing had a ridiculous outfit full of that abercrombie moose logo.  moose printed shorts (it's COLD!!), moose flip flops, moose t-shirt.  now that is going to attract more staring than the sweat!

that makes me giggle  :D
Title: Re: October 2008 Stories
Post by: !закон и право! on October 04, 2008, 02:05:36 PM
Nope, I'm in the Northeast.   :)

Ah, I was gonna say I know that guy and he actually became a lot quieter after we talked to him, but apparently your guy didn't have helpful buddies like me :D

I wish I had helpful buddies. I could smell the tension in that test room.

I was going to invite all my fellow test takers to come drinking with me after.  Then I thought it would be creepy so I came home and started drinking by myself.  In retrospect, I think my choice was creepier  ;)

LOL!... I'm inclined to agree with you on that..

There weren't really any unusual people in the test room, aside from sweaty dude. But, I've never had my limbs go numb before a test, so I may have been more nervous than most.

The proctors were all female, and 2 of the 3 were young (early 20s). They kept walking by me suspiciously though, which was a bit distracting.

I'm told I look "evil". Maybe they suspected misconduct.
Title: Re: October 2008 Stories
Post by: Disney GC Successor on October 04, 2008, 02:08:52 PM
Nope, I'm in the Northeast.   :)

Ah, I was gonna say I know that guy and he actually became a lot quieter after we talked to him, but apparently your guy didn't have helpful buddies like me :D

I wish I had helpful buddies. I could smell the tension in that test room.

I was going to invite all my fellow test takers to come drinking with me after.  Then I thought it would be creepy so I came home and started drinking by myself.  In retrospect, I think my choice was creepier  ;)
Blueskies you seem cool, and there is not wrong with drinking by yourself.....sometimes.  I Wish we had a sensible person like you in the room.  The competitive spirit of everyone was palpable.  My proctors didn't seem to care about what the kid was doing.  At one point, I think they forgot they were proctoring an exam.
Title: Re: October 2008 Stories
Post by: blueskies6 on October 04, 2008, 02:09:25 PM
Nope, I'm in the Northeast.   :)

Ah, I was gonna say I know that guy and he actually became a lot quieter after we talked to him, but apparently your guy didn't have helpful buddies like me :D

I wish I had helpful buddies. I could smell the tension in that test room.

I was going to invite all my fellow test takers to come drinking with me after.  Then I thought it would be creepy so I came home and started drinking by myself.  In retrospect, I think my choice was creepier  ;)

LOL!... I'm inclined to agree with you on that..

There weren't really any unusual people in the test room, aside from sweaty dude. But, I've never had my limbs go numb before a test, so I may have been more nervous than most.

The proctors were all female, and 2 of the 3 were young (early 20s). They kept walking by me suspiciously though, which was a bit distracting.

I'm told I look "evil". Maybe they suspected misconduct.


Like you looked evil during the test?


::stalks::

you don't look evil normally
Title: Re: October 2008 Stories
Post by: MuMuGuy on October 04, 2008, 02:11:03 PM
Today was a friggin' nightmare. My test center literally had no desks. 4 people were seated at each table and the guy next to me had some serious BO. As if that weren't bad enough, the Proctor's cellphone went off during the 4th section of the test.
Title: Re: October 2008 Stories
Post by: blueskies6 on October 04, 2008, 02:11:40 PM
Nope, I'm in the Northeast.   :)

Ah, I was gonna say I know that guy and he actually became a lot quieter after we talked to him, but apparently your guy didn't have helpful buddies like me :D

I wish I had helpful buddies. I could smell the tension in that test room.

I was going to invite all my fellow test takers to come drinking with me after.  Then I thought it would be creepy so I came home and started drinking by myself.  In retrospect, I think my choice was creepier  ;)

Blueskies you seem cool
, and there is not wrong with drinking by yourself.....sometimes.  I Wish we had a sensible person like you in the room.  The competitive spirit of everyone was palpable.  My proctors didn't seem to care about what the kid was doing.  At one point, I think they forgot they were proctoring an exam.

Thanks!  Honestly part of the reason why I didn't ask people is bc I didn't want everyone to say no except for this one guy that had been talking to me and then I would have inadvertently ended up on a date.  And I'm just drinking alone for now...I'm going out later tonight like a normal person :D
Title: Re: October 2008 Stories
Post by: !закон и право! on October 04, 2008, 02:12:45 PM
Today was a friggin' nightmare. My test center literally had no desks. 4 people were seated at each table and the guy next to me had some serious BO. As if that weren't bad enough, the Proctor's cellphone went off during the 4th section of the test.

Uhhh... where did you take the test?

The same thing happened for us. The proctors cellphone went off and she rushed out of the room with it.
Title: Re: October 2008 Stories
Post by: !закон и право! on October 04, 2008, 02:13:42 PM
Nope, I'm in the Northeast.   :)

Ah, I was gonna say I know that guy and he actually became a lot quieter after we talked to him, but apparently your guy didn't have helpful buddies like me :D



I wish I had helpful buddies. I could smell the tension in that test room.

I was going to invite all my fellow test takers to come drinking with me after.  Then I thought it would be creepy so I came home and started drinking by myself.  In retrospect, I think my choice was creepier  ;)

LOL!... I'm inclined to agree with you on that..

There weren't really any unusual people in the test room, aside from sweaty dude. But, I've never had my limbs go numb before a test, so I may have been more nervous than most.

The proctors were all female, and 2 of the 3 were young (early 20s). They kept walking by me suspiciously though, which was a bit distracting.

I'm told I look "evil". Maybe they suspected misconduct.


Like you looked evil during the test?


::stalks::

you don't look evil normally

Are you FB stalking me?
Title: Re: October 2008 Stories
Post by: blueskies6 on October 04, 2008, 02:15:35 PM
haha yes!
Title: Re: October 2008 Stories
Post by: meggo on October 04, 2008, 02:21:16 PM
No crazy stories. A couple of jack ass guys and when I was sitting down while people were still checking in some girl was chatting to her friend that all her friends who were taking the test had done the Princton Review mock LSAT last weekend and got in the 130's and 140's. Our proctors were pretty chill. In fact, they let us all go to the bathroom post-instructions, pre-test. One guy asked to go, and they let him and then someone else tried and they said no you have to wait for the first guy, and then a girl tried to go and they said no, so then they said everyone can go. They walked around like once during a section, but they mostly sat there and read. There was some noises in the next room but they never bothered me.
Title: Re: October 2008 Stories
Post by: Disney GC Successor on October 04, 2008, 02:26:22 PM
Nope, I'm in the Northeast.   :)

Ah, I was gonna say I know that guy and he actually became a lot quieter after we talked to him, but apparently your guy didn't have helpful buddies like me :D

I wish I had helpful buddies. I could smell the tension in that test room.

I was going to invite all my fellow test takers to come drinking with me after.  Then I thought it would be creepy so I came home and started drinking by myself.  In retrospect, I think my choice was creepier  ;)

Blueskies you seem cool
, and there is not wrong with drinking by yourself.....sometimes.  I Wish we had a sensible person like you in the room.  The competitive spirit of everyone was palpable.  My proctors didn't seem to care about what the kid was doing.  At one point, I think they forgot they were proctoring an exam.

Thanks!  Honestly part of the reason why I didn't ask people is bc I didn't want everyone to say no except for this one guy that had been talking to me and then I would have inadvertently ended up on a date.  And I'm just drinking alone for now...I'm going out later tonight like a normal person :D

Good!  Go out!!  Haha, ironically...I may alone tonight with my ale/lager/schnapps etc.  I want to go out, but I may run into my gf and her friends.  Awkward.
Title: Re: October 2008 Stories
Post by: blueskies6 on October 04, 2008, 02:28:13 PM
Why is running into your girlfriend awkward?
Title: Re: October 2008 Stories
Post by: Legally Brown "Sugah" on October 04, 2008, 02:30:14 PM
Our proctors were really cool too. They mostly read, they didn't walk around.  The only thing was that one of them kept leaving the room and as quietly as she tried to open and close the door, it still was incredibly loud and distracting.

One girl used her writing sample sheet as scrap paper for her diagrams during the test lol.  No one knew until the tests were collected and the topic sheets handed out.  They were telling us to fill out the info at the top and she asked for a new one because her sheet had writing on it  :D  She got really upset when they told her that they had to fill out an irregularity (sp) sheet regarding the incident.  I think she was almost crying  :-\
Title: Re: October 2008 Stories
Post by: !закон и право! on October 04, 2008, 02:31:18 PM
Our proctors were really cool too. They mostly read, they didn't walk around.  The only thing was that one of them kept leaving the room and as quietly as she tried to open and close the door, it still was incredibly loud and distracting.

One girl used her writing sample sheet as scrap paper for her diagrams during the test lol.  No one knew until the tests were collected and the topic sheets handed out.  They were telling us to fill out the info at the top and she asked for a new one because her sheet had writing on it  :D  She got really upset when they told her that they had to fill out an irregularity (sp) sheet regarding the incident.  I think she was almost crying  :-\

LOL! wtf did she think would happen?
Title: Re: October 2008 Stories
Post by: Legally Brown "Sugah" on October 04, 2008, 02:36:01 PM
Our proctors were really cool too. They mostly read, they didn't walk around.  The only thing was that one of them kept leaving the room and as quietly as she tried to open and close the door, it still was incredibly loud and distracting.

One girl used her writing sample sheet as scrap paper for her diagrams during the test lol.  No one knew until the tests were collected and the topic sheets handed out.  They were telling us to fill out the info at the top and she asked for a new one because her sheet had writing on it  :D  She got really upset when they told her that they had to fill out an irregularity (sp) sheet regarding the incident.  I think she was almost crying  :-\

LOL! wtf did she think would happen?

I have no idea.  I have never heard of anything like that.  They constantly tell you that no scrap paper is allowed, you can only write in the test booklet, blah blah blah.  She kept saying that she didn't know and that she would just erase everything lol...never mind the fact that the blue sheet has a bold blue header that says WRITING SAMPLE lol.

I felt bad for her but I was still laughing...yeah I'm mean  8)
Title: Re: October 2008 Stories
Post by: blueskies6 on October 04, 2008, 02:38:18 PM
Yeah we had a girl show up without a license/gov't issued id.  I don't know what she was thinking either
Title: Re: October 2008 Stories
Post by: Legally Brown "Sugah" on October 04, 2008, 02:44:02 PM
Yeah we had a girl show up without a license/gov't issued id.  I don't know what she was thinking either

Huh??  I bet she had a snack though lol.

I was amazed at the plastic ziplock bag scene lol.  Some people had hardly ANYTHING, i'm talking maybe two pencils, the LSAT ticket and a pencil sharpener.  Others had so much crap in there that I was worried that it might break!  They made us wait so long to get lined up and checked in that I was able to scope the scene and laugh at all the crap I saw.  I was also angry that I saw a million hoodies  >:(  I was told not to wear one but I wish I had...caught the sniffles in the middle of the test  >:(
Title: Re: October 2008 Stories
Post by: blueskies6 on October 04, 2008, 02:46:06 PM
Yeah we had a girl show up without a license/gov't issued id.  I don't know what she was thinking either

Huh??  I bet she had a snack though lol.

I was amazed at the plastic ziplock bag scene lol.  Some people had hardly ANYTHING, i'm talking maybe two pencils, the LSAT ticket and a pencil sharpener.  Others had so much crap in there that I was worried that it might break!  They made us wait so long to get lined up and checked in that I was able to scope the scene and laugh at all the crap I saw.  I was also angry that I saw a million hoodies  >:(  I was told not to wear one but I wish I had...caught the sniffles in the middle of the test  >:(

I KNOW!! I wanted to wear a hoodie too  >:(

And I think I was the only one smiling at my test center...but that's only because I was laughing at everyone's baggies  :D
Title: Re: October 2008 Stories
Post by: Legally Brown "Sugah" on October 04, 2008, 02:55:41 PM
Yeah we had a girl show up without a license/gov't issued id.  I don't know what she was thinking either

Huh??  I bet she had a snack though lol.

I was amazed at the plastic ziplock bag scene lol.  Some people had hardly ANYTHING, i'm talking maybe two pencils, the LSAT ticket and a pencil sharpener.  Others had so much crap in there that I was worried that it might break!  They made us wait so long to get lined up and checked in that I was able to scope the scene and laugh at all the crap I saw.  I was also angry that I saw a million hoodies  >:(  I was told not to wear one but I wish I had...caught the sniffles in the middle of the test  >:(

I KNOW!! I wanted to wear a hoodie too  >:(

And I think I was the only one smiling at my test center...but that's only because I was laughing at everyone's baggies  :D

Kindred souls lol.  Hopefully I have law school classmates like you.  I was definitely alternating between laughing at people with stuffed baggies and scowling at people with hoodies on.

One guy had a banana and a tupperware container of peanut butter lol.  I was both impressed and tickled  :D
Title: Re: October 2008 Stories
Post by: MuMuGuy on October 04, 2008, 02:56:10 PM


Uhhh... where did you take the test?

The same thing happened for us. The proctors cellphone went off and she rushed out of the room with it.

USC
Title: Re: October 2008 Stories
Post by: meggo on October 04, 2008, 03:01:47 PM
yeah LOADS of people had stuff in their baggies including smaller plastic bags of food. People were allowed to wear hoodies in my test centre as long as they tucked in the hood? Don't understand this rule but anyway.
Title: Re: October 2008 Stories
Post by: LessThanLiz on October 04, 2008, 03:05:53 PM
Did anyone else feel so anxious? How does everyone feel about their performance now?
I was anxious, but in a way that I was able to positively channel into my test taking. Still, it's definitely different on test day than in the library, that's for sure. I was very fortunate, though, and there were only about 24-30 people in my room, two people to a wide table.

My only complaint is that I definitely missed my digital watch. Mickey Mouse's clock-hands didn't really cut it...
Title: Re: October 2008 Stories
Post by: blueskies6 on October 04, 2008, 03:07:27 PM
Yeah we had a girl show up without a license/gov't issued id.  I don't know what she was thinking either

Huh??  I bet she had a snack though lol.

I was amazed at the plastic ziplock bag scene lol.  Some people had hardly ANYTHING, i'm talking maybe two pencils, the LSAT ticket and a pencil sharpener.  Others had so much crap in there that I was worried that it might break!  They made us wait so long to get lined up and checked in that I was able to scope the scene and laugh at all the crap I saw.  I was also angry that I saw a million hoodies  >:(  I was told not to wear one but I wish I had...caught the sniffles in the middle of the test  >:(

I KNOW!! I wanted to wear a hoodie too  >:(

And I think I was the only one smiling at my test center...but that's only because I was laughing at everyone's baggies  :D

Kindred souls lol.  Hopefully I have law school classmates like you.  I was definitely alternating between laughing at people with stuffed baggies and scowling at people with hoodies on.

One guy had a banana and a tupperware container of peanut butter lol.  I was both impressed and tickled  :D

Hopefully one of my law school classmates is YOU  ;D
Title: Re: October 2008 Stories
Post by: TimMitchell on October 04, 2008, 03:17:15 PM
I wish I had a couple good stories like I did during the June test, but two things did stand out.

First of all, I was kinda eyeing everbody before the exam started and we were all in the room. I was looking at their baggies, but mostly what stuff they brought. It was funny how some people brought nothing, like the guy with one unsharpened pencil, or brought waayy to much like 20 pencils. Well, the one guy I thought look the most prepared had his watch, pencils and was dressed really nice. I thought we was going to do really well, but when the first section started he had to run out to the bathroom! It might have been an emergencey or something, but he did come back pretty quickly. I just can't imagine having to be so bad after walking into the room 15 minutes ago.

The second guy was better/grosser. He was sitting across from me, and before the test started he took of his socks and shoes and had his bare feet just hanging out for everyone to see. Its not like te had them tucked under the desks, they were like hanging out from under the desk. I didn't mind, I just looked over and thought it was weird.
Title: Re: October 2008 Stories
Post by: BarryLaine on October 04, 2008, 03:35:05 PM
My test center was great.  Very maternal women running the show.  Made us feel safe and warm.
Title: Re: October 2008 Stories
Post by: Disney GC Successor on October 04, 2008, 03:55:30 PM
Why is running into your girlfriend awkward?

We're just one of those couples that don't like to be out at the same place at the time, unless we arrived together.  Going out with friends should be just that.  We see each other all the time, sowe enjoy the healthy time apart.

My test center was great.  Very maternal women running the show.  Made us feel safe and warm.

I'm jealous.

I wish I had a couple good stories like I did during the June test, but two things did stand out.

First of all, I was kinda eyeing everbody before the exam started and we were all in the room. I was looking at their baggies, but mostly what stuff they brought. It was funny how some people brought nothing, like the guy with one unsharpened pencil, or brought waayy to much like 20 pencils. Well, the one guy I thought look the most prepared had his watch, pencils and was dressed really nice. I thought we was going to do really well, but when the first section started he had to run out to the bathroom! It might have been an emergencey or something, but he did come back pretty quickly. I just can't imagine having to be so bad after walking into the room 15 minutes ago.

The second guy was better/grosser. He was sitting across from me, and before the test started he took of his socks and shoes and had his bare feet just hanging out for everyone to see. Its not like te had them tucked under the desks, they were like hanging out from under the desk. I didn't mind, I just looked over and thought it was weird.

The second guy is hilarious.  Maybe that's how he did his PT's.

Yeah we had a girl show up without a license/gov't issued id.  I don't know what she was thinking either
We had quite a few of those, they had to run back to their dorms, luckily they were close by.
Title: Re: October 2008 Stories
Post by: nevdash on October 04, 2008, 07:10:45 PM
I came back to my parents' place last night and forgot to pack ANY change of clothes. So I had to wear the shorts and tshirt that I wore last night, and the AC was pumped up as high as could be. The other people in the room must have thought that I was hopped up on meth with how much I was moving around and bouncing my leg trying to produce heat.

That, and a guy came up to our proctor before the test.

Guy: Hi, this is the only watch I have. It's analog, but it has a little digital timer in the middle. Is that okay?
Proctor: Um, yeah, that should be fine.

WUT.
Title: Re: October 2008 Stories
Post by: MauveAvenger on October 04, 2008, 07:28:33 PM
I didn't take it today, but I heard a *white* girl walking around campus bragging on the phone that she "TOTALLY got a 154, no lie," that she thought it was a breeze taking it her first time ever, and that she was "DEFINITELY getting into Penn." And I don't mean Penn State. Oh the naivete.
Title: Re: October 2008 Stories
Post by: broach911 on October 05, 2008, 12:52:25 AM
Couple of interesting stuff happened in my center. First I almost wasn't allowed to take it because my LSAC form's stub didn't have anything written on it (it's supposed to have your number, and name so you can know it.). Even though it's simply for your own reference the lady kept on making a big deal about it till the main proctor told her it was ok. Then when I got seated I realized the seat wasn't for left handed so I had to ask for one, which took 15 minutes to get. The classroom was fine with the exception that it was in the nursing center so all across the wall were posters of wombs and surgeries regarding infants. Normally this would be fine except every time I looked up I saw a lovely picture of an abortion procedure. This didn't bother me at all though and a plowed through the test but apparently the same could not be said for the girl who sat in front of me. 15 minutes into the first section she just starts bawling, and saying she's not ready, and runs out crying. Again I ignored and persevered.

Another issue was we had a diabetic girl in our class who they made a big deal about her having a candy bar on hand in case her sugar went down.

All this though was irrelevant as a result of our awesome proctor. She was apparently new at how LSAT procedure worked so she would have us, at the start of each section, turn the page and we would have 1 minute to "read the directions". Since everyone knew the directions we basically got an extra minute in each section.
Title: Re: October 2008 Stories
Post by: hellfish6 on October 05, 2008, 06:23:52 AM
UDC Law School test site was horrible.  The heat was on and the one side of the class room was all glass where the sun shined in and non of the blinds worked.  I sweat as if I were doing extensive exercising and the glare from the sun felt like we were in a giant ant farm with a cruel kid burning us with a magnifying glass.
Title: Re: October 2008 Stories
Post by: TimMitchell on October 05, 2008, 12:35:34 PM
I didn't take it today, but I heard a *white* girl walking around campus bragging on the phone that she "TOTALLY got a 154, no lie," that she thought it was a breeze taking it her first time ever, and that she was "DEFINITELY getting into Penn." And I don't mean Penn State. Oh the naivete.

That's incredible, I don't even have words for it
Title: Re: October 2008 Stories
Post by: !закон и право! on October 05, 2008, 01:01:31 PM

All this though was irrelevant as a result of our awesome proctor. She was apparently new at how LSAT procedure worked so she would have us, at the start of each section, turn the page and we would have 1 minute to "read the directions". Since everyone knew the directions we basically got an extra minute in each section.

Wtf kind of BS is this?

I swear to god, our proctor undercounted our minutes. I believe we had an average of 33 per section...
Title: Re: October 2008 Stories
Post by: Legally Brown "Sugah" on October 05, 2008, 01:19:56 PM

All this though was irrelevant as a result of our awesome proctor. She was apparently new at how LSAT procedure worked so she would have us, at the start of each section, turn the page and we would have 1 minute to "read the directions". Since everyone knew the directions we basically got an extra minute in each section.

Wtf kind of BS is this?

I swear to god, our proctor undercounted our minutes. I believe we had an average of 33 per section...

I feel like this too.  I think we got shorted.  Everytime I read that someone got more time, it pisses me off  >:(
Title: Re: October 2008 Stories
Post by: broach911 on October 06, 2008, 01:02:11 AM

All this though was irrelevant as a result of our awesome proctor. She was apparently new at how LSAT procedure worked so she would have us, at the start of each section, turn the page and we would have 1 minute to "read the directions". Since everyone knew the directions we basically got an extra minute in each section.

Wtf kind of BS is this?

I swear to god, our proctor undercounted our minutes. I believe we had an average of 33 per section...

I feel like this too.  I think we got shorted.  Everytime I read that someone got more time, it pisses me off  >:(

I'm sorry :(. I didn't say it to piss anyone off. The first time I took it I felt short changed as well. I guess I lucked out and I got an incompetent instructor...
Title: Re: October 2008 Stories
Post by: Legally Brown "Sugah" on October 06, 2008, 07:25:16 AM

All this though was irrelevant as a result of our awesome proctor. She was apparently new at how LSAT procedure worked so she would have us, at the start of each section, turn the page and we would have 1 minute to "read the directions". Since everyone knew the directions we basically got an extra minute in each section.

Wtf kind of BS is this?

I swear to god, our proctor undercounted our minutes. I believe we had an average of 33 per section...

I feel like this too.  I think we got shorted.  Everytime I read that someone got more time, it pisses me off  >:(

I'm sorry :(. I didn't say it to piss anyone off. The first time I took it I felt short changed as well. I guess I lucked out and I got an incompetent instructor...

Not pissed off at you  ;)

That test was difficult for me so I just get a little peeved with the fact that I was consistently running out of time...so of course any inkling of the fact that some incompetent supervisor gave more time makes it worse....I wanted an incompetent supervisor  :-\
Title: Re: October 2008 Stories
Post by: klmnumbers on October 06, 2008, 07:39:00 AM
The only annoying this that happened during my test was one of the guys running the event walked into our room twice during testing.

(there were like 20 people per room, 3 rooms total)

I think there was a problem with the AC they were trying to fix (I live in Florida. lol) or something. XD

I get distracted just a bit too easily.. hah
Title: Re: October 2008 Stories
Post by: senseless on October 09, 2008, 01:22:48 AM
Nothing amazingly interesting happened during my LSAT on October 4, 2008, save for the fact that I nearly left my body for a good portion of the test. At some points I could see myself writing but not feel itÖit was awesome! I was so locked into the zone that the easy questions answered themselves while the hard ones looked like scrambled eggs. Itís as if my entire sense of understanding was amplified both positively and negatively; it was nothing like the practice tests. I donít even want to speculate on a score, but I feel I did well. Not spectacular, but not bad. Iím sure I could score at least a few points higher if I was to take it again, but Iím hoping it doesnít come to that!

My test took place at San Diego State University. I found a parking lot and walked to the testing site with a girl who arrived at the same time. As we were walking she noted how strange it was that there were ZERO signs pointing to the location of the LSAT. I told her it was part of the test, and we shared a little chuckle. We got to our target building and discovered the CBEST was being administered there; one of the CBEST people informed us the LSAT was in the next building. Once we got there, the group (about 120 people) was split into 2 groups and my group was led to yet another building. It seemed a little cloak-n-dagger. Once there we waited in line to check in, then went into THE ROOM.

The test itself was surreal and the room was very quiet, but we got stuck with those little desks attached to the chairs. My buddy had the luxury of long tables at his site...lucky!!! Our chairs were relatively squeaky, but once the test started I didn't hear much save for me whispering to myself during a couple long questions. The biggest distraction came from the clock tower, which rang every 15 minutes. 11 AM was a bit annoying, if you know what I mean! The temperature felt fine, but when we got back from break the room felt at least 10 degrees colder. Fortunately I was wearing my jacket, but I saw a couple guys wearing T-shirts and shivering.

I was very interested by the items people brought to the test. I'd say 90% of the test-takers brought a Ziploc bag, and there were a wide variety of objects in those bags. The great majority of those items were what most would consider to be normal. One girl, though, had 2 apples, 1 orange, 2 granola bars, a 20 oz. water, 2 tampons, 2 packages of pencils, at least 2 sharpeners, several erasers, at least 2 watches, and 3 highlighters; each highlighter was a different color. Wow! I imagined her packing her bag..."If I select any apples, I must also select exactly 1 orange and at least 2 but no more than 3 granola bars..." Then there were the 3 or 4 dudes who showed up with nothing but the necessary administrative documents plus a pencil or 2. Nice! My bag consisted of a 20 oz. water, exactly 1 power bar, a watch, 8 pencils, 1 sharpener and a highlighter (which I didn't use).

All in all it was a very smooth administration. The proctors were swell and the lead one read the rules at a nice pace.

Congratulations to everyone who took the test; good luck for those taking one in December!

P.S. My one piece of advice: gradually reduce your allotted time on practice tests so that you can accurately complete them with only 30 minutes per section instead of 35Ö
Title: Re: October 2008 Stories
Post by: blueskies6 on October 09, 2008, 05:16:00 AM
Nothing amazingly interesting happened during my LSAT on October 4, 2008...


That's a long post considering nothing interesting happened  ;)
Title: Re: October 2008 Stories
Post by: !закон и право! on October 09, 2008, 10:29:35 AM
I was very interested by the variety of items people brought to the test. I'd say 90% of the test-takers brought a Ziploc bag, and there were a wide variety of objects in those bags. The great majority of those items were what most would consider to be normal. One girl, though, had 2 apples, 1 orange, 2 granola bars, a 20 oz. water, 2 tampons, 2 packages of pencils, at least 2 sharpeners, several erasers, at least 2 watches, and 3 highlighters; each highlighter was a different color. Wow! I imagined her packing her bag..."If I select any apples, I must also select exactly 1 orange and at least 2 but no more than 3 granola bars..." Then there were the 3 or 4 dudes who showed up with nothing but the necessary administrative documents plus a pencil or 2. Nice! My bag consisted of a 20 oz. water, exactly 1 power bar, a watch, 8 pencils, 1 sharpener and a highlighter (which I didn't use).

There was a girl in my test centre who looked like she had bought out the GNC food and nutrition store and packed it into her ziploc bag. I saw at least 10 granola/protein bars in her bag. There was another girl who had like 3 cans of redbull.

...Women...
Title: Re: October 2008 Stories
Post by: LSATstruggle on October 09, 2008, 11:10:19 AM
Here's my story:

I wasn't that nervous when I got into the test.. But my arms and legs went numb when they started distributing the exams.

I always felt pressed for time, and found myself answering questions too slowly or too quickly.

I managed to finish each and every question though (maybe 3 or 4 half guesses for the entire test).

I feel good now, but that's due to the fact that it's over and done with. I have no idea how I performed...

As for other test takers, there wasn't anything really unusual. One guy however was sweating like crazy before the test began. I suppose that isn't much worse than numb extremities, but at least my anxiety wasn't visible.

The test robs energy from you.
Title: Re: October 2008 Stories
Post by: gooseisland on October 09, 2008, 11:36:09 AM
I wish someone could explain to me why you would need 10+ pencils for the test. I think half the room had at least 10 or more. It made me insecure with only having 3 (although I only used one.) 
Title: Re: October 2008 Stories
Post by: Legally Brown "Sugah" on October 09, 2008, 12:10:36 PM
LMAO @ Blueskies and LSATstruggle...

I had about 5 pencils and I think I used all but one because I prefer a well sharpened pencil for tests that require an immense amount of bubbling.  I didn't want to have to stop to sharpen pencils and I figured one for each section and I still didn't use one of them.

I was kinda confused about the number of pencils as well.  As if something was going to happen with the first twenty pencils so you had to have another twenty as back up  ::)
Title: Re: October 2008 Stories
Post by: klmnumbers on October 09, 2008, 12:52:22 PM
I wish someone could explain to me why you would need 10+ pencils for the test. I think half the room had at least 10 or more. It made me insecure with only having 3 (although I only used one.) 

Haha same. I brought 4 simply because that's what is suggested on the test materials, I believe. Some guy brought like 50 and while we were sitting around waiting to begin, he built a Lincoln Log style fort with all of them. XD

I used one for the entire test then used a second for the writing sample for pretty much no reason at all other than I had another pencil on my desk and thought it looked bored.
Title: Re: October 2008 Stories
Post by: theskier12 on October 15, 2008, 01:10:54 PM
I could not have asked for a better test or testing conditions. Logic games is definately my weakest section so I was pleased to only have to answer 22 questions, and I'm pretty sure I got at least 3/4 right (I usually get about 2/3rds on easier tests and slightly over half on more difficult ones). Logical reasoning is my strongest section so naturally I was happy the unscored section was LR. All the sections were pretty easy but one section in particular took me under 30 minutes. I hope it wasn't the unscored part even though it probably was. No one in my room had a cold or was making annoying noises. I had only 3 pencils and I thought the maximum allowed was 4? So that no neurotic inconsiderate creep can bring like 50?

By the way, I heard that the unscored section is always one of the first 3 sections on the test to reduce the impact of examiner fatigue, can anyone confirm that or is it just a myth? 
Title: Re: October 2008 Stories
Post by: blueskies6 on October 15, 2008, 01:17:40 PM
confirmed
Title: Re: October 2008 Stories
Post by: theskier12 on October 15, 2008, 01:50:50 PM
Ok thanks.