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Title: what happens if I report a testing center?
Post by: lipslikesugar on October 05, 2008, 02:22:51 PM
I was so angry >:( during the test.
Here is why:
there was at least 3 people with foods and drinks on the table;
at least one person using scratch paper;
at least one guy using a digital timer;
at least one guy with a backpack!

what happens if I report the Center?

Title: Re: what happens if I report a testing center?
Post by: booyakasha45 on October 05, 2008, 02:32:33 PM
probably nothing...
Title: Re: what happens if I report a testing center?
Post by: tcwhat on October 05, 2008, 02:39:06 PM
I was so angry >:( during the test.
Here is why:
there was at least 3 people with foods and drinks on the table;
at least one person using scratch paper;
at least one guy using a digital timer;
at least one guy with a backpack!

what happens if I report the Center?



If you were so bothered why didn't you do something about it when it mattered?

Title: Re: what happens if I report a testing center?
Post by: booyakasha45 on October 05, 2008, 02:44:16 PM
probably b/c she(?) was only bothered after the test didn't go as smoothly as planned, I'm guessing.
Title: Re: what happens if I report a testing center?
Post by: sexonthebeach15 on October 05, 2008, 02:57:30 PM
you should report it, and LSAC will seriously investigate it.

they will likely not use that center or supervisor again, or lay out some serious consequences for the aforementioned.  they might also try to look into which examinees it was and investigate their scores, which they should.

there is no evidence the person was using a backpack to help them, but a digital timer and scratch paper DEFINITELY gives a test taker a marked advantage.  i wouldn't have said anything at the test center cause i wouldn't want to piss off the people who are timing and handling my exam, but i mean i didn't have a gallon sized bag and used two quart sized bags, and i called LSAC on the way and they said i could only bring in one bag, not two that were equal to or less than one gallon with regards to how much could fit in it (AND that the top had to be sealed!! my pencils didn't allow the quart sized bag to seal, but the proctor didn't care and i don't think it gave me an unfair advantage to have pencils lol)
Title: Re: what happens if I report a testing center?
Post by: genericgrad on October 05, 2008, 03:00:55 PM
The proctor forgot to give a five minute warning on one of the sections at my test center. I wonder what would happen if I reported that?
Title: Re: what happens if I report a testing center?
Post by: tcwhat on October 05, 2008, 03:19:56 PM
The proctor forgot to give a five minute warning on one of the sections at my test center. I wonder what would happen if I reported that?

I'm sure they would let you retake that section again.
Title: Re: what happens if I report a testing center?
Post by: genericgrad on October 05, 2008, 03:39:39 PM
Well, they didn't completely forget, they said: "I forgot to give the five minute warning, there is now two minutes left." So they gave a two minute warning instead a of a five minute warning.
Title: Re: what happens if I report a testing center?
Post by: meggo on October 05, 2008, 03:44:20 PM
I'm not sure why people are being so harsh on the OP - those are serious violations. It's not like someone was allowed to wear a hoodie. The digital timer definitely can give a person an advantage but the most annoying thing (from my perspective) is the food and drink on the table! Not only is it distracting to have something like that in your line of vision but what if the person next to you started drinking water during the test? There are many violations. My guess is that LSAC will investigate it and if they find fault, will give you a re-write for free.
Title: Re: what happens if I report a testing center?
Post by: blueskies6 on October 05, 2008, 03:54:30 PM
I'm not sure why people are being so harsh on the OP - those are serious violations. It's not like someone was allowed to wear a hoodie. The digital timer definitely can give a person an advantage but the most annoying thing (from my perspective) is the food and drink on the table! Not only is it distracting to have something like that in your line of vision but what if the person next to you started drinking water during the test? There are many violations. My guess is that LSAC will investigate it and if they find fault, will give you a re-write for free.

I think the scratch paper is the worst.  It's not fair that everyone else has to scribble those games in 3 inches of paper  :-\
Title: Re: what happens if I report a testing center?
Post by: CLSHopeful on October 05, 2008, 03:58:51 PM
I was so angry >:( during the test.
Here is why:
there was at least 3 people with foods and drinks on the table;
at least one person using scratch paper;
at least one guy using a digital timer;
at least one guy with a backpack!

what happens if I report the Center?



If you were so bothered why didn't you do something about it when it mattered?



Shut the F up you idiot. If you're gonna die anyway why don't you do us all a favor and kill yourself now.
Title: Re: what happens if I report a testing center?
Post by: CLSHopeful on October 05, 2008, 04:00:58 PM
probably b/c she(?) was only bothered after the test didn't go as smoothly as planned, I'm guessing.

Maybe because the supposed authority failed on their part and mere test takers didn't have the nerve to report the crime during the test? The op was taking the LSAT you know and last thing op needs to do is worry about some schmuck not understanding rules.
Title: Re: what happens if I report a testing center?
Post by: heartbreaker on October 05, 2008, 04:10:25 PM
If you report the center, your score release will be delayed, pending the investigation, and if the complaints prove founded, you will be given a free retake.
Title: Re: what happens if I report a testing center?
Post by: lipslikesugar on October 05, 2008, 04:56:37 PM
I was so angry >:( during the test.
Here is why:
there was at least 3 people with foods and drinks on the table;
at least one person using scratch paper;
at least one guy using a digital timer;
at least one guy with a backpack!

what happens if I report the Center?



If you were so bothered why didn't you do something about it when it mattered?



who told you I did not?

 ???
Title: Re: what happens if I report a testing center?
Post by: lipslikesugar on October 05, 2008, 05:07:31 PM
The supervisor was an idiot.
He even released the writing sample topic WITH the exam.
Everybody knew what to write about 4 hours  before the writing section.

I was angry . I did call the supervisor and he did NOTHING.
I just decided to forget about it and take my exam.

I don't think I am going to report it because I don't want my scores to be canceled. I just don't think it was a fair test. :o 
Title: Re: what happens if I report a testing center?
Post by: hellfish6 on October 05, 2008, 05:11:02 PM
Wah.  Someone had food on their desk.  Wah.  Some guy had a digital timer.  Wah.  Stop being a bunch of children.  I bet you are the kid who sat in class and told the teach that they forgot to collect the homework too.  
Title: Re: what happens if I report a testing center?
Post by: tcwhat on October 05, 2008, 05:33:49 PM
I was so angry >:( during the test.
Here is why:
there was at least 3 people with foods and drinks on the table;
at least one person using scratch paper;
at least one guy using a digital timer;
at least one guy with a backpack!

what happens if I report the Center?



If you were so bothered why didn't you do something about it when it mattered?



Shut the F up you idiot. If you're gonna die anyway why don't you do us all a favor and kill yourself now.

I'm not entirely certain my response wasn't out of line, but I am certain that response was.

It's not unreasonable to wonder why, if it bothered the person and it was in their power to fix it, that person didn't do anything? Sure politeness and all that is great, but it doesn't pay off in these situations; you can't trust people to do what is right and sometimes you have to assert yourself.




who told you I did not?


Did you? I felt it was safe to assume you didn't - you could easily stop all the problems by letting the proctor know that there is a large amount of people breaking the established rules and it is distracting.  I imagine you would stop being angry once you complained about it, since the problem should have been fixed. If it wasn't fixed you have a reasonable complaint; if you didn't, I don't have too much pity for you(I do have some though, I'm not completely heartless).



Title: Re: what happens if I report a testing center?
Post by: booyakasha45 on October 05, 2008, 05:40:31 PM
I was so angry >:( during the test.
Here is why:
there was at least 3 people with foods and drinks on the table;
at least one person using scratch paper;
at least one guy using a digital timer;
at least one guy with a backpack!

what happens if I report the Center?



If you were so bothered why didn't you do something about it when it mattered?



Shut the F up you idiot. If you're gonna die anyway why don't you do us all a favor and kill yourself now.

Wow, that was appropriate.

If I were faced with any of the problems mentioned by the OP and they legitimately bothered me, I would have politely said something to the proctor, or to the people with food/timers/whatever. I asked some guy to switch his chair because it was squeaking. It's not hard to do.
Title: Re: what happens if I report a testing center?
Post by: meggo on October 05, 2008, 05:47:07 PM
Maybe she did ask these people and they weren't bothered? Honestly, when you are in test taking mode, having to deal with an additional stressor is not ideal. When they screwed up the seating assignments and wanted me to move over I asked if it was alright to remain where I was seated because I'm left handed and they said 'sure' and it was no big deal. But that's a lot different than multiple issues. If the OP did approach the proctor and they did nothing about it, s/he has legitimate reasons for complaint. The rules are in place for a reason and why should someone put effort into preparing for a test if others are allowed to break the rules? It's a personal choice, and from what I've read, they have more than enough reason to complain. Why should we all spend months practicing with an analog watch if someone can just breeze in, and because they didn't real the rules properly, but allowed to get an advantage of precise timing? If it bothered the OP, s/he has reason to complain.

OP - your score won't necessarily be cancelled, it would just be delayed.
Title: Re: what happens if I report a testing center?
Post by: tcwhat on October 05, 2008, 05:50:52 PM
Maybe she did ask these people and they weren't bothered? Honestly, when you are in test taking mode, having to deal with an additional stressor is not ideal. When they screwed up the seating assignments and wanted me to move over I asked if it was alright to remain where I was seated because I'm left handed and they said 'sure' and it was no big deal. But that's a lot different than multiple issues. If the OP did approach the proctor and they did nothing about it, s/he has legitimate reasons for complaint. The rules are in place for a reason and why should someone put effort into preparing for a test if others are allowed to break the rules? It's a personal choice, and from what I've read, they have more than enough reason to complain. Why should we all spend months practicing with an analog watch if someone can just breeze in, and because they didn't real the rules properly, but allowed to get an advantage of precise timing? If it bothered the OP, s/he has reason to complain.

OP - your score won't necessarily be cancelled, it would just be delayed.

I think most people agree s/he had reason to complain - but if s/he didn't, I don't think you can completely absolve her/him of responsibility for her own anger.

Title: Re: what happens if I report a testing center?
Post by: pig floyd on October 05, 2008, 06:08:30 PM
At best?

They'll let you take the LSAT again for free.

good luck.

 :)
Title: Re: what happens if I report a testing center?
Post by: alethea on October 05, 2008, 06:22:35 PM
If you write an impassioned letter, they will probably just add 3-5 points to your score...

Seriously though, life is unfair.  Consider this an exercise in what the real world is like.  Who gives an F if one person was using a digital timer?  They have an "unfair advantage" that most everyone who took the LSAT prior to this last year or so had.  Whoop-di-do.  Food on the desk.  Backpack.  Come on.  If they made noise, you could have asked them to stop. 

Don't be one of those people who is constantly on the lookout for other people to blame for everything bad that happens to them.   
Title: Re: what happens if I report a testing center?
Post by: blueskies6 on October 05, 2008, 06:39:26 PM
If you write an impassioned letter, they will probably just add 3-5 points to your score...

Seriously though, life is unfair.  Consider this an exercise in what the real world is like.  Who gives an F if one person was using a digital timer?  They have an "unfair advantage" that most everyone who took the LSAT prior to this last year or so had.  Whoop-di-do.  Food on the desk.  Backpack.  Come on.  If they made noise, you could have asked them to stop. 

Don't be one of those people who is constantly on the lookout for other people to blame for everything bad that happens to them.  

Why is no one mentioning the fact that someone used scratch paper?  That is a big deal, and I think a legitimate reason to be pissed
Title: Re: what happens if I report a testing center?
Post by: alethea on October 05, 2008, 06:43:08 PM
Not really.  I mean, do you honestly think that having scratch paper would help you that much?  I never had difficulty with the amount of room they give you.  At the same time, that doesn't really affect YOU personally.  I mean, you could argue that it might screw up the curve, but that's kind of silly really...
Title: Re: what happens if I report a testing center?
Post by: blueskies6 on October 05, 2008, 06:52:58 PM
Not really.  I mean, do you honestly think that having scratch paper would help you that much?  I never had difficulty with the amount of room they give you.  At the same time, that doesn't really affect YOU personally.  I mean, you could argue that it might screw up the curve, but that's kind of silly really...

Usually no, I don't think it would help me that much.  Would it be nice? Yes.  Could it help? Yes.  Does someone else having scratch paper affect me personally? No way.  I just think the whole point of all of those rules is that no one gets an unfair advantage and no one disturbs anyone else.  That's why everyone should have to follow them, regardless of the fact that one or two people breaking the rules doesn't hurt anyone.  Would I complain to LSAC about?  I highly doubt it, but it doesn't change the fact that it's somewhat unfair.
Title: Re: what happens if I report a testing center?
Post by: MauveAvenger on October 05, 2008, 07:04:33 PM
No proctor is perfect. Stuff like this is bound to happen, just like some people are bound to get fascists for proctors. I got the former, and saw hoodies EVERYWHERE. Was it obnoxious since I obsessed over the rules and what I could/could not bring? yes. did I say anything? nope. get over it.
Title: Re: what happens if I report a testing center?
Post by: Diet Yomajesty on October 05, 2008, 07:15:42 PM
Why should the OP "get over" the fact that other test-takers flaunted the rules with no repercussions? Once you get to LS and start your finals, will you be so cavalier about your neighbor being able to access the internet during the exam or the one who sneaks in a commercial outline when they were expressly prohibited?
This is not a tattletale situation (unlike the asshats in Crim Law who went running to the prof about those of us who surf to remain sane in class). These were flagrant violations of clearly-stated rules and if OP wants to report them to LSAC I support the effort.

People who tell other people to "get over it" deserve to have their asses kicked, PS.
Title: Re: what happens if I report a testing center?
Post by: pig floyd on October 05, 2008, 07:17:19 PM
Why should the OP "get over" the fact that other test-takers flaunted the rules with no repercussions? Once you get to LS and start your finals, will you be so cavalier about your neighbor being able to access the internet during the exam or the one who sneaks in a commercial outline when they were expressly prohibited?
This is not a tattletale situation (unlike the asshats in Crim Law who went running to the prof about those of us who surf to remain sane in class). These were flagrant violations of clearly-stated rules and if OP wants to report them to LSAC I support the effort.

People who tell other people to "get over it" deserve to have their asses kicked, PS.

However, if one is bent on pursuing such a program, one would be best advised to pursue it with the proctor on site.  After the fact, nothing will be established and nothing will be done.

just saying.
Title: Re: what happens if I report a testing center?
Post by: !закон и право! on October 05, 2008, 07:17:38 PM
Why should the OP "get over" the fact that other test-takers flaunted the rules with no repercussions? Once you get to LS and start your finals, will you be so cavalier about your neighbor being able to access the internet during the exam or the one who sneaks in a commercial outline when they were expressly prohibited?
This is not a tattletale situation (unlike the asshats in Crim Law who went running to the prof about those of us who surf to remain sane in class). These were flagrant violations of clearly-stated rules and if OP wants to report them to LSAC I support the effort.

People who tell other people to "get over it" deserve to have their asses kicked, PS.

Agreed. Well put.
Title: Re: what happens if I report a testing center?
Post by: MauveAvenger on October 05, 2008, 07:24:37 PM
Why should the OP "get over" the fact that other test-takers flaunted the rules with no repercussions? Once you get to LS and start your finals, will you be so cavalier about your neighbor being able to access the internet during the exam or the one who sneaks in a commercial outline when they were expressly prohibited?
This is not a tattletale situation (unlike the asshats in Crim Law who went running to the prof about those of us who surf to remain sane in class). These were flagrant violations of clearly-stated rules and if OP wants to report them to LSAC I support the effort.

People who tell other people to "get over it" deserve to have their asses kicked, PS.

point is, he/she didn't complain when he/she had the chance. so unless he/she wants to *maybe* take it over again in a couple weeks or months, I'll say it again, get over it.
Title: Re: what happens if I report a testing center?
Post by: Diet Yomajesty on October 05, 2008, 07:25:59 PM
Why should the OP "get over" the fact that other test-takers flaunted the rules with no repercussions? Once you get to LS and start your finals, will you be so cavalier about your neighbor being able to access the internet during the exam or the one who sneaks in a commercial outline when they were expressly prohibited?
This is not a tattletale situation (unlike the asshats in Crim Law who went running to the prof about those of us who surf to remain sane in class). These were flagrant violations of clearly-stated rules and if OP wants to report them to LSAC I support the effort.

People who tell other people to "get over it" deserve to have their asses kicked, PS.

However, if one was bent on pusring such a program, one would be best advised to pursue it with the proctor on site.  After the fact, nothing will be established and nothing will be done.

just saying.

Yeah, maybe so. I don't know if I'd be thrilled to mess with my test-taking mojo to confab with the proctor just to have them (probably) scoff at me. I'm sure the easy-going proctors think they're being cool by being lax and wouldn't appreciate being called out. That might mess with my concentration.
But maybe in the future, whoever has an issue with violations can address the proctor after the test and let them know they'd be making a report to LSAC. Too late to fix the issue but still getting it on record.

Why should the OP "get over" the fact that other test-takers flaunted the rules with no repercussions? Once you get to LS and start your finals, will you be so cavalier about your neighbor being able to access the internet during the exam or the one who sneaks in a commercial outline when they were expressly prohibited?
This is not a tattletale situation (unlike the asshats in Crim Law who went running to the prof about those of us who surf to remain sane in class). These were flagrant violations of clearly-stated rules and if OP wants to report them to LSAC I support the effort.

People who tell other people to "get over it" deserve to have their asses kicked, PS.

point is, he/she didn't complain when he/she had the chance. so unless he/she wants to *maybe* take it over again in a couple weeks or months, I'll say it again, get over it.

You're lame.
Title: Re: what happens if I report a testing center?
Post by: MauveAvenger on October 05, 2008, 07:26:57 PM
Why should the OP "get over" the fact that other test-takers flaunted the rules with no repercussions? Once you get to LS and start your finals, will you be so cavalier about your neighbor being able to access the internet during the exam or the one who sneaks in a commercial outline when they were expressly prohibited?
This is not a tattletale situation (unlike the asshats in Crim Law who went running to the prof about those of us who surf to remain sane in class). These were flagrant violations of clearly-stated rules and if OP wants to report them to LSAC I support the effort.

People who tell other people to "get over it" deserve to have their asses kicked, PS.

However, if one was bent on pusring such a program, one would be best advised to pursue it with the proctor on site.  After the fact, nothing will be established and nothing will be done.

just saying.

Yeah, maybe so. I don't know if I'd be thrilled to mess with my test-taking mojo to confab with the proctor just to have them (probably) scoff at me. I'm sure the easy-going proctors think they're being cool by being lax and wouldn't appreciate being called out. That might mess with my concentration.
But maybe in the future, whoever has an issue with violations can address the proctor after the test and let them know they'd be making a report to LSAC. Too late to fix the issue but still getting it on record.

Why should the OP "get over" the fact that other test-takers flaunted the rules with no repercussions? Once you get to LS and start your finals, will you be so cavalier about your neighbor being able to access the internet during the exam or the one who sneaks in a commercial outline when they were expressly prohibited?
This is not a tattletale situation (unlike the asshats in Crim Law who went running to the prof about those of us who surf to remain sane in class). These were flagrant violations of clearly-stated rules and if OP wants to report them to LSAC I support the effort.

People who tell other people to "get over it" deserve to have their asses kicked, PS.

point is, he/she didn't complain when he/she had the chance. so unless he/she wants to *maybe* take it over again in a couple weeks or months, I'll say it again, get over it.

You're lame.

your face is lame. OHHHHHHHH.  :D yeah. i showed you.
Title: Re: what happens if I report a testing center?
Post by: alethea on October 05, 2008, 07:31:16 PM
Do you call the police when you see someone make a rolling stop?  

Or better yet, do you EVER do anything, that might be over the line of what is allowed in the rules?

These kids either didn't know better, or they decided to see what they could get away with.  If it was big enough to warrant complaining (like blatant cheating, maybe) then the OP should have protested then and there.  In the long run, who cares?  You would be pissed if someone who had no stake in the issue called and reported you for something minor.  Yet you have no problem saying that anyone who thinks that the OP was overreacting should be subjected to physical violence.  I'm sure you were joking, by the way.  But people who get hung up on whether or not other people are following the letter of the law, when what they are doing doesn't affect them or really matter or affect them in anyway, remind me of those little children in 1984 who gleefully reported their family and neighbors to the thought-police.  I bet you are all going to end up as prosecutors.  Blech.


Title: Re: what happens if I report a testing center?
Post by: MauveAvenger on October 05, 2008, 07:33:18 PM
Do you call the police when you see someone make a rolling stop?  

Or better yet, do you EVER do anything, that might be over the line of what is allowed in the rules?

These kids either didn't know better, or they decided to see what they could get away with.  If it was big enough to warrant complaining (like blatant cheating, maybe) then the OP should have protested then and there.  In the long run, who cares?  You would be pissed if someone who had no stake in the issue called and reported you for something minor.  Yet you have no problem saying that anyone who thinks that the OP was overreacting should be subjected to physical violence.  I'm sure you were joking, by the way.  But people who get hung up on whether or not other people are following the letter of the law, when what they are doing doesn't affect them or really matter or affect them in anyway, remind me of those little children in 1984 who gleefully reported their family and neighbors to the thought-police.  I bet you are all going to end up as prosecutors.  Blech.




thank you
Title: Re: what happens if I report a testing center?
Post by: pig floyd on October 05, 2008, 07:34:35 PM
Situation in a controlled, standardized, and proctored test =/= situation in real world.

See my advice, above.

Thank you.
Title: Re: what happens if I report a testing center?
Post by: blueskies6 on October 05, 2008, 07:35:14 PM
Why should the OP "get over" the fact that other test-takers flaunted the rules with no repercussions? Once you get to LS and start your finals, will you be so cavalier about your neighbor being able to access the internet during the exam or the one who sneaks in a commercial outline when they were expressly prohibited?
This is not a tattletale situation (unlike the asshats in Crim Law who went running to the prof about those of us who surf to remain sane in class). These were flagrant violations of clearly-stated rules and if OP wants to report them to LSAC I support the effort.

People who tell other people to "get over it" deserve to have their asses kicked, PS.

point is, he/she didn't complain when he/she had the chance. so unless he/she wants to *maybe* take it over again in a couple weeks or months, I'll say it again, get over it.

I thought the OP did complain, and the proctor did nothing.  Quite frankly, she did what she could, and then got over it and took the test, but that doesn't mean she doesn't have a right to be upset that people broke the rules, she complained, and nothing was fixed. Not her fault.  And she got over it.

 

The supervisor was an idiot.
He even released the writing sample topic WITH the exam.
Everybody knew what to write about 4 hours  before the writing section.

I was angry . I did call the supervisor and he did NOTHING.
I just decided to forget about it and take my exam.


I don't think I am going to report it because I don't want my scores to be canceled. I just don't think it was a fair test. :o 



/end thread
Title: Re: what happens if I report a testing center?
Post by: !закон и право! on October 05, 2008, 07:35:47 PM
Quote
Situation in a controlled, standardized, and proctored test =/= situation in real world.

See my advice, above.

Thank you.

You just preempted my reply to this little debate.
Title: Re: what happens if I report a testing center?
Post by: pig floyd on October 05, 2008, 07:36:34 PM

/end thread

Objection.  Hearsay.
Title: Re: what happens if I report a testing center?
Post by: blueskies6 on October 05, 2008, 07:42:59 PM

/end thread

Objection.  Hearsay.


fine.  ::supports::
Title: Re: what happens if I report a testing center?
Post by: tcwhat on October 05, 2008, 08:04:19 PM
The supervisor was an idiot.
He even released the writing sample topic WITH the exam.
Everybody knew what to write about 4 hours  before the writing section.

I was angry . I did call the supervisor and he did NOTHING.
I just decided to forget about it and take my exam.

I don't think I am going to report it because I don't want my scores to be canceled. I just don't think it was a fair test. :o 


Knowing this you have a legitimate beef.

I withdraw all my posts on this matter and apologize slightly less than profusely because I did give you some pity to begin with.
Title: Re: what happens if I report a testing center?
Post by: Schuggles on October 05, 2008, 09:41:48 PM
I am debating whether to report my test center as well.

~Proctors did not figure out how to use their digital timer before the exam so it beeped incessantly for the first few minutes of the exam before they gave up on it and used one of their watches as the official time.

~The third section of my exam, the proctor ended 3 minutes early.

~A proctor's cell phone went off during the exam.

~Proctors talking and whistling during the exam.

~Spotted a test taker with earplugs (not as annoying the former four offenses but still generally unfair)

I guess I'm worried since I don't know what will happen if do report and whether it will be worth doing so.
Title: Re: what happens if I report a testing center?
Post by: alethea on October 06, 2008, 07:13:00 AM
I am debating whether to report my test center as well.

~Proctors did not figure out how to use their digital timer before the exam so it beeped incessantly for the first few minutes of the exam before they gave up on it and used one of their watches as the official time.

~The third section of my exam, the proctor ended 3 minutes early.

~A proctor's cell phone went off during the exam.

~Proctors talking and whistling during the exam.

~Spotted a test taker with earplugs (not as annoying the former four offenses but still generally unfair)

I guess I'm worried since I don't know what will happen if do report and whether it will be worth doing so.

That, I would report.  Calling time too early and proctors talking would be bad.  But don't expect more than a free retake.  :P
Title: Re: what happens if I report a testing center?
Post by: lipslikesugar on October 06, 2008, 08:19:48 AM
HOW MANY TIMES do I have to tell you guys that I DID complain and the proctor/supervisor did NOTHING?????
I think it is ridiculous that some people here are so stupid. If you don't like the topic DON'T read, don't answer. >:(

I was just asking some advice . 
Title: Re: what happens if I report a testing center?
Post by: lipslikesugar on October 06, 2008, 08:21:04 AM
I guess I should have called the cops ;D ::) :P
Title: Re: what happens if I report a testing center?
Post by: !закон и право! on October 06, 2008, 08:22:46 AM
HOW MANY TIMES do I have to tell you guys that I DID complain and the proctor/supervisor did NOTHING?????
I think it is ridiculous that some people here are so stupid. If you don't like the topic DON'T read, don't answer. >:(

I was just asking some advice . 

*drools* Durr but did you say something while you were in the test?


Seriously, make a formal complaint now and do us all a favour. The backback and minor offenses really don't provide any kind of unfair advantage, but I'm a little pissed about the digital timer allowance. I made every effort to follow the rules, had a stringent proctor that ensured relative fairness, and I don't like that other people had the advantage that I had during PTs.
Title: Re: what happens if I report a testing center?
Post by: lipslikesugar on October 06, 2008, 11:18:17 AM
HOW MANY TIMES do I have to tell you guys that I DID complain and the proctor/supervisor did NOTHING?????
I think it is ridiculous that some people here are so stupid. If you don't like the topic DON'T read, don't answer. >:(

I was just asking some advice . 

*drools* Durr but did you say something while you were in the test?


Seriously, make a formal complaint now and do us all a favour. The backback and minor offenses really don't provide any kind of unfair advantage, but I'm a little pissed about the digital timer allowance. I made every effort to follow the rules, had a stringent proctor that ensured relative fairness, and I don't like that other people had the advantage that I had during PTs.

Well, I dd something about 10 seconds before the test. The proctor told me I was correct but did NOTHHING about it.
I think I will contact LSAC today.
Title: Re: what happens if I report a testing center?
Post by: tcwhat on October 06, 2008, 12:37:08 PM
HOW MANY TIMES do I have to tell you guys that I DID complain and the proctor/supervisor did NOTHING?????
I think it is ridiculous that some people here are so stupid. If you don't like the topic DON'T read, don't answer. >:(

I was just asking some advice . 

DO I HAVE TO RESCIND MY APOLOGY? I'LL DO IT!

(sorry again)
Title: Re: what happens if I report a testing center?
Post by: !закон и право! on October 06, 2008, 08:43:23 PM
HOW MANY TIMES do I have to tell you guys that I DID complain and the proctor/supervisor did NOTHING?????
I think it is ridiculous that some people here are so stupid. If you don't like the topic DON'T read, don't answer. >:(

I was just asking some advice . 

*drools* Durr but did you say something while you were in the test?


Seriously, make a formal complaint now and do us all a favour. The backback and minor offenses really don't provide any kind of unfair advantage, but I'm a little pissed about the digital timer allowance. I made every effort to follow the rules, had a stringent proctor that ensured relative fairness, and I don't like that other people had the advantage that I had during PTs.

Well, I dd something about 10 seconds before the test. The proctor told me I was correct but did NOTHHING about it.
I think I will contact LSAC today.

I guess you didn't catch my sarcasm. I was parodying those before who clearly didn't get your situation.

In any case, I'm not criticizing you, I think you're in the right and I would advise you to do something now if you're truly outraged.
Title: Re: what happens if I report a testing center?
Post by: wienervision on October 06, 2008, 09:28:07 PM
At my testing center, there were no assigned seats, so a group of five friends sat behind
me.  The proctors gave us a five minute break between each section, in which the "gang of five" discussed the section on the test that we had just taken. It was so distracting, a lot of people were getting pissed. I complained to the proctor, who said, "well its not during the test".  Some of these same morons also drank and ate granola bars during the test, even after the proctors gave us a HALF HOUR lunch break to leave the building and do whatever we wanted.  It was all so weird and chaotic, and not what I expected. I must admit the half hour lunch break was nice, but the whole scene was so distracting, it definitely affected my score.  Anyone else ever hear of such lax rules at a testing facility?
 
Title: Re: what happens if I report a testing center?
Post by: jfile-lamb on October 07, 2008, 06:48:53 AM
Here at the Law School Admission Council, we are very concerned about the quality of your test environment.  Please tell us where you tested and we will follow up to investigate and to make appropriate improvements at the test center.  Thank you for any information you might share.
Title: Re: what happens if I report a testing center?
Post by: CLSHopeful on October 08, 2008, 10:26:32 AM
HOW MANY TIMES do I have to tell you guys that I DID complain and the proctor/supervisor did NOTHING?????
I think it is ridiculous that some people here are so stupid. If you don't like the topic DON'T read, don't answer. >:(

I was just asking some advice . 

*drools* Durr but did you say something while you were in the test?


Seriously, make a formal complaint now and do us all a favour. The backback and minor offenses really don't provide any kind of unfair advantage, but I'm a little pissed about the digital timer allowance. I made every effort to follow the rules, had a stringent proctor that ensured relative fairness, and I don't like that other people had the advantage that I had during PTs.

Well, I dd something about 10 seconds before the test. The proctor told me I was correct but did NOTHHING about it.
I think I will contact LSAC today.

I guess you didn't catch my sarcasm. I was parodying those before who clearly didn't get your situation.

In any case, I'm not criticizing you, I think you're in the right and I would advise you to do something now if you're truly outraged.

lol @ sarcasm via text.
Title: Re: what happens if I report a testing center?
Post by: lipslikesugar on October 08, 2008, 10:30:23 AM
At my testing center, there were no assigned seats, so a group of five friends sat behind
me.  The proctors gave us a five minute break between each section, in which the "gang of five" discussed the section on the test that we had just taken. It was so distracting, a lot of people were getting pissed. I complained to the proctor, who said, "well its not during the test".  Some of these same morons also drank and ate granola bars during the test, even after the proctors gave us a HALF HOUR lunch break to leave the building and do whatever we wanted.  It was all so weird and chaotic, and not what I expected. I must admit the half hour lunch break was nice, but the whole scene was so distracting, it definitely affected my score.  Anyone else ever hear of such lax rules at a testing facility?
 

yeah, right  ;D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
and I am Shakira!
Title: Re: what happens if I report a testing center?
Post by: t14troll on October 08, 2008, 10:42:41 AM
I was so angry >:( during the test.
Here is why:
there was at least 3 people with foods and drinks on the table;
at least one person using scratch paper;
at least one guy using a digital timer;
at least one guy with a backpack!

what happens if I report the Center?



lol...gl in law school!
Title: Re: what happens if I report a testing center?
Post by: cbbrazier on October 09, 2008, 08:07:40 AM
your biggest mistake was not saying somehing right then and there. Because it is after the fact all of this is he said she said. LSAC is not goin to investigate who hjad the water or timer because finding that out is near impossible unless u have that person first and last name and LSAC accct number. Suck it up, so what someone used a timer, how did that affect UR score. And that BS about line of vision, u should be looking at ur test, not at someones food. When I took it in June I had to ask the proctor to write the times on the board, and to give 5 min. She forgot to do that ont section 1. I said something about it again after section 1, and everything was fine. You should have openede ur mouth if it was that serious.
Title: Re: what happens if I report a testing center?
Post by: blueskies6 on October 09, 2008, 08:10:32 AM
your biggest mistake was not saying somehing right then and there.

Read the thread. She did
Title: Re: what happens if I report a testing center?
Post by: t14troll on October 09, 2008, 10:34:09 AM
your biggest mistake was not saying somehing right then and there.

Read the thread. She did

she should have said something on the test date, though.
Title: Re: what happens if I report a testing center?
Post by: Diet Yomajesty on October 09, 2008, 10:43:03 AM
Oh my f-ing god. There are some seriously retarded people in this thread. She DID complain on the day of the test.
Title: Re: what happens if I report a testing center?
Post by: !закон и право! on October 09, 2008, 11:59:59 AM
"There's plenty of retarded peoples in the internets"
Title: Re: what happens if I report a testing center?
Post by: t14troll on October 09, 2008, 12:43:29 PM
Oh my f-ing god. There are some seriously retarded people in this thread. She DID complain on the day of the test.

But not at the test center. I think you need to go back and read the previous posts before calling people retarded. If anyone here is retarded, it's the OP for not complaining on the day of the test.
Title: Re: what happens if I report a testing center?
Post by: t14troll on October 09, 2008, 12:44:40 PM
"There's plenty of retarded peoples in the internets"

I know!!! Did you know they let Canada on the internet now?! What next? Russia?!
Title: Re: what happens if I report a testing center?
Post by: Diet Yomajesty on October 09, 2008, 05:14:24 PM
Oh my f-ing god. There are some seriously retarded people in this thread. She DID complain on the day of the test.

But not at the test center. I think you need to go back and read the previous posts before calling people retarded. If anyone here is retarded, it's the OP for not complaining on the day of the test.

Oh?

HOW MANY TIMES do I have to tell you guys that I DID complain and the proctor/supervisor did NOTHING?????
I think it is ridiculous that some people here are so stupid. If you don't like the topic DON'T read, don't answer. >:(

I was just asking some advice . 

*drools* Durr but did you say something while you were in the test?


Seriously, make a formal complaint now and do us all a favour. The backback and minor offenses really don't provide any kind of unfair advantage, but I'm a little pissed about the digital timer allowance. I made every effort to follow the rules, had a stringent proctor that ensured relative fairness, and I don't like that other people had the advantage that I had during PTs.

Well, I dd something about 10 seconds before the test. The proctor told me I was correct but did NOTHHING about it.
I think I will contact LSAC today.

Title: Re: what happens if I report a testing center?
Post by: lipslikesugar on October 22, 2008, 06:21:24 AM
Oh my f-ing god. There are some seriously retarded people in this thread. She DID complain on the day of the test.

But not at the test center. I think you need to go back and read the previous posts before calling people retarded. If anyone here is retarded, it's the OP for not complaining on the day of the test.

I DID REPORT AT THE TEST CENTER. I SPOKE WITH THE SUPERVISOR. HE DID NOTHING. HE WAS THE ONLY PERSON THERE!(beside the cops) 8) 8)
Does anyone else here has problems with RC ???
Title: Re: what happens if I report a testing center?
Post by: TimMitchell on October 22, 2008, 06:39:00 AM
So did you wind up calling LSAC? RC was fine for me