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Title: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: hilljack on October 04, 2005, 06:40:31 PM
Some LSAT test takers are funnier than others.

There is survival kit guy.  You are not sure if he is planning on taking the LSAT or spending three days in the woods.  This guy brings three bottles of water, a variety of snacks and his entire medicine cabenet into the room. 

Meditation guy was funny too.  I don't know if whatever this guy was doing was relaxing, but biting my lip to not laugh at him was.  He didn't throw a rug on the ground, but did everything short of it.

Oh, and we had a four cups of coffee girl.  You will notice this girl is finishing her last cup in the testing room.  She is the one who sprinted out of the room at the break to go pee.  Classic.

Does anybody have any other stories of funny LSAT test takers?
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: upNdown on October 05, 2005, 09:48:49 AM
I was amused by "The Brooks Brothers Kid".  This baby-face was all done up in his Brooks Brothers button-up, fancy pants and loafers.  Now maybe he was more comfortable in these professional looking clothes, but since everybody else in the room was more comfortable in sweats and shorts, I kinda doubt it. 

BTW, I was survival kit guy. 
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: B@t.man on October 05, 2005, 09:54:25 AM
I was also survival kit guy; but I only brought 1 bottle of water and forgot my snacks at home  :-\.
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: B@t.man on October 05, 2005, 10:04:22 AM
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Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: practiceboy02 on October 05, 2005, 10:05:29 AM
There was a girl in my room who got there first and had the following in front of her:

- 10+ pencils
- 10+ Kleenex tissues
- bottle of water
- bottle of some caffeinated drink
- 2-3 erasers
- 2-3 highlighter pens
- the "deluxe" timer from the PowerScore website (I think it's like $30 or something!)

She looked ridiculous.  She also looked TERRIFIED
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: dunson on October 05, 2005, 10:06:14 AM
i was the normal testtaker.  i had a bottle of water, two pencils and a granola bar in my fleece. 

Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: B@t.man on October 05, 2005, 10:07:58 AM
The only expensive silent timer I saw was also on a desk at the front of the room... go figure.  ::)
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: Dionysus on October 05, 2005, 11:21:31 AM
There was a guy at my testing center who brought a huge bag of gummy bears and when he was asked why he did so he said that he read an LSAT LR stimulus that said sugar was good for the brain so he was testing it out  :-\

He also held up the whole room because he was proofreading and editing the honesty statement thing on the test form.  He took like half an hour on that thing.  Overall, on of the biggest tools I have ever seen.
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: allyreese on October 05, 2005, 11:53:49 AM
in addition to those listed above, in my room we had:

best friend guys - actually, i think one might have been a woman, but they looked like carbon copies of each other and kept whispering and giggling during the instructions, they set their timers together and put them on the same desk flap in the seat between the two of them

nervous smoker guy - insanely jittery from the moment he left his bag of food and smokes at the front to the moment he picked them up and lit up like four at once to smoke over the 10 minute break

strange old guy/gal - this lady in our group had to be well over 40 and she looked both confused and terrified...

lazy and/or drunk proctor - when proctor A was going through the rules, proctor B would like burst out laughing at half of them, when proctor A told proctor B to collect the cell phones proctor B was like "what, seriously? that's stupid" and then randomly exclaimed how crazy the whole collection thing was while he was actually doing it
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: The Dread Pirate Roberts on October 05, 2005, 11:54:34 AM
I was kind of survival kit guy in June, but only because I had a cough, and I desperately didn't want to be "irritating coughing chick," so I brought a bunch of water, cough drops, tissues, etc.

And, ok, I brought a timer and six or seven pencils 'cause I'm anal retentive, and several layers because I hate being hot or cold when taking tests.
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: Dionysus on October 05, 2005, 12:46:58 PM
Oh, the guy I mentioned was also the last minute crammer type.  You know, the people who brought their LSAT prep books to the exam, as if reading the book over one last time would suddenly make everything click.
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: jeb240 on October 05, 2005, 12:54:01 PM
i was the normal testtaker.  i had a bottle of water, two pencils and a granola bar in my fleece. 



Throw in a passport, a black pen, and two more granola bars and that was me.
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: practiceboy02 on October 05, 2005, 01:04:16 PM
Oh, the guy I mentioned was also the last minute crammer type.  You know, the people who brought their LSAT prep books to the exam, as if reading the book over one last time would suddenly make everything click.

Oh, haha, that was kinda me, too.  I brought a prep test that I had done and I was reading some of the LR questions just to get into the groove of being focused while reading
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: upNdown on October 05, 2005, 01:06:47 PM
Oh, the guy I mentioned was also the last minute crammer type.  You know, the people who brought their LSAT prep books to the exam, as if reading the book over one last time would suddenly make everything click.

OK, so I was survuval guy and last minute crammer guy?  FWIW, I think most people that have one of their books with them are using them for "warm-up" questions, not for last minute cramming.  It worked for me - I found the first section (RC) to be quite pleasant.  
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: jeb240 on October 05, 2005, 02:33:54 PM
Yeah, I tore out the last prep test in my Next 10 or 10 more (whichever one is the latest), sans answer sheet however, and took that to the test, too, just so that I'd have some questions to read to warm-up my brain.

Oh, and I had a timer.  But a timer just makes good sense.  I set it to being 10s shy of a full 35min so if I didn't get done by the time it went off, I still had 10s to fill in blanks rather than risk "Pencils down" being called before I could fill them all in.  Luckily that was only two or three questions in the LR sections and those seem to be the questions of prime debate, so maybe I guessed right and, had I not had those 10s thanks to the timer, I probably would not have been able to guess at all.
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: Ivy_Hopeful on October 05, 2005, 11:06:35 PM
Get this, my anal retentive screwball proctor guy not only did not allow water (or anything to drink, but no water... Please...) but more importnatly, the proctor did not allow your "layers to be taken off during the test nor be next to you during the test. So much for dressing to appropriate yourself to variable climate in the testing room. Oh well I can't complain I wore my sweater after getting cold working up to the break, and kept it on 'til the writing sample was finished. Plus there was plenty of space. Good things.

Two girls were adjacent and across from me respectively. I tried polite conversation to ease pressure and the first bit my head off with "I am really really nervous so I can not EVEN talk right now, I cannot speak... Ironically her whole protest took more time to spew out than my polite banter previously.

The other girl responded in kind with "I need to *gestures in a straight line like an arrow pointing to the front of the room, pure idiocy and fright combined*

The last time I try to help fellow testers simply swallow their fear...
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: The Flying on October 05, 2005, 11:54:04 PM
I think I was an LSAT weirdo... lol... I took two redbulls (finished one in the test center min before the test), 2 chocolate bars with 70% cocoa, gum, kleenex, water, 2 preptests,and a ziploc bag with the following: timer, 7 pencils, a highlighter,and 2 erasers.

I also had a sweater that I took of btw the first and second sections.
Hehe.. not sure if I needed all that armory; but the redbull was surely helpful.
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: hilljack on October 06, 2005, 02:40:41 AM
I love Brooks Brothers guy (who I only saw toned down versions of), but support group girl might top him.  When I was coming into the building, some girl had a group there reassuring her and wishing her luck.  This is 8.15 on a dang Saturday morning; I wouldn't get up to wish my mom luck on the LSAT on a Saturday morning and this girl had a gaggle of people.  What the hell?
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: NonTrad in Florida on October 06, 2005, 08:09:32 AM
I love Brooks Brothers guy (who I only saw toned down versions of), but support group girl might top him.  When I was coming into the building, some girl had a group there reassuring her and wishing her luck.  This is 8.15 on a dang Saturday morning; I wouldn't get up to wish my mom luck on the LSAT on a Saturday morning and this girl had a gaggle of people.  What the hell?

Was she latina?   :D
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: Scunning on October 06, 2005, 08:14:45 AM
I wore a nicotine patch. Highly recommend it. A girl in front of me was offering her friends some uppers. I was tempted to ask for one! One girl kept starting the sections before we were told to. Just made me wonder about her decision to pursue law. I mean, if she has no ethics for the LSAT, what hope is there?
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: tier 7 hopeful on October 06, 2005, 09:46:47 AM
In June I must have been "what's an LSAT?" guy.  I drank a Red Bull before I went, and brought 2 mechanical pencils.  That's it.
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: Numbers on October 06, 2005, 02:03:10 PM
I was survival kit guy-- BUT I WAS UNDERCOVER. Instead, I was posing as frat boy listening to his iPod who didn't give a *&^%. 

But inside my backpack i had: Bottled water, apple, banana, Trail Mix (2 huge bags of the *&^%), Kleenex, Highlighters, Backup contact lenses, glasses (backup for my backup), a few preptests, passport, admission ticket, etc. I also had the expensive timer and 18 layers. In June.
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: The Dread Pirate Roberts on October 06, 2005, 02:12:08 PM
18 layers. In June.

I honestly think the temperature can be more variable in the summer.  Some schools buildings have air conditioning cranked like nobody's business.
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: chidochido on October 06, 2005, 02:19:34 PM
I was totally Brooks Brothers! I hardly ever dress up but I like to do it for tests. Whatever works...

My favorites were:

Stand-Up Guy: Basically a Seinfeld wannabe cracking jokes on every aspect of the test and the administration ("Did you ever notice how hard it is to keep a steady 'bubbling' motion throughout the test?")

Kiss-Up Guy: Offering to help with everything the proctor is doing, as if she was the one grading the LSAT.

and, let's not forget...
Einstein Hair Guy: I was one of these too. My hair was alright at the beginning of the day, and then as I proceeded through the test, running my hands over my head in concentration, I ended up sporting a mad scientist fro by the end of it all.
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: KayakAnyone on October 06, 2005, 02:25:46 PM
these are hilarious.....we had a few brooks brothers types but overall not too bad



you only had a few???  i waqs shocked when i took the test at USF lst year.  I had recently moved to TB.  When I took the test up north more than 80% of the kids showed up in comfy clothes: pajama bottoms and tees, scrubs, jeans and tees you get the picture.  But at USf, every kid (in my room) save me and one punk rocker were in business casual clothes.  so surreal.
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: KayakAnyone on October 06, 2005, 02:31:38 PM
i figured they all must have thought dressing up would better the performance. or perhaps there was something else on campus that day, i have no idea.  but it was strange.  i'm slightly relieved to know it was an anomaly. 
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: deleted on October 06, 2005, 03:50:42 PM
I was the guy who brought a mechanical pencil that has failed before, informed the kid next to him of the signal that would be used to instruct him to give me a pencil from his collection in case of failure, slept during the instructions, and when i would finish a section early i would glance around the room and stereotype the others, i also tried to get the proctor to postpone starting the test so i could go pee
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: piggy-buttercup on October 06, 2005, 11:08:37 PM
I was kind of survival kit guy in June, but only because I had a cough, and I desperately didn't want to be "irritating coughing chick," so I brought a bunch of water, cough drops, tissues, etc.

And, ok, I brought a timer and six or seven pencils 'cause I'm anal retentive, and several layers because I hate being hot or cold when taking tests.

I tried my best not to be the "irritating coughing chick." But I think I coughed big time twice during the test. (spitting out the green mucus.. it was disgusting)

The proctor bitched to someone else for having candy on his desk. I was really scared about taking cough drops throughout the test cause I thought they were gonna take it away (I was sitting in the very front row).but after my big cough, even though she saw me eating my cough drops, she didn't say anything..

I also had a buncha tissue on my lap. 6 pencils, and my almost broken timer..
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: hilljack on October 07, 2005, 12:47:42 AM
I love Brooks Brothers guy (who I only saw toned down versions of), but support group girl might top him.  When I was coming into the building, some girl had a group there reassuring her and wishing her luck.  This is 8.15 on a dang Saturday morning; I wouldn't get up to wish my mom luck on the LSAT on a Saturday morning and this girl had a gaggle of people.  What the hell?

Was she latina?   :D

No, she looked like a normal looking white girl, but the support group was distictively grungy.
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: supergirluw on October 10, 2005, 10:09:33 PM
I was "up at 5am with the sniffles" girl. I was one of the only ones who didn't bring her big-arse Kaplan book with her (not that I used one this time around, but I really felt sorry for the other 400 test takers who were studying with theirs at 8am still...) but I did a couple prep tests questions before I walked over to the campus.

Seattle is all about the brooks brothers guys...I was giggling so hard watching them all walk into my lecture hall. Half the girls were brooks brother's wives wannabes too.

i don't do sweats, so I was in my favorite jeans and sweatshirt. and sandals (that was a mistake, my feet were SO COLD...its a cement lecture hall...i wasn't thinking....)

but yes, I had the sniffles....the whole way through the test. I broke my nose when I was 15 and have had an uncontrollably runny nose since, but cold air makes it worse. I felt bad for my test-neighbors, but oh well. Thats what they get for dressing up for the LSAT.

Kaplan provided all of us with survival-kit-goodie-bags as we walked into the lobby of the lecture halls, which totally threw everyone off who didn't know what to expect. This also made me giggle...and gave me 3 days worth of snacks and a commemorative pencil. Everyone else used the pencil. I wondered if they were prepared at ALL.....
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: mapko on October 11, 2005, 12:31:05 AM
I guess survival kit guy too. I had 4 no.2 pencils, 2 mechanical pencils, a highlighter, a timer, an eraser, glasses (in case something happened with my contacts) 2 energy drinks, a protein bar and smokes. I must have been wired like a marionette. I collapsed into bed a couple of hours after coming home and I've promised myself I'll never have another Mountain Dew energy drink in my life.  :-[
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: steve112sms on October 11, 2005, 12:58:38 AM
I had a pen, 2 pencils, my wallet, keys and a couple torn out pages of an RC section. I was wearing a Brighter Death Now t-shirt though that features a picture of a dead cat and says, "be my kitten tonight" so people probably thought I was a weirdo.
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: SCgrad on October 11, 2005, 02:05:03 AM
The first time I took it, I bought a 4 dollar mechanical pencil just for the occasion.  I had some other sh*t, too, but I don't remember.  The second time, I was "wondering around Boone, NC lost for an hour then getting to the test while they were giving the instructions" guy.

One I had a few of was "I just hope I get a 160 even though I have never got above a 152 on a practice or the three other LSATs I took.  That would be so sweet, and I have to repeat this over and over and over and over" girl. 
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: RockyMarciano on October 11, 2005, 05:36:01 PM
Kiss-Up Guy: Offering to help with everything the proctor is doing, as if she was the one grading the LSAT.

I had one of those guys in my June 05 test. Also, i remember that we had one lady that needed to get some nicotine in her system because she was bitching at the proctor for handing out the writing portion out wrong. The proctor made an honest mistake and accidently missed one person and the lady yells "Well, great! now we have it all mixed up and I do not know if I have the right one." I was about to get up and tell her that everything was going to be just fine or pimp slap her. Seriously, I would have perferred the pimp slap. I mean does she know that the writing section is not graded. You know what, I would not have pimp slapped her but dropped kicked her. The nerve of some ppl to start screaming at a 70  year old proctor b/c she handed out the stuff wrong.
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: jeb240 on October 11, 2005, 05:43:29 PM
nail file and nail clippers (if I broke a nail I didn't want to be distracted by messing with it)

OMG, two days before the test I made sure to clip my nails so that I would not have nails remotely long enough to fiddle with, or nails that could have dirt under them that I could get distracted by wanting to clean away.  And I didn't want to wait until the day of to clip, lest I scratch myself during the test and my nail be too sharp and that provide yet another distraction.

I'm EASILY distracted which presents a problem for me on tests like these.  Luckily I am pretty smart, so I think it balances out.  I hope, anyway.
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: j.rosh on October 12, 2005, 01:11:32 PM
I had two pencils, two highlighters, and cheese-n-crackers snack.
I was the only one who opted to stay in the test room during the break to eat.
I was wearing a tank top, skirt, and sandals.  There was no one in the room who went overboard with their supplies or clothes.
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: Dominique on October 12, 2005, 01:44:23 PM
I rolled out of bed and stayed in my pajamas for the test.  I bought a mechanical pencil at Walgreens on the way.  And I guess I got too excited putting lead into the pencil because I jammed it up and it broke.  So I borrowed one from the proctor. 
I thought it was pretty funny seeing how freaked out people were.  For some reason I was just not nervous for the thing...  I think it was just all kind of surreal.
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: The Poster on October 12, 2005, 02:54:16 PM
I just barely made it in the room before they locked it down. Not even a min later some other kid tried to come in but they had already started the instructions and didn't let him in.
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: The Dread Pirate Roberts on October 12, 2005, 03:17:55 PM
I just barely made it in the room before they locked it down. Not even a min later some other kid tried to come in but they had already started the instructions and didn't let him in.

Sucks to be that kid.  I mean, it's probably their fault, but still, that sucks.
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: j.rosh on October 12, 2005, 06:51:16 PM
My proctor actually let someone into the room during the instructions (some guy that sat next to me), and there was one person who didn't return after the break.  I was actually surprised by how calm I felt.
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: thescreed on October 13, 2005, 10:57:23 AM
Einstein Hair Guy: I was one of these too. My hair was alright at the beginning of the day, and then as I proceeded through the test, running my hands over my head in concentration, I ended up sporting a mad scientist fro by the end of it all.

This was definitely me. I would concentrate so intently that I would be resting my head not by leaning on my hand, but by grabbing a handful of my hair and hanging from it. Fortunately during the months of practice exams I got very good at blowing away all of the hair I was ripping out and dropping on my test and answer sheet, but it wasn't a pretty sight when I was done.
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: lsdaccount on October 13, 2005, 11:16:06 AM
Einstein Hair Guy: I was one of these too. My hair was alright at the beginning of the day, and then as I proceeded through the test, running my hands over my head in concentration, I ended up sporting a mad scientist fro by the end of it all.

This was definitely me. I would concentrate so intently that I would be resting my head not by leaning on my hand, but by grabbing a handful of my hair and hanging from it. Fortunately during the months of practice exams I got very good at blowing away all of the hair I was ripping out and dropping on my test and answer sheet, but it wasn't a pretty sight when I was done.

Hah!  That was totally me.  I grew my hair out over the summer and I was pulling my hair out as well.  It was not stress but thought. 
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: chidochido on October 14, 2005, 09:59:49 AM
Yeah I totally feel like I should have registered for the "Hair Club For Men" the day I registered for LSAC. I've been pulling it out by the bunches.
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: SkullTatt on October 18, 2005, 04:52:28 PM
I pull my hair out, too! Is that a pre-law thing? Are we going to be bald in law school?
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: j.rosh on October 18, 2005, 07:58:52 PM
I pull my hair out, too! Is that a pre-law thing? Are we going to be bald in law school?

Not me  ;)
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: 4ssh0l3 on October 18, 2005, 08:02:15 PM
I had never seen an LSAT before.  Having done well on standardized tests my whole life, I just relaxed, sipped my latte and watched the people around me panic. 

Notably, at least 4 different questions concerning cancelling were asked.  I was shocked that people sat for the exam with that in mind.
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: Tiwaz on October 18, 2005, 08:10:22 PM
Notably, at least 4 different questions concerning cancelling were asked.

Nobody asked at my test center; the proctors must have gone over it at least four times.  A couple of people were giggling by the end.  I just had fun listening to the undergrads from the fourth-tier down the road try to distance themselves from their school's law program.
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: curly on October 19, 2005, 01:26:10 PM
All I have to say is thank you to all you survival-kit people. I was "I forgot to bring a pencil, can I borrow one of yours" girl.
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: eatdrinkbemerry on October 19, 2005, 07:20:53 PM
I'm pretty sure I was Brooks Brothers guy, I apologize if I distracted anyone. It takes a whole lot to wake me up in the morning so I need to clean up, get some coffee. In regards to what I brought, besides charm, wit, and my silent timer...i had my drinking shoes on for an afternoon of binge drinking.
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: nuffsaid on December 07, 2005, 10:21:20 AM
I also had "gym girl" who I sat beside.  Came to the test centre in December wearing spandex pants and a top that almost resembled a sports bra, under her jacket.  I mean it was good yet bad for me.  I think I might have got an extra question or two in if I didn't stare so much. 

I also had "frigging cheater" who worked on other sections he was not supposed to during the test.
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: skeeball on December 07, 2005, 02:57:15 PM
All I have to say is thank you to all you survival-kit people. I was "I forgot to bring a pencil, can I borrow one of yours" girl.

Seriously, how people manage to forget a pencil the day the take the friggin LSAT escapes me.

One of the most important mornings of your life. And you forget to bring the ONE THING you actually NEED.
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: Root Hog on December 07, 2005, 03:06:04 PM
Personally, I thought seriously of being "Depends Guy," but I guess you wouldn't know him at first glance. On the OCT test I spent the whole damn thing sweating because I had to pee from the minute I got in the room. I figured I'd finish up a section early and go to the head, but it never happened. I would have bought an adult diaper, but I was afraid that might even be more distracting. And what the hell would I do if that thing leaked?!
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: curly on December 07, 2005, 04:34:53 PM
All I have to say is thank you to all you survival-kit people. I was "I forgot to bring a pencil, can I borrow one of yours" girl.

Seriously, how people manage to forget a pencil the day the take the friggin LSAT escapes me.

One of the most important mornings of your life. And you forget to bring the ONE THING you actually NEED.

I know...my boyfriend constantly consoles me saying absentmindedness is a sign of genius.  ;D
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: mikey_10 on December 11, 2005, 10:06:06 PM
at mine there were a few of the "so how much time to we get" people... talk about a confidence booster...
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: chidochido on December 12, 2005, 02:38:32 PM
I was the Brooks Brothers cat in October...In December, my clothes were stinky sweats and an old, comfy jacket. My hair was a mess too. Here's hoping that my score and style are inversely proportional...

I was sitting next to "crabby pants" who complained about the test center non-stop and made an annoying *sigh* every time 5 minutes was called...
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: splenda on December 12, 2005, 08:50:43 PM
i was slightly brooks brotherish in that i wore business casual slacks and loafers (and topped off the ensemble with a $3 ghetto savon-brand sweatshirt).  i did this, b/c the loafers enabled my feet to hit the floor at the best angle, and b/c that was the attire i was used to taking my practice tests in, since i took a lot of them at work.  i think if i had gone overly casual it would have made me take the test less seriously.
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: Officer Rod Farva on December 15, 2005, 06:49:53 PM
I was takin it easy guy. ipod, sweatshirt, trail mix, *&^% eating grin. You get the picture.
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: RockyMarciano on December 17, 2005, 02:52:04 PM
Personally, I thought seriously of being "Depends Guy," but I guess you wouldn't know him at first glance. On the OCT test I spent the whole damn thing sweating because I had to pee from the minute I got in the room. I figured I'd finish up a section early and go to the head, but it never happened. I would have bought an adult diaper, but I was afraid that might even be more distracting. And what the hell would I do if that thing leaked?!

I was in the same boat. I just finished the first section in a hurry and ran to the restroom. I was lucky that the first section was my experimental. I think I had to pee like 3 times during the test because I was so nervous.
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: akaspongebob on December 19, 2005, 11:54:21 AM
OCD Survival girl...

Backpack filled with trail mix, water, extra contact lenses, backup glasses (in case my extra contact lenses somehow disintegrated or fell off of my eyeballs), MP3 player, Excedrin, Advil (in case I needed more than 36 excedrin pills in 4 hours), People magazine, 14 pencils, 3 pens, 2 erasers, and kleenex.  My backpack weighed more than I did. 

Sweats with favorite college hoodie.  Not my prettiest moment, I assure you.
 
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: skeeball on December 19, 2005, 12:32:42 PM
OCD Survival girl...

Backpack filled with trail mix, water, extra contact lenses, backup glasses (in case my extra contact lenses somehow disintegrated or fell off of my eyeballs), MP3 player, Excedrin, Advil (in case I needed more than 36 excedrin pills in 4 hours), People magazine, 14 pencils, 3 pens, 2 erasers, and kleenex.  My backpack weighed more than I did. 

Sweats with favorite college hoodie.  Not my prettiest moment, I assure you.
 

14 pencils??
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: sck on December 19, 2005, 01:43:48 PM
I was, unfortunately, allergy attack sniffling girl.

I swear, my nose started running off my face at the end of section two, and I spent all of section 3 trying to figure out some way to manage to be able to breathe without sniffing madly or blowing my nose into my hand. :P

At the break, I ran to the restroom and grabbed napkins so I could blow my nose while I waited to use the toilet.

Other than that, I was mild survival: three mechanical pencils, extra lead, a click eraser, granola bars, timer, and ratty jeans and a t-shirt.
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: Elle Esdee on December 20, 2005, 06:12:34 AM
Brooks Brothers for me.

AE jeans, a small pink Oscar de la Renta dress shirt, tucked, a black/pink striped RL Chaps tie (strapped, thankfully), and Gucci Envy eau de toilette.

Something about dressing up after a relaxing shower and shave really wakes me up and gets me ready to tackle anything. I didn't really need it since I woke up at 3:30AM anyways, but it didn't hurt.

I also brought a little bag with scrambled eggs with shrimp; it was such a fantastic pick-me-up during the break! I would advise any future test taker to bring a substantial snack for the break; you'll probably need it.
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: Elle Esdee on December 20, 2005, 06:29:19 AM
Brooks Brothers for me.

AE jeans, a small pink Oscar de la Renta dress shirt, tucked, a black/pink striped RL Chaps tie (strapped, thankfully), and Gucci Envy eau de toilette.

Something about dressing up after a relaxing shower and shave really wakes me up and gets me ready to tackle anything. I didn't really need it since I woke up at 3:30AM anyways, but it didn't hurt.

I also brought a little bag with scrambled eggs with shrimp; it was such a fantastic pick-me-up during the break! I would advise any future test taker to bring a substantial snack for the break; you'll probably need it.

Holy soho.  I brought 5 granola bars and a huge gatorade.  Not as gourmet as the eggs and shrimp, but it worked.
Holy small office home office? ??? and the eggs with shrimp were fantastic; I felt bad for the other testers that didn't get to have any. :D
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: curly on December 20, 2005, 12:08:19 PM
Brooks Brothers for me.

AE jeans, a small pink Oscar de la Renta dress shirt, tucked, a black/pink striped RL Chaps tie (strapped, thankfully), and Gucci Envy eau de toilette.

Something about dressing up after a relaxing shower and shave really wakes me up and gets me ready to tackle anything. I didn't really need it since I woke up at 3:30AM anyways, but it didn't hurt.

I also brought a little bag with scrambled eggs with shrimp; it was such a fantastic pick-me-up during the break! I would advise any future test taker to bring a substantial snack for the break; you'll probably need it.

Holy crap. Please tell me you don't pop your polo shirt collars? 'Cause if you do, we might have to rassle.  :D Joking...I'm such a laid back person I think dressing up and having a gourmet meal would result in tummy aches and very wrinkly designer clothing. T-shirt and jeans all the way. My brain would be confused without them :P.
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: Vannabunny on December 20, 2005, 01:04:32 PM
I'll probably be wearing my usualy: thift store jeans and a iu shirt.

And the shrimp and eggs sound REVOLTING
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: amoebalaw on December 20, 2005, 01:55:56 PM
I was "I have to have a desk in the front" guy. I hate seeing other people in my peripheral vision on a big exam. Except that the last remaining table in front had small holes in it! I had to strategically place myself between the holes, and practice writing on the intro material to make sure I didn't break through the paper. Yikes.

BTW, 8 pencils:

5 (one for each section)
1 for the essay
1 for the instructions
1 extra, just in case
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: LostMyMonkeys on December 22, 2005, 11:45:36 AM
I think I was "standard overly prepared" girl. Nothing over the top but more than the bare minimum.
I had several pencils (some regular some mechanical) red pens, blue pens, black pens, highlighters.
Dressed in jeans, a t shirt and a light sweater (Northeast Florida in October).
I did have my prep stuff handy 'for warmup'. I also had a granola bar-type thing for break.

And I took an Imodium before I left the house. And had some in my purse for the break "just in case". I'm a 'nervous stomach' kind of girl when I get, well, nervous. Didn't want to be the "had to sprint out of the room to strap herself to the crapper" girl.


I sat next to "Tell everyone your life story" girl. The kind of girl who talked to everyone and anyone within earshot (and well out of 'normal' ear shot since she spoke so LOUDLY) about her prep course, her debate about staying in a hotel room vs driving the 2 hours in the morning to the site, to her being a bartender, to her smoking habits to her eating habits, well, it goes on. She also was "survival kit" girl.

Here's an idea, why don't you be "my fist in your face" girl and STFU eh?

Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: syp456 on December 23, 2005, 09:04:49 AM
I also brought in a testing book to just get to thinking in LSAT terms before I was actually focusing on questions that were going to count towards my score. 

However; I did not bring in any food.  It is a FOUR HOUR test people.  What are you worried about?? We did not meet at the LSAT site to go on an expedition.  I saw a number of people with more food in the testing room than I ate during that entire Saturday and I am a 175 Lb. male. 

...you guys are gonna get fat in law school with all the tests that they give.  Anyway; Have a good holiday!
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: ImNobody on February 06, 2006, 07:20:24 PM
I was "survival kit girl."
I sat next to "life story girl" and behind "inappropriate sexual innuendo mom" (don't even ask.)
The best was the guy in front of me- we had a gnarly games section, and I guess he was hoping it was the experimental. Well, when it came time for the last section of the test, he opened it up, looked down and said "Ah, F*** it." and promptly walked out. I just thought "Oh man- I know how you feel."
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: jay kay on February 06, 2006, 10:41:41 PM
North Face jacket (cold and rainy in Portland) w/collegiate sweatshirt underneath.  Granola bar, string cheese.  Three pencils with crappy erasers.  Hoping I don't lose any points from the smudges.  And I wish I had purchased a timer.
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: Mr Shears on February 08, 2006, 07:36:11 AM
I'm going to be a weird mutant hybrid of "survival kit guy" and "too cool to care guy".  I usually get really nervous the night before on the drive over, but once I get there I'm ready to pwn.
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: metzger on February 08, 2006, 09:44:58 AM
  I wore khaki pants, a dress shirt, and a sweet tie. I was "J Crew" guy. I like to be well-dressed while I dominate standardized tests.  ;D     
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: Vannabunny on February 08, 2006, 10:43:46 AM
I was "survival kit girl."
I sat next to "life story girl" and behind "inappropriate sexual innuendo mom" (don't even ask.)

Now I have to ask. I have a feeling I'll be overly prepared girl.
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: Mr Shears on February 08, 2006, 12:47:51 PM
I was sitting between paralyzed-with-fear-silent-timer-one-thousand-pencil girl and "Can you please move the clock so I can see it?" guy (he didn't have a watch). This was quite the contrast. I also had the privilege of taking the test with no-pencil guy, supremely baby-faced Brooks brothers guys 1 and 2, dresses-like-a-gangsta white boy, and of course, asks-one-hundred questions girl.
I was four pencils, two regular two mechanical and a watch girl. I brought snacks, pretzels and a kudos bar and of course water. (Because I'm one of those people who has to eat every two hours). However, the proctor was the dominatrix kind of proctor who can't mind her own business and won't let anyone eat or drink or sneeze during the test. I made the mistake of erasing something in my writing sample (I wanted to erase and then cross out for maximized effectiveness) and she came over and yelled at me! Why should she care if my writing sample is illegible?

What is the point of erasing if you're going to cross it out as well?  Isn't the point of erasing so your mistake disappears and you can re-write over it?

And I hate to tell you, but you were survival kit girl.  Fret not, for I will soon be in your ranks.  ;)
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: Messily on February 09, 2006, 11:47:01 AM
I was totally Survival Kit Girl.  I had a tote bag, and inside it I had my things subdivided into ziplocs.  I had a really strict proctor who wouldn't even allow water, so I took one Advil before the test and another at the break, just to stave off any possible headaches.  I also had backup contacts, glasses, energy bars, candies, mints, eyedrops, tissues, iPod, six pencils, a pen, etc.

The weirdest person in my room was Crazy Old Cussing Lady.  She had to be at least 50, and was frantic the entire time.  She yelled out that she needed more time "to fill in these damn bubbles" during the instructions, and the proctor warned her to watch her language.  After the test, in the elevator down, she discovered that this was the last test to count for fall '06 admission, and yelled "Well, I'm F***ED" at the top of her lungs before storming off.  Yikes.
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: likewise on February 09, 2006, 12:05:20 PM
I was the guy who got up to hit the head three times.  I had ten sharpened dixon-ticonderogas, a dozen pieces of nicorette, and two designer whey bars.
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: Mr Shears on February 09, 2006, 02:26:01 PM
Quote
I'm probably just paranoid.

No argument here.
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: andydrew on February 09, 2006, 10:27:59 PM
I was the "antisocial" guy.  I stayed as far away from any and every yaking taker there was at half-time!  I don't want to get thrown off by their comments. 

I am a retaker (took another LSAT Feb 2005 and was told by the dominitrix proctor that everything must be left at the back of the room and everybody has to empty our pockets or we would be reported to the misconduct suncommittee).  So this time, I only had 1 slightly dull pencil, 2 mechanical pencils as backup and an eraser.
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: SCgrad on February 10, 2006, 09:23:46 PM
I was "survival kit girl."
I sat next to "life story girl" and behind "inappropriate sexual innuendo mom" (don't even ask.)
The best was the guy in front of me- we had a gnarly games section, and I guess he was hoping it was the experimental. Well, when it came time for the last section of the test, he opened it up, looked down and said "Ah, F*** it." and promptly walked out. I just thought "Oh man- I know how you feel."


But I want to know!
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: ImNobody on February 14, 2006, 09:53:56 AM
hahaha sorry I forgot about this post.
Sexual innuendo mom actually talked to her scantron before the test began. Or, more appropriately, came on to her scantron- "c'mon lil baby, you like it like that, yeah? LSAT, I'm goin' make you sweat..." Pep talk, maybe?
This, to her credit, I think was more of an attention-getting mechanism after talking to the (middle-aged) guy next to her about what happened in the hotel bar last night. So, the scantron, probably a joke: the stories about the hotel bar and the "I'll be staying one more night...I need to work off some tension" comments, well....We'll leave that up to your judgement.

I really didn't know what to do with this.
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: SCgrad on February 15, 2006, 02:18:07 AM
I think “sexual innuendo mom” should be renamed “possibly psychotic sexual innuendo mom”
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: Fivetides on March 15, 2006, 09:04:15 PM
I was "show up late and forget to even bring a pencil guy".  Luckily a survival kit chick gave me three of her pencils so I was good to go.  Oh, and luckily they were pretty easy going at the testing center I went to, so they let me in even though I was a couple of minutes late.  In retrospect it was probably not the best way to approach the LSAT. :D
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: Bork on March 22, 2006, 03:25:07 PM
This thread is hilarious. When I take the test in June, I'm going as a Chimera of all the different characters. I'm gonna be like the hopped-up, brooks brothers, arctic suvival master, pencil factory lunatic in the room. Actually, I may dress up in my clown suit, or a Jedi costume. Ooohhh that's it, Im going as a Jedi and when time is up and I haven't finished the fourth bastard game, I'll just wave my hand and say "We have plenty of time. We do not have to put our pencils down." I wonder what Yoda would get on the LSAT? Logical Reasoning...Reading Comprehension....A Jedi craves not these things.
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: tracy826 on March 22, 2006, 04:50:25 PM
This is a great thread. I just started my class and judging from the description, I'm a likely candidate for the "Survival Kit Girl on the DL". I just wear layers and pull out pencils and water, left to right. Pretty subtle, and I recommend this technique if you plan on leaving class quickly to beat the rush from the parking lot.

My favs so far are:

"Just Got Out of the Military Dude" - I made the unfortunate error of having a friendly smile on my face and this dude sat next to me for the next 4 hours.  He's the kind of guy who wears his military ensemble, sighs aggressively when people ask seemingly pointless questions, and utters the answers under his breath.  He never smiles.  And his boots are too close to my 20-inch space comfort zone. 

and

"Just Missed the Bus Guy" - Someone in the class looks like they just missed the bus. I know it's sad to say it, but he has this look of dejection on his face.  I almost want to give him my Snickers bar.
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: greengrl on March 28, 2006, 01:00:45 PM
Bork you made me laugh out loud at my desk--hysterical.
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: Bork on March 28, 2006, 01:19:49 PM
Good! ;D This board cracks me up too!
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: once denied on April 30, 2006, 12:39:04 PM
Great thread.
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: thefox on April 30, 2006, 01:39:29 PM
I was the guy with a flask. 
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: Bork on June 09, 2006, 10:00:46 PM
Ok, so I'm going to Wal-Mart tomorrow to get a a plain shirt and some iron on letters. I think im gonna make it say "Survival Kit Guy!" I wonder if anybody in my testing center here in Birmingham will get it? LOL. Maybe I'll just hike up in there with a *&^% that says "@#!* THE LSAT." That might jink me huh?
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: SCgrad on June 09, 2006, 10:28:10 PM
Ok, so I'm going to Wal-Mart tomorrow to get a a plain shirt and some iron on letters. I think im gonna make it say "Survival Kit Guy!" I wonder if anybody in my testing center here in Birmingham will get it? LOL. Maybe I'll just hike up in there with a *&^% that says "@#!* THE LSAT." That might jink me huh?

people with the filter on will not understand what the hell you are saying.
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: Bork on June 15, 2006, 02:14:20 PM
You guys woud have been proud of me!!! I was like uber leet incognito, what is this guy doing in here with his shades on  secret spy master LSAT ice Flex. And Sexual Innuendo Mom was RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME.  ;D
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: polkadot on June 17, 2006, 11:43:25 PM
I was a nervous fidgeter (although silent). The girl next to me said loudly to her friend "I will begin blacking out as soon as I finish, get the toilet ready." Nice.
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: jackietob on June 26, 2006, 06:01:30 PM
I had crazy contortionist yoga girl, who assumed a terrifying upside-down pose right in front of the entrance and proceded to meditate until the last possible minute.  I was nervous chatter girl, who tried to keep up a running stream of jokes to keep the nausea down!
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: Lorelai Gilmore on July 27, 2006, 03:30:54 PM
I would just like to note that I wore flip flops, but because I didn't want my feet to be cold (other testing rooms I had taken practice tests in were soooo cold) I brought socks!  Oh, this was on top of all my pencils, tissues, trail mix, and timer,and a pencil shapener. 
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: dougs71172 on October 01, 2006, 11:23:44 AM
I was "toss my pencil down on the table in disgust at the end of each section" guy.  I didn't throw it hard or anything, just kinda dropped it out of my hand with a small sigh and rolled my eyes at my inability to focus.  During the break, I was "is anyone else getting their ass kicked question" guy.  Interstingly, there was a chic in sweats who was "let my green thong hang out" girl.  I tried not to be "creepy perverted getting a cheap thrill" guy with minimal success.
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: lsdreamer on October 03, 2006, 09:46:35 PM
I love Brooks Brothers guy (who I only saw toned down versions of), but support group girl might top him.  When I was coming into the building, some girl had a group there reassuring her and wishing her luck.  This is 8.15 on a dang Saturday morning; I wouldn't get up to wish my mom luck on the LSAT on a Saturday morning and this girl had a gaggle of people.  What the hell?

LOL  ;D That is hilarious...
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: BirdMang on October 05, 2006, 01:29:05 AM
I was totally Brooks Brothers! I hardly ever dress up but I like to do it for tests. Whatever works...

My favorites were:

Stand-Up Guy: Basically a Seinfeld wannabe cracking jokes on every aspect of the test and the administration ("Did you ever notice how hard it is to keep a steady 'bubbling' motion throughout the test?")

Kiss-Up Guy: Offering to help with everything the proctor is doing, as if she was the one grading the LSAT.

and, let's not forget...
Einstein Hair Guy: I was one of these too. My hair was alright at the beginning of the day, and then as I proceeded through the test, running my hands over my head in concentration, I ended up sporting a mad scientist fro by the end of it all.
haha, My hair turned into a massive fro by the end of the exam.
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: lsdreamer on October 05, 2006, 03:02:17 AM
I was "Oh crap, I need to get new contact lenses 3 days before the LSAT"-girl.  My contact lens fell out while jet-skiing a while back and I got a "loaner lens" from the eye doctor that was way off from my perscription and made my eyes burn and my site blurry most of the time. I also couldn't find my back-up glasses. I procrastinated ordering new lenses b/c I was broke from paying for the Testmasters course. I am so blind it's not even funny. Finally, the week before the LSAT, after having to take both lenses out during a practice test and answer questions with my face almost touching the page, I decided I better get new contact lenses. Of course, I'd waited too long so the lenses wouldn't come in before the test.  The day before the test, I reached under my car seat to get something and found my old glasses! They were a little twisted and old-school, but I was ecstatic.  :o

The day of the test I was wearing old, blue-tinted glasses,(I never wear glasses)and my hair was sticking out everywhere from running my hands through it while trying to answer questions. I ran into a classmate during the 10-minute break who I know really well from my Testmasters course and she barely recognized me. When she did, I couldn't help but notice she kept staring at my off-center glasses.  I felt like such a dork.   8)
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: iscoredawaitlist on October 05, 2006, 07:57:15 PM
I was "can't write in cursive guy." I had to ask for more time to finish the damn thing not once but TWICE. I don't think i've ever blushed more, but dammit, i really couldn't finish the darn thing as fast as everyone else.

Why exactly DO we have to do it in cursive?
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: lsdreamer on October 05, 2006, 11:48:41 PM
I was "can't write in cursive guy." I had to ask for more time to finish the damn thing not once but TWICE. I don't think i've ever blushed more, but dammit, i really couldn't finish the darn thing as fast as everyone else.

Why exactly DO we have to do it in cursive?

Oh no! Our roctor didn't say anything about cursive.  What's up with that? ???
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: dbmuell on October 06, 2006, 08:47:19 AM
I was that guy.  I'm actually worried that if my cursive is as illegible as it seemed to be that they would withold my score.  Can this happen?
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: Cube Farmer on October 06, 2006, 04:44:20 PM
I was that guy.  I'm actually worried that if my cursive is as illegible as it seemed to be that they would withold my score.  Can this happen?

I am scared about this as well. I never write in cursive.....Hell, I never write...I nearly type everything. My handwriting is horrible, and I think I only went cursive half way. I guess we will see.
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: LSATInsider2 on October 06, 2006, 07:16:15 PM
If your cursive is illegible, you will get 1) a notice in your email saying your account is on hold and 2) the statement sent to you via mail on which you have to cursive write the blurb again.

Once you send the stuff back to LSAC, your account will reactivated.
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: lsdreamer on October 07, 2006, 12:13:36 AM
I was "can't write in cursive guy." I had to ask for more time to finish the damn thing not once but TWICE. I don't think i've ever blushed more, but dammit, i really couldn't finish the darn thing as fast as everyone else.

Why exactly DO we have to do it in cursive?

Oh no! Our roctor didn't say anything about cursive.  What's up with that? ???

Anyone? Do you think it's a big deal at all? 
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: iscoredawaitlist on October 07, 2006, 04:53:22 PM
my guess is they just glance to make sure it's complete unless they have some reason to believe you've cheated. But that's just a guess. I can't imagine they do a handwriting analysis on every app.
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: Hey Now on October 08, 2006, 10:38:42 AM
I didn't finish that on the SAT or the LSAT.  I doubt they care unless they suspect you of cheating.  Isn't the fricking fingerprint enough ID?
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: kenny32 on December 05, 2006, 08:01:06 PM
BUMP.

i love this thread.
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: lawgirl442 on December 05, 2006, 10:24:51 PM
My question is, how were you "survival guys" allowed to bring water into the test?  My granola bars I could hide, but if I had a big ol' bottle of water on my desk, I'm confident my nazi proctor would've taken it or made me leave.  I left my nalgene full of water out in the lobby for this very reason.  Had I had a more lenient proctor I would've brought it in.


I was a normal test taker I'd say.  I brought two pencils, a granola bar, a timer (which I rigged not to beep by cutting the sound wire) and like fifteen layers of clothing.

There was no one in my test that really stood out, except one girl who kept raising her hand and making the one proctor come over so she could have whispered conversations with him.

Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: LawSchoolCutie on December 06, 2006, 12:53:45 PM
I was overprepared girl. I had too many "things"

2 mechanical
2 highlighters
10 hb reg pencils
1 sharpener


and I was carrying this dorky seminar bag because the night before the test I realized I couldn't bring a bag that I didn't want to have to worry if it got stolen or dirty..bah!
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: kenny32 on December 06, 2006, 03:27:00 PM
My question is, how were you "survival guys" allowed to bring water into the test?  My granola bars I could hide, but if I had a big ol' bottle of water on my desk, I'm confident my nazi proctor would've taken it or made me leave.  I left my nalgene full of water out in the lobby for this very reason.  Had I had a more lenient proctor I would've brought it in.


I was a normal test taker I'd say.  I brought two pencils, a granola bar, a timer (which I rigged not to beep by cutting the sound wire) and like fifteen layers of clothing.

There was no one in my test that really stood out, except one girl who kept raising her hand and making the one proctor come over so she could have whispered conversations with him.



my proctors let everyone have food and water, it wasnt an issue. also, about 20 people had beeping things, it was kinda funny around 5 minutes before the end of each section they all went off...

i was brooks brothers type, it just makes me feel confident. 
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: Red Bull Imperator on December 06, 2006, 03:33:49 PM
I think I was an LSAT weirdo... lol... I took two redbulls (finished one in the test center min before the test), 2 chocolate bars with 70% cocoa, gum, kleenex, water, 2 preptests,and a ziploc bag with the following: timer, 7 pencils, a highlighter,and 2 erasers.

I also had a sweater that I took of btw the first and second sections.
Hehe.. not sure if I needed all that armory; but the redbull was surely helpful.

OMG. That was me. EXACTLY. Though I had 3 cans of redbull....
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: kenny32 on December 06, 2006, 08:46:35 PM
sitting next to me was We Took a Practice Course Together Group. In between sections you could hear them giving each other litle pep talks, it was so annoying...

sitting in my vicinity was Different Colored Pencil For Each Section Girl, Red bulls guy, and I Only Brought One Pencil And It Broke Guy.

i also was Disgusted Look On My Face After Every Section dude.
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: darlinalexi on December 08, 2006, 10:12:08 AM
Oh, I was a nut.

I took the test on Saturday (which I can't believe was only a week ago), and in the morning my prep at home looked like a Rocky training montage. I pulled my hair into a tight (but not so tight that it would hurt) pony tail so that I wouldn't play with my insanely curly hair during the test, and I packed a ziplock bag with the following:

- One 2 mg. Valium

- 2 200 mg. Caffeine Pills

- One trail mix/ granola bar

- One diet pepsi

- 2 mechanical pencils

- 3 manual pencils

- a pack of kleenex to put in my hoodie because I always get a runny nose when I am nervous and go into test rooms.

- my admissions ticket already perforated for tearing.

- my white erasure which saved my ass when i miss-bubbled during the games section

- 2 pieces of gum (one for after breakfast and one for after break)

- my license

Yes, it was a survival kit but I used almost everything in it.  In the morning, I took a valium about an hour before the test so that it would kick in and keep me relaxed through the test.  I had two diet pepsi's through the morning to just make sure that I was alert and the valium (which, yes, I have a perscription for). It was really nice because I had a friend that also had to be up early to test for her yoga instructor liscense so she picked me up and took me to a diner for a hearty breakfast (where I had juice instead of caffeine) and then I went into the test.  All morning, I was also wierd mediatation girl, and I kept fairly calm (I normally FREAK OUT on standardized tests), and I kept imagining that I was a buddist monk sitting under a plum tree and did breathing excercises... It wasn't like obnoxious, but my friend at breakfast was cracking up when she wanted to whine about her boyfriend and I was just like "i'm a monk sitting under a plum tree... oommm".


On my 3rd section (reasoning), I did get a little tired so i had one of the two caffeine pills and ate the granola bar in line in the restroom so that I didn't get jittery.  I think i perfectly balanced everything and feel like, while I may have looked awful to those around me, I was as calm as I could be under the circumstances.
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: kenny32 on December 08, 2006, 12:23:50 PM
wow. you sound wired just writing about it.  :)
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: rdlnl11 on December 11, 2006, 11:22:01 AM
I had 4 pencils and my timer..

For breakfast I had oatmeal, an orange, and green tea (630)

I ate a banana w/ peanut butter about 15 minutes before the test.. during break I had almonds, a banana, and water..

I also dressed in layers and I dressed up for the "confidence factor"
I think I was somewhat of a distraction to some of the female test takers...
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: TheCanadian on December 13, 2006, 12:24:08 AM
It was blisteringly cold out when I wrote the LSAT this December (and my 20th birthday!). I was an accomodated student and had certain provisions with me to treat low and high blood sugar values; this included having juice and food, metres, water available while writing the test. The girl beside me seemed to have a problem with this, as she kept giving me disgusted looks out of the corner of her eye and doing the whoel "ugh..tsss...ugh" thing. I woulda smacked her if I could. Anyhoo, one of the procotrs gave me a knowing and reassuring smile that the girl beside me was an idiot and that I was in the right. Same hoebag chick was giving attitude to the proctors as to the definition of 'writing'. She was your typical artsy-fartsy, emo type (I'm a theatre [and politics} major, and even I can't stand those brooding types)
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: Demigoddess on December 15, 2006, 09:31:11 AM
I took my June LSAT at this very shabby community college in a really bad area of town where none of the rules were really enforced, hence some 50-year old female testtaker walked in before the exam yapping on her cell phone and no one (from amongst the proctors) cared. She had this huge canvas tote bag with what I'm assuming was her "survival kit" inside. Right before the test, she took out her entire 5-course lunch and began to consume it... which was weird as everyone else (myself included) was working up a sweat to "hide" our tiny packets of granola bars, etc..

The one person that stood out during that June test was "fashion show girl." She walked in wearing some designer dress and 4-inch platform sandals, sat at the seat farthest away from everyone and proceeded to give everyone a dirty look for actually daring to be in the same room as her... fun fun.

There was also "let's share tactics" guy who immediately before the exam (and before the proctors were there) tried to get LSAT tactics out of me... as if anything I could tell him in the 15 mins before the exam would make that dramatic of an impact on his score.

There is nothing like having construction in progress RIGHT NEXT door to you while you're taking your exam...

I took my September exam at another location, and this one had all rules enforced. I had one of those deluxe LSAC-approved (or whatever board approves the timers) timers yet was told I couldn't use it because it had a calculator function. This was news to me... but I didn't want to argue as I had other things to worry about like the LSAT for one. Has the timer thing happened to anyone?  :-\
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: TheCanadian on December 16, 2006, 03:12:27 PM
no one even brought a timer to the LSAT I wrote.
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: ihope i hope on January 12, 2007, 01:09:17 PM
I liked "unable to figure out a fingerprint guy" and his friend "unable to write in script or put papers in the proper order" stoner friend.
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: BirdMang on January 13, 2007, 05:46:35 PM
I liked "unable to figure out a fingerprint guy" and his friend "unable to write in script or put papers in the proper order" stoner friend.

haha, that was me!
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: ihope i hope on January 13, 2007, 07:56:17 PM
haha, I was "potential pencil illness epidemic- bring spares" girl, with a touch of "if I look at you like I know what i'm doing and you're gum on my shoe, maybe you'll stop kickimg the back of my chair female dog"
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: whoneedsanABA on January 13, 2007, 08:22:05 PM
all i know...EVERYONE at my lsat site had a beeping timer.

Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: kenny32 on January 13, 2007, 09:47:49 PM
all i know...EVERYONE at my lsat site had a beeping timer.



same here
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: randymarsh on January 16, 2007, 01:33:14 PM
I was that guy.  I'm actually worried that if my cursive is as illegible as it seemed to be that they would withold my score.  Can this happen?

I held up the entire room trying to copy the stupid thing in cursive (which I dont know and it was thus illegible). When I noticed I was doing so, I just stopped and pretended to be done. So it was illegible and incomplete, and there were absolutely no consequences whatsoever.   ;D
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: mf22076 on January 16, 2007, 01:40:31 PM
I was the guy who had beer and chinese food the night before and silently passing wind guy...
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: UFBoldAsLove on June 12, 2007, 09:39:39 AM
This thread is so old, but priceless.

A couple of my guy friends were definitely "Brooks Brothers" guys, quite a few were wearing searsucker, boat shoes, etc. Two wore orange and blue, because the LSAT was "Gameday" and they were gonna win (like the Gators do ;)).

I was nervous laughter girl. Definitely. With a bit of "Survival Kit" girl thrown in.

Oh. And my dad was in town, which was okay. But he showed up at the site when I got out. And yelled "BABY, how did it go?" in front of my friends. Very not okay.
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: rizz on June 12, 2007, 10:46:33 AM
i was the begging the proctor to let me go outside and smoke guy
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: hellonwheels on June 19, 2007, 10:08:13 PM
lol, I wish one of the Brooks Brothers people had been in my room - would have been a nice laugh!
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: Titus on June 24, 2007, 08:58:42 AM
If I had to categorize myself, I'd be "you should sit still girl". I had a lot of nervous energy the day of the test, shaking leg tapping and the like. Plus, I forgot my cash to get a snack and vending machines don't take debit cards. :(

At least I wasn't "drivers license expired guy". He more than 5 forms of ID but none of them had his picture and signature. His driver's license did but it expired days before the LSAT and the proctor tossed him out.
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: Mickey Ward on July 31, 2007, 12:24:55 PM
I was self-confident slacker guy. Messy bedhead, jeans, ratty school hoodie with two pencils and some cinnamon roll poptarts in the pouch.

I left my cell phone and everything else at home.
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: Tru Gem on September 19, 2007, 03:07:34 PM
I was the survival kit girl. I had a bottle of juice, some candy, chips, a sandwich, napkins, highlighters, pencils, and all the other required items.
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: Shark Week on September 22, 2007, 02:37:36 PM
I was Psychotic Amount Of Pencils Guy. I didn't bring much of a survival kit. Just an obscene amount of pencils.
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: Prog on December 19, 2007, 06:17:38 AM
I was a mix between Survival kit guy and casual guy. I had a ziplock bag with about 8 pencils, a pencil sharpener, a new plastic eraser ( (http://www.imageshoponline.com/images/thumb/P100.jpg) ) , a bottle of water, some kashi bars, and a couple of handkerchiefs. I also brought one of my prep books to warm up the mind a little. The casual bit, well, i went in jeans, a longsleeve pullover and a striped rugby shirt on top. Basically i dressed in a similar way as i had for every prep session and practice test.

I didnt have any particular "type" around me, thankfully, but a friend who took the prepcourse with me was sitting next to a woman who not only was taking the test on a whim, without having prepared, but also had halitosis. So you can imagine the hell that was unleashed everytime the woman exhaled in frustration.  :o ;D 



Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: KD03 on December 19, 2007, 09:43:01 AM
I still don't understand why anyone would take the LSAT on a whim...
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: Prog on December 20, 2007, 08:14:24 AM
Im guessing its either someone who has NO idea how challenging it is or someone who just thought "hey, ill just go ahead and take it without any prep, i can always take it again in feb.".

in both cases you can be sure that it's someone who'd be happy to get into *any* law school.

Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: P. Pius on December 20, 2007, 03:39:29 PM
I took the test in September at a community college.  After getting through about three or so sections, I found out there was some class being taught in the class next door to us.  To make it worse, the professor teaching the class loved talking loud and practically yelling to make his point...or whatever he was doing.  During break, one of the proctors went over and asked him to quiet down.  He did for a while, but started back up again pretty quickly.  When we started on the writing section, he played the Jeopardy theme song for a couple minutes.  Probably his attempt at humor...I'm just glad it wasn't during a "normal" section.

The one I took in December wasn't too bad.  Thankfully there were no classes being taught around us.
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: yulechka on June 23, 2008, 09:42:16 PM
I was many things...

1. Brooks Brothers Wife/Grungy - Skinny jeans with Max Mara heals, Chanel sunglasses, hair down, and a t-shirt with a wicked Caroline D. design.
2. Comic - god, i wish i shut the hell up. I was annoying myself. when im nervous I cant stop talking.

Otherwise, normal. Didnt make any noise, brought 5 pencils, eraser and a sharpener, 1 bottle of water, 1 granola bar. I did twirl my hair like an idiot, but i do that when im extremely stressed and forget where I am. Filthy habit :(
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: Seano on June 30, 2008, 02:27:39 PM
I was old guy in the room.  I'm only 31, but the rest of these kids looked like babies!  One guy had his collar popped so high he looked like Dracula in a polo shirt.  Another kid's mom brought him and waited, but she was cool.  She was studying for an exam of her own.
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: jobq48 on August 10, 2008, 04:24:12 PM
I was the last minute crammer guy and the jittery smoker guy.  I did not prep at all so i literally got up at six thirty to try and wrap my head around some of theese "logic games" everyone was so worried about.  On the break I smoked 2.5 cigs and got up in the middle of the instructions to take a piss.  I couldnt stand listening to my ancient proctor. 
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: meggo on August 10, 2008, 05:53:30 PM
I'm surprised they let you go during the instruction reading.....
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: lawskoolmama on August 23, 2008, 12:06:53 AM
I was older pregnant lady.

Only 29, but I was four months pregnant when I took the LSAT.  I didn't notice any of the other test takers, only how long in between when the test started and when the break was!
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: On3H34rT on October 15, 2009, 09:16:57 PM
The guy sitting a couple seats next to me finished section 1 early and proceeded to ask to go to the bathroom.  This would not of been an issue except that he was HUGE, and the spaces between the desks (lecture hall) were slim.  I was interrupted twice by him leaving and him coming back.  Having to leave to use the bathroom already...really?  I am fairly certain he just wanted others to see he was already done.
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: vesperholly on December 04, 2009, 11:40:19 AM
My natural inclination is to be "girl who thought we were going to climb Everest during the break and brought her own sherpa," but I got control of myself today and realized it's a 3.5-hour test, not a camping trip. So my kit goes: Six sharp No. 2 pencils, English muffin, ticket, ID, water, analog wristwatch, cardigan.

Anyone else surprised to feel anxious about tomorrow?
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: LessThanLiz on December 08, 2009, 04:03:28 AM
This past Saturday's exam was The LSAT: Recession Style. It was filled with a large chunk of older people who had trouble following simple directions and had to ask questions such as "Wait, so we fill in our name where it says 'name'?" I sat behind "We're all in this together" woman who was very sweet and thought she could send 160+ vibes in my direction by dramatically waiving her hands.

I was "Trust me, I'm a retaker" girl. It was like being the seasoned war veteran in a room full of new recruits. I also had many pencils, just in case the first five broke.
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: vesperholly on December 08, 2009, 07:30:44 AM
That's so funny. We had a ton of non-trads in my section, too, but they were the ones who were prepared. This kid who rolled in in his PJs was essentially strip-searched after he was told "no electronic devices" and took his digital watch to his car. Came back and pulled out a cell phone and started texting while he was in line. The proctors marched over and he tried to debate the point ("But I didn't KNOW. Can't I just turn my phone OFF?").

The woman next to me (also, like me, thirtysomething) sighed heavily and muttered "Read the f'ing rules, kid" and then saw me smirking and said, "Oh, I'm a teacher. It's so damn exasperating."
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: environmintyfreshness on January 11, 2010, 02:12:52 PM
I was "if I look like I'm overprepared, maybe that will up my score" girl. I had two bottles of apple juice and two granola bars (I ended up sharing at break with someone who'd forgotten to bring anything), and eight pencils, two pencil sharpeners, two erasers, and a new watch (analog). Everything but the food was pink. Half of it was just wanting to see what the nervous wrecks would do when I set out my office-store-supply of pink in an orderly array on my desk, and half of me was reassured by the OCD nature of having matching supplies. I talked to "what test is this again?" guy beforehand (I got into town 4 hours early, ate at an adorable hole-in-the-wall diner, and still sat outside the room for two hours before any proctors showed up) and he had no idea what was even tested on the LSAT. It made me feel better about myself.
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: sonofapickle. on July 26, 2010, 09:03:16 PM
so?

Some LSAT test takers are funnier than others.

There is survival kit guy.  You are not sure if he is planning on taking the LSAT or spending three days in the woods.  This guy brings three bottles of water, a variety of snacks and his entire medicine cabenet into the room. 

Meditation guy was funny too.  I don't know if whatever this guy was doing was relaxing, but biting my lip to not laugh at him was.  He didn't throw a rug on the ground, but did everything short of it.

Oh, and we had a four cups of coffee girl.  You will notice this girl is finishing her last cup in the testing room.  She is the one who sprinted out of the room at the break to go pee.  Classic.

Does anybody have any other stories of funny LSAT test takers?
Title: Re: Were you one of these LSAT test takers?
Post by: SmilingFish on September 02, 2012, 02:17:27 PM
LOL, you guys are making me nervous!~