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OH NO!! I skipped a bubble--what can I do!!??
« on: October 22, 2004, 08:57:09 PM »
I finally got my score and took a look at the test sheet.  To my horror, I skipped a bubble near the end of one section and got the last three problems wrong.  Had the bubble not been skipped, I would have gotten all three right!

AHHHHH!!!!

This would significantly change my score (from a 169 to a 172).  Is there anything I can do??

HELP!!

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Re: OH NO!! I skipped a bubble--what can I do!!??
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2004, 08:59:11 PM »
nope, sorry.

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Re: OH NO!! I skipped a bubble--what can I do!!??
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2004, 09:10:11 PM »
in the heat of battle there will always be a few casualties...

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Re: OH NO!! I skipped a bubble--what can I do!!??
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2004, 09:12:58 PM »
I know that you can request a hand count and they will penalize you one point... but that is for an error of serious magnitude or something wrong with the scantron reader.  I dont think they will compensate you for human error.... didnt you realize that you ended the section on the wrong number..(obviously not).

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Re: OH NO!! I skipped a bubble--what can I do!!??
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2004, 10:42:23 PM »
I dunno how it happened but it did.  I obviously spaced out for a while.  I'm just glad it only affected 3 problems... :P

I'm still trying to figure out what to do.  What is the best way to approach this?  Do I send off to get it handscored and make a note of it in an addendum on the apps (which I have yet to complete), or would that sound like I'm whining about it?  (For that matter, why should they even believe me?)

Would I have a chance at getting at least two of the points back if I got it handscored?


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Re: OH NO!! I skipped a bubble--what can I do!!??
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2004, 10:47:26 PM »
An addendum probably wouldn't hurt.

jennynam

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« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2004, 11:36:22 AM »
An addendum probably wouldn't hurt.

I agree, best though to keep it brief and to the point.

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Re: OH NO!! I skipped a bubble--what can I do!!??
« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2004, 03:14:12 PM »
I know that you can request a hand count and they will penalize you one point... but that is for an error of serious magnitude or something wrong with the scantron reader.  I dont think they will compensate you for human error.... didnt you realize that you ended the section on the wrong number..(obviously not).

I also noticed on my scoresheet that one of the bubbles was not filled in early on in the scored games section (question #3), but I really don't think that I would have left it blank...

If I in fact answered it, and if, in fact, I answered it correctly it would increase my final LSAT score by one point. Based one the info above though, it seems that I could lose a point just for requesting that it be checked (and also paying $35. for the priviledge). Is this the way it really works, or was that quote based on a specific circumstance that I lost track of in the thread somewhere...

Don't know if a one point gain is really worth the hassle either...?

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Re: OH NO!! I skipped a bubble--what can I do!!??
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2004, 10:54:44 AM »
 :)

Good news! I sent it to be rescored and got 2 points back. (2 outta three ain't bad  :-\ )

So if it happens to any of you--now you know!

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Re: OH NO!! I skipped a bubble--what can I do!!??
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2004, 11:01:41 AM »
Did they explain why they gave 2 back?