hello all! newbie here. i read a lot but never posted, and i'd like to share my experience.
i took my test at New York Law School in tribeca. very easy for me to get to since i live in exchange place in good ole joisey). the test didnt get started until 1:05 or so because there were so many people lined up to sign in for the test and there were only 2 people working to sign people in.
my proctors were idiots. they didnt have a timer with them so they went by the clock on the wall. i offered them mine, but they said they were okay with the clock.
my sections were as follows: RC, LR, RC, LR, LG
the first RC had 28 questions, so i thought that this would be the experiemental. and i thought that this was the harder of the two RC sections. i bombed the section completely. i was guessing on the last two passages.
noise factor: there was one girl who was wearing a jacket with a button on her sleeve. she kept swooping back and forth on the desk and made these loud swooping, screeching sounds every time she went back and forth from the answer sheet to the test. and to top it all off, she was wearing ear plugs (which are NOT allowed) in the room and didnt hear herself making any noise at all. after about 20 minutes into the test, the proctor finally went over and told her that she was distracting the class, but she just yelled out 'what?' because she couldnt hear him talking to her. i can understand why the earplugs are not allowed in the test rooms now.
one other thing: the proctor gave us 45 minutes for the first section instead of giving us 35. but this was actually a downfall for me because as i was checking my time, i kept thinking that the proctor would call out '5 minutes' every second. and with that kind of pressure and anxiety, i couldn't focus on the passages. the proctor was an idiot and couldnt calculate the correct time (he thought starting at 1:43 and ending at 2:28 was 35 minutes.)
i've been reading a lot about what people on this board have been saying about the test and i agree that it was one of the hardest RC sections i've ever encountered. personally, i thought the games were easier (except for the confusing one about the art work being sold to the museum or a personal collector).
i will most likely be canceling my score as i am aiming to break 170 and i KNOW i didn't do that in this test. anyone want to get a study group started for the oct lsat?