Nothing amazingly interesting happened during my LSAT on October 4, 2008...
I was very interested by the variety of items people brought to the test. I'd say 90% of the test-takers brought a Ziploc bag, and there were a wide variety of objects in those bags. The great majority of those items were what most would consider to be normal. One girl, though, had 2 apples, 1 orange, 2 granola bars, a 20 oz. water, 2 tampons, 2 packages of pencils, at least 2 sharpeners, several erasers, at least 2 watches, and 3 highlighters; each highlighter was a different color. Wow! I imagined her packing her bag..."If I select any apples, I must also select exactly 1 orange and at least 2 but no more than 3 granola bars..." Then there were the 3 or 4 dudes who showed up with nothing but the necessary administrative documents plus a pencil or 2. Nice! My bag consisted of a 20 oz. water, exactly 1 power bar, a watch, 8 pencils, 1 sharpener and a highlighter (which I didn't use).
Here's my story:I wasn't that nervous when I got into the test.. But my arms and legs went numb when they started distributing the exams.I always felt pressed for time, and found myself answering questions too slowly or too quickly. I managed to finish each and every question though (maybe 3 or 4 half guesses for the entire test).I feel good now, but that's due to the fact that it's over and done with. I have no idea how I performed...As for other test takers, there wasn't anything really unusual. One guy however was sweating like crazy before the test began. I suppose that isn't much worse than numb extremities, but at least my anxiety wasn't visible.The test robs energy from you.
I wish someone could explain to me why you would need 10+ pencils for the test. I think half the room had at least 10 or more. It made me insecure with only having 3 (although I only used one.)