Not my story, but my friend's:There was a gas leak in her building during Section 5, and they had to evacuate in case the building exploded. Fortunately it didn't, so after things were cleared up they went back in to finish the test.The only thing that sucked about my experience was that I took it on my 23rd bday. BUT, a good score around Xmas time will make up for it
I feel like this test has too many serious issues to be considered a "standardized" test. I mean, they only admininster it four times a year. They can't have a few more procedures in place to make it more the same from place to place? In my personal case, I feel like there needs to be a backup timer at every testing location. Batteries die occasionally. In other cases, I think it should be standard that a testing center cannot administer the exam if conditions aren't the same for everyone (desk size, etc.). On a more national/worldwide level, I think test centers should have adequate heat/AC, bell towers are turned off, etc. This is too important of a test to screw around like they seem to do in so many cases. Some people spend a year of their life on this thing, and in my opinion, LSAC just doesn't seem to make the effort they should.OK, I'm done complaining...
Oh yeah I forgot to mention, if I get a good enough score on the LSAT that I don't need to take it again as a gift I'll give away my LRB and LGB books for free. So come on you well wisher's we're talking free books here, I'll even pay the s&H fees. I never wrote in them and the LRB wass practically never used (shoot! that may have been my problem)
But unfortunately I have a horror story. When I was taking the LSAT today someone's cell phone alarm went off for about a minute. The proctor kept yelling "Who's is that Who's is that! You were specifically told not to bring cell phones in here, This is very distracting to the class, I'm gonna find you" Turned out it was the guy right in front of me but he kept saying it wasn't him and he turned his phone off but when he pulled it out, he discovered his alarm was still on and that's what was ringing. The proctor was like "I'm gonna have to report this" but really between her yelling and the phone ringing i don't know which was more distracting. As soon as it happened I thought of this board, and smiled and shook my head.