I took the LSATs last Monday and there was a discrepancy in my test taking room. Well, to be more precise, the room was a semi-circular "auditorium" with a left, center, and right section. I was seating in the left section when during the third section, someone receives a text message and I hear a "ding". I don't know precisely where it came from nor do the rest of the test takers in the section. At the end of the section, the administrator walks towards us and asks whose cell phone it is. No one would fess up and then, she calls the supervisor. The latter comes and instructs the administrator to flag (i.e. write warnings) for EVERYONE in the section. The worst, she does that before the fourth section begins and five seconds later, we're told to start section five. Not only were we distracted, but we also lost our concentration, spending a big part at the beginning wondering and worrying whether our scores would even be counted. Does anyone have any advice? Will that flag/message appear on my LSAC report when I apply to law schools? I will write up a complaint, but what else can I do? Has it happened to anyone?
Someone in my test had their phone ring (it was a hard rock ringtone too... grrr). It was at the very end of the test and the person was escorted out... to his whining and protests. I think he screamed something like "Mom! It isn't fair" on the way out or something. Anyway I was pissed b/c b/w the phone and the proctor coming over to him and him leaving I'd say I was distracted for a good 1 1/2 minutes. If it was anything but the essay section I would've been pissed.
The appropriateness of Perpetua would probably depend on the tone of the writing. When I used it, I (half playfully) thought the extra space made the words sort of resonate.
Seriously, I had a friend who got a mark like that on their LSAT file. He had a 3.7 GPA and a 165 LSAT score and the best school that accepted was a T3, even though he was T1 material. The T1s and T2s wouldnt even touch his tainted @ss. F*ing crazy. Hate to say it, but get your Cooley application ready. Here's a link to Cooley. I wish I had better news for you.http://www.cooley.edu/admissions/admchar_fit_disc.htmOh yeah, and it won't matter if you cancel or not (so don't cancel). It's on there forever. If you cancel it even looks shadier... the LAST thing you want is a cancel AND a flag.
Also, pluralizing the LSAT always makes my brain make nails-on-chalkboard noises.