I agree that the analog requirement sucks, but it totally is possible to pace yourself using that type of wristwatch. I just set it to 12 before each section, so I could glance down and know at 12:35 was my end time.(Some of my friends were smart and set it to 11:25, so the end time was right at 12, that was apparrently over my head. lol.)
It is a stupid rule that needs to be changed back ASAP for the september. Ther is no hard in having a digital timer. All proctors have to do is pace and make sure no one is cheating. The thing about analog if you can not pace yourself.
Quote from: Primetime on June 13, 2007, 10:04:10 AMIt is a stupid rule that needs to be changed back ASAP for the september. Ther is no hard in having a digital timer. All proctors have to do is pace and make sure no one is cheating. The thing about analog if you can not pace yourself.If I had the resources and I were unethical (I am neither), I would rig a digital timer with a 2.4ghz camera and have someone go in and record images of the test. I'd sign up for the Monday test. This is probably why digital timers have been banned. This isn't a terribly difficult thing to do. In fact, I'm surprised if people don't do this already by sticking pin-hole camera and transmitter on their persons. It's not like I saw the proctors testing the 2.4 spectrum (and that's just using off-the-shelf equipment, think of what some engineering nerds at MIT might rig up). This might not give you access to all of the questions, but if you were able to get 1/3 or 1/2 of the answers complete questions that you then had from Sat noon to Monday to review... that's a HUGE advantage. You could accomplish this with 1 accomplice (to take the first test) and yourself or anyone technically competent enough to make such a rigging. Total cost would be $123 for the test about about $200 in equipment. Cheaper than the powerscore books were.
I initially thought the prescription against digital timers was intended to ensure that no bleeping beeping went off annoyingly throughout the duration of the test to the detriment of other test-takers' concentration. Now I'm also realizing that some fancy-looking machine could mast other forms of digital communication or recording devices. But I'm unsure why an analog timer with a complicated exterior case is presumed to be unable to do the same.
That's assuming the Monday test is the same as the Saturday administration, which, as far as I know, is not.
Quote from: </3 LSAT on October 12, 2007, 12:21:39 PMThat's assuming the Monday test is the same as the Saturday administration, which, as far as I know, is not.Hmm, I did a bit of a search and I think you're right. One test prep web site said that the Monday takers the school is noted that they took a Monday test and they only provide a score, not a percentile. However if it is different why isn't it published? They can't use the test again, and I'm sure they'd easily be able to sell copies of it for $8 each and make a mint like they do the Saturday past tests.