scrap paper, pencil sharpeners

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ana3a
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scrap paper, pencil sharpeners

Postby ana3a » Fri Mar 13, 2009 6:21 am

Apparently we cannot bring pencil sharpeners or scratch paper to the test. But ETS told me on the phone that the proctors will provide these.
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j0equ1nn
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Postby j0equ1nn » Sat Apr 04, 2009 2:06 pm

Don't know where you are, but in New York, at the NYU testing center, it was done in a classroom, and was a much more relaxed environment than the general GRE. They had no problem with pencil sharpeners, or you bringing your own pencil, as long as it was a old-school wooden number 2 variety. They also let us keep a drink under the seat, they just said to keep it off the desk so it doesn't spill on the test.

Personally I was picturing us at tiny desks 10 feet apart in a giant auditorium naked with our heads shaved and our social security numbers tattooed on our necks.

ana3a
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Postby ana3a » Sat Apr 04, 2009 2:13 pm

our proctor was a mean old ...
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j0equ1nn
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Postby j0equ1nn » Sat Apr 04, 2009 4:15 pm

Yeah that sucks. I can't think straight when I get hungry. They're supposed to let you step outside to eat a snack or go to the bathroom though. I called ETS the day before to make sure of that, and I brought some bananas, which I stuffed my face with while peeing at the same time to maximize time efficiency.

ana3a
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Postby ana3a » Sat Apr 04, 2009 6:01 pm

i hear ya.
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zombie
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Postby zombie » Sat Apr 04, 2009 6:37 pm

Our proctor said scratch paper wasn't allowed. Did anyone anywhere get scratch paper to use??

angelabrookss
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Re: scrap paper, pencil sharpeners

Postby angelabrookss » Sun Sep 05, 2010 1:00 am

The scrap paper and electric pencil sharpener was not allowed in the test and there were a problem in giving the test !




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