Saturday, August 5, 2006

The 10% You Don't Want To Be In.

Like all good little test takers I got to the MPRE ahead of schedule, scouted out my room and proceed to wait until the powers that be were ready to check us in. Luckily I had a friend there to gossip with so all was well.

The check in lady from my room announced they were ready to check people in, so we formed a line, readied our IDs and admission tickets and waited some more. When it was my turn I handed her my paperwork and looked down, immediately noticing I should have been at the top of the list, but I wasn't.

MPRE Lady: It's [Woods] right?

Me: Yup.

MPRE Lady: You haven't gotten married or changed your name since you registered?

Me: (Looks at left hand) Nope. No marriage. No Witness Protection Program.

MPRE Lady: Please step aside.
So the "head" administrator was contacted, and eventually came to see me.

Head MPRE Guy: [Elle Woods]?

Me: Yes.

Head MPRE Guy: You're going to need to come with me Ms. Woods.

Me: Alright.

(At this point I'm just hoping they tell me I'm not allowed to take it since I'm so annoyed I want no part of a 2 hour test).

Head MPRE Guy: You're were in the wrong room.

Me: Umm, no, I wasn't.

Head MPRE Guy: Yes you were, you're registered with your last name as [Elle].

Me: Ohh.

(Immediately I realize this is most likely a "user error" as I regularly do stupid things like this when it comes to data entry).

Head MPRE Guy: At least once per test the system screws it up somehow.

Me: Ohh, I'm sure it was me, you don't have to pretend, I'm not going to freak out and do badly as a result of something like that.

Head MPRE: (Blank Look).

Me: You don't have to lead me over to the other room, surprisingly, I can read the signs.

A little over 10% of people fail to get the required score by my state. There were 20 people in my room. According to this post, I'm screwed.


Susie Law School said...

So how did the actual exam go? When will you find out results?

Elle Woods said...

Who knows, 5 weeks.