No scrap paper during the Exam???

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No scrap paper during the Exam???

by capnx » Sat Aug 15, 2009 12:48 pm
Hi, I just learned from a friend who had taken the exam in my city that he wasn't given any actual scrap paper for the exam. Instead, he was given this "erasable pad", which was very columpsy and hard to write with.

Is this true for all test centres? Can I request normal paper and pen?

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by gmoney » Sat Aug 15, 2009 3:04 pm
Yes its true, from what everybody who has taken the test on here has said.

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by VP_Jim » Sun Aug 16, 2009 11:45 am
Yes, unfortunately, it's true - you have to use the marker and laminated paper. I'd recommend getting a notebook to practice on before the actual test since it's hard to get used to and pretty weird at first. If you're taking a prep course, no need to buy one - most of the companies will give you one included with your books.
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by capnx » Sun Aug 16, 2009 12:09 pm
thanks Jim.

follow up question: you say it's a marker? so the writing is pretty thick compared to a normal pen?

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by myohmy » Sun Aug 16, 2009 12:16 pm
It's a thin tipped dry erase marker -- so thicker than a pen, thinner than the typical whiteboard marker. It's not so bad, I had never practiced with one before taking my test, but it does take some getting used to.