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# Are you allowed to bring your own marker?

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13 Jan 2009, 10:13
Are you allowed to bring your own marker?
The chance is that they will have some crappy overused markers.

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13 Jan 2009, 10:14
You are not allowed to take anything into the room. Everything stays in the locker.
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13 Jan 2009, 10:24
ninkorn wrote:
You are not allowed to take anything into the room. Everything stays in the locker.

I would be interested in personal stories about how people went when they realised that the marker is no good.

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13 Jan 2009, 10:58
botirvoy,
I'm assuming that your practicing using the pens. That being said when I practiced with the pen I found that they would go "dry" all of a sudden when using the lamainated sheets. My solution to this was to write on my shirt/jeans (yes you read that correctly). That makes the pen come back to life rather quickly and def much quicker than getting a new pen from the procter. Try it out when your studying. Yes the marker marks come out in the wash, and I'd recommend writing on only old clothes.
hope this helps
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13 Jan 2009, 11:45
botirvoy wrote:
ninkorn wrote:
You are not allowed to take anything into the room. Everything stays in the locker.

I would be interested in personal stories about how people went when they realised that the marker is no good.

Well, yeah the whole marker thing that the GMAC have really sucks. Even though they tested my markers before the exam, at the center, both markers dryied up and I have to raise my hand and wait (what seemed forever) for an old lady proctor to notice me and bring me a replacement.

For \$250 I guess they should give us at least two brand new markers to use on the test but they somehow calculated it will save up more money if they rotate the markers till they dry out
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15 Jan 2009, 22:42
I agree the markers are terrible. I kept raising my hands every 10 mins for a new set. My proctor got annoyed and said you should keep the cover on. I told her I paid \$250 for this test and I can ask for as many markers as I can.

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16 Jan 2009, 03:33
Thanks for the tips!

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17 Jan 2009, 14:48
I had a bad marker for the AWA, so after the break, I asked for a couple extra. The guy let me have some, so I wouldn't have to wait for him to bring them. I think that's up to the individual test proctor, but if he's not a total wanker, then I don't see why he won't help you out. Either way, it won't hurt to ask.

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17 Jan 2009, 19:15
Right when I started the AWA i opened the pen and noticed the tip was all busted- I recommend at least opening them immediately to check them rather than wasting time during the test! It wasn't that big a deal though - they came back with 2 working ones!

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