LogicPrep has just launched a new system for grading practice tests using auto-scanning, just like the official ACT and SAT. Among the many benefits, this system has highlighted to us that students often go over the lines, write in the margins or don’t use the correct pencils, making the mark too light. In those cases, the scanner will pick up the incorrect answer and students may lose points. Now that we are using a similar grading protocol to the official tests, it is making us wonder whether students sometimes miss out on points by not taking enough care with their bubbling.
Although hand score verification is available for the SAT and the ACT, it's obviously best to ensure that good habits are developed during LogicPrep practice testing by following these simple guidelines:
- Bubble in accurately: do not go outside the lines.
- Avoid writing anything in the margins of the paper. During a LogicPrep practice test, you can indicate to your tutor that you guessed the answer and need help with that question by bubbling in the "?" bubble.
- Use a number 2 pencil. LogicPrep has a supply for practice tests; just ask the proctor.
Good luck, and as always, let us know if you have any questions.
-The LogicPrep Team
P.S.: The above bubble sheets show actual recent examples (naming no names!).