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Can We Talk to Ourselves During an LSAT Sitting?

NorthSide60660NorthSide60660 Monthly Member
in General 137 karma

It's always helped me, whenever I read anything detailed, to whisper out verbally what I am reading. I have been suppressing this behavior because, for some reason, I'm still in the mindset of taking the test in person. I thought I recall reading somewhere that speaking isn't allowed on the online tests. Does anyone know if this is true? I would hate to have my sitting flagged or DQ'd because I "talked to myself" during the test. Thanks!


  • Alexi LeoAlexi Leo Alum Member
    edited November 2021 19 karma

    I have taken the LSAT three times online and read the harder questions out loud. It has not been a problem.

  • NorthSide60660NorthSide60660 Monthly Member
    137 karma

    Thanks, Alexi. Much appreciated!

  • 271 karma

    I have and the proctor paused the test and told me I was not allowed to

  • sarakimmelsarakimmel Alum Member
    1488 karma

    Speaking aloud is not allowed on the test. You can mouth, mumble, mutter, etc, but you do risk being interrupted and reminded not to speak aloud if you do so (always depends on the proctor). Not worth the risk, so just keep it as quiet as you can.

  • dmadjarian2018dmadjarian2018 Alum Member
    30 karma

    I have taken it 4 times and have read silently to myself. In the beginning I was afraid because the rules say you can't speak out loud but I have never had a proctor tell me to stop. Hope that helps.

  • andrew.rsnandrew.rsn Alum Member
    831 karma

    I wouldn't risk talking out loud, you can mouth words silently, but don't make sound.

  • audreyrleeaudreyrlee Monthly Member
    2 karma

    I was interrupted by the proctor for mumbling and lost at least a min from it

  • clear227clear227 Monthly Member
    edited November 2021 327 karma

    No. Don't do this, or be sure to be very quiet about it. Every proctor is different, but why take a chance?

  • TheRighteousMindTheRighteousMind Monthly Member
    12 karma

    I was told not to even open my mouth even if I'm not making any sounds.

  • qs2159qs2159 Alum Member
    332 karma

    I know there is an accommodation option for reading out loud during test. You may need a doctor's note or something similar to be qualified for this accommodation.

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