HP 12C Platinum Calculator

I’m going to be writing my level 1 in June. I’ve had the 12C for a while now, but now trying to make sure I know how to use it on test day. For those of you who used this calculator, did you program the calculator at all during the exam? Is that necessary? Does it make it more efficient if you’re writing the exam to have programs stored on it? Or just a waste of valuable time?

I have the same one, and I did not store any program on it, but I do not know if there would be anything useful you could do to speed up calculations… You will not use the calculator so much for level 1 anyway. Do you have any programs in mind that you would like to have stored on it?

You’re asked to clear the calculator’s memory, so you can’t have anything stored on it.