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Friday, October 16, 2009

Uncharacteristic Nervousness...

Tomorrow I take the PSAT/NMSQT...

While normally I'm somewhat of a whatever-goes person, I get nervous for tests. Especially big ones like the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test...

Dearie me.

I've studied hard, but this really snuck up on me. Honestly, it's mostly math I fear. I'm like Anne of Green Gables, but instead of Geometry as my downfall, I have Linear Equations.

Groan.

I loathe Linear Equations.

My father hated them too, and he was great in math. My mom didn't have any troubles with them... sigh.

Thankfully, last night I had a linear equation pow-wow with a couple of math savvy friends...

Maybe someday I'll be able to help someone with transitive verb questions? Somehow I doubt it.

My largest problem is that I want to be brilliant. Yet another way I'm like Anne. I want to come out on top of all P.E.I (No, I don't really live in Canada)! And I feel like a failure otherwise...

But Mom put things into perspective for me. She asked me if I thought Anne would have come out on top if she went to school at one of the larger islands. No, she probably wouldn't have. LM Montgomery could only hold out the unbelievable competition and ties with Gilbert for so so long. Then she said I can be intelligent without being in the top 1/2 %...

So. pressure is now cast aside. I will conquer that test tomorrow!
And I'd better go to bed now...

5 comments:

Logan said...

I loath those long tests. I usually don't do as well as I am capable simply because I lose focus after about an hour of test taking...

GOOD LUCK!

Bridget said...

I took it last Wednesday. =p The fire alarms started ringing during the test because the boiler overflowed or something. It was weird...

Brenna Mae said...

I hope you did well! I was also getting quite nervous for the PSAT/NMSQT, but then I contracted a loathsome, violent cold and wasn't able to take it this morning. ::sigh::

Have you begun "Murder In The Cathedral" yet?

~Brenna

Bethany said...

heh, i know so many people who took it either Wednesday or today..hope it went well for you!!

Una said...

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