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Feb 08 2011


Well, I officially passed the Praxis II, aka Math Death Test!!  Granted, my score was about 68%, but it counts in Mississippi!  Good enough for me!! I had been saving my gigantic stack of flashcards I made in preparation for the test, and it was SO nice to be able to throw those away! I had this momentary thought of “Thank GOD I don’t have to study math anymore!”, and then I stopped myself and remembered that I’ll be studying math for the next two years. Still wrapping my mind around that.

Now that I’ve passed all the tests I need to pass, my last semester of college is seeming more and more irrelevant.  I don’t really care about semantics and luddites anymore, and it’s hard for me to stay focused on term papers and reading and spend HOURS sitting in class when I feel that my time could be much better spent.  But I really need to just suck it up and be glad that I’m almost done!

5 Responses

  1. Wess

    Haha! My last semester totally unraveled after I was accepted. It’s SO hard to care about the here and now when you’re obsessed with what’s happening from June on!

    • elsa

      I’m starting to understand that!! This semester I’m living by the “B’s get degrees!” maxim!!!

  2. Miss Baldwin

    ah I hear ya! After November 9th I had NO motivation! Thank God this semester is pretty smooth sailing with student teaching — not that it is easy, but I enjoy every minute of it!

  3. Congratulations on the Praxis!

    That “light at the end of the tunnel” feeling is super powerful; I have so been there.

  4. I think this is very important. Thanks a lot.

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"If one desires to 'stir up the world,' it is easy to be impatient with work for the sake of work. Yet no story's end can forsake its beginning and its middle." -Joshua Wolf Shank on Abraham Lincoln