I LOVE Math Tests Compared to Reading Tests
Fri, Jun 3 § 8 Comments
When you’re taking a reading test, there are always these LONG passages about boring things like a random non-fiction article about lions or a Shakespeare script or an excerpt from Huckleberry Finn. And sometimes the questions just make you think, Why did I not learn this in my Language Arts class?
You start drifting away, staring at that dot on the wall or your crush who sits across from you and then looks up and sees you looking at him and you look back down and continue your test and act like nothing happened while he’s probably thinking that you’re a little creepy.
Then you don’t even bother to answer with “your best effort.” You pick the hard decision of which letter to choose by eeny, meeny, miny, moe. You pick letter B for the next question. Then A. Then D. Then you realize that you just spelled B-A-D.
Once, I saw a test question where the multiple choice answers were:
I literally said to myself, . . . What the f — naw just kidding, I figured it had something to do with the poem’s rhyme scheme.
But seriously, what I hate about all this literature stuff is that it’s too broad and abstract. I would just simply like to read, not analyze a page of words and conjure a concept which the author possibly wasn’t even initially intending.