Saturday, January 05, 2008

My Brain is Fried

The test took 4 1/2 hours. I got there 30 minutes early to fill out the necessary paperwork which consisted of rewriting a statement saying that I'm not going to cheat in my own handwriting and signing it. Then I had to put all my possessions in a locker, sign in for the test and was assigned a computer cubicle. I then learned how to use a mouse and scroll. (Yes, I'm rolling my eyes.) The test started out with the two essays. The first one took 45 minutes and the second took 30 minutes. I pretty much used the entire time allotted on all sections of the test. I felt o.k. about the essays, but not great. I can't tell you what the topics were because if I did and they found out, they would punish me to the fullest extent of the law and I'd hate for that to happen. Then I had to take a verbal test which sucked. I like to think of myself having a decent vocabulary. I don't always use grandiose and verbose words in this blog, but I would like to say that I'm above average. After finishing the verbal test, I felt more like moron. I didn't know what the majority of the words on the "choose the opposite" words were and on the analogies I thought almost all of the choices could fit in some way and that none was particularly better than the others. I felt that I did o.k. on the fill in the blank choices and on the reading of passages, but I don't think I did very well overall.
Surprisingly, I thought I did a lot better on the math. Sure, there were a few problems that I totally guessed at, but there were several that after figuring out long complicated multiplication and addition I found an answer that actually matched one of the choices. The scores were flashed on my screen before leaving, but I don't know what they mean exactly, but I think the verbal was pretty low at 400. I don't know if that score will go up once my essays are scored or if that is a separate score. Well, I did the best I could and I don't think I would have done any better by studying. I don't really have time to read the dictionary and I would bet that a good portion of those words are not in any "normal" dictionary.
Regardless, I'm having the scores sent to the university and I'm going to get my application in soon. I hope that even if I'm a little below the necessary score to get that they'll take my previous college grades into consideration along with my letters of recommendation.
So after the test, I decided I really needed a drink. I called my friend Pam, but she wasn't available, but my friends Matt and Cristal were so we went to TGIFridays and had appetizers, drinks and desserts. The test was really exhausting so I'm sure I'm going to go to bed really early tonight. I'm really tired of thinking right now. At least it's over. I just hope I don't have to take it again.

3 comments:

marykay said...

Congrats, You did something a few months ago you weren't even sure you would do! I am sure you did great. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

mago said...

:)Hope you hear from them soon!

Summer said...

I know you did well. I just know it! Get some rest.