Thursday, October 25, 2007

I'm taking the GRE tomorrow morning, but it's been entirely too long since I have been asked to properly use the left side of my brain, which leaves me a little worried about the quantitative section. I took calculus 1 my freshman year at Baylor (fall '02) and then switched my major to social work, at which time that half of my brain promptly shut down. Also, I'm not too good at all this vocab stuff so the verbal section isn't looking too great either. I'm a little bitter because MOST graduate social work programs do not require the GRE for admittance into the program. Why must UT require it then? Argh, not fair! The sad thing is, I suspect my score really will not matter a whole lot anyways. I will most likely get in no matter what I get. So why do I feel like I need to study and do well? Pride I guess. Stinkin' pride. I wish I could just be one of those people who says "It doesn't even matter what I get so I don't care how well I do!" and then just go in, blindly, and take it. But, alas, I cannot. I just want to do well enough that I'm not completely horrified by my score because once upon a time, back in my test-taking prime (high school), I was a rather good standardized test-taker, but then again, it mattered back then. To an extent. Now, not so much so I don't care as much. But I do. But I don't. I'm just looking forward to it being over and done with I guess.

4 comments:

Mary Beth said...

You're smart; you'll do great. The left side of my brain is alive and well after my stint at Columbia. Econ for International Affairs was a rad social work class!

Melissa said...

Let us know how you did, once you get your scores. You'll do great!

Anonymous said...

Not to worry, my entire brain shut down years ago and I have done fine.

erin said...

good luck, golda! I have profs who are already threatening us with how much they say we're going to forget before we can take the licensing exam in a couple of years... I'm ignoring them though.