Also known as TAKS. TAKS actually stands for Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills, but I think my version is much better.
Here in Texas, TAKS is really major. You have to pass both the Reading and Math TAKS in order to go to the next grade level. So, yes, I took the Reading TAKS today and it was sooooooooo easy. It was really unbelievably easy! Usually there’s like 50-60 questions on the reading TAKS and 5 selections to read. But this year there were only 32 questions, 3 selections and 3 OERS. OER stands for Open-Ended Response. They ask you a question and you have to answer it in a box with only 5 lines with text evidence from the selection. The OERS they give us in English were harder than the ones they gave us for TAKS. So all in all, they were only 35 questions. But every single year, there’s that one person who takes the whole freakin 5 hours to finish! And it happened again this year. Everyone finished within an hour or 2, but this girl took FOREVER. Honestly, how long does it take to answer 35 questions? But she eventually finished and everyone cheered.
Since we couldn’t leave our testing rooms because we had to wait for the Sophomores and Juniors to finish their tests too, the school gave us free lunch. I packed my own lunch b/c I can’t really trust the school. I mean, c’mon, free food from the school? It’s obviously bound to be disgusting. Other people ate the school’s lunch and from what I saw, they had a ham and cheese sandwich, a bag of chips, an apple, and water. Yum. The only thing that looked edible was the bag of chips. I’m glad I brought my lunch!
Seniors that passed the TAKS test in 11th grade don’t have to take TAKS 12th grade, so they had the privilege of coming to school at 12:30. Kinda stupid huh? They might as well have stayed home, rather than coming to school just to stay for 2 hours. Oh well, 2 hours beats 8 hours any day! All the more reason to want to be a senior :D
I was in the same testing room as J since our last names start with same first two letters. After everyone finished testing and we were watching “The Wild”, some girl offered to “draw” on his back and he let her. Can you believe that? HE LET HER. He has a freakin girlfriend who he hugged right after we got out of testing rooms (we got out at 12:30 and went to 6th period) and he just acted like some girl wasn’t just dragging her nails all over his back. And he was even flirting with another girl that sat behind him during the test. I told my friend about this and she despises him even more, even though he doesn’t know her lol. We have both deemed him “Manwhore” or MW for short. I think the name fits just right, no?
And I’ve got my first tutorial up: Kerning and Reflecting Text! :D
Well, I guess I better get started on my Geom hw…the ONLY hw I have tonight. I’m not even surprised. And it looks like I’m finally keeping up with my promises! Usually I only post like once a week, but it’s only been 2 days since my last post :)