My indignation about the University Writing Test had been largely due to a previously-held belief that it would be impossible for anyone who attended an English or French language institution for high school in Canada to fail it. It seemed insanely redundant and a waste of time. I still think there should likely be an exemption for students who are completing programs in English and French literature, but quite clearly, there are many native-Canadians who are failing the test. I am astounded. What has the education system come to? How are these papers really this bad? Why is one essay only two paragraphs? Why are some paragraphs (in another essay) only one (albeit insanely run-on) sentence?
In other news – i forgot to mention last week that i received my first response from a grad school. I was rejected from Yale. To be perfectly honest, i didn’t deserve to get in. The package i sent was not even up to my own standards.