And writing is supposedly your strength?
Let me tell you…I honesty don’t know. Writing is often the score booster I need, but this time around, I got to the test, thought about how I should only use personal experience as a last resort, how I should use big words, how I should try to fill the two pages, how these readers read so many essays and I had better be original, how the writing is 30% of my score, how Washington University will see this–all that and then early morning grogginess combined to make the worst standardized test essay performance that I have ever eked out.
I tend to stray away from excuses. And honestly, I was not unprepared for this test. My combined English/writing score for my last ACT was a 31, and I gained the highest score possible for Tennessee’s statewide writing test last year, but when it counts, I fumbled, tripped, stalled, failed myself.
And then there were portions in which I had 4 minutes, 6 minutes, even 10 minutes left after answering all the questions in the sections. I hated knowing that I had left behind such a horrid essay. Hopefully, the leftover time acts as an indicator that I did well in those sections.
Now you know why my blog is called Not Another Floundered Opportunity: my life consists, not of sprinklings, but of heavy dumpings of these. Here was yet another opportunity for me to prove my competency in writing, and I floundered it.