Sunday, May 1, 2011

As exams approach

Exam-takers, take your pick:

How to do horribly on a final exam
How to do well on a final exam

Best wishes to all for finals week.

comments: 2

Anonymous said...

Yet she recalled how difficult it was to get fully certified by a byzantine school bureaucracy. The examiners had her explain a sonnet by Edna St. Vincent Millay, and told her afterward she had given “a poor interpretation.” Having been blocked once before because of a trace of a greenhorn accent, she refused to be stopped a second time. So she did what any true aspirant would have done: she wrote a letter to Ms. Millay and had her evaluate her interpretation.

“You gave a much better explanation of it than I myself should have,” the poet wrote back, and the chastened examiners saved face by urging Ms. Kaufman to try for the license again.

Michael Leddy said...

Thanks for sharing this story.

(Let me suggest: you should be blogging.)