Friday, April 20, 2007


I'm zipping along, answering GRE practice questions, hoping to qualify for a decent grad school sometime in the near future, thinking, "How easy is this?" The verbal section is, quite frankly, quite fun. What's not to like about vocabulary, analogies and reading comprehension? I used to BEG for those kinds of exams in school.

Then I hit the quantitative section - like hitting a brick wall. And because this is a practice program, there are wonderful tutorials for this kind of thing, even when I get the questions wrong. Which would be extremely helpful if I had a CLUE what they were talking about! What's that little symbol that looks like a long division cage and a check mark combined?!? Mae says it's square root, but what does that MEAN?!? I get how to square a number, but how the heck do I undo it on a different number? And who scores 20% on data analysis and 16% on algebra? ME!!! Help!!!

According to my new book, The GRE Test for Dummies, I may need a math tutor to explain these things to me. It might have to be my 13 year old daughter. I think my brain is too old to learn these things. And I might go insane trying to stuff math in there. I sure don't want to give up anything currently taking up brain space to make room for math. Argh!

I'm going to play Sudoku now and give my brain a rest.

Until I write again ...



Karate Mom said...

*laughs hysterically at the thought of the 13 year old daughter being the tutor...and of sudoku leaking out of ears to make room for (ick) MATH*

Flea said...

The Sudoku stays! I love it. It is my preciousssss.