I recently got my PSAT test score back. I scored a 171/240, which I’m glad about (I think that’s good, right? The average score is no more than 150.) My Writing Skills section was, of course, my best area, with a whopping 68 points out of 80. Reading Comprehension was alright, although I could stand to improve. Math, however, was just down the gutter. I scored higher than only 44% of people who’d taken the test, which is just awful for my standards.
I asked our school math teacher for tutoring lessons, and he offered to give me SAT math exercises as long as I actually commit to doing them. He said I could stay after school once or twice a week to check my answers, and I told him that it sounds like a good plan.
I also found a site called Duolingo.com which allows you to take free language courses in French, German, Spanish, and a couple other languages I believe. It’s really nice to feel a little motivated to get things done. I quit French class in September of this school year since I had collected all required credits and I wasn’t really learning from that class. While doing these online exercises, I started noticing how much I’d forgotten. It’s scary because I’ve only been away from French for four months, after taking it for four years. I really need to constantly practice these things.
We only recently started school, first day back was this Tuesday. It snowed a lot that night, so Wednesday was a day off. Although I only went to school for three days the past week, I allowed myself to sleep in till 12 today. I greatly enjoyed waking up to a bright noontime sun rather than the darkness of dawn at 7:30 (seriously. Not even a HINT of sunlight till 8:15 AM these days.)
Meanwhile, I’m still struggling to find the motivation to work on my AP course and make up for many of the things I haven’t yet turned in. The shit part about it is that I shouldn’t start doing anything time-consuming until I do all the work, so until I finish doing my work, I can’t read books for pleasure, I can’t practice drawing, and I feel real guilty going out.
I’m such an excuse-maker, really. I need to make myself a work schedule and a reward system. But everybody knows I don’t do well with those either.
Just a little update.
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!