So all us juniors know about the ACT tests. Do you all remember that one day, particularly Friday, February 19? That was the day we had the early dismissal and all juniors had to do that practice ACT that was POINTLESS! The American Studies classes were in the Auditorium and I remember the teachers asked everyone who has taken the ACT already to raise their hands. Literally almost everyone in the room raised their hands! What's the point of taking the test if pretty much everyone already took it? Some kids were asking their teachers and counselors if they needed to take it and even they were saying no! Most kids called that Friday "Junior Ditch Day." So many people were missing!
The week before the test, I was talking to one of my teachers about it because I was suppossed to be missing that Friday of school. I was asking her if I needed to make it up and so on and so forth. The test wasn't even the ACT! It was an easier version of it. I ended up going to school that Friday. Worst mistake of my life! I seriously wasted four and a half hours of my life. I was falling asleep! Now, I know the actual ACT is important. If schools are going to make junoirs take practice ACT tests, at least have it be the ACT test! I was so angry that it wasn't even the actual thing. It made me not want to even try because it wasn't a grade and it didn't make a difference to me. When I was taking the test and reading the questions, I felt like taking the Terra Nova tests I had to take at St. Theresa School for many years. They were just as pointless as the practice ACT. Kudos to the teachers who set it up trying to help us enhance our ACT test taking skill but come on, really?! I took the ACT in December. I was comparing the practice one we took and the ACT test in December, the thing is, I couldn't say anything in comparison besides them being the same subjects and very long!
I saw this picture and I started laughing! The baby's facial expressions is exactly how I felt about the practice ACT: confused and upset!!! Do you get it though? Act stupid, stupid practice ACT testing? Right, I know it's funny :)
If we are going to have practice ACT test taking, all I ask is that they are the actual thing because the one we took definitely wasn't! Feel free to comment about anything I have written. Thanks!