True or false easy, multiple choice a piece of cake, matching cool, and then I notice there’s an essay part at the end of the test that throws me a curve ball. Have this ever happened to you? If not, aren’t you lucky. Anyhow, back to my story. I was feeling great about the test, until the essay part. When did my professor sneak in this part? I became tense and lost my focus. For reason, I couldn’t put my answer to the essay question into words. I knew what the topic was, but I couldn’t find the right words to define it. All I could do was give examples. My mind went blank. This had never happened to me before. I don’t know if it was the fact the essay question was unexpected, but I froze. I was extremely disappointed in myself. I am usually at essays.
Even though I was disappointed in myself and thought I didn’t do a good job on the essay question, the next class I got my test back and there it was; A big, fat “A”. I got an “A”? Really? Well, it turns out that I gave so many examples that the definition ending up being in one of them. I got all the points for my essay. I did great on the rest of the test. I was happy. I’m still happy.