Studying for them has given me a kind of inchoate fury (outside of really really hating Algebra no seriously) because it's all so OBVIOUSLY futile and unrelated to the field of study I'm attempting to get into (Seriously, I'm going into the Humanities. Media Studies. There is NO relevance to being able to remember order of operations or how to multiply exponents). It's so clearly there as a gatekeeper, as a barrier of money and time, meant to make things harder for the sake of making them harder, and it's costing me several hundred dollars for the privilege of being thus incommoded.
Wish me luck!