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23 November 2014 @ 03:53 pm
Taking the GREs tomorrow.

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!
nox_candida: Sherlock JW Thoughtfulnox_candida on November 23rd, 2014 10:30 pm (UTC)
Good luck! I'm sure you'll do fine--in spite of the algebra! I'll be rooting you on as I frantically attempt to finish my Holmestice fic. :)
WinterOfOurDiscontentwinter_hermit on November 25th, 2014 03:00 pm (UTC)
Thanks! And I'm rooting for you to get Holmestice done in time! I'm sure it'll be fantastic.
(Anonymous) on November 23rd, 2014 10:35 pm (UTC)
Good luck sweet girl! I hope all goes well and that you will reach all your goals. And really, all those gatekeepers that are there only to keep you out, well they follow us through life. May they some day disappear forever and stop plaguing our world.
WinterOfOurDiscontentwinter_hermit on November 25th, 2014 03:00 pm (UTC)
>_< Oh if only...
analineblueanalineblue on November 24th, 2014 10:37 pm (UTC)
Ugh, yeah, algebra. *shudders* I hope it goes okay!

(I also applaud your use of the word 'inchoate' *nod* ^_^)
WinterOfOurDiscontentwinter_hermit on November 25th, 2014 03:01 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it's like.... studying vocab much?

The worst was yesterday at work when I wanted to put a quantity in scientific notation. >_< "So we've QC'd 9.1x10^3 cards...."
analineblueanalineblue on November 25th, 2014 08:52 pm (UTC)
I have not thought about scientific notation...in a very long time *_*

So do you feel like it went okay? When do the results come out?
Ghibli Chibighibli_chibi on November 26th, 2014 01:00 am (UTC)
Hope the test went well! <3. I'm sure you did magnificently!

I hate how standardized tests have really become this mechanism of exploitation. As you progress in most fields, it gets more and more expensive to take these sorts of certification exams. My Board exam is $1300 for one try. Thankfully work reimburses me for it (after several months...takes forever to get the money back...nevermind the school loans...It's like i'm still living off a resident's pay sometimes...ugh.) but it makes no sense as to why it costs so much to take other than they know that everyone in the field must take it and they are the only ones who give it. So they have a monopoly and they charge whatever they want. Someone somewhere is getting rich off of the want to excel in our careers and it's unsettling.

Nevertheless, again, hope the test went well. Here's to no more standardized tests for a long time! <3