Full of fail
Oh, hey. It’s been a week since I posted. How time flies. I managed three straight days of blogging, WOO!
What I’ve been agonizing over:
- GRE. It’s next Monday. OH GOD. I don’t think I will ever feel prepared to take this exam, despite having taken it about 5 years ago. I feel like a complete dumbass for having forgotten basic high school math. I also haven’t looked at any of the analytical writing topics yet, and I should probably glance over those. ETS helpfully provides the entire pool of writing prompts, not that you can realistically prepare an essay for every single one, since there are around 200 of them. Standardized testing can suck it.
- Statement of Purpose. Uh…I think I’m scrapping my entire draft (but keeping a backup, of course, in case some of it turns out to be useable). Back to square one.
Small Private College visit went well. After attending huge state universities, it was a little unsettling being on such a quiet campus; the school only has about 1,600 students, grad and undergrad combined. And…get this…parking is free there. For everyone. The department also bought me and the other prospective student lunch, which was awesome. I mean, really? We haven’t even applied yet, let alone been admitted!
I met 3/5ths of the department faculty and they were all awesome. I spent most of the 4.5 hours either talking to faculty or students and left exhausted, but convinced I’d have a good experience there if they offer me admission and I accept it. I’d need to do some catching up on math, if this is the program I end up in. I’d need to brush up on those rusty programming skills, too, but I’d have to do that at the other three programs as well.
Local Public School is still my first choice, though. It’s the best fit, and although I hate that this is even a factor for me, its name has the most cachet amongst the schools on my list, except maybe Private Art School. (I’ve probably just given away those two schools to anyone who knows where I live.)
And now you’re probably wondering what the hell it is I’m planning to study. Math? Programming? Art school? WTF?