Sunday, July 11, 2010

Just When You Think It's Going To Be Okay - Part III

Well I took my test on Saturday morning. I was so nervous that I felt nauseous when I woke up that morning. I couldn't eat breakfast because I was afraid of losing it.

I got ready and then laid down on the floor, on my back, and just concentrated on my breathing. I had to stay calm and focused. I had to pass this test and I needed full cooperation.

I drove to the testing cite and signed in. I found my two other friends who were meeting me there. We were all going to be taking the same test. I found the classroom I had been assigned to and took my seat.

After the administrator signed us all in, the tests were distributed. I took a deep breath and opened my test booklet. 100 multiple choice questions and 1 essay question.

I started out confident but when I got to the social studies part, I had no clue what the questions were even asking. I had never learned this stuff and I had to resort to guessing. Some of the really smart splits seemed to know what was going on but I didn't have a clue. I finished the multiple choice questions feeling very bad about it. The essay question, however, was a piece of cake.

Three hours after I started, I walked out of the testing cite feeling like a burden had been lifted off my shoulders. I could finally breathe normally!

Now I really really really want my test results, but I won't get them for another four weeks. I just hope I pass! I don't want to take it again...


  1. I'm sure you did great! Don't worry about it =) Your results will come.


  2. That four weeks takes so long. I remember the wait. I hope you passed. I didn't feel good about my test when I walked out, but I passed it easily.

  3. I bet you did fine. I had to take the Praxis tests after 11 years of teaching because I changed states and hadn't had Praxis in my state. I was so worried about the theorists! The essays scared me too because after 11 years I now realized there are no "textbook answers" for some of the scenarios they present. So I wrote a lot of,"Well, that depends. If this....then that. If this....then that." I understand the hard wait for results. I did fine, and you will to I bet.