Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Bob + Doda = Bob Doda by Bob Doda

When I was expected to do math in middle school, high school, and a small part of college, I was an Absolute Zero (worst math joke of all time but I'm leaving it). Recollecting on all the hours I put in trying to find the sum of X never helped me in my numerous ventures outside of school. What the hell is a cosign? How do you use a graphing calculator? While all of my buddies seemed to excel at Math, my junior and senior year of High School was broken down into 3a and 3b. I'm sure the A stood for something other than asshole but who knows. Maybe it did stand for asshole. Either way, I was stuck in idiot math whether I liked it or not.

The reason I'm thinking about this now is because my GRE exam is on Thursday. The math is not that hard; it's actually 8-10th grade stuff. I consider myself to be a wordsmith of sorts. I know how to use words and phrases; how to edit and proofread. But I'm a little nervous about the vocab in my near future. I have been taking practice exams and reading The Complete Idiot's Guide to Acing the GRE which is helpful, but still... when am I going to use:

-vituperate
-turpitude
-scabbard
-parsimonious
-inchoate

in a sentence. It's really the same principle when it comes to math. When was the last time you were walking down the street and had to use the Pythagorean theorem? Thanks for letting me vent...

1 comment:

Janine said...

I expect your next post to update your loyal readers on how the exam went.