Thursday, January 12, 2012

The GRfrickenE

GRE is said to stand for Graduate Record Examinations.  That's a bunch of bullshit.  It should stand for Gotta Remember Everything or Go dRink Elcohol.  In typical Melissa style, I have 34 days to gather three letters of recommendation, finish my CV, study/register/take the GRE, and finish the rest of the application process.  I'm making peace with the fact that I might be taking another year off before tackling any type of graduate work.  That's okay, right?

They say to prep you should read newspapers like The New York Times.  That shit is boring.  I read the Onion and Facebook status updates.  Tell me I'm not ready for grad school!

These tests don't analyze crap, actually.  Well, maybe they do - but I'm a lousy test-taker, so I like to tell myself they are useless methods of analyzing my true intelligence.  I mean, come on - these schools just want your money, so why do they make it so difficult to get in?  I don't mind jumping through hoops, but this is like belly flopping through hoops.

In the meantime, I should probably get myself a cup of coffee and a copy of the New York Times.  If I get a puppy, it will need something to piss on.