There is nothing a high school student looks forward to more than walking out of her last AP (Advanced Placement) exam thinking: “I’m done!”
Remember the little bubble sheets we all had to fill out when taking the SAT? Those bubble sheets are the thing I hate the most — the enemy, thanks to the the arthritis in my hands.
This is how I felt last Friday. Studying for days — hours on end, having our AP teachers freak out about not having covered the material in time, and it all came down to three hours of me holding a pencil.
Remember the little bubble sheets we all had to fill out when taking the SAT? Those bubble sheets are the thing I hate the most — the enemy, thanks to the the arthritis in my hands. I have been approved for extra time on the standardized tests, but that still doesn’t relieve the pain of having to fill in those endless tiny bubbles. Nevertheless, I made it through the 80 multiple choice questions and three essays — with my hand still intact.
With school winding down, conversations are revolving around potential roommates and dorm room decorating ideas. There is a sense of relief and nervousness roaming the senior hallway: while we are all ready to go our separate directions and have new experiences in college, it is officially sinking in that we have three days left of high school.
Before we make the walk to get our diploma, however, we still have “college T-shirt day,” which is a day when all seniors wear their school insignia. And the long anticipated “senior prank day” is looming. After lots of planning and anticipation, we seniors will cause havoc to the school.
Needless to say, there are more than a few distractions around right now.
I’m trying to keep focused on what’s important: staying positive and healthy, and remaining calm before college begins.