Scantron? Sounds Like a Transformer

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Well, one exam down, two more to go. I woke up bright and early this morning, and then got dressed and drove my mom to work so that I could have the car. I then came back home and studied for a little bit, and then drove to school. About ten minutes before the exam started, I went into the classroom and got my seat. Then the bell rang, and I started writing.

Now, I’ve never experienced a “Scantron” exam before today, but let me explain it to you. Basically, there were about twenty-three multiple choice questions at the beginning of the exam. Both the question and the options were on the exam paper, and then we also received a thin piece of paper along with it that was the “Scantron” paper. So, in addition to circling the correct answer on the exam paper, we also had to colour in the appropriate rectangle on the Scantron paper. This paper would then be fed into some sort of machine, which would mark them. Now, I suppose it would make marking the test quite a bit easier, but honestly: how lazy are these teachers if they can’t mark twenty multiple choice questions? I mean, those are the easiest kind to mark, because all you have to do is look down the page and mark which ones are right. There’s no thinking required at all in the first place. So why this Scantron thing is needed is beyond me.

But anyways, besides the whole Scantron deal, the exam itself wasn’t too bad. It was pretty long, but not really a challenge. Probably the biggest challenge was really the whole time management issue. There were a couple times during the exam where I looked up at the clock and thought to myself, “Am I going to have enough time to finish this?” However, the last few pages flew by like a breeze. I still took almost the full two hours to do it, but I was done with a bit of time to spare, to check it over and such. So it wasn’t too bad. I’m not really looking forward to my Physics or Geometry exams, though. I mean, I’m pretty sure I’ll do well on both of them, but there’s a lot of information to remember – especially with Geometry. However, I’m still not too worried about them, just because I think I pretty much know the stuff. It’s really just those stupid thoughts about how I’ll suddenly blank out as soon as I get the exam that are annoying. As long as I ignore those, I should be fine.

Anyways, I think that’s all I have to say for today. I’m not quite sure what I’m doing tonight. I’m hoping that some of my friends from Central will be doing something, so that I can hang out with them. If that’s not the case, though, I might just head over to the youth rally going on. My, my, I love those options. Gotta love those options. It’s like ordering a burger or something – so many things to choose from…

One response to “Scantron? Sounds Like a Transformer”


yeah at Fanshawe all the freaking exams and tests are done in Scantron. little pencilled dots are burned into the inside of my eyelids. How I hate Scantron. Oh, hi Jeff!