Monday, April 6, 2009

Testing My Patience

Today was test day for me. I took a test in Art History that turned out to be easier than I had expected, after I having agonized over a tedious study session on Sunday where I tried to cram moderately interesting and yet completely useless facts about 16th century and Baroque art into my poor unwilling brain. Luckily, I knew all the fill in the blank answers and I think my essay comparing and contrasting Carracci and Caravaggio was pretty strong. Of course if you asked me to recite any of the information now, you'd be sadly disappointed because I only retained the information long enough to spill it onto the test page.

Test number two was a take home test for my History of the US thru Music class. My amusingly psychotic instructor gave us an unbelievably nonsensical assignment. It wasn't even a question. The "big word" for the test was "creolization," and then he presented us with a list a mile long (okay, only actually 36 items) of "helper words" which we were supposed to put together in an "accurate, historically meaningful way." Pffft. The list included social and political events, musical styles, geographical locations, and famous musicians ranging from the early 1800s to the 1990s. Holy crap. I managed to work everything in except Mississippi Delta, which I probably could have worked in, but by the time I got to it I was freaking exhausted and had typed 2 pages single-spaced. I'd darn well better get full credit.


Angie Ledbetter said...

Mississippi Delta, one of the birth places of the blues and jazz? Good luck!

Embee said...

Angie - Like I said, by the time I got to Mississippi Delta my brain was mush. I'll cram it in this morning before I turn in the test!