Saturday, January 24, 2009

My first important test by André

Last December, I took part in my first important test, the PAS 2008. It was a rainy day; the grayness in the sky already preceded the kind of day I was going to have. The test was supposed to start at 1 o’clock, and we were supposed to get at the school one hour earlier. As a result, I had to eat my lunch way earlier than I usually do. I also had to wake up earlier, in order to prepare the things I was going to take to the exam.
Even though I’m normally a good student, it was already the end of the year, so I hadn’t studied as I should, and that made me very nervous. My parents were very excited about my test, but each one in their own way. While my mom was encouraging me a lot, telling me that the text was going to be easy and fun, my dad kept complaining that I hadn’t studied as I was supposed to, however, he wasn’t talking very seriously.
We were already late as my mother drove me to the testing place, and, to make things worse, the traffic was much clogged. My sister wanted to buy some stuff, so she went with us. When I got there many of my friends were at the entrance buying food to eat during the exam. Talking with them made me much more confident, and as time went by, all my friends got there. After some time, I had almost forgotten the test. The test itself was, surprisingly, easy, even though I stayed until the very end of the time.
In the end, I did well in the exam (I still don’t know my grade, because the texts are still being corrected) and I felt very good in the end. I learned that even when things seem bad, you have to stay calm, as doing so is just going to help you. Being anxious won’t erase your mistakes.


  1. are you satisfied with the result of your effort?

    erika , juliana and larissa