A slice of Life
Why some things aren’t the end of the world
I knew that it couldn’t be good when I walked into the Spanish class that day. Step by step I walked focusing on the footsteps that I took so I could take my mind off of the test that I was about to get back, this was the moment that I had been dreading for a long long time. I sat down in my usual spot in class and waited until Mr Rude gave us the quiz grades back.
I thought that I was going to do bad on this test but I didn’t think that I was going to do this bad. I got a 55 which is a E and the first thing that I thought about was how much my grade was going to drop. Term one was about to end and I wanted a good grade so that was the worst part. I looked around the classroom and observed, no one seemed to have gotten that bad of a grade on this quiz, and now that I look back on it it wasn’t that hard. Mr Rude made his way back to the stand in the front of the classroom and told us some news. He said that “this wasn’t the only quiz that we were going to take”, I started to listen more carefully now and he told the class that it was a best of two quiz. A best of two quiz is when you take two quizzes on the same material and the teacher takes the higher score.
It was at very moment when I realized that a bad grade isn’t the end of the world at all. I know that you won’t always get a best of two quiz on the quizzes that you take, but even if you don’t and you get a bad grade you will still survive. Back at my old school I kept thinking that every time that I got a bad grade that it was the end of the world. Here at Fenn I started to realize that if you get a bad grade that you can work harder on the next test to improve your grade or other things can happen. After Mr Rude told us when next test was I studied harder and got a 92 on the second quiz to prove that a bad test grade doesn’t define you, nor is it the end of the world.
A bad test grade isn’t the end of the world. I used to always think that it was, but now I realize that you can learn from your mistakes and do better the next time if you study harder.