Tag: #exams

How Today Went, in GIFs

In case you don’t know, there are several steps that you must go through to become a Doctor of Public Health. First, of course, you need to get through school and into a doctoral program. It’s a lot like climbing a mountain and having to ask someone at the top to teach you how to fly. Once you’re in, you…

I’ve Got This.

There’s a really neat scene in the movie “For Love of the Game” where the protagonist, a pitcher for the Detroit Tigers, is getting ready to start a game. He looks around and sees a lot of people yelling and jeering him. He then just says to himself to “clear the mechanism,” and the crowd and all the sounds just fade…


Standardized testing is robbing our students of wisdom

Standardized testing cannot possibly be the best way to test if what teachers teach has taught anything to the students. For far too many years now, I’ve seen students being deprived of wisdom and just filled with action-less knowledge. Sadly, I don’t think things are going to change, and we may all pay dearly for it.

Best Inspirational Speech Ever

I think I’ve posted this here before, but it’s worth re-posting. Today I take a biostats quiz and next week a biostats final exam. They’re known for their brutality. So let this be something to inspire all of us being tested in this and so many other ways:

It’s not because it’s easy, that’s for sure

I just finished talking to my mom on the phone. I asked her how I was when I was a kid when it came to test-taking. She laughed. She said that I was just like my little sister is now. She said that I used to panic in the extreme when a test was coming up. It didn’t matter the…

Final exams, baseball, and “Fetus Jones”

When I was in high school, I was one of the student athletic trainers. We learned how to tape ankles and do basic first aid under the supervision of two actual kinesiologists. One of my assignments was to travel with the junior varsity baseball team. (I also traveled with the junior varsity girls basketball team and got my first kiss…