Reason 59: A compliment from the Testing Center

Wednesday, May 13, 2010.

Today, I got a compliment from the testing center.  This is a life-changing feat (kind of ).  For those of you non-BYU students, I shall provide a brief explanation concerning the importance of this compliment.

The BYU testing center is a large, old, foreboding building on campus.  You walk up a grand staircase and stand in one of four lines waiting to enter.  After you pick up your test and scantron, you walk through the swinging door into a huge room filled with desks and students.  This room has vaulted ceilings with windows lining the top of the walls.  I have spent a lot of time staring out those windows.  I think everyone has.  After you finish your test you take it through another door, hand it to an employee, and trek down the stairs.  At the bottom of the stairs you will find a television with scores flashing next to your student ID number.  Scary, huh?

Well, if you achieve a score about a 93% (or is 90?) the video screen adds a COMPLIMENT next to your score.  So yesterday I took my Orthopaedic Impairments test.  Only a small portion was multiple choice but I nailed it none the less.  Score?  93%.  Compliment?

Way to Go!

It sounds insignificant, but it's not.  I promise.  It's a motivation to keep going.


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