Frustratingly long absence from this blog has been caused partially by the existence of standardized tests. Schooling interfering with education and all that. But there are exciting updates to be had!
- I wrote an essay about the importance of understanding history, which is currently being considered for publication somewhere a bit more legitimate. If they want it, I’ll link you to it, and if not, I’ll publish it here.
- Next Tuesday’s Education Talk will be about AP/IB tests, as befits the season. Be excited.
- I have many thoughts about history, art, and music percolating, and I expect to crank out some real, grown-up writing on those. As opposed to cartoons of Russian peasant revolts, which is all I’ve made thus far.
To those of you about to test: you’ll spend a couple hours filling in bubbles and inducing hand cramps via essay-writing, and surprisingly, will come out no different than before. In fact, even the series of numbers you receive in June won’t change anything about you (it’ll reflect some combination of how well you test and how well you’ve prepared, but can’t assess much else). So take your tests, then go outside (the weather’s nice!) and read some poetry or something.