I got a test back in US/Israel relations today. I received a 115, and after I stopped smiling madly I read the comments on the front. There was the usual stuff, like “*Pick a fantastic adjective* effort!”, “Wow!”, and some scribbles that I’m pretty sure are scribbles but hell, they could be really dirty words or something, I don’t know, his penmanship is terrible.
Then, at the bottom, he wrote, “Keep it up!” I know it’s just another “yay!”, but it kind of made me laugh because…
This is the fourteenth test I’ve taken from him. Not to toot my own horn or anything, but I’ve never gotten anything less than a 95, and in this class I haven’t received anything lower than a 110. I’m obviously working incredibly hard and am capable of grasping material because I’ve been regurgitating his lectures quite successfully for thirteen months.
So does he think that number 15 is the one where I stop studying? Like I’m not going to show up for class anymore? I think if I’m going to memorize the dollar amount of debt that the US forgave of Mexico in 1848, I’m in it for the long haul.
(It was $3.3 million, by the way.)