Because…Science!

I currently have 5 tabs open on my browser window.  They are:

  1. ETS Study Companion, Earth and Space Sciences: Content Knowledge
  2. Education Portal Review Course, Chapter 16, Lesson 3 – What is Relative Dating? – Law of Superposition, Principles of Original Horizontality & Cross-Cutting Relationships
  3. Google Calculator
  4. Earth Science Essentials, 2nd Edition
  5. The Period Table of Elements

Don’t you wish you had my life?

studyingOn Monday, I’ll take the Praxis II Earth and Space Sciences: Content Knowledge exam, one of the 3 tests I have to pass to be certificated as a teacher.  I’ve already taken the first test, the Praxis I, and I’ll take the third test, the PLT Grades 7-12 on Thursday. I’ve been studying for what seems like forever and the more I study, the more I realize how little I know about anything at all.  A current list of things about which I don’t know (in no particular order):

  • soil
  • rocks
  • clouds
  • weather
  • geologic timescale
  • dinosaurs
  • water
  • why I thought teaching was a good idea

In all fairness, I rocked the astronomy portion of the practice exam as well as the parts about weathering, mass wasting, biology, chemistry, and physics.  However, when the study guide outline is a 5 page document, the small victories seem even smaller.

Why am I telling you this? I need to vent and you’re a captive audience.  Also, I’d like to you to give the certified professionals in your life a break. For the nurses, teachers, mechanics, counselors, and assorted others who spent hours and a small (or not so small) fortune attaining credentials, ease up, okay? What they’ve been through is no joke.

I hope you enjoy your weekend.  I’ll be here, studying.

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