Thursday night I had my first test in French this semester. And let me tell you, I was nervous about it! My last semester of French was a nightmare and that teacher has created this fear of being in a French class, for me. If I’m talking to someone one-on-one, I have a great time, but put me in a class room and I get a tad bit anxious!

That anxiety accompanies tests as well. I’ve never been the best test-taker, even if I know the material. The pressure, the time limit and my strong desire to do well on the test isn’t the best combination. So, I decided to prepare as best as I could. I didn’t want to get to the test and wish that I had studied harder. I studied day and night and when test day arrived the only break I took was for a class that morning.

By time I got to the test I was all French-ed out! It was so bad that the last time I went through my study materials, I blanked on answers I knew at all other times that day. I panicked a little at that! But, I can honestly say that when I sat down take that test, I didn’t wish that I had studied harder. I’ll see if all that studying paid off… or if I need to tone it down a bit next time!

(I think I already know the answer to that question, regardless of my grade!)