I probably did average/just above passing. >_> I haven’t written a decent essay in months, especially to an open topic…
But anyways, oh my stars that prompt. [And considering that they change it every time, odds are no one’s gonna get it for awhile. Nor did they say DO NOT TALK ABOUT IT EVER so :P]
I thought late last night that I should probably read up on SOME sort of social issue or something… Haha, nope. Glad I didn’t; would have not helped me. Also thought that maybe I should have practiced a prompt, but as I was writing the essay I realized that all the RP posts and prompts and shit totally count for impromptu writing and helped me write on something I’m not familiar with or have no plan for. c:
“Cal Poly Pomona has Billy the Bronco with a hoof raised in the air for victory for the 2011-2012 parking permits, and the staffs had a some other kind of horse that wasn’t the mascot. What design would you suggest for 2012-2013 to represent the University? Explain why. Explain its meaningfulness to you.”
If anyone knows me, they know that I’m NOT very good at coming up with imagery/symbolism, especially one that’s very meaningful. So I spent all of one second going
and then, seasoned essay/test taker I am, I just went to work thinking up things that would be symbolic
First I thought of a hill/mountains because we have all these hills, but that’s Mount SAC’s thing, so I was pretty sure we couldn’t use it. Then I thought up the stuff that could relate to hills and horses, like walking up them or a horse riding on a mountain. [no seriously, I thought of that. I’m awful at these things.]
But neither of those have meaning, so I decided to think up what would have meaning to me, or that I would consider a notable landmark about CPP. …Aside from its hill(s).
Well, things that are meaningful or notable about Cal Poly are: hill, nature/trees/green/LOTS AND LOTS OF GREEN, and the CLA/Administration/”Pointy Building”. I quickly wrote words and made a word map of sorts for the two ideas; greenery/nature and the pointy building. I ended up having more for the greenery than the CLA, so I went with that.
And while I was working on mapping it, I ended up realizing, HEY LOOK IT CAN BE SYMBOLIC/MEANINGFUL IN TWO WAYS: THE ABUNDANCE OF NATURE, and PEACEFULNESS.
Then as I was writing the paragraph on the greenery, I realized “green”. As in, the three R’s, reduce, reuse, recycle. SO NOW IT HAD THREE MEANINGS AND ONE OF THEM’S ACTUALLY DECENT
then I wrote on that for forty minutes and made sure I could start the other, original second half in the last 20 since it was just gonna be a mildly poetic freewrite.
So I’m willing to bet that I passed, but it also probably wasn’t that well organized/had decent topic sentences, since I did it in an order different han I usually do…. And the last time I took a sample test, I got the min for passing, so eh whatever.
Never stopped writing though. Managed to squeeze in most of my conclusion before the proctor called for time.
And I have to wait 4 weeks for my results. =n= Do not like that. Oh well.