Posted by mysterychicken on Wednesday, September 2, 2009 at 1:14pm.
It was just like any other Monday last week; I got home from school and met my mom in the kitchen. She told me there was going to be a test from the state for all kids of my age and I had to pass or I wouldn’t be able to go onto high school. It didn’t bother me then because I took tests like the CRCT every year but when I saw the study guide they gave, I freaked out. In there were things that I had never even learned and I only had a week to prepare!
“I can’t take this test. How do you expect me to learn all this stuff in less than a week?”
“If you put your mind to it and work hard you can achieve your goal.”
But now there was only one day left and I had spent 4 days hiding in my room right after school, thinking that if I did this I could skip the test.
“By doing this, you can’t avoid taking the test. You have no choice, you have to. If I were you, I would be studying right now. There’s still some time.” My friend shut the door of my room and left. I pondered for a while on what she said. What if I did have a chance?
Reluctantly, I got up and gathered the study guide, some papers, a pencil, and all the books I would need. I started around the afternoon and didn’t stop until dinner time. After eating, I came up straight away and in the morning my mom found me sleeping with my head in a book.
“MC, it’s time for the test. Get up and get ready.”
I looked around myself and found papers strewn over the floor and a pile of books that I had finished reading late into the morning. The thought came to me slowly but I realized that I had done it! I had studied and I had a chance to pass this test.
I got ready, grabbed my lucky pencil, and went to the test site.
An hour later, I was satisfied with my answers and turned in the assessment. I had reviewed everything that was in it last night and I was sure I passed. My mom came and met me and the teacher approached us. I held my breath, waiting to hear what she had to say.
“MC did a fantastic job! You should be very proud, she got a high grade.” Inside me, it felt like a hundred balloons had just popped in my stomach and the air suddenly seemed to be filled with streamers. I had done it! I had passed!
My parents rewarded me when I arrived home and my friend congratulated me. I told her I couldn’t have done it without her.
What corrections need to be made?
In dialogue, you must start a new paragraph each time a different person speaks.
What does CRCT stand for?
This sentence is strange: " I started around the afternoon and didn’t stop until dinner time." What does "around the afternoon" mean? Do you mean 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm, or what?
Everything else looks good.
In my word document, they are new paragraphs. I had to write it like that here because then it doesn't paste.
CRCT is the state test in GA and I'll change that sentence up. (:
hi im am upset because i got low grades on quizes so what can i do to help my grade get better please help
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