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20 June 2012 @ 04:40 pm
Criticism on new 'Brave' Trailer and Monsters University Trailer Leaked: Accurate college movie?  

When there's nothing else to post, I have to be a Bitch Critic.

I'm really trying not to judge, but with each new trailer, it [Brave] just keeps getting... worse and more discouraging. The Japanese Trailer is the only thing backing me up and giving me some shard of hope for potential in this piece of crap film. (If you haven't seen the newest trailer, it should be on YouTube somewhere but I'm too lazy to go find it and link it. Not like you should be impressed or anything.)

For the standards Pixar have previously set (if you can forgive Cars 2)..the trailer of this film looks terrible.

Firstly the animation looks like it was created on someone's Ipad. Has the cheap look of all the crappy animated films like Hoodwinked or open season. No thought or care has been put in. Just a complete rush job. And I will never stop talking about those God-awful backgrounds till the day I die.

Second, all the lame attempts at humour in this film made my stomach turn. I'm starting to think that Pixar should do away with humour in their films...if it's gonna be like this.

Yeah, I have found the trailers very underwhelming. The animation looks very plain, the premise seems muddled and a little vague, the humour looks juvenile, the characters don't seem to have much charm....I just don't find anything about this film very appealing (other than Merida's beautiful red hair).

This is probably the worst marketing any Pixar film has gotten thus far. I know I shouldn't judge it till I see it but still. Yes, I judged Nemo harshly due to the marketing and ended up loving it, and the same goes for Wall-E. But Brave is different in that it really makes me want to avoid it like the plague.

I'm not actually looking forward to this one at all. I'm still going to go see it, but I'm not saying I'm going to love it. And next year there's Monsters University.....*sigh*.  HEADDESK.





Now I'm going to get on my MU soap box.

So the God-awful trailer was released. Whoop-dee-do, and Ooh-la-la!

Sulley's an Evil Bitch. BWAHAHA.

So I know this has been all over LJ and dA today so I'm late in posting this, but I had tutoring this morning so please bear with me if this is old news for you. I'm just going to rant for a bit and have a GIF Party.

It's one of those WTF? trailers where you're like this when you first watch it:

And then you're like this, I mean pissed, really pissed, you know what I mean?

Not only did it ruin your childhood, but you're a College student, and you're going, ''THAT'S NOT RIGHT! YOU GOT IT ALL WRONG!''

I swear, PIXAR must have been on CRACK or something, because they're running out of ideas. 


First complaint: Gods it's in the ''Disco Era'', which was the mid to late 70's.

I thought they were more old school than that, like the 60's. How disappointing. I'd prefer a college movie set in the 60's when it was a crazy time. And honestly, I thought MI was set in the 60's, based on the decor and the design of the factory. But the time period was reminiscent with 80's Cold War politics. Hm. So I thought they'd be going to college in the late 40's early 50's. I guess MI is more upped in the time period than I thought, which means they were born in the 60's if they're 18 and in college in the 70's. Huh. I thought most of the Pixar People went to school in the 60's although some went in the 70's. Idk they didn't make the time period clear. I just assumed it was the 60's based on the look, but the actual politics were in correlations with the 80's. *shrugs*


I wanted the 60's. Not the 70's.


But hey, the 70's means Rocky Horror Picture Show!


And that also means Jesus Christ Superstar!


And that also means the Marauder Era! (Unless you're in the HP fandom you won't know what that means.)


Never mind, the 70's ain't so bad.


But... my second complaint is that the animation is worse than Brave's backgrounds. And I thought they had more technology? *snort* MI looked 10x better than this!

Well, I'm out.

But that's the least of my concerns. First thing's first: I have NEVER, and I mean NEVER seen an accurate college film. Most college movies are comedies and honestly, I don't see ANYTHING funny about college. Monsters University will be a comedy. I'm already being critical here and not looking forward to it. Unlike most, I'm disappointed not because it's a prequel but simply because it's a satire on college! Don't get me wrong, I love satire, but satirizing school is one thing that does not make me a happy camper. Why? Well, let me tell you something. Right now, I'm currently still a senior in High School, set to graduate, hopefully by the end of the year. However, I am non-Proficient in math, and it boils my blood. I've busted my ass in school for nearly 13 years, I've always been a straight A-B student with a GPA of 3.75 according to my current transcripts. I've passed all my SAT's and Science, Reading and Writing Proficiencies, on top of that, I've already been accepted into UNLV. BUT because the School Board says so, I cannot graduate with a diploma or attend the college I want to because I can't score a fucking 244 on a stupid math test. Basically, this math test is going to determine my future, and I've failed this thing five fucking times already despite intense studying and paying top price for private tutors. If I don't pass by the end of the year, what do I get? A lovely Certificate of Attendance. 13 years of sweat and blood and for what? No diploma, just because of a stupid math test. Yes, I can still test for a GED, but my problem is that most people who get GEDs are not students like me. Most people walking around without High School Diplomas are dropouts like my stepbrother or those without enough credits like my uncle. It frustrates me to no end that a straight A-B student like me with  a GPA of a 3.75  is only going to get a Certificate of Attendance or a GED because I'm math fucking illiterate. That's not my fault; I try very hard to understand the material, but it's the way the test is set up.  I don't even think tests like the Proficiencies should exist at all. Good grades and a high GPA should be enough to get you a diploma. I will not accept a COA- - I didn't bust my ass for 13 years to settle for a worthless piece of paper that can't get me into a university or get me a job, for that matter. It's so unfair, and the weight of this test on my shoulders has been the source for my constant stress and deep Depression as of late.  It's literally eating me alive, dammit. (I wrote this before I got math help so I was still pretty pissed off- excuse my French- that I didn't pass the test, but now I am getting help from a professional tutor who specializes in teaching the Proficiencies, NOT just math, so I feel more confident about passing next time in July. So scratch everything above. Sort of.)

So enough about me.

Back to my original topic: there is nothing worth laughing about college. Not only am I having trouble getting my diploma, but I also had a handful of stress during the summer and the beginning of this school year trying to apply for scholarships. For one, scholarships are made available to almost everyone nowadays, yes, however, it's difficult to actually get one. I must've applied for 18 of them, a good estimate, and didn't get a single one. I was torn. Nowadays, you have to be poor or a minority (I don't think women count) to get the ''good'' scholarships, and being lower middle class and non-white but not a minority (I'm Italian- yes there exists Italian scholarships; and I'm a woman and couldn't find a single one for just women), it was hard finding scholarships that were right for me. Well, even though I didn't get a single one, I decided to apply for Student Loans and Financial Aid. The only problem with the latter is that your family has to have lower than $5000 income to apply and even though my family has higher income than that, we're not rich either. See what I mean?

I bet Pixar is going to make it look like ''the birds and bees'' to get into college. Okay, maybe that's a bit extreme, but still.  But if people- er- monsters in this case can go ''Let's Do It, Let's Fall in Love'' then they can just as easily say the same for getting into college: ''Let's Do It, Let's Go to College''.

But college isn't for everyone: it's hard to get into college, it's hard once you're in college, and it's hard to get out. Because kids end up taking too many classes or missing credits due to the weight of their baggage, and so they bail out. The dropout rate is high in the state of Nevada at least, mostly among men, go figure. Haha, very funny.

Of course, Pixar is basing the college life off the time THEY went to college, and back then, it was a whole other ball game. Back in the day, you didn't have Proficiencies. Everyone who went to High School and made it through all four years without dropping out got a diploma. Simple. But college was the other side of the spectrum. Most Pixar people are Baby Boomers, and college was- well, it still is- VERY expensive. To be frank, college was mostly the norm for white rich Christian males. No minorities, less than 2% of women, and there weren't scholarships that existed for minorities or poor folk. Of course, most Pixar people actually admit they didn't attend ''real'' college- just expensive art schools in L.A.- which is why they toured several ''real'' college campuses such as Cambridge (yes, Cambridge) and Oxford, among others. But even in the 60's when most of the Pixar people were probably attending college, it was a different way of life than it is today. Especially during the Vietnam War, most men (who could afford it anyways), went to college to escape the draft (it was either that or flee illegally, mind, to Canada).  Those who couldn't afford it were drafted or... fleeing to Canada. But anyways, not all Pixar people were attending college when it was the only but expensive option for safe refuge; most were probably attending college in the 70's, rather. Or later than that. My parents never went to college so they can't tell me directly how it was. My grandparents- the original Baby Boomers- never attended either. Neither did my uncles, aunts, cousins, uncles- (one attempted but failed because he couldn't pay off student loans). Frankly, NO ONE in my family has attended college (I may be the first if I ever get far enough) so no one can tell me exactly how hard or easy it is. But I do have friends who are in college or studying at a university, and well, there's nothing to laugh about there. Freshman year is always hardest, of course, until you adjust, but there's more homework, professors instead of teachers, 2 hour classes, blah blah blah. I've heard it all.

Do I still want to go? You bet. (Now if only I can get my bloody diploma.)

I think it would be more realistic if Pixar presented obstacles for their cast of characters. Instead of having everybody applying to this University of Fear and getting accepted on the whim, it would seem more realistic if a few struggled to get in and fell behind (perhaps they had to go to a community college first before transferring their credits over to the University), or perhaps another struggles while they're in. Maybe somebody isn't a good test taker, maybe one studies too much, or studies too little. Maybe there's a bit of mature experiments (not necessarily drug or sex related, God forbid,) but perhaps a battle to become more adult and a defined citizen in society. Even though at 18 one is usually past the awkward stages of the early teen years, 18 still poses big challenges in life: the scary transition to adult-hood. Right now, I'm at that stage in life to the point where I worry too much about the future rather than living in the moment, in the NOW. I'm frightened as to whether I'll be successful in life or not; I'm terrified of what lies ahead-- not exactly going out into the world- but just living up to my expectations of who I want to be.

These kids- er- monsterlings are determined to become Scarers. I'm determined to become a filmmaker. Goals are different, but the idea is still the same. You don't necessarily need school to do either, but it helps to build experience and have credentials.

If I don't pass this math test, and I don't end up going to college, my life will be fucked, excuse my French. It's painful to know that a stupid math test will write out my whole life.

With college comes optimistic feelings yet it's a horror story.

I have a feeling this isn't going to be an accurate college movie.

Then again, when was Pixar ever accurate about anything?

End rant.


Thankfully unwelcome, Nya.

queen_asantequeen_asante on June 20th, 2012 11:48 pm (UTC)
OMG that is so cute! *squee*

Mike and Sul look adorable I can't wait to see what Randall looks like. I also hope Cee and Funk are in the film! &heart's

And that 70s song OMG my parents love that song! *love*

But why does the animation look so poor compared to other PIXAR movies?

And I agree, it doesn't look like accurate college movie. I'm a Uni student myself and I can tell anyone who is not in college or has never been that college is in no way partying and fun even in the 70s. It is a lot of hard work. And kids go because they want to study. Don't get me wrong, there's PLENTY to do on campus but if you want that degree you'll be able to resist the temptations of partying. But it's typical of PIXAR to make stereotypes, even on College and they did say it was going to be every stereotype on College and the 70s. But they will give kids the wrong impression on what college is really like. :(

I hope it is an accurate college movie and shows all the insecurities at 18. It's a different kind of insecurity than at 15-16 when one starts High school, but it's an insecurity nonetheless. I'm 21 and am in Uni but when I was 18 and a Freshman in College, I was insecure about my future and about what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. I still feel that way sometimes although I'm more adjusted and confident. But before the transition into adulthood was very scary.
dreamsofpaprika: laughing eddreamsofpaprika on June 20th, 2012 11:50 pm (UTC)

I'm sorry it sounds kind of bitchy.

It doesn't mean I didn't enjoy the trailer... but... you know.

I watched a movie on TCM called ''Fame'' , I don't know if you've ever heard of it, and although it was HS and not College, it chronicled the lives of several High Schoolers at a Performing Arts School from their Freshman to Senior year. It was the first accurate HS movie I've seen. Many of the kids were starting to become sexually active, one ballet dancer had an abortion, and one singer/pianist was tricked by a con artist to make a ''screen test'' for him topless. The kids were very insecure but we saw them progress as the years went by. It was a very good film. :)

I highly doubt MU will be even close to the way ''Fame'' portrayed students during a crazy time.
queen_asantequeen_asante on June 20th, 2012 11:51 pm (UTC)
No probs yaar. *HUGZ*

I understand your frustration. *nods* I'm in college so I know how hard it can be. ^^

I hope Monsters University, though College and not High School, shows some accuracy even if cliché. Of course PIXAR won't portray sex and drugs, even though it was mainstream in the Disco Era, but still. I'm a Junior in Uni so I hope it is accurate to some degree, I'll be graduated by the time it's released. :)

I personally am looking more forward to a prequel rather than a sequel because a sequel would be too cliché and repetitive. I didn't like any of the Toy Story sequels because the idea became exhausted after awhile. I think a prequel for Monsters, Inc. works better because I would like to see all the characters as teenagers/young adults and how they were in school, and hopefully it'll explain why they became what they were and why they did what they did (i.e. Randall) in Monsters, Inc. I also think it'd be interesting to see Mike and Sulley be enemies instead of friends. I'm eager to know how PIXAR is going to make them befriend each other.

After this, however, I hope PIXAR doesn't do any more sequels or prequels and continues to work on original projects. Some people are speculating on a Toy Story 4 but I really hope the 3rd one is the last, I thought it was a perfect ending for the Toy Story trilogy. I hope they don't do a Monsters, Inc. sequel either, that would be too cliché, and I'm afraid the story line would be repetitive. Although it'd be interesting to see an older Boo and maybe Randall coming back. But I'm afraid that would only ensue a revenge plot, and frankly, I'm not a fan of returning villains in movies getting vengeance, unless they make Randall change for the better. But anyways, there's already been official sequels- so to speak- for Monsters, Inc. The Laugh Factory comics were kind of like sequels, and it sucked. XD If PIXAR does do a sequel eventually, I'm hoping it'll have a better storyline than the comics. :D

That being said, I have no idea why they decided to do a prequel instead of a sequel, but from what I've heard/read, Andrew Stanton had the idea in mind while they were working on Ratatouille. An early concept sketch of Mike wearing a Letterman jacket was drawn, and then Stanton thought of an idea involving Mike and Sulley in college and how they became friends. That's all I know, really.
Jillunowncafe on June 20th, 2012 11:57 pm (UTC)
The trailer for brave annoys me because it looks rather dumb and the humor (atleast what they're showing) is terrible. The monsters u looks even worse mainly because i hated college. Your roomates are terrible (well mine were not all of them.) parties get shut down pretty fast and i spent a very good amount of time studying. I realize that it's a movie and tv/movies never get anything right about real life. It still annoys me. Also what kind of highschool did you go to where you cant graduate if you don't get a certain score on a test? Is it a private school?
dreamsofpaprika: Nausicaadreamsofpaprika on June 21st, 2012 12:11 am (UTC)

It annoys me to. I cringe every time I see the kilt joke. *cringe*

Pixar is losing their touch, they should just quit while they're ahead. They don't know how many college students they've angered with this trailer. *sigh* A lot of my friends are in college and I know the realities of it by now. It's nothing like how they're portraying it. NOT AT ALL.

And no, it's just a regular school. It's required by every state in the Clark County school district to test the students to see if they are proficient in all subjects. Fail one area, and you don't get a HS Diploma. If I don't pass the Math Prof. I don't get a Diploma. I can still test for a GED though but it's stupid. I'm not sure how old you are, maybe they didn't have Prof. Tests when you went to school? My parents didn't have them when they went to school. But they're thinking about getting rid of them next year, maybe... but I won't be here next year so if it does go through it won't apply to me.

Jillunowncafe on June 21st, 2012 01:41 am (UTC)
Ah i get it. I'm 19. We have the capt when we get into highschool. (and the cmts before.) i never passed the math one for capt. Ever. I had to retake it every year. They had to do some other tests to show that i actually could go to college.
dreamsofpaprika: Jessie and James cuddling Meowthdreamsofpaprika on June 21st, 2012 02:14 am (UTC)

Ah, it's almost the same thing actually, just a different name. I'm 18, born in '93. I'll be going to college next year (hopefully) so we're actually close in age.
zipzap1313zipzap1313 on June 21st, 2012 12:05 am (UTC)
Didn't sound bitchy yaar *hugs* Just getting off your chest stuff that NEEDS ta come off *pats your back* Totally agree, I found the quality poor, NOTHEN like the MI movie *shakes head* College is NOT that easy, I've been cut from one, and looked at like I had three heads from anotherDX Its freaken STUPID if ALLLL the Monster's get in like its a cake party!!!! (By the way, I LOOOVE all the piccys you used as the emotions! No lie, amazingly done *claps*) I will be rooting for you yaar, I understand your pain:'( Again, even though I have a slip saying I PASSED taht b*** of a test.. I don't believe I did since I failed it ever more worse then the other times I took it:( Not helpen, sorry! But again, me, and sis, we're here to help if in anyway:) Emotional support, need'a rant, come and rant I'm here ta listen, no sweat:)
dreamsofpaprika: laughing eddreamsofpaprika on June 21st, 2012 12:17 am (UTC)

Thanks for understanding yaar, I'm cool now. You are right though, college is very hard, and I'm sorry they cut you. You didn't deserve that after all your hard work. It's not fair. It's not your fault you got sick. :(

They make it look like the monsters have a piece of cake in school, but it's not like that. My friends who lives in Rhode Island went to Brown University and he said he maybe had one or two parties each year he was there, and it wasn't like they partied till midnight. The parties were usually around late noon after class, and there were a few drinks, talks,laughs, and then everybody went home for the weekend. They're showing these kids staying up till 2 am in the morning having a disco party when it's clear they have class the next day if they're sleeping on their homework.

And I'm sorry you failed, too, yaar, it's an unfair system. Proficiencies, F-CATs, JET's, different names, but it doesn't matter, they're all the same. Let's face it, you can't be good in everything, so it's stupid to hold you back from success just because you're weak in one area. I can't get a Diploma 'cause Math isn't my strongest suite. Whoever created these tests was an idiot, there's absolutely NO logic behind it whatsoever.

I wonder if the monsters have a similar test? Probably not because it's in the 70's. They didn't have tests like that back then...

zipzap1313zipzap1313 on June 21st, 2012 11:37 pm (UTC)
I still haven't gotten my letter back, no reply to it, so I'm hopen they chage their minds:'( I REEEALLY hope so:( It wasn't my fault I grew ill again:( I hope we see HOW they got to that College I mean.. They have placement tests FOR college I herd, some at least do, not ALL of them are smart, they can't all be smart! Gaah I hope they just messed with us and gave us a rough aniamtion from it! And can't agree more, whoever made those tests, was soooo very stupid!!
J.D. Night Ghobhadi: Hermione annoyedjdnightghobhadi on June 21st, 2012 12:18 am (UTC)
They no look no different as teenagers/young adults. They still look middle-aged. They may have changed the way the fur is combed and took away some lines, but it didn't do much. Fail?
dreamsofpaprika: Guardian Angeldreamsofpaprika on June 21st, 2012 12:23 am (UTC)

BITCH. There is a difference. Put your glasses on.



J.D. Night Ghobhadi: Hermione annoyedjdnightghobhadi on June 21st, 2012 08:37 am (UTC)
Bitch, I saw those differences. But in large, they look nothing like teens.
dreamsofpaprika: Meg through the Mirrordreamsofpaprika on June 21st, 2012 09:16 am (UTC)

I suppose. Mike looks like he belongs in Elementary. It's that retainer or something...
J.D. Night Ghobhadi: Hermione annoyedjdnightghobhadi on June 21st, 2012 09:20 am (UTC)
I disagree, girl. Nothing can persuade me.
dreamsofpaprika: the color purpledreamsofpaprika on June 21st, 2012 08:10 pm (UTC)



J.D. Night Ghobhadi: Hermione annoyedjdnightghobhadi on June 21st, 2012 11:06 pm (UTC)
Good, I pissed off Jasmine. *smirk*
girlspell: hawkgirlspell on June 21st, 2012 12:26 am (UTC)
I think I mentioned this before but Brave looks like it would suck and I decided I would not see this. The more I see of the trailer, the creepy it gets.

I don't know who's idea it was for the film, but they mised this by a mile with the characters and jokes they put in to the movie.
dreamsofpaprika: Christine Daaedreamsofpaprika on June 21st, 2012 12:28 am (UTC)

It does suck. I already know this. I just feel like going to the movie theatre and writing down everything I see wrong with it and criticizing the hell out of it. Since there's no good movies coming out soon and when there's nothing better to do I like to get my Bitch Cap on.

Reg Flint, the Inveterate Snarker: Edgy Severusreg_flint on June 21st, 2012 05:43 am (UTC)
Uni is a lot of work. But itś not the only answer. You could learn valuable skills like Radiologist or lab technician. Though the math might screw you. An entry level job as an editor's assistant or proof writer would seem yours. Not all the world needs a piece if paper, but it's nice.

Thanks for the Rickman pics even though I'm not a fan he is so expressive with so few facial muscles used.
dreamsofpaprika: Phantom of the Operadreamsofpaprika on June 21st, 2012 07:51 am (UTC)

It is, or so I've learned from my friends who go to Uni. And you're right, this doesn't have to be the end of the road for me, but still... All I want to do is make films and even though I don't necessarily need school for that, it would help build my expereince and credentials. And I was thinking about taking a summer film workshop at UNLV just to get my feet wet. Too bad it's so damn expensive...

I snagged all the Rickman GIF's from my sis. She seems to collect them.
Reg Flint, the Inveterate Snarker: Edgy Severusreg_flint on June 21st, 2012 08:55 am (UTC)
I went to Uni. For five years. The cost was terrible, I had to work full time just to pay my rent, food and bills - then I joined the Communication Reserve and was able to save for my first 2 years as a weekend/2 nights a week soldier. And I got to be weapons tech.,. *smirk*
But the economy is so different. There was optimism in the area, not oversized ego, oversized bellies, and oversized debt. WTF really happeened?
dreamsofpaprika: Hedwig determinationdreamsofpaprika on June 21st, 2012 08:36 pm (UTC)

I'm applying for student loans since I didn't get a single scholarship but it will still eat money out of my pockets, I'm sure. And trying to juggle work and school isn't easy... I might get a part-time job, then, if not full-time. If only the economy weren't so bad right now, esp. in Vegas...

I agree though that optimism has gone and over-sized shit has replaced it.
reina_ursa on June 21st, 2012 01:13 pm (UTC)
I recently saw the trailer for Brave and I just didn't think it looked good at all. I'll probably skip this one.
dreamsofpaprika: Girl with a Pearl Earringdreamsofpaprika on June 21st, 2012 08:37 pm (UTC)

It does look so stupid. *nods* What a way to stereotype Scottish culture. It's too bad since I love Scotland...
reina_ursa on June 22nd, 2012 02:49 am (UTC)
It really does. I was disappointed because I really was thinking this would be a good one. What a shame.
Paulina: wtfqn128 on June 21st, 2012 07:20 pm (UTC)
I hate how almost every college movie totally misses the point of being a student. Sure college/university students are indeed a peculiar group of people but what they show in the movies is like maybe 2% of your student life and they make it look like it was 90% :/

I'm sorry to hear about your math test. That truly sucks that a math test decides your possible future when you don't even plan your carrier in that field.
dreamsofpaprika: Meowth dancing with Pikachudreamsofpaprika on June 21st, 2012 08:50 pm (UTC)

Me too. Every single college movie I've seen has missed the point. That's why I hate college movies- - all of them seem to be comedies instead of the realities of school. I don't even know if there's a good college documentary out there? They always make it look like college is full of drinking and partying, when it's not. That's 2% of student life on campus, the rest of it is tests and studying, or so I've been told by my Uni friends. Even in the 70's, people went to college because they wanted to be there and get a degree, not to just hang out. Sure, some kids, even today go to college because their parents force them, all their friends go and they feel like they'll be left out if they don't go too, or they just feel like they have to because it's what society expects of them. So there are a few who don't want to be there and end up dropping out. But the majority of kids going to college WANT to be there and WANT to study. I know I do.

It's fine, I'm getting professional help an my tutor really feels I can pass this time. I feel more confident this time than the other times I've taken the test so I'll keep my fingers crossed till July. It is dumb, though, that these tests won't allow you to pass if you fail one area. So I'm not good in math? Big deal. My career doesn't even require a lot of math, so what do I need it for? I wish the Proficiencies or any test similar would be more like the SAT's. With the SAT's they combine every subject instead of making each subject a different test, and you don't really pass or fail. They combine your scores from all subjects and give you an average score that your college will take. It doesn't have to be an exact number, it's just an average score that the colleges look for to accepting you. And even though my math was a little low on the SAT's I still ''passed'' because my math score, combined with reading, writing and science, was an acceptable score to get into the college I applied for. I wish the Prof.'s could be like that. Instead of getting a perfect 244 or higher on math, they should just combine all the subjects and take your average score from all the tests. Then everybody would pass, because it's an epidemic right now, a lot of kids fail the math portion.
Paulinaqn128 on June 22nd, 2012 08:00 pm (UTC)
Yeah, combined test are better. Or even better the ones that have lower passing scores so you could only pass with low score and prove basic skills in the tests you don't really need in your career and score very high in those you need.

How many % is 244 points exactly?
dreamsofpaprika: Guardian Angeldreamsofpaprika on June 23rd, 2012 08:05 am (UTC)

That would be a better idea I think. *nods* That way kids can score higher on tests that are their strong areas for whatever career they want to pursue and get away with a low scores for tests in areas they will not need. I don't need math for the career I want except for financing and budgeting films. Piece of cake though, what do I need geometry for and permutations and combinations and all the other crap? I scored high on my writing proficiency. Filmmaking requires writing. Great. They should let math slide if they were logical.

I have no idea what % 244 points is, but it's too high for me. I can never get past a 222... I feel confident this time, though. *keeps fingers crossed*
Paulina: don't panicqn128 on June 23rd, 2012 02:04 pm (UTC)
I'm keeping my fingers crossed, too!
dreamsofpaprika: Mike and Boodreamsofpaprika on June 23rd, 2012 08:15 pm (UTC)

Thank you! And your icon is reassuring.