I took my Praxis Pre-Professional tests today. Not so sure about the math section, but I think I did well on the reading and writing sections. Then again, I've been wrong before. With both my SATs and the GRE, I got higher scores in math than in the verbal sections. But this time, something in me feels way more confident about the reading and writing scores.
"Why is that ?" you might ask.
One word - Blogging.
Four more words - On A Regular Basis.
As I was taking these exams on reading comprehension, on correct grammar and usage, and on writing an essay on a topic given in the test booklet, I could feel the synapses snapping. Connections were made that I don't recall ever having made concerning correct punctuation. Hell, I don't even recall caring too much about correct punctuation before. I guess with all this blogging I've been doing lately, some rewiring has been done in my brain concerning the written word. And I have to say, it feels gooood.
Yes, folks, you too can get higher standardized test scores simply by using your keyboard, mouse, monitor, and internet access to just type something on a blog. It can be your own blog, preferably. It can be responses to the blog posts of others (and for those of you who feel the need to post responses, be good menschen and do not post anonymously). It can be letters to magazines, newspapers, TV shows, and the like. It can be regular emails to Grandpa.
Just go ahead and use the English language, folks. You'll be so glad you did.
For those who are about to blog...I salute you!