Stick Together – San Diego City College Assessment (2014)On February 18, 2020 by Raul Dinwiddie
We were supposed to stick together…
Ever since middle school… All the way through high school… college… then we would start
a business. But then I screwed it all up. It doesn’t matter where we go, as long as we stick together. City College is perfect. We get our two-year degree, then transfer, then get our Bachelor’s… and then we start our business.
And we don’t have to take the SAT. Or pay for it. We do have to take the assessment
for Math and English, though. Please… I heard that was a joke.
It doesn’t even count. Yes it does, genius boy. Your
score tells the schools which Math and English classes you need.
AND which ones you DON’T need… So it was all set… But all
that paperwork… and planning… I thought it was gonna be easy – like in high school,
they tell you what to take. I had to do this on my own… and I blew it. Well, you all three seem to
be on equal ground with your grades, and you should all be able to graduate with each other in a couple of years. Let’s talk about your Career Plan… but first, I wanna make it clear that you guys need to make sure that you get ready for the assessment test. You
don’t want to end up taking Math and English classes that you really don’t need. Are you paying attention? Yeah, yeah… take the test. I got it. Don’t just take it, you want to take it seriously… OK, well you guys can go to the website that
I showed you or you can download the app and you can take a sample test. TRUST me, you’ll
be glad that you did so. GOT THAT? Yeah, GOT THAT? Yeah, trust you… Why didn’t I listen to that counselor? I
thought I was smarter than all of ‘em – like I didn’t need to be ready
for anything. I wanted to have fun – hang out. Why
should I work?… Well, I wasted a whole year, just because I didn’t prepare for that test.
We always wait till later. Why do we DO that? I’ll do it later… I’ll do it tomorrow…
it’s always tomorrow. I guess I thought I had all the time in the
world. Hey… we’re supposed to stick
together. Why didn’t I listen to my friends?
It was an hour or two to get ready for that assessment. It was nothin’. They
did pretty good on the test… got into the same Math and English classes – just like
the counselor said they would – just like she said WE would. I bombed BOTH of those tests.
I don’t know what I was thinking… I should be going with ‘em…
I shoulda paid attention. See ya next year. We were supposed to stick together.