Jan 18 2014

So, How’d The Test Go, India?

Over the past few days, I’ve had a substantial (for me, that is, a very small fish in the FtB pond) bump in page views, all coming from various locations in India. I have come to learn, over the past couple of years, that this means there is a test coming up. My verse, Time To Eat The Dog?, is in a textbook.

But the thing is, I never hear back from people (well, not true–I heard back from one, who agrees with me that it is a very simple verse, and was graded down for not having a deeper analysis) after they take the exam and get feedback on their answer! Also, I have never heard from any of the teachers!

So, If you are one of the teachers or students, I really would love to hear how people did! And if you are one of the MacMillan publishers, I am perhaps even more curious to know why you chose that verse!


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  1. 1
    Kylie S

    Did MacMillan ask permission to use it?

  2. 2

    Oh, yes, absolutely! They asked, if memory serves if they could use that or one other (I forget–must look), neither of which were anywhere close to my favorites.

    On the other hand, I asked for a copy of the textbook when it came out, and that has never arrived. On the third hand (lucky to be a cephalopod), I have quite a history of things not arriving from overseas. Oddly enough, no problems from Australia, but other places…

  3. 3
    Al Dente

    On the third hand (lucky to be a cephalopod)

    Or for those of us familiar with moties: “On the gripping hand.”

  4. 4

    Or Zaphod, I suppose…

  5. 5

    Seeing the headline for the second time, it occurred to me that Mano Singham would have used the terms “test” and “India” in an entirely different context!

  6. 6

    I came here looking forward to the Cuttlefish’s first cricket poem. But this subject was even more surreal.

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