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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
    Cuttlefish

    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
    Cuttlefish

    Or Zaphod, I suppose…

  5. 5
    Trebuchet

    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
    outeast

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

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