Good Narrative Principles

Math Problem


May and June (their names have been changed to protect the innocent) walk into the Math test armed with opposing attitudes. Though both, roughly speaking, have mastered the material equally, which is to say, they’re not overly or poorly prepared; May is convinced she’ll ace the test, while June pictures the worst. May is wearing a bright red frilly blouse, however, for the purposes of this story, what she is wearing is irrelevant. What we want to know is how does May and June’s attitude affect their performance on the test. I’m sorry to report that in the middle of the test there’s a fire drill and Mr. X., known for his disregard for tests, gives everyone a B and moves on to the next subject, poetry, his favorite.


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