We've (they've) started preparing for the May 3rd AP Calculus exam. I'm taking old tests and having them do problems at home and then discussing them in class. The ringing in my ears is from the whining about how long it took and how hard it was and how tricky the test makers were trying to be. Oh my. ... I'm donning my, "... AND?" attitude to hopefully get across that I expect them to do it anyway and that they CAN do it and that their score is now a reflection of how much they're willing to put into it.
Now of course there are those that are doing everything they're supposed to do. Go them. I just have to get the others the step up to the plate.