I just have to say that these stupid essays that they make you write on standardized tests -- you know, the "Is honesty always the best policy?", "Can any society afford to neglect its brightest members?", "Is teamwork what makes football so popular in America?" topics -- are so against my religion. They are encouraging people to form hasty conclusions and put the rest of their effort into mastering teh art of equivocation and talking out of their non-nice places to cover up the flaws that would have become apparent if they had thought about the question for more than 5 minutes. Man. I hate these things so much.