Welcome Back (and The AP Song)

Welcome back to Stop Homework. I was really gratified to see that, while I was taking a break from blogging, people were still stopping by, commenting, sending me emails, and talking to each other in the Comments. I especially liked the sharing of ideas, the recommending of articles, and the support people offer each other.

One person recommended adding a section where readers can post articles. It’s a great idea but it isn’t feasible. So please send me articles you’d like to see me post. I’ll blog about them and then I’ll file them under Resources.

And, to start off the school year with something fun, listen to this song by Nathalie, an eleventh grader from Princeton, New Jersey, who wrote it for a friend who had to take the AP test on her birthday.

Wouldn’t it be great if every student started sending the lyrics around? Maybe educators would take notice and listen.

Here are the lyrics (but I highly recommend listening:

The AP Song
by Nathalie

You would judge me
On the accuracy of my best guess
But you cannot budge me
I don’t want to take this AP test

And my free responses
Will be mainly composed of pure BS
I REALLY DON’T WANT TO
No, I don’t want to take this AP test

And it’s even my birthday
But the College Board doesn’t care about me
Oh, what a Thursday!
I’d really rather not take this AP.

Since I live in Princeton
My neighbors all work for ETS
They don’t know how I hate them
And especially their stupid test

I should be studying
And as procrastination goes, this is far from the best
But I’ll forgo a review book to sing that
“I don’t want to take this AP test”

I paid 95 dollars
And I’ve never regretted an expenditure more
But the check has been written
So I’d better get at least a four

And it’s even my birthday
But the College Board doesn’t care about me
Oh, what a Thursday!
I’d really rather not take this AP.

2 Comments on “Welcome Back (and The AP Song)”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Yay — welcome back!

    September 7th, 2009 at 10:19 pm
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  2. Kerry Dickinson says:

    Very creative! Loved it.

    September 8th, 2009 at 3:53 pm
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