Blank: (n) a space left to be filled in a document.
Do you remember the various types of tests?
There was the true or false.
I prayed there would be at least two ridiculous answers which could easily be eliminated.
For people like me, who felt I could bullshit my way through the procedure.
But then there was fill in the blank.
A sentence constructed with empty spaces, where it was dependent upon the student to provide legitimate knowledge.
It was nearly impossible to guess.
There were no choices provided.
And of course, there was no room for verbosity to save the day. What was needed was an answer.
Actually, I wish they had offered more tests like that, though I’m sure I would have objected.
For real life is rarely true of false, and honestly, multiple choice is not readily available.
Sometimes much speaking can eradicate a problem, but usually it merely delays the verdict.
But there are always blanks to be filled–and they require real data grounded in truth instead of speculation or the feeling that we can argue with the teacher later, and at least get some credit.
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