Daughter, sorry for unfair exam




Dear Phoebe,

I just wanted to say I’m sorry for that four hours you will never, ever, EVER get back.

In my defense, I truly thought it was a good idea when I suggested it — and I am grateful that you obediently, yet reluctantly, agreed. I know it might sound like I’m making excuses, but you did such a great job on your SAT last year, and since your highest score was the writing section, it seemed like taking the ACT, especially the timed writing section, would round out the ol’ process.

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