Worst homework advice I ever got: “Just write something. Bullshit if you have to.” The advice-giver was rather miffed with me when I interpreted this as, “When in doubt, produce word-salad.” But like, what the hell else was I supposed to do? No one else ever seemed to get that words are fucking hard. It doesn’t matter if I know the answer. Knowing the answer isn’t the same as composing a sentence to show people I know the answer. Anyway when I showed my parents the fruits of their super-useful advice, I got yelled at for being glib and ended up turning in nothing again. Thank fuck for most of the GED being multiple choice.