I will say that if you scored 99 in writing, perhaps you should consider pursuing courses that involve writing rather than math? Might be an easier row to hoe ...
Looking back over this thread, DougSmith gets the Prescience Award. I still believe I should have scored a 100 on the writing test, but because I only needed a 70 to place out of Freshman Comp One there was no sense arguing over comma usage.
I agree with Traveler regarding people who don’t want to keep learning. My maternal grandmother often said she hopes she never got too old to learn.
And Occam, studying with cute young things is a joy. Hell, just walking around campus is a joy now that the weather has gotten hot. Seems the shorts and the skirts rise with the thermometer.