<p>I've always loved history. I used to pore over atlases and textbooks when I was in elementary school. I won the geography bee twice in middle school. I won my state's junior beta convention for social studies twice. I had such a massive subject area knowledge. I was on the academic bowl team throughout middle school, and I experienced success. Now I am on the debate team for the past 2 years. I intended to do history as a major in college. </p>

<p>This year, I have a 73 in Ap world history. I'm not quite sure why. I worked as well as I could, I took notes on everything, I loved reading the book (sometimes I read it as if it was a story) and yet my tests and essays received incredibly poor grades. It's two weeks until the end of the year. I need a 77+ at the end of the year in order to squeeze my way into AP US history. How do I do this? How can I deal with losing a part of my life that had been so important to me?</p>