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I finally understand why so many people complain about their junior year. My performance this year, in both school and soccer, is critical for my future. The pressure to succeed is overwhelming and causing an enormous amount of stress. The grades I receive this year will be the most important on my transcript, as these are the grades that colleges pay the most attention to. I am currently taking three advanced placement and honors classes: A.P Language and Composition, A.P. Physics 1, and French 3 Honors; the rest of my classes are normal courses. Grade-wise, I am doing well in my classes as I have straight A's and two A-'s, but almost all my classes are harder than any of my classes sophomore year. Subjects that used to come naturally to me, such as french and math, are becoming confusing; I am now forced to prepare in advance for all tests and quizzes instead of doing a quick review of the material the night before or even the period before. The class that is the most difficult course for me is A.P. Physics 1. When I am in that class I feel, for the first time in my life, completely lost. I cannot make sense of any of the information that my teacher, Dr. Jones, introduces to the class. Two or three times a week we are assigned homework problems on a website called wileyPLUS that I am lucky to finish in two hours. We do example problems in class, but once I get home and look at my homework, the problems I have been assigned are seemingly unlike any of the types of problems we worked on in class. The only way I am able to finish these problems by the time it is due is if I consult my older brother and ask him for help. With his help I get a good grade on the homework, but this grade does not accurately reflect how I am doing in this class. I cannot help but blame Dr. Jones's teaching style for the way I feel, but I realize it is not always the teacher's fault; I…...

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