Personal Narrative: My Three Advanced Placements

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During my second year in a high school, I made the foolish the decision to take three Advanced Placement courses despite my counselor's warning; only three other students my age chose this course of action, yet I was guileless, headstrong, and ready to move into the fray. The three classes were Advanced Placement Biology, Chemistry, and World History combined with a rigorous cross country eight-mile cross-country run, and a demanding pre-calculus class. I went into AP Chemistry not knowing a thing about chemistry. I remember feeling a sense of insecurity around my peers, who were far more intelligent than I. As I sat listlessly in my one-armed desk chair, I could not grasp the words coming out of the instructor's mouth, vocabularies such as

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