What I Learned In Their Eyes Were Watching God

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I was always thought of as a smart kid throughout school. I think that assumption comes from me being the youngest of three and my older sisters being the brilliant ones. Even though I took accelerated, honors, and AP courses throughout high school and graduated with a 3.8 GPA, I never once passed an AP exam. Most of the failures I rationalized with my lack of motivation or interest in a subject, but one test score was especially hard for me to accept. I could not understand how I did not pass my AP Literature exam, my favorite class I had ever taken. During the exam, I noticed challenging questions and essays and I felt tense until I got to the Q3, an open essay question. I had chosen to write about Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Neale
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