I rushed to finish the toughest algebra test of the year. There were 60 questions and only 55 minutes to complete the exam. The bell rang and I shakily handed in my test hoping that I would do well. As I walked out of class I had felt confident in my answers since I had studied hard the night before for two hours.
A couple days later, while walking into class, my teacher was passing out the tests we had taken with our score circled in thick, red marker. I took my seat and when she placed the test on my desk, I nearly fainted. My first failure on a test in math, the subject I was most comfortable with ironically. I looked through my test and noticed that I was getting the same answers as the people around me, but the work I had shown was different.