Honor My Reflection

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There have been a few times over the last couple of years when I felt that I was robbed of an opportunity that I should have been given. One of these times just occurred this year as we transitioned into the second semester at school, and the situation dealt with my class schedule.
As I planned out the classes I wanted to take my senior year, I had hoped that I would be taking AP Calculus and AP Physics, but there were not enough students at my school to sign up for either of these classes, and so they were not offered. However, I had planned to that I was definitely going to get to take Global Studies and Honors Chemistry II, the prerequisite to AP Chemistry, during the first semester, along with my other classes. I had been so excited for both classes. I love studying about other cultures, other languages, and about world events, so I was very excited about finally getting to take Global Studies, which is a senior class as my school. I was also so excited about taking Honors Chemistry II and AP Chemistry because I love science classes, especially chemistry, and this a chance to take an upper-level course.
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Attending the small school that I do, not all the classes that I wished to take were offered and a lot of the classes that are offered are only offered for one period. So, unfortunately, I was faced with having to decide which class, Global Studies or Honors Chemistry II (and therefore AP Chemistry along with it), I was going to take. I decided to take chemistry, because I had already fought to make sure it was offered and because I do love chemistry. I was disappointed that I was not going to get to take Global Studies after waiting three years to take it, but after I started to school year I got over it and was content with my

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