I felt the way of graduating high school like first thing I accomplished on my own independently. My sophomore year, I struggled really hard on chemistry and U.S. History classes. I could not catch up on reading and my grades were kept going down and down. I told my dean that I might not be able to pass those two classes. She told me "try your best". I was thinking in my head head "I am doing that, but I cannot that is why I am here and talking to you". But after she told me "try your best" I said "okay", then I walked out of her office. Then I changed the method of reading, just like Buehl says in the beginning of the article. Basically, you do not have to read everything single letter on the books, but you can pick up the words here and there that you think that are important. Then I became much smooth reader. Again, it is not skipping the readings, but becoming smart readers.