Merriam-Webter's Online Dictionary defines a crisis as "an unstable or crucial time or state of affairs in which a decisive change is impending." One crucial point I experienced was when I failed kindergarten. I can't remember everything in vivid detailb but I will do my best. I had been having trouble in kindergarten and I couldn't get any extra help. It was a huge class and the teacher didn't have any time to spare to be helping me. Anyways I repeated kindergarten and continued my grades up until the 3rd grade. That was when I realized that I was a year older than all of my classmates. I felt dumb so I decide I wanted to skip a grade to be put back into my correct age group. The way I saw it was that I had a problem and I needed to fix it. So i did. I got tutored and took some tests to officially skip a grade. This experienced shaped my academic life and has made me a better student.