I was also never taught how to study at a young age. Some people have the talent but many do not.
My point is, I'm sure there are other people out there, like me, suffering because of the education system. Smart people whose talent is being drained because of the education system while others have it easy.
My high motivation is what has gotten me this far. Being told I can't and shouldn't do something is my motivation to do it. (School wise, not legal wise.)
So my advice to others that struggle through the dumb American education system, stick in there. If you want it, go get it. If all else fails turn on the song Tubthumping by Chumbawumba.
"For the Lord gives wisdom; From His mouth comes knowledge and understanding"