From day one, my French teacher has been judging me for being quiet. But I'm not as quiet as she thinks. She just exaggerates my quietness herself because she never taught me before, and her first impression that I don't seem to have many friends. I volunteer in class, not like the most active person in the class, but much more often than some others. I cried in class today because she gave me a mark for participation that was a lot lower than I expected. I think she noticed and I'm scared of her talking about it tomorrow.