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Old 10-23-15, 10:32 AM
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Re: College and ADHD-How does everyone study?

I was recently diagnosed a year ago, so I never took any meds to keep me focused in college. I graduated...don't know how...but Idid.

I found, that I studied the best when I would wake up early morning, many times this was the day before or the day of and I would study my notes ( tried REALLY hard to take good notes), or read chapters because I had no distractions with no noise early morning.

This REALLY helped me.

I also, since I was young, had good listening skills, so I could remember a good amount from lectures...but as I got older it was harder to do, so I forced myself to take as best notes as I could...

Keep in mind though, I graduated college with a 2.8. LOL
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Re: College and ADHD-How does everyone study?

They only way I really learn things is by teaching it to others, or talking out loud as if I was teaching. When I do that it quickly exposes what I haven't learned. A less effective way for me to learn is through lots and lots of repetition.
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Re: College and ADHD-How does everyone study?

My study method is to take chicken scratch notes in lecture just to get info down, then go home and rewrite VERY detailed colour coordinated notes in my own words from the lecture powerpoint/notes I took in class. What I do when I'm writing the detailed notes is do it with the objective that if someone who was completely clueless about the topic were to read it, they would be able to understand the topic (so writing it as if I am teaching it). I find this gives me the BEST POSSIBLE understanding of the material. I also really love using a big white board or chalk board (you can buy one on amazon) to visually help me work out concepts and practice problems. Idk why but white board writing helps study better than paper and pen lol. For days leading up to a test I just re-read my detailed notes, do some practice tests (with a timer), get clarification on any last minute stuff, then I am good to go.
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Re: College and ADHD-How does everyone study?

So hold on ... what do you need to study for? ... Graduate school? ... You already graduated from undergrad right? ...

Tell us the context in which you want to learn to study better. As it happens I have ADHD and am a teacher and I'm teaching on that very subject right now, so I may be able to make some suggestions. BTW: taking good notes, especially by hand, is one of THE BEST moves you can make--as is developing the listening skills that you talk about. Those two methods right there can take you a long way .... But there are others techniques. But first tell me a bit more about the program your want to develop these skills for ...

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Re: College and ADHD-How does everyone study?

Once, when taking a mastering ________(write in whatever program you're trying to master) training course, I explained to the instructor that I was having trouble keeping up with the mandatory reading list - and I'm pretty good at reading - he said he wasn't surprised, that the course work was actually an adaptation of PhD level psychology training doctors in Gestalt therapy. Training PhD's in how to control groups of mentally ill patients.

It wasn't just that there was a LOT of required reading material, it was the depth of the concepts. He shared with me the way he changed his study habits when he was a PhD candidate: don't try to understand what you read, just read a pre-determined number of pages of the required material, enough to complete the reading by the time the next class rolled around...most post-graduate psych class work has adapted a bit of gestalt training. This, combined with the chapter tests were designed to repeat much of what your subconscious had devoured from the first read through.

Prior to this, I used to read, re-read, re-re-read.. thinking I would eventually grasp it. It never worked as well as the instructors suggestion. I still use this method today, especially when it comes to adopting/adapting new technology to my work. I also applied this technique to earning my amateur radio license...which I only mention because I typically struggle with the degree of difficulty of any physics/engineering type topics. I've become known as an early adopter of automation technology...

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Re: College and ADHD-How does everyone study?

I always just read and write down notes and rewrite them until I have it memorised... my memory is pretty good in that respect. Usually I do it the day before.
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Re: College and ADHD-How does everyone study?

I have a few ways of retaining the info so I can learn.
1. Lectures. Just write it down word for word then review it later.
2. Tape the classes. I took a history class, I think?
First test, I barely made a C.
So I took a tape recorder and taped the lectures. I would replay the lectures when I was doing homework. I aced every test after that.
I still remember the teacher telling me how much of a turnaround I did. =D
3. My favorite way of learning is through interactive learning programs like an interactive DVD or interactive online computer program. Those things are awesome and I slay them. I learn and retain so much info from them. Plus if you make a mistake, it will tell you what you did wrong. You get automatic feedback. You can review as much as you want.

I love video games. My mind views those interactive discs\programs as video games. I can sit on a computer with one of those for 4-6 hours easily and it will hold my attention completely. I won't even notice the time.

What ways can I not learn?
1. I can't learn by merely listening to someone talk. I have to write it down. 70% of the info will go in 1 ear and out the other. Assuming it makes it to my ear first.
2. I can't learn by just reading a book. If that was the case, I would have mastered 10 languages. You know what happens when I read a book just to study? I fall asleep within 20 minutes. I'm dead serious. I will go to sleep each and every time. I haven't read a book in years for this very reason.


Only way I can make it through a book is if I have a list of questions. I will find the answers in the book. Other than that, pass me a pillow and let the dreaming commence.
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Re: College and ADHD-How does everyone study?

I have found Audible to be a life saver.
I download the book, and listen to it in the background while doing other things
and absorb the contents. I scored super high this semester thanks to this amazing technology. best $15 dollars iv'e spent in college.

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