ADD/ADHD/Autism-Spectrum and studying (6)

1 Name: Anonymous : 2007-12-14 03:35 ID:g/CXwnxf

As someone who recently started graduate school I find that the education is very very hard in comparison to what I've done in undergrad. It's a lot of multiple choice, true/false with corrections (if the statement is "false", cross out something and replace to make it a true statement) and such.

I feel like someone could just get lucky without studying and going to class and get 100%. Others in my classes cheat.

The question is, what effective study techniques work for you people out there who have the disabilities mentioned in the thread title? I personally have bad ADHD and studying is soooo hard.... How do you do it?

2 Name: Anonymous : 2007-12-14 07:37 ID:i5AOegZ1


The best tips I have for you is to take time after school, stick around there or go to a public library(or any other place where you feel comfortable and relaxed). Have nothing but the school-work in front of you, sit down and give it your time.

I can't get shit done once I get home. I'll get sucked up by whatever and can't dig my assignments out of the back of my head again, for anything. The best way to tackle this is to isolate yourself from conflicting interest, by relocating yourself to somewhere isolated from other possible activities.

3 Name: Anonymous : 2007-12-14 10:43 ID:LwOVOjL5


Looks like very good suggestions,... The library is often a good spot to study, as silence is enforced.

I think the OP should check with professionals and read books about the issue, as I guess there is a lot of information around on that topic.

You might also ask the question in a forum dedicated to those conditions.

4 Name: Anonymous : 2007-12-14 20:04 ID:Heaven

> multiple choice
> true/false
> someone could just get lucky without studying and going to class and get 100%.

Not likely, but the weakness in that type of testing, employed by lazy faculty, is predictability and layered questions.

An obvious example is when you choose 4 or more of one letter/number in a row in multiple choice. It guarantees that one of your choices is wrong, unless you get the very rare professor who does this on purpose to mess with the strategy.
Also, reading through the quiz first before you attempt it can boost your score, as the correct answers to some questions are often included as part of a later question.

I feel kind of bad sharing this, but it's a common thing and I do well on tests myself anyway.

5 Name: Anonymous : 2007-12-30 05:05 ID:7J05/yy9

Talk to Student Council,
at my old University I got a lot of help
(someone else took my notes, I did my exams alone,
and I had a peer counsellor to keep me in check)

I have ADHD

6 Name: Anonymous : 2008-01-16 08:10 ID:n5FqDU7u

Well. I'm on the high end of the autistic spectrum. I'm only able to study because strings of letters and words are patterns and I love seeing patterns regardless of their context. But I don't know how well this works for other people, because someone who likes writing may think physics is stupid and visa versa.

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