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First of all....

Posted by Noa on October 24, 1999, at 17:37:21

In reply to Re: double impulse posting..., posted by dj on October 24, 1999, at 13:47:12

First of all....reading technical journals, need I say it??? *BORING* !!!! It would be hard for anyone to feel motivated and engaged by this kind of reading. Even moreso for someone who has difficulty with self regulation, motivation, etc., whether from depression or add. The timer idea can help. YOu can learn to self monitor whether you are "on task". Set the timer to ring every 5 minutes and ask yourself, "Was I actually reading? Did I understand what I read? Or was my mind drifting?" Or, give yourself a concrete task to do to get throuh the reading. Start with prereading questions--"WHAt am I going to learn in this article? What information do I hope to gain?" Then read just section headings, and make an outline. Then read the topic sentences in each section. Talk to yourself as you do this. "This paaragraph is going to tell me about..." What am I curious about learning about this section? Or start a graphic organizer to take in the info. This can be a web pattern, with the main topic in the middle. From this are spokes to each of the section headings, each of which have spokes leading to specific topics covered. By doing something active while reading, you are more involved, engaged, hopefully less bored.
Stimulanst might help you, but they will not organize you.

BTW, Bob, CCCS offers over the phone service too. At first, I was getting frustrated because I could never get an appointment set up--they had these antiquated computer systems that didn't let them book appointments more than two weeks in advance, but then when you called, they were all booked up. I needed to plan in advance when to go, because they were during work hours only. I tried a different office, and they told me about another office that did everything ov3er the phone. It has been very convenient.




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