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Re: ADD and Study... Tips? -- kinda long

Posted by utopizen on November 28, 2008, at 1:04:20

In reply to Re: ADD and Study... Tips? -- kinda long, posted by Gee on November 6, 2007, at 20:31:01

Rule No. 1:

Don't take the stim until you're sitting in the library, and you've already opened the book. Don't worry about time of onset-- it's not years, it's minutes. Read along, and before you know it, you'll have it working for you, keeping you at pace.

Otherwise, you'll enter that deliberate, stim-induced procrastination state. Don't do that. Especially for your afternoon dosing... wait for it until you're in the library.

Rule No. 2: Unless you have super great track records, do not fool yourself into doing work outside of the library or study lounges.

Rule No. 3: Don't cram. Don't trust yourself to potentially cram. This is the biggest problem with ADD types-- you have a diagnosis because your attention deficit is so clearly out of line with your apparent impression to others as to your potential/intelligence/aptitude.

Translation: you have ADD because you're too smart. Otherwise, you're over-diagnosed ; )

This is actually the biggest problem of ADD you know you can test certain deadlines, etc., a bit too well at times. Problem is, the more you do, the more you will test it more next time, and bank of procrastination.

Assume you will fail, and then work backwards treat yourself like you're highly learning disabled, and slow. Don't think you can put off readings for the present week, banking on double-duty sessions the following week.

The following week suddenly becomes finals, and then you just failed out of school. Treat your syllabus like it's a cheat sheet to not flunking, and you might follow it more than most, even.





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