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College Resources for Students with ADD
Starting college is an exciting time filled with new adventures. Sometimes peril rides right along with those adventures when you have Attention Deficit Disorder. You are moving into the adult realm, where more is expected of you, including advocating for yourself. The structures that helped you be successful in your high school career will be left behind, so you will have to build some new academic scaffolding. What are some of the pitfalls of the first semester of college and what can you do to stop trouble before it starts? If trouble finds you, how do you deal with it?
Here is a compilation of articles that can help. They are short reads, and you don't need to read them all at one time. Just bookmark the main article and read at your leisure. I have included clickable links and the article descriptions.
College Living with Attention Deficit Disorder
Many students with Attention Deficit Disorder plan to go to college. Yes, planning is the key for a successful college experience! What kind of living situation makes sense for a kid with ADD? That depends on the kid, and they should reflect on their needs to find their best living circumstances.
College Freshman Problems and ADD
As students with Attention Deficit Disorder go off to college for the first time, there is a huge transition from high school work to college studies. Also, they lose their support system that often cues them to do those tasks that are essential. How can a student take charge of his college life?
College Academic Success with ADD
People with ADD/ADHD have difficulty with executive functioning, which impacts implementation and monitoring of their academic plans. Since these skills don't come naturally to us, we need to explicitly plan our road to academic success in college. Here are some pointers on how to do that.
A College Syllabus and Students with ADD
Students who have not been exposed to the syllabus in previous educational settings might think that it is just another piece of paper. They would be wrong! A syllabus is an essential tool for any college student, but especially for a student with Attention Deficit Disorder.
Complex Learning in College with ADD
A significant number of people with ADD also have learning disabilities. These learning difficulties work together with Attention Deficit Disorder to make acquiring new complex skills in college classes a challenging task. This article has practical tips to help students learn those complex skills.
Bombing a College Test with ADD
When you have Attention Deficit Disorder and bomb a college exam, it can seem like a dark cloud is hanging over your whole life. Many students feel like they are in a hole that they cannot possibly get out of. How can you avoid the epic test bomb or salvage your grade, if that becomes necessary?
College First Semester Pain and ADD
While college freshmen with Attention Deficit Disorder start their first year full of energy and hope, by mid-semester they are often bogged down in the abyss of academic struggles. Are they there to stay? Can they dig out? What can be done to salvage the academic semester?
Planning for success and asking for what you need are two important skill components for a successful first year at college. You CAN do these things. You are bright, creative, and good at finding innovative solutions to problems. Let your ADD creativity work for you! Enjoy your first semester and all of the exciting times that are waiting for you.
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