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Could I have a LD?

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Posted Dec 20, 2004 at 4:56:52 PM
Subject: Could I have a LD?

I am a college student that is always trying so hard and always seem to end up with a very low grade. If it is a project I can get a good grade on it. I can read for hours and not know what I have read at all. Taking test are the worst, after study for hours I think I know and I even think I do good on these test but I always get low scores. I was just wondering if this could be do to a learning disability or do I just need to study more? Thanks for you help.

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Posted:Dec 20, 2004 11:04:53 PM

Well, you are studying more and more and not getting anything out of it. So you don't need to study more, but to study differently.

It is possible that you have a learning disability; it is also even more possible that you are one of the very large number of students who have been pushed through elementary and high school with weak basic skills and dead-end approaches to learning.

You need to spend some time finding out how you can learn more effectively. A good tutor or a good educational therapist or a good psychologist can put you an the right track. You have to look around for a while until you find the right person, but keep at it.

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Posted:Dec 30, 2004 12:47:56 PM

I wouldn't say study more, I'd say study differently, too :-)

Do you know when you're getting lost, or do you "get it" and then lose it?

Sue J, webmastress www.resourceroom.net

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Posted:Jan 05, 2005 8:23:48 PM

Do a google search on adult learning theory. You may get some insight.

Studying in short bursts with many breaks helps you retain more information.

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