When we have ADD or ADHD, studying can be a real booger. Plus, lots of people don’t know how to study (I sure didn’t ’til second year med school). And then there’s the difference between studying to pass a test, I mean like cramming at the last moment (did I mention ADD or ADHD?), and studying to actually learn something. Which is what I advocate. If you learn it, then you own it, and presumably it will be of some use or you wouldn’t be studying it, or anyway you will really be prepared for the final exam, and anyway learning is its own reward. And many of us have been out of school for a while, but we still like to learn new things – plus that’s said to help prevent Alzheimer’s. Knowledge is power.
So this is going to be a series on studying, and part of it will be about studying with ADD or ADHD, and part will be just about how to study in general.
To start with, many of us have the typical ADD or ADHD problem of trying to do too much, setting the goal too high, so it seems too daunting and like an awful chore, and so we procrastinate. But it hangs over our head, doesn’t it. Ugh!
So I’ve introduced the topic, and will start with referring you to Abhi’s recent experiment and what he has learned about studying – or about learning, and illustrates the trying to do too much process. Next time.
another site on studying clik