Even without ADD or ADHD, and more important if with, we need to use the standard ADD ADHD strategies and apply them to studying.
small steps – schedule reasonable amounts of time to study and reasonable amounts to learn in each block. Schedule.
breaks – at least every hour, and use strategies to limit them
rewards – give yourself a reward for each accomplishment
one thing – focus on what you are studying right now; forget about what else you will need to do.
colors- use color in your notes, underlining, folder labels, etc
focus center – turned on by personal interest, novelty, challenge, or imminent heavy deadline. Try to use the first three to turn on; try to avoid the last one. If the material isn’t interesting, use your imagination to fool your focus center. (ex: imagine it’s a contest)
Everyone is different – some people study best with another person in the room, some with music or TV or quiet, some standing or walking. Some can go longer than an hour without losing efficiency; this is rare. Some do better early in the day, some late. Find your own pattern.
Ask for help when you need it.
bonus tip- when you start a subject, try to get “a kindergarden book” on it; something really simple you can read beforehand so you start off with some idea of what’s going on.
bonus tip 2 – any moment of spare time, driving, waiting in line, etc, you can review it in your mind. If there’s a part you miss, review it asap.
the previous study posts clik
geographical note – the book is selling well. Thank You for buying, recommending, reviews and comments. Amazon shows where it has sold in USA – everywhere except Knoxville TN and a chunk of Nebraska. Why there???