Quiet Please, I am Studying!


via Daily Prompt: Study

Quite frankly, I am glad my days of high school are over.  I have diagnosed myself with ADHD.  The symptoms I have are not being able to concentrate or focus on anything, especially when there are people around.  I remember sitting in the gymnasium full of desks and students, trying to write an exam.  There were so many questions.  I was able to answer a few, but there were way too many people around for me to be able to concentrate.  Even though I love quiet and it was very quiet, I could not focus on the questions.  I would read, and re-read, and re-read.  I was never able to pass a written exam.  It was only for my regular school work and class room tests that I was able to get my passing mark.

These days though, I can study at times, depending on the circumstances.  It has to be totally quiet.  Many people listen to music while they work, while they study.  Music distracts me because I end up singing to the music or thinking about the music more than what I am trying to read or study.  I can’t have the TV on either.  Even background noise distracts me.

So what can a person do when they are in high school and have this kind of problem.  Are there options for them?  I didn’t know whether I had options or not back then.  I just stayed until the time was up, hoping I would be able to answer a few more questions.  I couldn’t walk out in front of a room full of people so I always waited until everyone else was gone, then I would hand in my paper half-finished.

I do lots of online courses for things I am interested in.  I can work on them when it is quiet.  Day or night, I can get on the computer and study.  It is perfect for me!  When I am interviewed for a job or news bulletin, I am rarely successful.  I turn down many interviews.  This is why I have been self-employed for many years.

It has been said, we all learn in different ways.  Some people are hands on, some people read and learn from written instructions.  I have difficulty reading instructions, I prefer to be shown how to do a job.

How do you learn?  By watching? Reading?  Happy learning, never stop!

I’m Frazzled Again.

3 thoughts on “Quiet Please, I am Studying!

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  1. Online classes are very effective for people like us. My thing is I learn too fast or I want to. I hate a slow pace. My other thing is I am not great in social situations. I can’t sit in a class unless I have to, like high school. I like the pace of online courses.

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