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!
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