Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Tips for College Students with Learning Disabilities



Students understand that receiving a college education is a very important factor in their lives. It is what helps them achieve their career goals and objectives. In universities, the environment is extremely different from what the students experienced in high school. The students are anticipated to be responsible for their own behavior and education. Their teachers and parents will have minimal contact and decision making in their lives. Students with learning disabilities such as dyslexia have added responsibility than their counterparts. Most universities have set up support services to help students with disabilities to feel encouraged to focus on their academic goals and succeed. It is important that they develop their own learning styles that strengthen their academic processing skills in order to keep up with the other students. They should also choose a flexible class timetable that suits them. This may depend on their lecturers’ teaching styles, class periods and assignments.

The students should ensure they balance out their less demanding classes with demanding ones. This makes their workload easier to undertake with less academic pressure. They can also purchase their textbooks and complete the important classes that are graduation requirements early in their course work. The students should also have a calendar where they can record what they need to do each day. This helps them plan their time adequately to work on the assignments they are given by their lecturers. It assists them to break down their research papers into manageable components such as research, outlines, rough drafts and others. Finally they should remember to take study breaks and avoid cramming their coursework.

1 comment:

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