So I'm going back to college. I start on August 11th. Here's my deal though. I've been in and out of college since I graduated in 2009 because of Epilepsy problems. I've gone to college three other times already. Also for three different things. Should have stayed with the same track I know but I'm indecisive and I get bored easily. First time I was at the community college, I was there for my AA but I had just found out that I had Epilepsy. My GPA started dropping near the end of a year and a… read more
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I have a Master's degree in Psychology what helped me was to bring a tape recorder to class with me. Now there are smaller recorders to bring to class which can assist you and you have a right to have it with you if you're teachers try to object to the recorder.
OK you ask I will try to explain. I have had epilepsy all my life and have 3 degrees. The thing is take notes all the time plus have a recorder to. Your handicap allows for this. Each time I have a grandma seizure I lose about 3 days. That's why I carry note pads and a tablet . I was a Psychological counselor till I retired so I know you to can get through school. GOOD luck
Congratulations on going back to college and congratulations on everyday you go to class, log into your online class - every day you're present is an accomplishment! I just graduated with my BA in Media studies and throughout my time in college I wrote out my notes. I tried taking them on a tablet but couldn't remember and trust me our brains aren't wired to remember stuff digitally in the way we need to in a scholarly setting.
So my tip is, write your notes out and paraphrase your professor's lectures IN your notes. (don't try to write down everything they say word for word, paraphrase, write key points) If you want when you get home, type them up to organize them (and make your chicken scratch legible) lol :)
Good luck and congrats!
It can be done! For each of us, the actions taken may be a little different. To complete my masters, the field remained the same, but the application was switched from rural development to poultry economics. Getting help from Penn State professors Henson(committee chairman) and Birth(extension) really led the way for me. Although a 4.0 was earned in writing, the term before the accident, I was having major difficulties with it. What I thought was being written and the actual writing were different. Only 1 or 2 classes per term also helped. A few years after it, straterra was used in earning more credits and passing exams for PA Teaching Certification. To pass courses reading and re-reading while outlining or highlighting the text kept my mind together. Class member discussions, when possible, also provided a better base and understanding. I kept wishing for VCR tapes like an undergraduate professor had put together for his class. If the instructor will permit it, recording presentations to clarify class notes can also be an aid. Don't be afraid to ask questions and go over points already known. The more you put it together in your mind, the more you get out of a class.