Blog and school29 Jul 2017 09:41 pm

I can’t believe the semester is over next week!  The semester flew by! I was just getting back into my “student groove”…

I’ve learned a few important things…

  1. I have difficulty physically taking notes in class.  Need assistance.  I write main points, but it is a crap shoot if I will be able to read them later!
  2. Writing is still illegible, actually worse. It was bad before, but it’s pretty bad now!  Typing is slow because I can only use one hand.
  3. I need to sit in front of class to avoid distractions.
  4. Review lecture readings text twice before class.
  5. Sleep early… no TV till the weekend… luckily no football in the summer… this is why I like watching movies in the summer…
  6. Eliminate distractions… BYE BYE FACEBOOK!
  7. Caffeine can help delay the need for an afternoon siesta, but I crash hard!
  8. Quizes/tests require extra time.  Need extra time to make accommodations to comprehend (minor double vision issues) + respond with typing/emailing my answers…
  9. Participating in discussion is sometimes difficult due to mild speech issues.  I’m better in one on one/small groups.
  10. I like listening to movie soundtracks, Rat Pack/Big band, and classical music when studying…

I’m wondering how other students with physical disabilities address classroom issues.  I’m still pretty sure my cognition is intact, but I think the physiological challenges of returning to class can be addressed!

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