Students should practice advocating for themselves — approaching teachers to ask for extended time on tests, say, or for permission to record lectures — before the first day of classes. Says Quinn: "Starting in the eighth grade, talk with your son about how his ADHD affects him, socially and academically. Be sure he is aware of his academic strengths and weaknesses." Quinn suggests that ADHD students know their learning style — visual, auditory, or kinesthetic — and have suitable study techniques to prepare for tests. Students should also have a feel for which courses play to their strengths and which ones will be a problem.