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posted: Friday February 11th - 11:00am

A Secret Study Weapon for ADHD College Students

Think procrastination and daydreaming seem like counterproductive study tools? Here's how they have helped me succeed in high school and college.

My hand quivers as I scroll my mouse’s cursor across the homepage's blue and white stenciled heading. “The Columbia School of Journalism,” it reads. “The most sought after Journalism Master’s program in the country.” I see myself on stage. It's graduation and I’m displaying my Columbia diploma to an uproarious audience of editors from the New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, and the New York Times. I am...
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posted: Wednesday February 2nd - 1:00pm

Final Exams, ADD, and Anxiety Attacks: A Perfect Storm?

As a college student with ADD/ADHD, I have tried many different studying tactics. Let the following be a lesson in what not to do when it comes to preparing for college finals.

All semester I tried to ignore my attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD). In a flurry of constant note taking and flash-card flipping, I lulled myself into believing I was actually learning. But, inevitably, the stubborn truth has caught up with me: Throughout all these hours of so-called studying, my mind has been wandering off. So, as per usual, it's the weekend before...
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