I’ve never been tested or suspected of having one, but I feel like I might have a mild learning disorder. I really struggle in lectures, doing my readings and listening in tutorials. I just don’t take anything in! I am constantly missing the key points of lectures. I don’t know how to take notes, and don’t understand the content, but am too ashamed to ask for help! I just want to be proud of my GPA but this problem is getting in the way.
It sounds like this is really impacting on your confidence in yourself. You don’t mention if this is new for you or if you have always struggled with your learning. If you have got this far well done! Coping even when things are difficult is a sign of resilience. On the other hand it might be a good time to get to the bottom of what is going on so that you can feel like you are working to the best of your ability.
You have mentioned a few different areas of concern so be patient, it might take some time to investigate what is going on for you. Firstly, academic skills will help you with taking notes and other aspects of learning at University, (which can be quite different from school). Have a look at their site for resources and drop in for a 15-20 minute consultation so that you can talk through your needs. This will help you identify skills that might help improve your learning. Continue reading “Why am I not taking anything in?”