I was a Procrastinator
I procrastinated a lot in college. Most of my studies were left until the last minute before I’d even consider opening a book.
I simply despised studying. I’d rather go hang out with friends, or go partying (that’s mostly what college kids do by the way) than to crack open a book to study. I guess that’s why I developed some levels of test anxiety. I’d cram all that I could get in, about two nights before the actual exams. As a result, I’d go into class on exam day not feeling very prepared.
It was easier for me to put off my studies until the last minute. I simply loathed doing it. When I finally get around to doing it, I literally had to force myself to do it because I had no other choice.
It was deeper than that however, and I had to come to terms with it. I procrastinated with my studies in college, because I wasn’t good at it. No matter how much I studied and how much notes I took during class, my test results were almost always the same…..poor or average at best.
But there was something I didn’t know.
I didn’t know what study patterns worked best for me. After some time of constantly getting poor results on my exams and becoming frustrated, I decided to investigate the matter.
I met with a professional testing center, that was affiliated with the University I attended, and they had me go through a regimented program. I did two days of sensory testing to see what type of learner I was, and how I best obtain information. It was some heavy stuff.
But I’m glad I did it.
After all the results came in, I was diagnosed with……drum role please……”Expressive Receptive Language Disorder”.
I’d never heard of the disorder before, nor have I heard anyone else with a similar diagnosis. But it exist apparently……crazy huh? What it is essentially, is I need more time than the average person to process information given to me. It also helps that I write down information on a subject I’m not familiar with. I can leisurely review that information at a later time to better anchor the material.
The good news is, once I was armed with this information from this professional testing center, my performance dramatically improved. I finally became aware of what I was doing, and how to study more effectively. From that point my exam scores and grades went up, and I would regularly make the Dean’s list. Studying became fun after that.
I learned a valuable lesson from that experience.
You benefit so much from getting help from a professional, as opposed you trying to figure things out on your own. There are things that a professional know that you don’t. That was my experience. It was costly for a broke college kid, like me to go through that program, but it paid off immensely.
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