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the support center. Often the support center staff can problem solve and intervene,
saving you time, energy and aggravation.
Because of negative past experiences in high school, less than 30% of you will
self-identify in college, while others who do not have an L.D. will claim that they
do. Strange?
Ifyou are embarrassed being seen going in or out of support services, don't go
to college. You are not ready - not mature enough. Again, there is no stigma; we
stigmatize ourselves.
Open up to your classmates.
Today, most college students realize that L.D.s
affect how students with normal or above-normal intelligence process information.
You can battle alone in frustration or you can acknowledge your L.D. to your
classmates. If asked, they will help you with: note taking, highlighting handouts,
peer tutoring, study groups, labs, refining papers, etc. If a classmate refuses to help
you, move on, ask someone else. Again, realize the amount of help you receive
from others is directly related to your openness and effort.
COLLEGE IS NOT LIKE MIDDLE SCHOOL OR HIGH SCHOOL.
EMBRACE YOUR DIFFERENCE.
EXPLAIN IT TO OTHERS.
THEY WILL HELP.
"Dependent people need others to get what they want. Independent people can
get what they want through their own efforts. Interdependent people combine
their own efforts with the efforts ofothers to achieve their greatest success. "
- Stephen Covey
You
OWN IT AND CONTROL IT
OR IT CONTROLS YOU.
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