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LIFE'S LESSON
TAKE CHARGE
Your future depends on many things, but mostly on you.
- Frank Tyger
Yeah, it took a while, but I eventually learned the secret. No one else is going
to get in there and fight for you-you've got to be the one to do it.
As you may have figured, I never finished nursing school. Instead, the same
counselor who'd discovered my L.D. suggested another vocational or professional
school within the medical field. I was in agreement, and decided on respiratory
school.
It
had all of the same things I liked about nursing school-helping people,
studying science, and, of course, meeting girls-but with less writing. In fact, it
turned out that respiratory school involved even more hands-on technology than
nursing, and this was just another way in which it was more conducive to my
learning style.
In general, I found that vocational schools tend to be more L.D.-friendly
because the courses are more class-centered than book-based, instructors rarely
assign papers, and the testing is typically objective. I decided that if that's all
there was to it, then there was no good reason why I couldn't make a four-year
college L.D.-friendly.
When I took my new mentality to a college campus I soon learned that the key
was to interview professors before I signed up for their classes. That meant finding
out if their class was L.D.-friendly for me. The instructors are the ones to
interview because they are the ones who hold the power-ultimately, they decide
if you pass.
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