General Tips for All Students with Disabilities!

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Tips for Students with Disabilities: University of South Carolina

DO AN HONEST SELF-EVALUATION.

  •  Identify strengths and weaknesses. Use this information to develop a strategy (i.e., students with difficulty concentrating should not schedule classes back to back and should not schedule classes that are three (3) hours long.)
  • Take classes at the time of day when most alert.

MANAGE TIME WISELY.

  • Expect to spend 10 hours per three (3) credit hours each week studying and preparing for class. Remember success is largely dependent on effort.
  • Use a calendar to keep track of classes, tests, and due dates.

BE PREPARED.

  • Get to class early in order to find a seat where he/she is most comfortable.
  • Have necessary materials – paper, pens, text book, highlighter, etc..
  • Preview the material to be covered in class.
  • Review each class lecture at the end of the day.
  • Study frequently, in short periods of time, versus cramming.
  • Do not work if at all possible.
  • Use a tape recorder or note taker (if it is an accommodation or approved by faculty member) to help “fill in the blanks” of class lectures.

TAKE CARE OF ONESELF.

  • Eat nutritious, balanced, and regular meals.
  • Get enough sleep.
  • Take medications as prescribed.
  •  Keep in touch with support people.
  • Know and obey the law related to alcohol and drugs.
  • Practice safe sex.
  •  Exercise when possible.
  •  Be aware of surroundings at all times

 

ALLOW TIME FOR FUN!

Like a battery, the body needs to recharge.  Once it does, the ability to function improves.

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