1. Choose your teachers carefully: When ever possible, get the "inside scoop" on the teachers that are helpful and enjoy assisting all students. Speak with students who have been on the college campus for at least two years. Speak and strive to obtain information from the career and tutor center students. They always seem to know what teachers are the most open to providing extra help or modifying the curriculum.

2. Find a good seat up front. You will be able to hear the teacher better. The teacher may also read your facial and body gestures if you are not with him or her or if you seem confused.

3. Write everything down. Taking notes in college is key to success! Tape record the class if necessary or get other student notes if you are not a good note taker. Your teacher may help you out with this if you meet before the class begins. 4. Get Sleep and eat the right foods. Fatigue will set in fast and early on the college campus. Get at least seven hours of sleep each night. Watch what you eat. Fatty foods and sugar foods slow you down. Protein and low carb foods are better for your over-all well-being.

5. Review and study! Be consistent on a daily basis with your study habits. Each 1 credit class equals one hour of study time; a three credit course = 3 hours of studying outside the class.

6. Get plenty of exercise before the class...MOVE! ADHD student who get regular exercise daily will not only feel better, they will have a better chance to relax and concentrate in class. It's okay to move in class to as long as you do not bother anyone else. So, move your leg up and down. Move your fingers with a pencil in hand without disturbing others.

7. Meet with your adviser weekly. Many college students do not utilize the expertise of their college adviser. If you do not feel that your adviser is helpful, get a new one. It's important to share with your adviser that you have been diagnosed with ADD/ADHD.

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Scott Wardell is the SelfGrowth Official Guide to Child Development. He’s the creator and author of ScottCounseling.com. Scott has twenty-eight years in education and counseling experience. Visit ScottCounseling.com to review hundreds of free parenting articles and receive online counseling services.

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